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Academic Biography

Dr Kevin Dixon is a Senior Lecturer of Sports Sociology. Kevin has worked at Teesside since 2005 and is an active member of the Social Futures Institute. 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 continues to teach on Sport and Exercise degree programmes. He is currently supervising a number of PhD students and is always happy to discuss applications for postgraduate research.

Summary of Research Interests

Kevin has published widely on a range of subjects including: celebrity, consumption, qualitative research methods, social theory, fandom, hooliganism, corruption, legacy, gender, ethnicity, surveillance, and disability relative to sport. He specialises in the social scientific study of football.

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Research Output 2008 2019


Screen society

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

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch


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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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 proceedingChapterResearch

Open Access

'We are just going to draw the raffle numbers': The English history of the cycling time-trial

Rees, A., Dixon, K. & Gibbons, T., 2017, Sport and English National Identity in a ‘Disunited Kingdom’. Routledge, p. -

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch