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Dr Nick J. Watson

Associate Professor Sport and Social Justice

School of Sport

Dr Nick J. Watson is Associate Professor in Sport and Social Justice in the School of Sport, York St John University, UK. With Professor Andrew Parker, he is also the Co-director of the Centre for Sport, Spirituality and Religion (CSSR) at the University of Gloucestershire, UK (2009-). His research and practice is interdisciplinary and is accessible to a wide audience and broadly focusses on social justice and the Christian religion within the context of sport. He has co-authored/edited eight books, three Journal Special Editions and over 50 referred journal articles, book chapters and commissioned essays. Nick’s most recent projects and publications examine fatherlessness and mentoring in and through sports, the practice of sport chaplaincy, the effectiveness of sport-Dementia initiativesmore...

PhD., MA., BSc(hons)., FHEA

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Latest Publications

  1. Kretchmar, S.K. and Watson, Nick J. (2019) The Paradoxical Athlete: Chesterton on Play and Work. In: Hoven, M. and Watson, Nick J. and Parker, A., (eds.) Christian Practices for Sports: An Introduction. T&T Clark (In Press)
  2. Hoven, M. and Watson, Nick J. and Parker, A. (2019) Conclusion. In: Hoven, M. and Watson, Nick J. and Parker, A., (eds.) Christian Practices for Sports: An Introduction. T&T Clark (In Press)
  3. Hoven, M. and Watson, Nick J. and Parker, A. (2019) Introduction. In: Hoven, M. and Watson, Nick J. and Parker, A., (eds.) Christian Practices for Sports: An Introduction. T&T Clark (In Press)
  4. Watson, Nick J. (2019) Identity in Sport: Reflections on Welfare, Performance and Consultancy Practice within a Christian Worldview. In: Hemmings, B. and Watson, Nick J. and Parker, A., (eds.) Sport, Psychology and Christianity: Welfare, Performance and Consultancy. Routledge (In Press)
  5. Hemmings, B. and Watson, Nick J. and Parker, A. (2019) Conclusion. In: Hemmings, B. and Watson, Nick J. and Parker, A., (eds.) Sport, Psychology and Christianity: Welfare, Performance and Consultancy. Routledge (In Press)
  6. Hemmings, B. and Watson, Nick J. and Parker, A. (2019) Introduction. In: Hemmings, B. and Watson, Nick J. and Parker, A., (eds.) Sport, Psychology and Christianity: Welfare, Performance and Consultancy. Routledge (In Press)
  7. Hoven, M. and Watson, Nick J. and Parker, A., eds. (2019) Christian Practices for Sports: an Introduction. Edinburgh, T & T Clark (In Press)
  8. Hemmings, B. and Watson, Nick J. and Parker, Andrew, eds. (2019) Sport, Psychology and Christianity: Welfare, Performance and Consultancy. London, Routledge (In Press)
  9. Watson, Nick J. and Bolt, Brian (2018) From Team Hoyt to I'll Push You: an embodied prophetic message. In: Watson, Nick J. and Hargaden, K. and Brock, B., (eds.) Theology, Disability and Sport: Social Justice Perspectives. Routledge (In Press)
  10. Watson, Nick J. and Hargaden, K. and Brock, B. (2018) Preface. In: Watson, Nick J. and Hargaden, K. and Brock, B., (eds.) Theology, Disability and Sport: Social Justice Perspectives. Routledge (In Press)