Jim has recently completed several commissioned research projects with the England and Wales Cricket Board related to equality and diversity issues in grass roots cricket. He is currently exploring the range of interpretations of social equality in sport, particularly among fans and administrators.
His particular research interests lie in the analysis of equality policies in sport, and the barriers to their implementation – especially at the recreational level of sport.
Jim recently supervised a colleague Prospera Tedam to successful completion of a Prof Doc degree which investigated the experiences of Black African Social Work students on placements. He has also acted as external supervisor on a number of MPhil/PhD projects related to equality in sport.