John is a Lecturer in sociology of sport and member of the Faculty of Health Society Research Ethics Committee and the University’s Grounded Theory Forum.
He previously worked at Canterbury Christ Church University as an instructor in the sociology of sport, and sport and leisure policies. He was also a funded PhD researcher during this time and is currently writing-up his study in the area of physical activity, families and wellbeing. He initially began his lecturing career in the Further Education sector, after earning his first degree in sport and exercise science from Loughborough University.
John is also a founding member of Canterbury’s sport and body cultures research group and has taught at the University of Jyvaskyla on the Erasmus+ Programme.
- L4 Social Context of Sport (Module Leader)
- L5 Sport in Society (Module Leader)
- L6 Sport and Social Equality (Module Leader)
- Dissertation Supervisor (Social Science & Qualitative Methods)
John’s research interests and expertise include:
- Physical Activity Careers
- Analytic Induction
- Life Histories
- Chicago School Social Theory (Znaniecki, Blumer, Becker)
- Sartre’s Progressive-Regressive Method
Day, J. (2018). Physical activity, families and households. In J. Piggin, L. Mansfield & M. Weed (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice. London: Routledge.
Day, J. (2018). Physical activity, wellbeing and families. Leisure Studies Association, Evaluation in Sport, Leisure & Wellbeing, Bournemouth University.
Day, J. (2016). The social becoming of family memberships and physical activity careers. 5th International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, University of Chichester.
Day, J. (2016). Physical activity careers and oral histories of family membership: a synthesised approach to understanding physical activity and well-being in family contexts. World Congress for the International Sociology of Sport Association, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest.
Day, J. (2015). “Then it started…” physical activity, sibship intimacies and well-being. World Congress for the International Sociology of Sport Association, L’Université Paris Descartes.
Day, J. (2014). Research issues in the sociology of physical activity, health and well-being in the context of ‘families’. Poster presentation, Psychology, Sociology and Politics Conference for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers, Sheffield Hallam University. 3rd Prize
CCCU Sport and Body Cultures Embodied Thought of the Month
Day, J. (2017). Intimate embodied socialisation, physical activity and the self. Sport and Body Cultures Research Group, Embodied Thought of the Month, August.
Pay, S. & Day, J. (2016). Early experiences of sport in family settings: when gender can be less of a ‘problem’. Sport and Body Cultures Research Group, Embodied Thought of the Month, June.
Day, J. (2016). Club running: a shared painful pathway to pleasure. Sport and Body Cultures Research Group, Embodied Thought of the Month, January.
Day, J. (2015). Understanding feelings of happiness and well-being: the effects and experiences of physical activity. Sport and Body Cultures Research Group, Embodied Thought of the Month, September.
Day, J. (2015). The authenticity and meaning of embodiment in life history interviews. Sport and Body Cultures Research Group, Embodied Thought of the Month, June.