Professor of Sport and Leisure Studies
Honorary Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Centre for the Study and Training of Leisure, Zhejiang University, China
Associate Member, Centre for Children and Young People’s Health and Well-Being, Swansea University
Chair, University Ethics Committee
Director of Research, Cardiff School of Sport
Pathway Leader, Doctor of Sport in Sport Management and Leadership
Sport, racism and ethnicity
Research methodology and methods
Sport and leisure cultures
Membership of Professional Bodies
British Sociological Association
Leisure Studies Association (Chair, 2004 - 2009)
Research-Related Activities (Recent and Indicative)
• Editorial Board Membership:
Managing Co-Editor – Leisure Studies
Editorial Board – Sociological Research Online
Editorial Advisory Board – Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education (Leisure Section)
• Funded Projects:
2011 Feeding back to feed forward: Formative assessment as a platform for more effective learning - HEA Learning and Teaching Enhancement Fund for Wales [with L. Wheatley, M.G. Hughes, J. Longville, I. Mitchell, R. Neil & H. Wiltshire]
2010 Understanding the Sports Council for Wales’ Market Segments. Sports Council for Wales [with N. Bolton, A. Miles & M. Anderson]
2008 – 2009 Do Activity, Stay Healthy Evaluation. Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership [with A. Miles, M. Anderson, N. Bolton & S-M. Cooper]
2007 – 2008 A review of the Welsh Rugby Union’s Premiership. WRU [with L. Evans]
• Knowledge Transfer / Exchange & Consultancy
2011 Research ethics workshops – University of Wales Trinity St. David
2010 Continuous professional development for referee advisors and referee coaches – Welsh Rugby Union [with M. Mellick & B. Smith]
2010 - date Professional Ethics for Sport and Exercise Scientists – BASES Supervised Experience Core Workshops [with C. Jones]
2008 Micro communication for elite umpires – England and Wales Cricket Board Officials Association [with M. Mellick]
2008 Tour management training – England and Wales Cricket Board [with B. Smith]
2007 – 2008 Executive Coach – Welsh Rugby Union
2006 – 2008 Sport science support for match officials – Welsh Rugby Union Referee Academy [with M. Mellick]
• Publications and Presentations
(a) Co-edited books
Fleming, S. with Andrews, H., Hackett, P., Meadows, M. & Selby, M. (2009) eds. Leisure and tourism: International perspectives on cultural practice. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne.
(b) Journal articles
Cunningham, I., Mellick, M., Mascarenhas, D. & Fleming, S. (in press – 2012) Decision making and decision communications in elite rugby union referees: An inductive investigation. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review.
Fleming, J. & Fleming, S. (in press – 2012) Relative age effect amongst footballers in the English Premier League and English Football League, 2010-2011. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport 12: 361-372.
Hill, D.M., Hanton, S., Matthews, N. & Fleming, S. (2010) A qualitative exploration of choking in elite golf. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology 4 (3): 221-240.
Mellick, M. & Fleming, S. (2010) Personal narrative and the ethics of disclosure: A case study from elite sport. Qualitative Research 10 (3): 299-314.
Hill, D.M., Hanton, S., Matthews, N. & Fleming, S. (2010) Choking under pressure: A review. The International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology 3: 24-39.
Hill, D.M., Hanton, S., Fleming, S. & Matthews, N. (2009) A re-examination of choking in sport. European Journal of Sport Science 9 (4): 203-212 http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a911398318~db=all?jumptype=alert&alerttype=new_issue_alert,email
Bolton, N., Fleming, S. & Elias, B. (2008) The experience of community sport development: A case study of Blaenau Gwent. Managing Leisure 13 (2): 92-103 http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a778094199~db=all~order=page
Jordan, F. & Fleming, S. (2008) Nuts, Zoo and the mediation of a youthful masculinity. Leisure/Loisir: The Journal of the Canadian Association of Leisure Studies 32 (2): 331-351. http://www.unbf.ca/kinesiology/leisure/journal/evolution/leisureinfo/leisuretable/JordonFlemingAbstract.html
Jones, C.R. & Fleming, S. (2007) “I’d rather wear a turban than a rose”: A case study of the ethics of chanting. Race, Ethnicity and Education 10 (4): 401-414. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a785922168~db=all~order=page
Mellick, M., Fleming, S. & Davies, G. (2007) An interpretive analysis of interpersonal communication: a case study from elite rugby union match officiating. International Journal of Performance Analysis 7 (2): 92-105. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/uwic/ujpa/2007/00000007/00000002
Bolton, N. & Fleming, S. (2007) Modernising local Government: The impact of new political arrangements on Chief Officers for leisure and recreation in Wales. Local Government Studies 33 (5): 723-742. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a783041263~db=all~order=page
Bolton, N., Fleming, S. & Galdes, M. (2007) Extra-curricular physical activity programmes for secondary schools: Implications from a pilot scheme. Managing Leisure 12: 74-88. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a778094199~db=all~order=page
McNamee, M. & Fleming, S. (2007) Ethics audits and corporate governance: The case of public sector sports organizations. Journal of Business Ethics 73 (4): 425-437. http://www.springerlink.com/content/4567127p55100254/
(c) Book chapters
Fleming, S. (in press – 2012) Researching sport and leisure – Exceptions to informed consent revisited, in Spracklen, K. & Adams, A. (eds.) Sport and leisure ethics, rights and social relationships. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne.
Matthews, N., Fleming, S. & Jones, R.L. (in press – 2012) Sociology for coaches, in Jones, R.L. & Kingston, K. (eds.) An introduction to sports coaching. 2nd edition. Routledge, London.
McInch, A., Leyshon, A. & Fleming, S. (in press – 2012) “Whatever happened to everyone training hard, playing hard and whoever was the best won fair and square?” – Sociological voices on the use of banned substances, in F. Grace & J.S. Baker & (ed.) Perspectives on Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) and Doping in Sport and Health. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.
Smith, P. & Fleming, S. (2011) Paralympic Legacy in Physical Activity and Health: A UK Perspective, in Legg, D. & Gilbert, K. (eds.) The Paralympic Legacies. Common Ground Publishers: Champaign, Illinois, pp. 199-211. http://sportandsociety.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.194/prod.6
Stewart, C., Lord, R., Wiltshire, G. & Fleming, S. (2010) Ease of movement and freedom of corporeal expression? Femininity, the body and leotards in trampoline gymnastics, in Chatziefstathiou, D. & Mansfield, L. (eds.) Leisure Identities and Authenticity. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne, pp.63-76.
Fleming, S. & Jones, R.L. (2007) Sociology for coaches, in Jones, R.L., Hughes, M. & Kingston, K. (eds.) An introduction to sports coaching. Routledge, London, pp. 43-51. http://www.routledgesport.com/books/An-Introduction-to-Sports-Coaching-isbn9780415411318
Fleming, S., Evans, L. & Melen, J. (2010) The ‘sociological imagination’, injury and success: A case study from elite sport, in Pelcová, N. and Hogenová, A. (eds.) Imaginace vevýchovĕ, umĕní a sportu (Filosofická reflexe [Imagination in Education, Sport and Art]). Knihovnicka, Prague, pp. 296-09.
Fleming, S. a Jones, R.L (2009) Cymdeithaseg ar gyfer hyfforddwyr, yn Jones, R., Kingston, K. a Hughes, M. (gol.) Cyflwyniad I Hyfforddi Chwaraeon. Gwasg UWIC: Caerdydd, 43-51.
Allen, S. & Fleming, S. (2009) Public baths and wash-houses in Cardiff: A case study of public health in 1900, in Snape, R. & Pussard, H. (eds.) Recording leisure lives: Histories, archives and memories of leisure in 20th century Britain. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne, pp. 143-162.
Fleming, S. & Tomlinson, A. (2007 ) Racism and xenophobia in English Football, in Tomlinson, A. (ed.) The Sport Studies Reader. Routledge, London, pp. 304-308.
Fleming, S. (2007 ) Sport and South Asian youth: The perils of “false universalism” and stereotyping, in Tomlinson, A. (ed.) The Sport Studies Reader. Routledge, London, pp. 289-297.
Fleming, S. & Jones, R.L. (2007) Sociology for coaches, in Jones, R.L., Hughes, M. & Kingston, K. (eds.) An introduction to sports coaching. Routledge, London, pp. 43-51.
Fleming, S. (2006) An emerging typology of violence in sport: A case study from (ice) hockey, in Hogenová, A. & Pelcová, N. (eds.) Násilíve výchovĕ umĕní a sportu [Violence in Education, Sport and Art], Univezita Karlova v Praze, Prague, pp. 26-34.
Fleming, S. (2006) Local politics and serious leisure: A case study from 1975, in Elkington, S., Lawrence, L & Jones, I. (eds.) Serious and casual leisure - Extensions and applications. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne, pp. 87-107.
Sheridan, H. & Fleming, S. (2006) “Proxy or presumptive consent (getting approval from mock subjects)”: Some ethical difficulties, in Fleming, S. & Jordan, F. (eds.) Ethical issues in leisure research, Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne, pp. 31-44.
(d) Book Reviews
Fleming, S. (2012) Managing Leisure 17 (1), 81-83 (Long, J. & Spracklen, K.  eds. Sport and Challenges to Racism. London, Palgrave Macmillan.)
Fleming, S. (2011) Managing Leisure 16 (4), 326-327 (Blackshaw, T. & Crawford, G.  The SAGE Dictionary of Leisure Studies. London, Sage.)
Fleming, S. (2010) The Sport and Exercise Scientist 23, 26 (Bell, B.  Sport Studies. Exeter, Learning Matters.)
Fleming, S. (2008) Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 35 (1), 103-106 (Fraser, D.  Cricket and the Law - The Man in White is Always Right. Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge.) Click here
Fleming, S. (2008) Leisure Studies 27 (3), 359-361 (Woodward, K.  Boxing, masculinity and identity – The ‘I’ of the tiger. London: Routledge.) http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a794715552
Fleming, S. (2006) International Journal of the History of Sport 23 (1),109-111 (Borden, I.  Skateboarding, space and the city. Berg, Oxford.) http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g727553131
Fleming, S. (2006) The Sport and Exercise Scientist 7, 14 (Thomas, J.R. Nelson, J.K & Silverman, S.J.  Research methods in physical activity. Human Kinetics, Leeds.)
(e) Other published work
Leyshon, A., Bolton, N. & Fleming, S. (2012) Case Studies from ‘5x60’, 2007-2009: Selected Success Stories. Sport Wales: Cardiff. [37 pp] [ISBN 1 871553 15 6]
Thomas, N. & Fleming, S. (2008) “I’m fat, aren’t I Miss?”: Reflections on field testing with children. Leisure Studies Association Newsletter 79, 46-51. http://www.leisure-studies-association.info/LSAWEB/NL79.html
Fleming, S. & Jordan, F. (2007) Being a good scholar … more than merely not being a bad one. Link 18: 2-3. http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/hlst/documents/LINK_Newsletter/Link_18.pdf
Fleming, S. (2006) ed. Leisure Studies Association Newsletter 75 (theme: Twenty five years of Leisure Studies). http://www.leisure-studies-association.info/LSAWEB/NL75.html
Cantwell, J. & Fleming, S. (2006).Communication effectiveness – A survey of students’ perceptions of information sources. Link 15: 14-15. http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/hlst/documents/LINK_Newsletter/Link_15.pdf
(f) Invited, keynote and plenary lectures and presentations
Fleming, S. (2012) Who owns athletes’ data? Technology, privacy and disclosure in elite sport. The Association of Research Ethics Committees - Sports Science Research Ethics: Heroes or Villains? Villa Park.
Fleming, S. (2012) Researching sport and leisure – Some concerns about consent. Leeds Metropolitan University [I]
Fleming, S. (2011) Re-visiting (and re-inventing) research ethics in Leisure Studies. Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference. University of Southampton.
Fleming, S. (2011) The Swiss Army Knife – A conceptual tool for the Sport and Exercise Scientist? British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Annual Student Conference. University of Chester. http://www.chester.ac.uk/bases
Fleming, S. (2011) L’arbitre et sa communication en match. Arbitrage et sport de haut niveau. University of Blaise Pascal, Clemont-Ferrand.
Fleming, S. (2011) (Some of) the problems with (some) research in sport and leisure studies? Centre for Event and Sport Research, Bournemouth University.
Fleming, S. (2010) What's wrong with (some) research in sport and leisure studies? International Research Institute for Sport Studies, University of Central Lancashire. http://www.uclan.ac.uk/schools/ssto/research/iriss/iriss_research_seminars.php
Fleming, S. & Jones, C. (2010) Problems in (some) performative research: Brief critical thoughts. Embodiment, Narrative, Movement and Representation: Illustrations and Explorations of Contemporary Themes in Qualitative Research. Cardiff.
Fleming, S. (2009) Researching leisure and the ‘livable’ city – Some ethical themes and issues. Hangzhou International Forum on Leisure Development, Hangzhou, China.
Fleming, S. (2009) Blowing the whistle on (some) research in sport and leisure studies. UWIC Professorial and Inaugural Lecture Series 2009/2010.
Fleming, S. (2009) The ‘sociological imagination’, injury and rehabilitation: A case study from elite sport. Imagination in Education, Sport and Art Conference, Charles University, Prague. http://iforum.cuni.cz/IFORUM-8.html ; http://iforum.cuni.cz/IFORUM-7260.html
Fleming, S. (2007) ‘Doing the right thing’– a critique of mere compliance. Researching Youth Sport: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Youth Sport Research. Brunel University with Loughborough University. http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/acad/sse/rys
• Research Degree Supervision
2011 – date MPhil/PhD Pedagogic practices in Physical Education at the transition from primary to secondary education in the UK - An exploratory study (K. Hodgkin, UWIC).
2011 – date MPhil/PhD Stress and emotion in academy cricketers: An ethnographic approach (H. Bowles, UWIC)
2011 – date PhD The body, narrative, and identity construction in trampoline gymnastics (R. Lord, UWIC)
2010 - date PhD Efficient And Effective Management In Higher Education: An Insider, Action Research Perspective (J. Barnett, UWIC)
2007 – 2011 PhD Towards a normative account of national representation in sport (H. Iorwerth, UWIC)
2007 – date PhD Identifying effective coach / athlete (referee) interactions with specific reference to the development of rugby union referees (P. Renton, UWIC)
2007 – 2011 PhD Young people’s participation in extra-curricular sport and physical activity: An analysis of Wales’s ‘5x60’ project (A. Leyshon, UWIC)
2005 – 2010 PhD Choking in sport: The case of elite golfers. (D. Hill, University of Gloucesteshire)
2010 Power of suggestion as celebs jump on the band wagon. Western Mail 25th August, p.17.
2009 – 2010 Chair, Cardiff Society of Welsh Rugby Union Referees
2009 No shades of grey when race comes into the spotlight. Western Mail 15th October, pp. 22-23. http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2009/10/15/no-shades-of-grey-when-race-comes-into-the-spotlight-91466-24933286/
2007 – date Higher Education Academy – Independent Referee, National Teaching Fellowship Scheme
2005 – 2010 Invited guest tutor: World Leisure International Centre of Excellence, ‘Leisure, Tourism and the Environment’, Wageningen University, Netherlands
2005 – 2009 Chair, Cardiff and District Society of Welsh Rugby Union Referees