Celia has conducted research with the understanding that advocacy for change needs a strong evidence base. Celia has produced academic and non-academic research that has influenced sport policy on both gender equality and child protection in sport. She has also influenced the development of research through her publications, mentoring, and support of other researchers working in both fields.
IN CELIA'S WORDS
This collection of Celia’s works is housed at Brunel University. It includes reports, policy documents, research articles, and anonymised transcripts and data. This collection was established in order to maintain a record of resources and data about child protection in sport research, policy, and advocacy in the UK.
|Spoilsports: Understanding and Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Sport
A groundbreaking publication by Celia. It presents a combination of theoretical perspectives and practical guidelines on addressing abuse in sport. In this book, Celia also writes about her experience as a researcher working on this difficult topic.
Some chapters of Spoilsports are included in a compilation on Safeguarding Children in Sport published by Routledge - see pages 37-71.
Research reports for the first two years (2002 and 2003) of the five-year research project investigating the impact of child protection policies, practices and advocacy within the Football Association. The reports provided evidence to the FA for change or continued implementation of child protection and related policies.
The Football Association’s Child Protection in Football Research Project 2002-2006: rationale, design and first year results
A research article published in Managing Leisure Journal in 2006. The article highlights the general context of child protection in sport and provides a background to the FA’s child protection research project.
A paper presented in 2003 at the 22nd Annual Research and Treatment Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers held in St.Louis, Missouri in the USA. In this paper, Celia presents an overview of the complexities of dealing with abuse in sport such as the closed culture of sport and the various ways in which different stakeholders have constructed the problem.
A compilation of some of the works that Celia produced between 1986 and 2016 that has not been published or broadly circulated before. The compilation includes research articles, rejected publication submissions, advocacy pieces and a chronology of Celia’s publications on Abuse and Sport.
A research paper co-authored with Anita White (founder of the Anita White Foundation) and published in the International Review of Sociology of Sport in 1985. The article was ground breaking as it drew research attention to the underrepresentation of women in leadership of sport in Britain.
AN APPRECIATION BY...
Lucy Piggott and Lombe Mwambwa, PhD researchers, University of Chichester‘Who Rules Sport?’ was the first research paper of its kind that focused on the underrepresentation of women within British sports leadership. This paper was hugely important in identifying a lack of gender diversity within sports leadership as a problem which requires attention and change.
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