School of Sport

Dr Katie Liston

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Dr Katie Liston completed her PhD in sociology at University College Dublin and has worked in the Irish and UK Universities sector since 1998. She joined the University of Ulster in 2008 as part of the teaching and research team in the social sciences of sport. Dr Liston's sporting background includes national and international representation in team sports (Gaelic football, rugby union and football). She was Tournament Director for the UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round, held for the first time in Northern Ireland in 2010. She is also currently involved in the voluntary sports sector in Northern Ireland and is Chair of the Advisory Board of Amazing Brains NI (Community Interest Company).

Research Interests

Dr Liston's research is situated within the discipline of sociology and is multifaceted. She has published on a range of sports-related topics including sport and gender, pain and injury, media coverage and national identity. She also published within mainstream sociology (on sociological theory), all on topics informed by the figurational sociological research tradition.

Current and planned projects include exploratory studies of sport, gender and ethnicity in Northern Ireland, ‘Irish’ involvement in the British Empire Games as well as on-going collaboration with colleagues on sports development and sports coaching.

External Relationships

  • External Examiner - Newman University (PE and Sports Studies, Single and Joint Hons, 2014-)
  • Research Affiliate of Instituto Superior da Maia, Portugal (2008-2010)
  • External Examiner - University of Worcester (2004-2008)
  • External Examiner - University of Ulster, Jordanstown (2007-2008)
  • Editorial Board Member of Sport in Society
  • Editor, Human Figurations: Long-term perspectives on the human condition (Published by MPublishing)

Teaching Areas

  • Level One: Sport in Society
  • Level Two: Sociology of Sport
  • Level Three/Four: Research Project (Sports Studies), Give Sport a Free Pass?
  • MSc: Course Director for Sports Development and Coaching
  • PhD Supervision: Elizabeth Moreland (2009), Nienke Van der Meij (2015), Elizabeth Annet (2012 to date), Deirdre Nelson (2013), Stephen Bloomer (2013), David Reid (2014)


Recent Publications

Number of items: 38.

Liston, Katie/K, ed. (2015) Sport, Race and Ethnicity: The Scope of Belonging?. 106 pp. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-13-885107-8

Liston, Katie/K (2014) The GAA and the sporting Irish. In: Are the Irish Different?. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 199-210. ISBN 9780719095825

Liston, Katie/K and Booth, Sara (2014) The continental drift to a zone of prestige: Women's soccer migration to the US NCAA Division 1 2000-2010. In: Women, Soccer and Transnational Migration. Routledge, pp. 53-72. ISBN 978-0-415-82459-0 (hbk)

Liston, Katie/K (2014) Revisiting Relations between the Sexes in Sport on the Island of Ireland. In: Norbert Elias and Empirical Research. PalgraveMacmillan, pp. 197-219. ISBN 978-1-137-31213-6

Liston, Katie/K, Mennell, Stephen/S, Kilminster, Richard and Jephcott, Edmund, eds. (2013) Interviews and Autobiographical Reflections. 332 pp. UCD Press. ISBN 978-1-906359-11-9

Liston, Katie/K (2013) Is the Sports Ethic Unethical? . In: Sport and Ethics, Trinity College Dublin . Trinity College Dublin.

Liston, Katie/K and Dolan, Paddy, eds. (2013) Sport, Race and Ethnicity: The Scope of Belonging?. 995 pp. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 1743-0437

Liston, Katie/K, Breslin, Gavin and McFeely, Roisin (2013) Breaking the Ice: the first year transition to university. Perspectives on Pedagogy and Practice, 4. pp. 23-42.

Breslin, Gavin, Liston, Katie/K, Prentice, Garry and McConnell, N C (2013) Making the successful transition to university: psychological predictors of first year sports students' academic performance expectations. Perspectives on Pedagogy and Practice, 4. pp. 43-56.

Liston, Katie/K, Gregg, Robin and Lowther, Jim (2012) Elite sports policy and coaching at the coalface. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 5 (3). pp. 341-362.

Linklater, Andrew and Liston, Katie/K (2012) Sociology and International Relations: The Future?. Human Figurations: Longterm perspectives on the human condition, 1 (2). pp. 1-8.

Liston, Katie/K, Mennell, Stephen and Bogner , Artur, eds. (2012) What is Sociology?. Dublin. 288 pp. University College Dublin Press. ISBN 9781906359058

Liston, Katie/K (2012) Northern Irish athletes and Olympic representation: Irish or not?., Today FM.

Liston, Katie/K and Pereira, Ana Luisa (2012) The Narrative of João Garcia: Climbing to Transcendence. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 36 (1). pp. 1-19.

Liston, Katie/K (2012) Long-term perspectives on the human condition. Human Figurations: Long-term perspectives on the human condition, 1 (1). pp. 1-8.

Liston, Katie (2011) Sport and Leisure. The Sociological Review, 59 (s1). pp. 160-180.

Liston, Katie/K (2011) Sport and Leisure. In: Norbert Elias and Figurational Research: Processual Thinking in Sociology. WileyBlackwell, pp. 160-180. ISBN 9-781444-339574

Bloyce , Daniel, Liston, Katie/K, Platts, Chris and Smith , Andy (2010) Pride of the Lions:a sociological analysis of media coverage of the 2005 tour from the perspective of the Four Home Nations. Sport in Society, 13 (3). pp. 448-469.

Liston, Katie/K and Moreland, Elizabeth/E (2009) Hockey and Habitus: Sport and National Identity in Northern Ireland. New Hibernia Review, 13 (4). pp. 127-140.

Liston, Katie/K and Mennell, Stephen/S (2009) Ill Met in Ghana: Jack Goody and Norbert Elias on Process and Progress in Africa. Theory, Culture and Society, 26 (7-8). pp. 52-70.

Liston, Katie/K (2008) The problem of ideology in making sense of physical education and sport: reflections on the Colwell-Mansfield debate. European Physical Education Review, 14 (1). pp. 123-134.

Liston, Katie/K (2008) Sport and Gender Relations. In: Matters of Sport: Essays in Honour of Eric Dunning. Routledge, pp. 114-132. ISBN 978-0-7146-8282-2

Liston, Katie/K, Magee, Jonathan, Caudwell, Jayne and Scraton, Sheila, eds. (2007) Women, Football and Europe: Histories, Equity and Experiences. Oxford. 1 pp. Meyer and Meyer Sport. ISBN 978-1-84126-225-3

Liston, Katie/K (2007) A Question of Sport. In: Contemporary Ireland: A Sociological Map. UCD Press, Dublin, pp. 114-132. ISBN 1904558879, 9781904558873

Liston, Katie/K (2006) Sport and Gender Relations. Sport in Society, 9 (4). pp. 616-633.

Liston, Katie/K (2006) Women's Soccer in the Republic of Ireland: some preliminary sociological comments. Soccer and Society, 7 (2-3). pp. 364-384.

Liston, Katie/K (2006) Revisiting the feminist-figurational sociology exchange. Sport in Society, 10 (4). pp. 623-646.

Liston, Katie/K, Reacher, Dean, Smith, Andy and Waddington, Ivan (2006) Managing Pain and Injury in Non-Elite Rugby Union and Rugby League: a case study of players at a British University. Sport in Society, 9 (3). pp. 388-402.

Liston, Katie/K and Rushe, Michael (2006) Social Capital and Health in Irish Sports Policy. Administration, 53 (4). pp. 73-88.

Liston, Katie/K (2005) Established-outsider relations between males and females in male-associated sports in Ireland. European Journal for Sport and Society, 2 (1). pp. 25-35.

Liston, Katie/K (2005) Some reflections on women's sports. In: Sport and the Irish. UCD Press, Dublin, pp. 206-223. ISBN 9781904558330

Liston, Katie/K, Green, Ken, Smith, Andy and Bloyce, Daniel (2005) Violence, competition and the emergence and development of sports: reflections upon the Stokvis-Malcolm debate. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 40 (1). pp. 119-123.

Liston, Katie/K (2005) Established-Outsider relations between males and females in sports in Ireland. Irish Journal of Sociology, 14 (1). pp. 66-85.

Liston, Katie/K and menzies, gina (2004) Women in Sport. Joint Committee on Arts, Sport, Tourism, Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Government of Ireland. 80 pp.

Liston, Katie/K (2004) Established-outsider relations between males and females in Ireland. In: Sport and Society. KORAW, pp. 68-85. ISBN 83-89721-01-5

Liston, Katie/K and inglis, Tom, eds. (2003) Irish Journal of Sociology. 1 pp. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9-770791-603001

Liston, Katie/K (2002) The Gendered Field of Irish Sport. In: Ireland Unbound: A Turn of the Century Chronicle. Institute of Public Administration, Dublin, pp. 231-247. ISBN 978-1902448695

Liston, Katie/K (2001) Power at Play: Sport, Gender and Commercialisation. Studies, 90 (359). pp. 251-265.

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