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Academic Biography

Dr Kevin Dixon is a Senior Lecturer of Sports Sociology. Kevin has worked at Teesside since 2005. In 2014 he was entered (as part of a group of researchers) into the Research Exercise Framework (a national assessment of the quality of UK research) under unit 22 ‘Social Work and Social Policy’. This Teesside University submission was ranked joint 5th in the country from 62 submissions on this quality measure.

Dr Dixon is currently supervising a number of PhD students and is always happy to discuss applications for postgraduate research.

Summary of Research Interests

Kevin’s research interests center on the theme ‘sport and civic responsibility.’ This theme covers a breadth of important social issues related to the role of sport in: public health, criminal justice, education, identity formation and maintenance, and social inclusion.


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Research Output 2008 2019


Sexual Abuse and Masculine Cultures: Reflections on the British Football Scandal of 2016

Dixon, K., 7 Oct 2019, The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport . Magrath, R., Cleland, J. & Anderson, E. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 73-93 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

sexual violence
cultural change

Screen society

Cashmore, E., Cleland, J. & Dixon, K., 13 Jun 2018, 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 273 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Using Football Cultures as a Vehicle to Improve Mental Health in Men: The Case of the Redcar and Cleveland Boot Room

Dixon, K., Belshaw, D., Johnson, P. & Flynn, D., 4 Nov 2018, In : Sport in Society. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mental health
suicide rate

Disabled athletes as outsiders to English sporting national identity

Braye, S., Dixon, K. & Gibbons, T., 23 Feb 2017, Sport and English National Identity in a 'Disunited Kingdom'. p. -

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access