Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

    Professor

    School of Sport and Exercise Science
    College of Social Science

    About Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

    Professor in Sociology & Physical Culture in the School of Sport & Exercise Science, and Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen (Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport (NEXS)), I am a qualitative sociologist and a graduate of the University of Warwick (Sociology) and of the University of South Wales (PhD Sociology), with 37 years’ experience of working in UK universities.  Based previously at the Universities of Lancaster, Gloucestershire, Exeter and Bath, I took up the post of Reader in the Sociology of Sport in October 2012. My principal research interests cohere around the sociology of the body; embodiment and the senses; health and wellbeing; identity and identity work; sociological & feminist phenomenology; autoethnographic & autophenomenographic approaches.  I enjoy (mostly!) grappling with the sometimes uneasy nexus of sociology and phenomenology.

    Please see my profile on ResearchGate for copies of pre-publication articles, if these are not on the Lincoln Repository: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jacquelyn_Allen-Collinson?ev=hdr_xprf

    I welcome applications for doctoral study in any of my areas of research specialism.

    My editorial board membership includes: Sociology, Sociological Research Online, Sociology of Sport Journal, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health, Leisure Studies, The Qualitative Report.  I am a member and firm supporter of the British Sociological Association.

    Department Responsibilities

    * Professor in Sociology and Physical Culture
    * Director of the Health Advancement Research Team (HART)  http://www.hartresearch.org.uk/     
    * School Director of Postgraduate Research
    * Chair, School Athena SWAN School Committee
    * Postgraduate Research supervision
    * Principal Investigator on range of research projects

    Current research projects include studies of sporting embodiment and the senses (particularly the haptic and auditory dimensions), dance and gender, identity and ‘identity work’, the lived experience of chronic illness in sporting contexts, including asthma, and local healthy food.

    PhD examinations conducted: 14 PhD (including 4 prof docs)

    Current research degree supervisions:
    7 PhDs (Lincoln, Cardiff Metropolitan, De Montfort University)

    Successful research degree completions (recent)
    2007 University of Gloucestershire
    2009 University of Gloucestershire
    2009 University of Exeter
    2010 University of Gloucestershire
    2012 University of Exeter
    2013 University of Bath
    2014 University of Lincoln x 2
    2015 University of Lincoln x 2

    Subject Specialism

    Sociology of the body; Phenomenology; Identity/identity work; Sporting embodiment; The senses; Women in sport

    Qualifications

    • PhD (Sociology of occupational and leisure identities) — University of South Wales, 2004
    • BA (Hons) Sociology, First class — University of Warwick, 1991
    • Diploma in Languages for Business (French/Spanish) — University of Central Lancashire, 1980

    Professional Affiliations

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Editorial and editorial advisory board experience includes: Sociology, Sociological Research Online, Sociology of Sport Journal, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health, Leisure Studies, The Qualitative Report.

    Regular Reviewer for a range of international journals and publications including, Sociology, British Journal of Sociology, Sociological Research Online, Body & Society, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sociology of Sport Journal, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health, Qualitative Research, Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, The Sport Psychologist, Studies in Higher Education, Higher Education Quarterly, Leisure Sciences, Leisure Studies.

    External reviewer for the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research, Welsh Government

    External examining at Doctoral and Master’s level:

    PhDs
    2005: University of Gloucestershire
    2007: University of Exeter, University of South Wales
    2010: University of Exeter
    2012: University of Bath
    2014: Newcastle University
    2014: Open University
    2015: Open University
    2016: Cardiff Metropolitan University
    2016: Leeds Beckett University
    2016: The Open University
    2017: Newcastle University

    Professional doctorates
    2011: DProf, University of Salford
    2012: DClinical Psych, University of Essex
    2012: EdD, University of Bath
    2014: DClinical Psych, University of Essex

    MPhil
    2010 University of Exeter

    MSc by Res
    2015 University of Lincoln

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research Projects

    • Sporting Embodiment Studentship (Lincoln PI) — Awarded £63,175 by University of Copenhagen/University of Lincoln in 2016
    • Lived experience of learning environments — Awarded £42,888 by College of Social Science, Lincoln in 2016
    • Local Food in Lincolnshire: improving access to healthy, affordable food for all (PI) — Awarded £43,342 by Research Infrastructure Fund, Lincoln in 2015
    • Health Trainers: occupational identity (PI) — Awarded £3,000 by College of Social Science, Lincoln in 2014
    • Health Trainers: occupational identity (PI) — Awarded £3,000 by College of Social Science, Lincoln in 2014
    • Translation of Mental Toughness Questionnaire-48 (MTQ-48) into Greek & validation of instrument (Co I) — Awarded £1,490 by College of Social Science, Lincoln in 2014
    • Lived experience of asthma in sportspeople (PI) — Awarded £5,140 by Research Infrastructure Fund, Lincoln in 2014
    • Physical activity, ageing and embodiment (Co-I) — Awarded £1,500 by College of Social Science, Lincoln in 2014
    • Physical Activity, Ageing and Embodiment: Investigating contested memories of being a physically active older adult (Co-I) (3-year Studentship) — Awarded £62,000 by Research Infrastructure Fund, Lincoln in 2014
    • Investigating optimal hand-over practice (Co-I) — Awarded £5,000 by College of Social Science, Lincoln in 2014
    • Health, Identity and Wellbeing of the [disabled] Sportsperson (Co-I) — Awarded £4,000 by University of Bath in 2011
    • REF Impact Case Study: Evaluation of Mentro Allan research (PI) — Awarded £3,000 by University of Bath in 2011
    • Health, Identity and Wellbeing of the [disabled] Sportsperson (Co-I) — Awarded £4,000 by University of Bath in 2011
    • REF Impact Case Study: Evaluation of Mentro Allan research (PI) — Awarded £3,000 by University of Bath in 2011
    • Lived experiences of MND: UK and Australian support organisations (Co-I) — Awarded £2,000 by University of Exeter Knowledge Transfer Fund in 2010
    • Lived experiences of MND: UK and Australian support organisations (Co-I) — Awarded £2,000 by University of Exeter Knowledge Transfer Fund in 2010
    • Study of Mentro Allan (Venture Out) Programme: the lived experience of physical activity in outdoor environments (PI) — Awarded £125,000 by Sport Wales / Sports Council for Wales in 2009
    • Study of Mentro Allan (Venture Out) Programme: the lived experience of physical activity in outdoor environments (PI) — Awarded £125,000 by Sport Wales / Sports Council for Wales in 2009
    • Symbolic interactionist perspectives on connectivity amongst rural older people (PI) — Awarded £3,000 by Research Councils New Dynamics of Ageing; subcontract to CCRI in 2009
    • Symbolic interactionist perspectives on connectivity amongst rural older people (PI) — Awarded £3,000 by Research Councils New Dynamics of Ageing; subcontract to CCRI in 2009
    • Sporting conduct: tracking élite youths in the cultures of professional football (Co-I) — Awarded £30,000 by UK Sport / The Football Association in 2006
    • Sporting conduct: tracking élite youths in the cultures of professional football (Co-I) — Awarded £30,000 by UK Sport / The Football Association in 2006
    • Child Protection in Football (Co-I) — Awarded £1,300,000 by English Football Association in 2003
    • Child Protection in Football (Co-I) — Awarded £1,300,000 by English Football Association in 2003

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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