Dr. Kevin Bingham

Lecturer in Sport Studies

Email: K.P.Bingham@shu.ac.uk


Kevin completed his PhD at the University of Otago at the end of 2017. Before that he studied for a BSc (Hons) in Physical Education and Youth Sport and an MA in Sport, Culture and Community at Sheffield Hallam University. In 2013, before completing his doctoral studies, Kevin was an Associate Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. Between 2015 and 2017, while completing his doctoral studies, Kevin was a tutor in the Tourism Department at the University of Otago.

Research Interests

Kevin’s doctoral research unpacks the concept of heterotopia, focusing specifically on a form of leisure known as urban exploration (an activity that involves trespassing inside human-made structures, particularly those that are abandoned). The aim of his ethnographic research was to unpack the social space of a small group of urban explorers.

Presently, Kevin is working as an Associate Researcher for the SAFE YOU project, an international project that aims to raise awareness and prevent doping use among young adults involved in fitness and sports.

Taught Modules

  • Social Perceptions of Leisure
  • Research Matters (PE and Youth Sport)
  • Project (tutor)


Bingham K (2018) Trespassing in (Un)familiar Territory: Knowing ‘the Other’ in Ethnographic Research. International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure 1(2)

Bingham K (2015) Leisure: The Basis of Culture. Annals of Leisure Research 18(1): 159-164.