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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. Most of these themes have been explored through Niamh's research in golf.

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Research publications

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.