Jonathan Long is in Research Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure.  Prior to joining Leeds Beckett University he was Research Director at the Centre for Leisure Research in Edinburgh. He has directed some 50 research projects for external clients.  His experience embraces all stages of the research process from design to dissemination, using both quantitative and qualitative techniques.  He is the author of Researching Leisure, Sport and Tourism: the essential guide (Sage), was a founding member of the Editorial Board of Leisure Studies, has been involved with other journals since, and is now on the board of the Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events.

BSc (Soc. Sci.) Human Geography, Bristol, 1974.

MA Urban Geography, McMaster, 1976.

PhD Leisure Lifestyles and Social Change, Leeds Metropolitan University, 1998.

[Also: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA); Academician, Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS)]

Jonathan’s teaching involves trying to interest students in policy and politics and in research methods.  Having recently completed work on public health interventions and on participation in sport and physical recreation by minority ethnic communities, he is currently researching the racialisation of sport and leisure spaces and the ways in which they operate for and against the inclusion of new migrants.  In addition to work on sport and ethnicity, his work with PhD students includes Olympic legacies, sport and the law, decision-making in the arts, the leisure lives of second home owners, and athletes’ attitudes to performance enhancing substances.  Jonathan is also a member of the Accreditation Panel for the Equality Standard for professional Football Clubs.