Ms Alison Forbes

Lecturer in Sport Sociology

Email address: a.forbes@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 518800 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport & Human Sciences Areas of expertise: Equality; Diversity; Discrimination; Research on Football (mainly focusing on women's roles)

About

Since beginning my PhD with the University of Leicester I have been working alongside Sporting Equals, an equality organisation working within the sports sector. I have worked on monitoring and evaluation projects associated with workplace equality and diversity. I have also, in a voluntary capacity, worked with the Leicestershire and Rutland County Football Association as part of their disciplinary panel to review cases relating to discrimination in sport. My experience enables me to advise on issues pertaining to discrimination in sport, and equality and diversity.

Research interests

  • Equality and diversity
  • South Asian experiences in sport
  • Gender/ethnicity in sport and especially football

Qualifications

 

Date attained

BA (Hons) Sports Studies – University of Wolverhampton

 

MA Sport, Body and Society – Cardiff Metropolitan University

2010

 

2013

Publications

Current project activity

Edwards, L., Davis, P. and Forbes, A. (2016) Challenging Sex Segregation: A Philosophical Evaluation of the Football Association’s rules on mixed football. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17511321.2015.1127995

 

 

Forbes, A., Edwards, L. and Fleming, S. (2014) 'Women can't referee': exploring the experiences of female football officials within UK football culture.  Soccer and Society 10.1080/14660970.2014.882829

Previous professional experience

 

Date From

Date To

Cardiff Metropolitan University (Research Assistant)

 

University of Wolverhampton (Visiting Lecturer)

2012

 

2013

2013

 

2015

Further information

Staff Development

For those who teach  - March 2016