Summary of my research:
My research activities mainly centre around the analysis of sports coaching contexts, practices and attitudes using the disciplinary analysis of Michel Foucault. Currently my research centres upon the implications of the increased use of mobile technologies as technologies of discipline within elite sports settings. These include technologies such as video analysis, GPS monitoring and heart rate monitoring. See below for recent publications
Jones, L., & Denison, J. (accepted article). A socio-cultural perspective surrounding the application of GPS technology: Some suggestions for the Strength and Conditioning coach. Strength & Conditioning Journal
Jones, L., Marshall, P., & Denison, J. (2016). Health and well-being implications surrounding
the use of wearable GPS devices in professional rugby league: A Foucauldian disciplinary
analysis of the normalised use of a common surveillance aid. Performance Enhancement and
Health, 5, 38-49.
Jones, L., & Toner, J. (2016). Surveillance technologies as ‘Instruments of discipline’ in the elite
sports coaching context: A cautionary post-structural commentary. Sensoria, 12 (2), 13-21.
Toner, J., & Jones, L., & Moran, A. (2016). Bodily crises in skilled performance: Considering
the need for artistic habits. Performance Enhancement and Health, 4, 50-57.
Jones, L., & Denison, J. (2016). Challenge and relief: A Foucauldian analysis of retirement from
football. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. DOI: 10.1177/1012690215625348.
Taylor, W., Potrac, P., Nelson, L., Jones, L., & Groom, R. (2015). An elite hockey player’s
experiences of video-based coaching: A post-structuralist reading. International Review for the
Sociology of Sport. DOI 10.1177/1012690215576102
Motivation for this workshop
The socio-cultural analysis of sport is a relatively young field of study. To continue the global development of this field of study, I am invested in engaging in discussion associated with my research in various international contexts. Furthermore, as a neophyte scholar in this discipline, from a personal perspective, this workshop will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of my own research, as well as engaging with the work of other early career researchers from the United Kingdom and those academics with whom we will connect in Thailand. I am optimistic that an opportunity such as the one presented here will enable me to represent my discipline but also to demonstrate my ability to collaborate with national and international partners, both individual and institutional. Academia is a global marketplace, and I believe that this opportunity is one that will lead to professional and personal development associated with performing to a higher standard as a young academic.
Future research intentions:
As a result of this workshop I expect to develop my collaborative research links with our partners in Thailand and all other academics in attendance. I also expect to develop my cross cultural understanding of academic research practices and to identify any common ground with other early career researchers in attendance. Through this process I expect to further my ability to engage in international collaboration and establish links with individuals and institutions in different parts of the world. I also am keen to lay the foundations for future grant applications and to identify common interests with potential research partners that might lead to joint applications towards appropriate sources of funding.