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About Dr Daniel Bloyce

Daniel is currently external examiner at Manchester Metropolitan University (BA Sport Physical Activity and Health and MSc Sport Business Management and Policy). Daniel has also been invited as a subject specialist on validation and re-validation panels for several undergraduate and postgraduate Sport and Exercise Sciences (or related) programmes.

Daniel is also co-founder and Co-Editor of the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics (Routledge). Daniel is also regularly invited to review papers for various different peer-reviewed journals including the European Physical Education Review, International Review for the Sociology of Sport and Leisure Studies. He has also acted as an expert reviewer on bids to ESRC and AHRC applications.

Teaching

Daniel teaches sociology of sport modules and supervises dissertations at Level 6 and Level M. Modules currently taught on include:

  •          Introduction to the Sociology of Sport and Exercise (Level 4)
  •          Contemporary Issues in Sport (Level 5)
  •          Issues in Sports Development, Policy and Politics (Level 6)
  •          Issues in Sport, Health and Exercise (Level 6)
  •          Emergence and Development of Modern Sport (MSc)
  •          Research Methods (MSc)
  •          Sociology of Sports Development and Sports Policy (MSc)

Research

Research interests

  • Sport policy and development

  • The working lives of professional sports performers
  • Sociology of health and physical activity
  • Figurational sociology and sociological theory
  • The globalization of sport (baseball)
  • The sportization of pastimes

Published Work

Selected publications

Bloyce, D. & White, C. (2018, i-First). When transport policy becomes health policy: A documentary analysis of active travel policy in England, Transport Policy.

Powell, K., Thurston ,M., & Bloyce, D. (2017). Theorising lifestyle drift in health promotion: explaining community and voluntary sector engagement practices in disadvantaged areas, Critical Public Health. 27(5), 554-565 DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2017.1356909

Fry, J. & Bloyce, D. (2017). ‘Life in the travelling circus’: A study of loneliness, work stress, and money issues in touring professional golf, Sociology of Sport Journal, 34, 148-59 DOI: 10.1123/ssj.2017-0002
 
Law, G. & Bloyce, D. (2017, i-First) ‘Pressure to play?’ A sociological analysis of professional football managers’ behaviour towards injured players, Soccer and Society DOI 10.1080/14660970.2017.1321540
 
Lovett, E. & Bloyce, D. (2017). What happened to the legacy from London 2012? A sociological analysis of the processes involved in preparing for a grassroots sporting legacy from London 2012 outside of the host city, Sport in Society 20(11), 1625-1643 DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2017.1284813
 
Fry, J. & Bloyce, D. (2017). ‘Friends as enemies’. A sociological analysis of the relationship among touring professional golfers, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 52(3), 336-360 DOI: 10.1177/1012690215597659
 

2018

Bloyce, D. & White, C. (2018, i-First). When transport policy becomes health policy: A documentary analysis of active travel policy in England, Transport Policy.

2017

Powell, K., Thurston ,M., & Bloyce, D. (2017, forthcoming). Theorising lifestyle drift in health promotion: explaining community and voluntary sector engagement practices in disadvantaged areas, Critical Public Health.
 
Fry, J. & Bloyce, D. (2017). ‘Life in the travelling circus’: A study of loneliness, work stress, and money issues in touring professional golf, Sociology of Sport Journal, 34, 148-59 DOI: 10.1123/ssj.2017-0002
 
Law, G. & Bloyce, D. (2017, i-First) ‘Pressure to play?’ A sociological analysis of professional football managers’ behaviour towards injured players, Soccer and Society DOI 10.1080/14660970.2017.1321540
 
Lovett, E. & Bloyce, D. (2017, i-First). What happened to the legacy from London 2012? A sociological analysis of the processes involved in preparing for a grassroots sporting legacy from London 2012 outside of the host city, Sport in Society DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2017.1284813
 
Fry, J. & Bloyce, D. (2017). ‘Friends as enemies’. A sociological analysis of the relationship among touring professional golfers, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 52(3), 336-360 DOI: 10.1177/1012690215597659

2015

Fry, J., Bloyce, D., & Pritchard, I. (2015). Issues of Money in the Lives of Touring Professional Golfers, Journal of Sport and Social Issues 39(3), 179-201 (Impact Factor: 1.049)

2014

Powell, K., Thurston, M., & Bloyce, D. (2014) Local status and power in area-based health improvement partnerships, Health, DOI: 10.1177/1363459314524802

2012

Bloyce, D., & Lovett, E. (2012). Planning for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic legacy: a figurational analysis. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 4(3), 361-77.

2010

Bloyce, D., & Smith, A. (2010). Sport policy and development: an introduction. London: Routledge.

Bloyce, D., Liston, K, Platts, C., & Smith, A. (2010). Pride of the Lions: media coverage of the 2005 Lions Tour. Sport in Society, 13(3), 448-69.

2009

Houlihan, B., Bloyce, D., & Smith, A. (2009). Developing the research agenda in sport policy. International Journal of Sport Policy, 1(1), 1-12.

2008

Bloyce, D., Smith, A., Mead, R., & Morris, J. (2008). ‘Playing the Game (Plan)': A Figurational Analysis of Organizational Change in Sports Development in England, European Sport Management Quarterly, 8, (4), 359-378.

Bloyce, D., & Murphy, P. (2008). Baseball in England: A case of prolonged cultural resistance, Journal of Historical Sociology, 21 (1), 120-142.

Bloyce, D. (2008). ‘Glorious Rounders': the American Baseball Invasion of England in Two World Wars - Unappealing American Exceptionalism, International Journal of the History of Sport, 25, (4), 387 - 405.

Bloyce, D., & Murphy, P. (2008). Sports Administration on the hoof: The three points for a win ‘experiment' in English Soccer, Soccer and Society, 9 (8), 14-27.

2007

Bloyce, D., & Murphy, P. (2007). Involvement and detachment, from principles to practice: A critical reassessment of The Established and the Outsiders, Irish Journal of Sociology, 16 (1), 3-21.

Bloyce, D. (2007). John Moores and the Professional Baseball Leagues in England, Sport in History, 27 (1), 64-87.

2006

Bloyce, D., & Murphy, P. (2006). The Globalisation of ‘Bad' Management Practice: The three points for a win reform in soccer, International Review of Modern Sociology, 32 (2), 277-91.

Bloyce, D. (2006). ‘A Very Peculiar Practice: The London Baseball League, 1906 - 1911'. Nine. A Journal of Baseball History and Culture. 14(2), 118-128.

2005

Bloyce, D (2005). ‘‘That's Your Way of Playing Rounders, Isn't It'? The Response of the English Press to American Baseball Tours to England, 1874-1924', Sporting Traditions, 22 (1), 81-98.

Green, K. Liston, K. Smith, A., & Bloyce, D. (2005). ‘Violence, Competition and the Emergence and Development of Modern Sports: Reflections on the Stokvis-Malcolm debate', International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 40(1), 119-123.

2004

Bloyce, D. (2004). ‘Research is a Messy Process: A Case-Study of a Figurational Sociology Approach to Conventional Issues in Social Science Research Methods', The Graduate Journal of Social Science. 1 (1), 144-176.

1997

Bloyce, D. (1997). ‘Just Not Cricket: Baseball in England 1874 - 1900', The International Journal of the History of Sport, 14 (2), 207-218.

Qualifications

BA (Hons), MA, PhD