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Dr Niamh Kitching

Dr Niamh Kitching

BSc & PhD
Lecturer

Research interests

Sociology of sport, sports pedagogy and physical education, gender and sport, national identity, participant development and qualitative research methods.

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Research publications

Hogan, I., Bowles, R., and Kitching, N. (2021) ‘Using the ecological-intersectional model to explore the experiences and perceptions of volunteer women ladies Gaelic football coaches in Ireland’, Sports Coaching Review, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21640….

Geary, M, Campbell, M. Kitching, N. & Houghton, F. (2021) “I’m a hurler … basically just a hurler”: a mixed methods study of the athletic identity of elite Irish Gaelic Athletic Association dual career athletes, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/16121…

Whigham, S. Bowes, A. Kitching, N. and Bairner, A. (2021) Selling Scotland? Selling women’s golf? The 2019 Solheim Cup in the ‘Home of Golf’, Journal of Sport & Tourism, DOI: 10.1080/14775085.2021.1883096

Bowes, A., Bairner, A., Whigham, S. and Kitching, N. (2020) 'Women, War and Sport: The Battle of the 2019 Solheim Cup', Journal of War and Culture Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/17526…, pp. 1-20

Kitching, N., Bowes, A., and Maclaren, M. (2020) '‘Write when it hurts. Then write till it doesn’t’: athlete voice and the lived realities of one female professional athlete', Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/21596…, pp. 1-17

Bowes, A. and Kitching, N. (2020) ‘Wow these girls can play’: sex integration in professional golf, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, DOI: https://www.tandfonline.com/d…

Kitching, N. and Campbell, M. (2019) An examination of the elite development pathways for male golfers in Ireland, Managing Sport and Leisure, DOI: https://www.tandfonline.com/d…

Bowes, A. and Kitching, N. (2019) ‘Battle of the Sixes’: investigating print media representations of female professional golfers competing in a men’s tour event, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1012690219842544

Bowes, A. and Kitching, N. (2019) ‘Here come the girls’: Examining professional golf organisations’ online media representations of female professional golfers in a mixed-gender event, Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics, 16(2/3), 12-20.

Liston, K. and Kitching, N. (2019) ‘Our wee country’: national identity, golf and ‘Ireland’, Sport in Society, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2019.1584186

Kitching, N., Grix, J. and Philpotts, L., (2017) Shifting hegemony in "a man's world": incremental change for female golf professional employment. Sport in Society, 20, 11, 1530-1547.

Kitching, N. (2017) 'Women in golf: a critical reflection’, in M. Toms, ed. The Routledge Handbook of Golf Science, London: Routledge, p. 404-413.

Kitching, N, MacPhail, A. and Bairner, A. (2015) Storying golf club culture: ‘Shirts, Ties, Prawns and Associates’, Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies, 9, 1, 177-194.

 

Conference presentations

Kitching, N. and Bowes, A. (2019) ‘Here come the girls’: Examining professional golf organisations’ online media representations of female professional golfers in a mixed-gender event, Paper presented at the EUPOP Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 16th July.

Kitching, N. and Campbell, M. (2016) ‘Examining the Irish Male High Performance Programme: Talent development, Coaching Practices and Regional Differences’, Paper presented at the World Scientific Congress of Golf, St. Andrews, Scotland, July 18th-22nd.

Kitching, N. and Liston, K. (2015) Forty shades of green: golf, national identity and the Olympic Games. Paper presented at the European Association for the Sociology of Sport Conference, Dublin, June 10th-13th.

Kitching, N. (2014) Regional differences in talent development in Ireland: examining a national golf coaching programme. Paper presented at the Physical Activity and Youth Sport (PEPAYS) Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology, June 18th.

Kitching, N. (2013) Connecting with her, Back to basics: European Golf Course Owners Association annual conference, Lisbon, 25th October.

Kitching, N., Grix, J. and Philpotts, L. (2013) Shifting hegemony in female golf coaches’ employment in the golf industry: barriers and opportunities, Manchester Metropolitan University International Coaching Conference, Crewe, 22nd June.

Kitching, N. (2011) Researching golf club culture: me, them and us. Paper presented at the European Association for the Sociology of Sport Conference, Umea, Sweden, May 18th-22nd.