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Dr Beccy Watson

About Dr Beccy Watson

Dr Beccy Watson is a Reader in the Carnegie School of Sport. Beccy’s research focuses on interrelationships between gender, 'race' and class and informs work on leisure, identities and intersectional approaches in the critical, social analysis of leisure and sport. She is a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Research Centre and the Institute of Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure.

Beccy is the Academic Lead for the Graduate School at Leeds Beckett and is currently supervising Research Students across leisure, sport, dance and performance. She is also responsible for staff development programmes across Research Student Supervision and Researcher Development. She teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate modules focusing on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion across leisure and sport. Beccy was a Managing Editor for the Routledge Journal Leisure Studies between 2007 and 2014. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Leisure Sciences.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (10)

Books (3)

  • ed. (2018) The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education. Palgrave Macmillan UK.
  • Long JA; Fletcher T; Watson R ed. (2017) Sport, Leisure and Social Justice..
  • Watson B; Harpin J ed. (2011) Identities, Cultures and Voices in Leisure and Sport. Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association.

Chapters (6)

  • Long J; Fletcher T; Watson B (2017) Introducing sport, leisure and social justice. In: Sport, Leisure and Social Justice. : , pp. .
  • Wetherly P; Watson R; Long JA (2017) Principles of Social Justice for Sport and Leisure. In: Long J; Fletcher T; Watson R Sport, Leisure and Social Justice. : Routledge, pp. .
  • Watson R (2017) Thinking Intersectionally and Why Difference (Still) Matters in Feminist Leisure and Sport Research. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education. : , pp. 313-334.
  • Watson R; scraton S (2017) Re-confronting whiteness: Ongoing challenges in sport and leisure research. In: Race, Gender and Sport. : Routledge, pp. 85-106.
  • Watson R; Rodley I (2015) Dazzling yet invisible? The curious cultural location of boys in cheerdance. In: Hällgren C; Dunkels K; Frånberg G-M Invisible Boy: The Making of Contemporary Masculinities. : , pp. .
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  • Scraton S; Watson B (2013) Older Age, Family and Leisure. In: Bialeschki MD; Freysinger VJ; Henderson KA; Shaw SM Leisure, Women, and Gender. Pennsylvania: Venture, pp. .

Newspaper or magazine articles (2)

  • Watson R; Mansfield L; Caudwell J; wheaton B (2017) Sportswomen still face sexism, but feminism can help achieve a level playing field
  • Watson R; Caudwell J; Wheaton B; Mansfield L (2017) New Premier League season begins ... but child abuse scandal hangs heavy over football

Blog Articles

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