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Kevin Dixon

Kevin Dixon

About Kevin Dixon

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.

Research interests and activities

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.

Google Scholar profile

Publications

BOOKS
 
Studying Football (Routledge)
http://amzn.to/1OiaSp9

Consuming football in late modern life (Routledge)
http://amzn.to/1QYLyis

The Impact of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties (Palgrave)
http://amzn.to/23HM7EK

View Kevin Dixon's Publications on TeesRep

In the news

  • BBC Radio Tees, Mike Parr
    BBC Radio Tees, 27/04/2017
    Dr Kevin Dixon talks about the Screen Society project.


  • Teesside University Research Says Digital Media Could be Decisive in the General Election
    PR Newswire UK (Web)04/2017: FinanzNachrichten.de (Web)04/2017: SYS-CON Media (Web)04.17:Informazione.it (Web)04/201717:Finanzen.at (Web)04/2017:Yahoo! Finance (web)04/2017 Green Technology (Web)04/2017:MilTech (Web)04/17
    Dr Kevin Dixon from Teesside University, who is part of the Screen Society team, said: digital and social media transform the manner in which our elected leaders address us."


  • Teesside University Research Says Digital Media Could be Decisive in the General Election
    ADVFN Deutschland (Web) 26/04/2017: Finanzen.ch (Web)26/04/2017:ITbriefing (Web) 26/04/2017:Finchannel.com (Web) 27/04/2017:North East Connected (Web) 26/04/2017
    Teesside University Research Says Digital Media Could be Decisive in the General Election : Theresa May's refusal to appear in television debates during the General Election campaign


  • Pillow talk in the modern age
    Northern Echo (North Edition), 15/03/2017:Darlington & Stockton Times (Web) 15/03/2017: Darlington & Stockton Times (Web)15/03/2017:
    Dr Kevin Dixon, a sociologist from Teesside University's School of Social Sciences Business & Law, is researching how we conduct relationships through our smartphones, computers and tablets.


  • Abuse in football
    ITV Tyne Tees, 11/01/17
    Kevin Dixon talks about the dressing room culture which may prevent victims of bullying and abuse coming forward.


  • Why the Disabled Do Not Watch the Paralympics
    New Republic, online, 17/03/2014
    A team of sports researchers investigated disabled people’s attitudes towards the Paralympics by surveying 32 disability activists in the UK.


  • Premier League
    BBC Radio Tees, 10/08/2016; BBC Radio Tees, 11/08/2016
    Teesside Uniersity lecturer, Kevin Dixon talks about Middlesbrough in the Premier league.


  • The positive impact of Middlesbrough's promotion
    BBC Look North, 07/05/2016; BBC North East News, 07/05/2016; BBC Tees blog, 06/05/2016
    Dr Kevin Dixon gives his view on what promotion to the Premier League would mean for Middlesbrough FC and the town.


  • Middlesbrough's push for promotion
    BBC Tees, 05/05/2016
    Dr Kevin Dixon gives his view on what promotion to the Premier League would mean for Middlesbrough FC and the town.


  • March Madness is the avid sport fans dream
    Centre Daily Times, 12/03/2016
    Dr Kevin Dixon comments about March madness in sport.


  • Football is a business like no other
    Gazette Live, 12/04/2016
    Dr Kevin Dixon talks about football as a buisiness.


  • Studying Football - book review
    The Totally: Men's Fashion, Lifestyle and Culture blog, 11/04/2016
    Dr Kevin Dixon's book 'Studying Football' is discussed.


  • Tackling violence linked to football
    Evening Gazette, 26/03/2012
    Dr Kevin Dixon comments on the issues relating to football violence.


  • Football is the beautiful game. But can it wreck beautiful relationships?
    Evening Gazette, 21/08/2008
    Dr Kevin Dixon comments on the issue relating to football widows.


  • Supporters want 17 pound match tickets and they don't think it's that important to attend the game
    Evening Gazette, 25/04/2008
    Dr Kevin Dixon comments on the cost of football tickets.


  • Do derby games really matter to football fans?
    23/02/2016, The Chronicle
    Dr Kevin Dixon comments on the importance of derby games in football.


  • Bliss to be a Foxes fan
    The Guardian, 08/05/2016
    Dr Kevin Dixon's book 'Studying Football' is mentioned in the discussion.


  • Tackling violence linked to football
    Evening Gazette, 26/03/2012, p.8
    Kevin Dixon, senior lecturer in sport studies at Teesside University, has researched football hooliganism. 'Hooliganism has never been as straightforward as we would like it to be for ease of explanat