Dr Lindsey Gaston

Liverpool Business School

Dr Lindsey Gaston received his PhD in Social Science and Health from Durham University in 2014. His research examined the Social History of the Rugby Player’s Associations’ Benevolent Fund with specific attention to the “Life After Rugby” programme. Lindsey also holds two Bachelor Degrees is Sociology and Religion from the University of Kansas and a combined Master’s Degree in Sociology and American History from Baker University.

Degrees

2014, Durham University, United Kingdom, PhD
2003, Baker University, United States, Masters
2000, University of Kansas, United States, BA

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2014 - present

Postgraduate training

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, ? - present

Journal article

Gaston L, Blundell M, Fletcher T. 2020. Gender Diversity in Sport Leadership: A Review of United States of America National Governing Bodies of Sport Managing Sport and Leisure, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Gaston L, Dixon L. 2019. A want or a need? Exploring the role of grassroots gay rugby teams in the context of inclusive masculinity. Journal of Gender Studies, 29 :1-13 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Gaston LE, Magrath R, Anderson E. 2018. From hegemonic to inclusive masculinities in English professional football: marking a cultural shift Jounral of Gender Studies, DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Gaston LE. 2018. The Quad-Lemma: How the Rugby Players Association Benevolent Fund was Establish to Address the Welfare needs in the Professional Format of Rugby Union. Sport in Society, DOI Author Url

Chapters

Humphries C, Gaston L, Magrath R, White A. 2019. Exploring the attitudes towards homosexuality of a semi-professional Swedish football team with an openly gay teammate Magrath R, Cleland J, Anderson E. Handbook of Masculinity and Sport: Palgrave 978-3-030-19798-8 DOI

Gaston L, Killick L. 2019. From Past to Present: Is there Room for Professional Rugby in the United States? Harris J, Wise N. Rugby in Global Perspective: Playing on the Periphery Routledge 9780367335397

Gaston L, Killick L. 2019. From past to present Rugby in Global Perspective :37-49 Routledge DOI

Wise N. 2019. Linking Geographical and Sociological Interpretations: Place, Society and Diwali around the World Events, Places and Societies Routledge DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Gaston L. 2019. Follow the leather brick road: Place, community and the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco and beyond Wise N, Harris J. Events, Places and Societies

Gaston LE. 2017. The Cowboy Way: Pain and the Bull Riding Lifestyle. Turner D, Carnicelli S. Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society. 978-1138652217

Highlighted activities

Conference presentation:

Rainbow in sea of Black and White., Football, Politics and Popular Culture, Universirty of Limerick, Oral presentation. 2017

Does the growth of gay rugby teams challenge the increasing belief of sociologists that homophobia is decreasing sport, British Sociology Association 2017 Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, Oral presentation. 2017

How Post-Athletic Retirement Preperation is Discussed in the Rugby Community., The World in Union. Global Rugby Summit: Past, Present and Future, University of Brighten, Oral presentation. 2015

Life After Rugby: A Sociological Study of the Development of a Social Intergration Discourse in Rugby Football, World Congress of Sociology of Sport, Paris, France, Oral presentation. 2015

Professional activities

Other invited event:

Belonging Matters: LGBTQ+ Students in HE, Virtual Workshop, LJMU Staff Development Event Hosted by the Teaching and Learning Academy.. 2021

Conference presentation:

Rainbow in sea of Black and White., Football, Politics and Popular Culture, Universirty of Limerick, Oral presentation. 2017

Does the growth of gay rugby teams challenge the increasing belief of sociologists that homophobia is decreasing sport, British Sociology Association 2017 Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, Oral presentation. 2017

How Post-Athletic Retirement Preperation is Discussed in the Rugby Community., The World in Union. Global Rugby Summit: Past, Present and Future, University of Brighten, Oral presentation. 2015

Life After Rugby: A Sociological Study of the Development of a Social Intergration Discourse in Rugby Football, World Congress of Sociology of Sport, Paris, France, Oral presentation. 2015

Award:

Rising Star in Teaching and Learning, Liverpool John Moores University. 2017

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