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Dr Hayley Fitzgerald


Dr Hayley Fitzgerald
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Dr Hayley Fitzgerald

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Carnegie School Of Sport

0113 81 27570 H.Fitzgerald@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Hayley Fitzgerald

Hayley joined Leeds Beckett University in September 2005 as a Senior Lecturer.

Prior to taking this position Hayley worked for six years as a researcher at Loughborough University and managed the evaluation of a range of national and regional projects supporting young disabled people in physical education and youth sport.

Many of these projects were linked the 'PE and Sport Strategy for Young People' and the work of the Youth Sport Trust. Hayley has also worked for a number of disability sport organisations in Yorkshire. 

Current Teaching

Hayley teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules focusing on social and cultural aspects of leisure, sport and physical education. Hayley also supervises four PhD students.

Research Interests

Hayley's research interests are primarily in the area of disability, physical education and youth sport. Hayley is committed to including all young disabled people within research and evaluation work. She has extensive experience of developing accessible and participatory research strategies.

Theoretically, Hayley's work draws on British disability studies, sociology of physical education and sport and the work of Pierre Bourdieu. Hayley is the Co-convener of the British Educational Research Association - PE and Sport Pedagogy Special Interest Group and is the Chair of the United Kingdom Disability Sport Coaching, Learning and Leadership Group.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (21)

  • Fitzgerald H (In press), 'Drawing' on disabled students experiences of physical education and stakeholder responses.
  • Petrie K; Devcich J; Fitzgerald H (2018), Working towards inclusive physical education in a primary school: 'some days I just don't get it right'. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
    https://doi.org/10.1080/17408989.2018.1441391
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  • Stride A; Drury S; Fitzgerald H (2018), 'Last goal wins': re/engaging women of a 'forgotten' age through football?. Sport, Education and Society
    https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2018.1428548
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  • Stride A; Fitzgerald H; Allison W (2017), A narrative approach: The possibilities for sport management. Sport Management Review
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smr.2016.10.002
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  • Flintoff A; Dowling F; Fitzgerald H (2015), Working through whiteness, race and (anti) racism in Physical Education teacher education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, vol. 20 (5), p. 559-570.
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  • Flintoff A; Dowling F; Fitzgerald H (2014), Working through whiteness, race and (anti) racism in physical education teacher education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
    https://doi.org/10.1080/17408989.2014.962017
  • Dowling F; Fitzgerald H; Flintoff A (2014), Narratives from the road to social justice in PETE: teacher educator perspectives. Sport, Education and Society
    https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2013.871249
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  • Flintoff A; Fitzgerald H (2014), Introducing the physical education and sport pedagogy 2012 scholar lecture. Sport, Education and Society, vol. 19 (3), p. 314-319.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2013.802685
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  • Fitzgerald H (2012), Paralympic Athletes and "Knowing Disability". International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, vol. 59 (3), p. 243-255.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/1034912X.2012.697721
  • Fitzgerald H; Stride A (2012), Stories about Physical Education from Young People with Disabilities. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, vol. 59 (3), p. 283-293.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/1034912X.2012.697743
  • Fitzgerald H (2012), 'Drawing' on disabled students' experiences of physical education and stakeholder responses. Sport, Education and Society, vol. 17 (4), p. 443-462.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2011.609290
  • Stride A; Fitzgerald HF (2011), Girls with learning disabilities and 'football on the brain'. Soccer and Society, vol. 12 (3), p. 457-470.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/14660970.2011.568111
  • Fitzgerald H; Kirk D (2009), Identity work: Young disabled people, family and sport. Leisure Studies, vol. 28 (4), p. 469-488.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/02614360903078659
  • Flintoff A; Fitzgerald H; Scraton S (2008), The Challenges of Intersectionality: Researching Difference in Physical Education. International Studies in Sociology of Education, vol. 18 (2), p. 73-85.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/09620210802351300
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  • Gard M; Fitzgerald H (2008), Tackling Murderball: Masculinity, Disability and the Big Screen. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, vol. 2 (2), p. 126-141.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/17511320802222008
  • Fitzgerald H; Kay T (2007), In your Expert Opinion - What experts think about disabled pupils' insights into physical education and sport. Physical Education Matters, vol. 2 (1), p. 36-41.
  • Fitzgerald H (2007), Dramatizing Physical Education: Using Drama in Research. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, vol. 35 (4), p. 253-260.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3156.2007.00471.x
  • Fitzgerald H (2005), Still Feeling Like a Spare Piece of Luggage? Embodied experiences of (dis)ability in physical education and school sport. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, vol. 10 (1), p. 41-59.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/1740898042000334908
  • Fitzgerald H; Stevenson P; Botterill M (2004), Including Disabled Pupils in PE and School Sport: Teachers CPD experiences. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, vol. 35 (4), p. 43-48.
  • Fitzgerald H; Kirk D; Jobling A (2003), Listening to the 'Voices' of Students with Severe Learning Difficulties through a Task-based Approach to Research and Learning in Physical Education. Support for Learning: British Journal of Learning Support, vol. 18 (3), p. 123-129.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9604.00294
  • Fitzgerald H; Kirk D; Jobling A (2003), Valuing the Voices of Young Disabled People: Exploring experiences of physical education and sport. European Journal of Physical Education, vol. 8 (2), p. 175-200.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/1740898030080206

Books (3)

  • Dowling F; Fitzgerald H; Flintoff A (2012) Equity and Difference in Physical Education, Youth Sport and Health: A Narrative Approach. . London: Routledge.
  • Long JA; Fitzgerald H; Millward P (2011) Delivering Equality in Sport and Leisure. . Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association.
  • Fitzgerald H (2008) Disability and youth sport. . .
    https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203889732

Chapters (4)

  • Fitzgerald H; Stride A; Jobling A (2012) Inclusivity and Research - Capturing the lived experiences of young people with disabilities. In: Fitzgerald H; Stride A; Jobling A Disabled Students in Education: Technology, Transition and Inclusivity. London: IGI, pp. .
  • Fitzgerald H (2011) Knowing disability: I'm the alien from outer space. In: Fitzgerald H Concerning the Education of Children and Youth: The Ethics of Care. London: Peter Lang Publishers, pp. .
  • Fitzgerald H (2011) Disabling Physical Education and Sport. In: Fitzgerald H Introduction to Sport Pedagogy for Teachers and Coaches. London: Pearson Education, pp. .
  • Fitzgerald H; Stride A (2011) Young people's narratives of disability and sport. In: Fitzgerald H; Stride A Identities, Cultures and Voices in Leisure, Sport and Tourism. Eastbourne: LSA, pp. .

Reports (2)

  • Fitzgerald H (2011) Inclusive Coaching: Disability. . Leeds: Sports Coach UK.
  • Fitzgerald H; Lang M (2009) A review of the literature on volunteering, disability and sport. . East Midlands: English Federation of Disability Sport.
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