Dr Scarlett Drury, Senior Lecturer

Dr Scarlett Drury

Senior Lecturer

Scarlett Drury is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. She joined the university as a PhD student in 2007, after previously studying at Sheffield Hallam University, where she gained a BSc (Hons) in Physical Education and Youth Sport (first class), and an MA in Sport in Popular Culture (distinction).

Scarlett teaches on a range of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level, particularly those related to diversity, equity and inclusion in sport, physical activity and Physical Education. She is Level 5 leader for the BA (Hons) Physical Education course.

Current Teaching

  • Level 4 – Sociology of PE
  • Level 4 – PPD
  • Level 5 – Research Methods in Sport, Physical Activity and Health
  • Level 5 – Teaching and Learning in Physical Education
  • Level 6 – Contemporary Issues in Physical Education
  • Level 6 – PE Policy and Practice
  • Level 6 – Dissertation supervision

Research Interests

Scarlett'’s main research interests centre around gender, sex and sexuality in sport and physical activity. Her PhD thesis focused on homophobia and heteronormativity in football and explored the experiences of players who compete in ‘gay’ identified teams. More recently, her work has begun to focus on transgender issues in sport.
Dr Scarlett Drury, Senior Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • Fitzgerald H; Drury S; Stride A (2017) ‘Representations of the sporting female: Queering Paralympic Barbie’. In: Mansfield L; Caudwell J; Wheaton B; Watson B ed. Palgrave Handbook of Feminism in Sport, Leisure and PE. London: Palgrave,

  • Drury S; Stride A; Flintoff A; Williams S (2017) Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people’s experiences of PE and the implications for youth sport participation and engagement. In: Fletcher T; Long JA; Watson R ed. Social Justice in Sport and Leisure. London: Routledge,

  • Drury SD (2014) Gay sports spaces: transgressing hetero(/homo)normativity and transforming sport?. In: Hargreaves J; Anderson E ed. Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality. Routledge,

  • Fitzgerald HF; Drury S (2014) Revisiting Sporting Females: ‘transforming sports for the disabled’. In: Sporting Females: Past, Present and Future, Leeds Beckett University..