Peer-Reviewed Publications and Book Chapters:
Neville, R.D. (Forthcoming, 2017). ‘Sociology and physical activity’. Paper in preparation for in N. Draper & G. Stratton, (eds.) Physical activity: a multidisciplinary introduction. London: Routledge.
De Lyon, A.T.C., Neville, R.D., & Armour, K.M. (Accepted). The Role of Fitness Professionals in Public Health: A Review of the Literature. Undergoing final revisions for Quest.
Neville, R.D. & Grix, J. (Reviewed, In Revision). Leveraging affects: A preliminary analysis of the feel-good-factor in sports mega events. For resubmission to Leisure Studies.
Neville, R.D. & Gorman, C. (2016). Getting ‘in’ and ‘out of alignment’: some insights into the cultural imagery of fitness from the perspective of experienced gym adherents. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health, 8(2), 147-164. doi: 10.1080/2159676X.2015.1099561
Neville, R.D., Gorman, C., Flanagan, S., & Dimanche, F. (2015). Negotiating fitness, from consumption to virtuous production. Sociology of Sport Journal, 32(3), 284-311. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ssj.2013-0115
Neville, R.D. (2014). Leisure, and the luxury of expérience. Leisure Sciences, 36(1), 1-13. doi: 10.1080/01490400.2014.860768
Neville, R.D. (2013). The pragmatics of leisure revisited. Leisure Sciences, 35(4), 399-404. doi: 10.1080/01490400.2013.797717
Neville, R.D. (2013). Considering a complemental model of health and fitness. Sociology of Health & Illness, 35(3), 479-492. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2012.01494.x
Neville, R.D. (2013). Exercise is medicine: Some cautionary remarks in principle as well as in practice. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 16(3), 615-622. doi: 10.1007/s11019-012-9383-y
Neville, R.D. (2010). ‘False dichotomies, facts and values, and the snares of objectivism: Planning for leisure from an experiential perspective’, in D. Chatziefstatiou & L. Mansfield, (eds.) Leisure Identities and Authenticity (LSA Publication No. 110), Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association, pp.97-110.
Neville, R.D. (2008). ‘Peculiarities and parameters affecting health and fitness research’, in C. Hu, (ed.) Proceedings of the 2008 International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) Conference, Dublin, September 29 – October 2, 2008, St. Clair Shores, MI: International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators, pp.197-211.
Presentations Given and Conference-Related Research Activity:
Gatt, A.M., Neville, R.D., & Makopoulou, K. (2016). ‘An analysis of the professional development of physical education teachers in Malta’. Presented at the Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Network Conference 2016, Teacher Education from a Global Perspective, Faculty of Education, University of Malta, Malta, May 19th – 21st, 2016.
De Lyon, A.T.C, Neville, R.D., & Armour, K.M. (2015). ‘Fitness professionals in the lifelong physical activity education landscape: A new pedagogy research agenda’. Presented at the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP) Annual Conference, Moving Up Physical Education and Sports Participation on the Public Health Agenda: It Is Not Too Late to Act!, School of Sports Science, Universidad Europea, Madrid, Spain, July 8th – 11th, 2015.
Neville, R.D. (2015). ‘On paradigms, pragmatism, and pluralistic qualitative research’. Follow up from SQIP (below), presented at the British Psychological Society’s Qualitative Methods in Psychology (QMiP) Annual Conference, 10 Years of QMiP Reflecting Back Looking Forward, as a part of an updated symposium on Pluralism in Qualitative Research: Emerging Theory or Incompatible Differences? (Symposium Convenor: Dr. Nollaig Frost, Middlesex University; Symposium Co-contributors: Frauche Elichaoff and Deborah Rodriguez, Middlesex University). Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, September 2nd – 4th, 2015.
Neville, R.D. (2015). ‘On paradigms, pragmatism, and making the case for pluralistic qualitative research’. Presented at the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP) Annual Conference as a part of an organised symposium on Pluralism in Qualitative Research: Emerging Theory or Incompatible Differences? (Symposium Convenor: Dr. Nollaig Frost, Middlesex University; Symposium Co-contributors: Frauche Elichaoff and Deborah Rodriguez, Middlesex University). The Graduate Centre, City University of New York, New York, US, May 14th, 2015.
Neville, R.D. (2015). ‘Physical activity promotion and the latent function of medical legitimacy’. Presented at the Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) and the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research (CMAR) Joint Conference – Living Well, Ageing Well. Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, April 16th, 2015.
De Lyon, A.T.C, Neville, R.D., Armour, K.M. (2015). ‘All hopes and expectations? A critical analysis of the role of fitness professionals in public health’. Presented in conjunction with the University of Queensland’s Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Seminar Series. Human Movement Studies Building, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia, March 13th, 2015.
Neville, R.D., Lucas, S.J.E, Eves, F.F., & Thompson, J.L. (2014). ‘21st century health in Birmingham: Reducing physical activity and sedentary time’. Presented at Birmingham City Council’s, Culture, Learning and Skills Overview and Scrutiny (CLS O&S) Committee Inquiry on Increasing Sport and Physical Activity. Council House, Birmingham City Council Buildings, Birmingham, UK, November 6th, 2014.
Neville, R.D. (2015). ‘No games, just sports’. Presentation given during the University of Birmingham’s Arts & Science Festival, themed Sight and Sound, and in conjunction with the event, Ladies of Leisure: A Visual Exploration of Women in Sport, School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, March 18th, 2015.
Neville, R.D. (2014). ‘Conference closing’. Summary remarks given at the Sport Policy Centre (SPC) Postgraduate Research Conference on Sport Politics, Policy and Society. Hornton Grange, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, December 4th, 2014.
Grix, J., Nauright, J., Houlihan, B., Kay, T., & Neville, R.D. (2014). ‘Professional development: Publishing, employment, teaching’. Panel discussion presented to delegates of the Sport Policy Centre (SPC) Postgraduate Research Conference on Sport Politics, Policy and Society. Hornton Grange, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, December 4th, 2014.
Neville, R.D. (2014). ‘Guest blog: On pragmatism, paradigms and pluralistic qualitative research’. Network for Pluralism in Qualitative Research (N-PQR) Blog. Invited blog entry based on contribution to N-PQR event, An Afternoon of Pluralism. School of Health and Education, Middlesex University, London, UK, September 18th, 2014. Available from: http://npqr.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/guest-blog-by-ross-neville-on-pragmatism-paradigms-and-pluralistic-qualitative-research/
Neville, R.D. (2014). ‘The feel-good factor in sports mega events: Potential area of cross-disciplinary collaboration’. Presentation given at the Centre for Policy Research in Sport’s International Collaboration: Sports Mega Events, Elite Sport and the Feel-Good Factor. Hospitality Suite Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, January 15th, 2014.
Neville, R.D. (2012). A phenomenology of fitness: From consumption to virtuous production. Unpublished PhD Thesis, College of Arts and Tourism, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). Available online: http://arrow.dit.ie/tfschcafdoc/1/
Neville, R.D. (2009). ‘Objectivist problematics: Planning for leisure from an experiential perspective?’ Presented at the Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference, Leisure Experiences: Participating, Planning, Providing. Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK, July 7th, 2009.
(2008). ‘Peculiarities and parameters affecting health and fitness research’. Presentation given at the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE)
Annual Conference, The Future Success of Tourism: New Directions, Challenges and Opportunities
. Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin, Ireland, September 30th