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Dr Symeon Dagkas

Reader in Youth Sport and Physical Activity

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences, Health, Sport and Bioscience, Applied Sport and Exercise Science

Dr Symeon Dagkas joined UEL in April 2013 as a Reader in Youth Sport and Physical Activity.Symeon graduated with a 1st class honours degree from the Democritus University of Thrace and the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. After securing a scholarship from the Greek Ministry of Education (IKY) to pursue postgraduate studies abroad he enrolled for a PhD at the University of Exeter.Following successful completion of his PhD, Symeon was employed as a Lecturer at the University of Greenwich for a year and then moved to the University of Birmingham and the School of Education as a Lecturer in PE and Sport. He remained at Birmingham University for 11 years and in 2011 was promoted to Senior Lecturer in PE and Youth Sport in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Symeon’s expertise lie within inclusion and exclusion through youth sport mainly the intersectionality of race and social class and young people’s participation in sport, physical activity and PE. In addition, Symeon is interested in examining the promotion of physical activity for health through structured environments such as school and PE syllabi and unstructured settings such as community sport and physical activity to young people living in deprivation.

  • SD.1.18, Dockland Campus
    School of Health Sport and Bioscience
    University of East London
    Docklands Campus
    University Way London
    E16 2RD
  • s.dagkas@uel.ac.uk +4420882234544
    I am a Reader in Youth Sport and Physical Activity and an Honorary Senior Research fellow in the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham. Previously I was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Birmingham. I gained my PhD in 2002 from the University of Exeter, School of Education. My research on inclusion, health inequalities and the promotion of opportunity in, from and through sport and physical activity for young people and their families has an international perspective and reach. I am currently interested in research examining overlays of disadvantaged mainly social class, race and ethnicity in young people and their families from low socioeconomic backgrounds living in superdiverse areas and communities. In addition, I am interested in examining the promotion of physical activity for health through structured environments such as school and PE syllabi and unstructured settings such as community sport and physical activity to young people living in deprivation. My major focus has been on the engagement of disadvantaged and minority groups, particularly the improvement of health outcomes of BME groups. Integral to my research work has been the ethos of working ‘with’ communities rather than ‘on’ communities, highlighting a professional commitment to civic engagement and social justice and the importance of the role of user groups in the research process. The impact of my work in advancing understanding of the social, environmental and cultural determinants in disadvantaged groups in accessing health and well being opportunities has had both policy and practical implications and as mentioned above has been cited and adopted internationally. I have also had numerous invites as a guest speaker or a keynote to present and discuss elements of my work and its impact in world leading institutions as well as world leading conferences in the field of sport pedagogy; human movement studies and physical education. I have published over 85 research papers in international peer review journals and conference proceedings and he has also edited two books by Routledge entitled ‘Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport’ & ‘Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health: Critical Perspectives’.

    Current responsibilities include:

    REF 2020 Coordinator School of Health Sport and Biosciences (HSB)

    Ref 2020 University Advisory Group

    Member of the School’s RKEC (Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee)

    Director of Research of the Applied Sport Sciences department, School of Health Sport and Biosciences

    International lead within the Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences Department

    Tutor Link AKMI College Athens Greece



    External Standing and Esteem Factors

    Reviewer for ESRC

    British Education Research Association (BERA). Member of the organizing committee of the Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Special Interest Group

    Active Member of the Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d’Education Physique (AIESEP, International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education)

    American Education Research Association (AERA)

    Editorial Board Member of the Educational Review journal and member of the international board of Sport, Education and Society.

    Reviewer for American Educational Research Association (AERA); Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE); International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP); European Research in Education (ECER); International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education; Education Historica; Journal of Sport Sciences; European Journal of Physical Education Review; Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy; BMC Public Health; Journal of Teaching in Physical Education; International Review of Sociology of Education; Sociology of Sport Journal; Teaching and Teacher Education; Ethnicities; Journal of Physical Activity and Health; Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health; Research Quarterly in Exercise and Sport; Social Inclusion; Health Education Journal; Journal of Gender Studies

    External Examiner BSc Sport Studies, Liverpool Hope University (2012-2015)

    External Examiner MA in Physical Education, Leeds Beckett University

    Invited external member of Promotions Committees to Professors and Associate Professors at the University of Athens School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Aristotle University School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Demokritous University School of Sport and Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, Kapodistrian University School of Education, Thessaly University School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Aegean University School of Education and Geography.


    Overview

    Research Student Supervision

    1.    Declan Hambling (EdD, Director of Studies (DoS, 2016) Sexuality and PE and School Sport Practices (Self funded)

    2.    Natalie Creary (MPhil/PhD, DoS, 2014) Physical Activity, Health and well-being: Understanding processes and challenges for physical activity for health of ethnic minority families living in global neighbourhoods  (Funded by a UEL scholarship grant)

    3.    Nasrin Soltani (MPhil/PhD, 2014, DoS) Promoting physical activity and healthy diet among Iranian and Afghan women in London (Self Funded international student)

    4.    Fotini Papadolpoulou (MPhil/PhD, 2014, DoS) Youth Sport and disaffection. The ‘Sports for All’ neoliberalism policy (Self Funded EU student)

    5.    Thomas Quarmby (PhD - Awarded 2011, DoS) Title: The Influence of Family Structure in Shaping Young People’s Engagement in Physical Activity  (Self Funded; 2nd Supervisor Dr Matthew Bridge, School of Sport and Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham)

    6.    Tsompanaki Eleni (PhD - Awarded 2010, 2nd Supervisor) Title: Tertiary Dance Education: A Cross Cultural Study in the UK and Greece  (Self Funded; 1st Supervisor Professor Tansin Benn, School of Education, University of Birmingham)

    7.    Jennifer Leigh (PhD - Awarded 2011, DoS) Title: Difference between Teacher Training Reflective Practice and a Therapeutic Reflection (Self Funded; 2nd Supervisor Dr Lesley Phillpots, University of Birmingham)

    8.    Robert Parker (MPhil - Awarded October 2011, 2nd Supervisor) An Exploration of the identity issues Faced by Retiring Male Ballet Dancers  (Funded by Birmingham Royal Ballet; 1st Supervisor Professor Tansin Benn, School of Education, University of Birmingham)

    9.    Thorey Mountain (MPhil - Awarded 2012, DoS) Title: A case study exploring the contribution of jazz dance in one vocational ballet school  (Funded by Birmingham Royal Ballet; Dr Ian Boardley, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham)

    10.    Simon Harper (MPhil - Awarded 2012, DoS) Title: Life Histories of Ex Professional Dancers; 2nd Supervisor Professor Tansin Benn, School of Education, University of Birmingham)


    Collaborators

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    Research

    Books
    1.    Dagkas, S., & Burrows, L. (2016). Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health: Critical Perspectives (eds). London, Routledge

    2.    Dagkas, S., & Armour, K. (2012). Inclusion and Exclusion through Youth Sport (eds). London: Routledge

    Chapters
    3.    Dagkas, S., & Curry, W. (in press, 2017) Language and sport, physical activity and health among superdiverse groups. In A. Creese, & A. Blackledge, (eds) Handbook on Language and Superdiversity. London, Routledge

    4.    Dagkas, S., & Burrows, L. (2016) Families and young people, critical perspectives: An introduction. In S., Dagkas, & L., Burrows, (eds) Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health: Critical Perspectives. London, Routledge

    5.    Dagkas, S., (2016) ‘Pedagogised families’ health and physical culture; intersectionality of race and social class. In S., Dagkas, & L., Burrows, (eds) Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health: Critical Perspectives. London, Routledge

    6.    Dagkas, S., (2014) Who has health problems? Class, racialisation and health. In K. Fitzpatrick, & R. Tinning (eds) Health Education: A New Body Fascism. New York, Routledge (pp. 75-93)

    7.    Dagkas, S., & Quarmby T., (2014), Bourdieu, young people and physical activity: From theory to practice. In lisahunter, E., Emerald,  & W., Smith, (eds) Fields of Physical Culture: Encounters with and beyond Pierre Bourdieu, London, Routledge  (pp. 100-108)

    8.    Dagkas, S., Benn, T., & Knez, K. (2014) Religion culture and sport in the lives of young Muslim female: global perspectives. In J. Hargreaves & E. Anderson (eds) Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender & Sexuality. London Routledge (pp. 198- 206)

    9.    Dagkas, S. Koushkie, M. & Talbot, M. (2012). Reaffirming the Values of Physical Activity and Physical Education in the Lives of Young Muslim. In T. Benn, G. Pfister, & H. Jawad, (eds) Muslim Women and Physical Education in Sport. London: Routledge (pp. 13-24)

    10.    Dagkas, S. & Benn, T. (2012). The embodiment of religious culture and exclusionary practices in youth sport. In S. Dagkas & K. Armour, (eds). Inclusion and Exclusion through Youth Sport. London Routledge (pp. 113-124)

    11.    Jawad, H., Benn, T., & Dagkas, S., (2012). Facilitating inclusion of Muslim children in sport and physical activity. In S., Dagkas, & K. Armour, (eds). Inclusion and Exclusion through Youth Sport. London Routledge (pp. 203-217)

    12.    Dagkas, S. (2012) Barriers to learning in Physical Education and Sport: Does social class still matter? In K. Armour (eds). Introduction to Sport Pedagogy for Teachers and Coaches: Effective Learners in Physical Education and Youth Sport. London: Routledge (pp. 178- 189)

    Refereed Journals

    13.    Azzarito, L., Macdonald, D., Dagkas, S., & Fisette, J. (May 2016). Revitalizing the PE social-justice agenda in the global era: Where do we go from here? Quest DOI: 10.1080/00336297.2016.1176935

    14.    Bangsbo, Jens; Krustrup, Peter; Duda, Joan; Hillman, Charles, Andersen, Lars; Weiss, Maureen; Williams, Craig; Lintunen, Taru; Green, Ken; Hansen, Pete; Naylor, P; Ericsson, Ingegerd; Nielsen, Glen; Froberg, Karsten; Bugge, Anna; Lundbye-Jensen, Jesper; Schipperijn, Jasper; Dagkas, S.; Agergaard, Sine; von Seelen, jesper; Østergaard, Charlotte; Skovgaard, Thomas; Busch, Henrik; Elbe, Anne-Marie (2016) The Copenhagen Consensus Conference 2016: Children, Youth and Physical Activity in Schools and during Leisure- Time. British Journal of Sports Medicine

    15.    Curry, W., Dagkas, S., Wilson, M. (in press) Levels and patterns of physical activity and sedentary time among superdiverse adolescents in East London: A cross-sectional study. Ethnicity and Health  

    16.    Dagkas, S, (in press, September 2016). Problematizing social justice in health pedagogy and youth sport: intersectionality of race, ethnicity and class. Research Quarterly in Exercise and Sport.

    17.    Curry, W., Dagkas, S., Wilson, M. (in press, iFirst March 2016) Newham's Every Child a Sportsperson School-based Intervention in East London, UK: A Process Evaluation. Journal of Physical Activity and Health  http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2015-0567

    18.    Quarmby, S., & Dagkas, S. (2015) Informal mealtime pedagogies: exploring the influence of family structure on young people's healthy eating dispositions, Sport Education and Society, 20 (3): 323-339

    19.    Fitzpatrick, K., & Dagkas, S., (2015) Physical Culture, Pedagogy, Racialisation and the Body. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. Guest Editors 20 (5).

    20.    Dagkas, S., & lisahunter (2015), ‘Racialised’ pedagogic practices influencing young Muslims’ physical culture. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 20 (5), 547- 558

    21.    Curry, W., Dagkas, S., & Wilson, M. (2014) Evaluation of a school-based intervention to promote physical activity and sport among young people aged 11-13 in East London, UK, Journal of Sports Sciences, 4(2), 81-87

    22.    Whitehead, M., & Dagkas, S. (2013). Physical Literacy Bulletin, International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE). Guest Editors

    23.    Armour, K.M., & Dagkas, S. Guest Editors (2012) Olympism and education a critical review. Educational Review. Guest Editors

    24.    Quarmby, T. and Dagkas, S. (2013) Locating the place and meaning of physical activity in the lives of young people from low income, lone parent families. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy 18(5) 459-474

    25.    Dagkas, S., & Quarmby, T., (2012) Children’s embodiment of health and physical capital: The role of the ‘pedagogised’ family. Sociology of Sport Journal, 29, 212-226

    26.    Benn, T., Dagkas, S., (2012), Olympics, the Olympic Games and Islamic Culture. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Special Issue: Sport Policy and the Olympic Games

    27.    Dagkas, S., Benn, T. & Jawad, H. (2011) Multiple Voices: Improving participation of Muslim Girls in Physical Education and School Sport, Sport, Education and Society, 16(2): 223-239

    28.    Benn, T., Dagkas, S., & Jawad, H. (2011) Embodied faith: Islam, religious freedom and educational practices in physical education, Sport, Education and Society, 16 (1): 17-34

    29.    Quarmby, T., Dagkas, S., & Bridge, M. (2011) Associations between Children’s Physical Activities, Sedentary Behaviours and Family Structure: a Sequential Mixed Methods Approach, Health Education Research, 26(1): 63-76

    30.    Quarmby, T., & Dagkas, S., (2010) Children's engagement in leisure time physical activity; Exploring family structure as a determinant, Leisure Studies, 29 (1): 53-66

    31.    Dagkas, S. (2007) ‘Exploring Teaching Practices in Physical Education with Culturally Diverse Classes: A Cross- Cultural Study’, European Journal of Teacher Education, 30(4): 431-443

    32.    Stathi, A., Nordin, S., Riddoch, C., & Dagkas, S., (2007) A Pedometer-based Intervention for 9-13 year old children: The "Schools on the Move. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: 39(5): S192

    33.    Dagkas, S. & Stathi, A. (2007) ‘Exploring Social and Environmental Factors Affecting Adolescent’s participation in Physical Activity’, European Physical Educational Review, 13(3): 369-383

    34.    Benn, T. & Dagkas, S. (2006) ‘Incompatible? Compulsory mixed-sex Physical Education Initial Teacher Training (PEITT) and the inclusion of Muslim women: A case study on seeking solutions’, European Physical Education Review, 12(2): 181-200

    35.    Dagkas, S. & Benn, T. (2006) ‘Young Muslim Women’s experiences of Islam and Physical Education in Greece and Britain: A Comparative Study’, Sport Education and Society, 11(1): 21-38

    36.    Bailey, R., Dagkas, S., & Phillpots, L.A. (2010) The nature and function of Sport Pedagogy: Review of Published-English language work 2008-2009. International Journal of Physical Education 1: 2-10

    Refereed Conference Papers in Print/Press
        
    37.    Curry, W., Dagkas, S., Creary, N., & Wilson, M. (2016) Perception of Discrimination Among Asian European Footballers in London (aged 11-18). American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) (June 1-4, 2016 - Boston, Massachusetts, Poster Presentation)

    38.    Dagkas, S., (2016) Social inclusion implications and practice in formal and informal pedagogical settings. Invited Keynote, Consensus conference – Children, youth and physical activity, Copenhagen 5-7 April 2016

    39.    Dagkas, S., (2016) ’Sport for all’: Sport, Physical Culture  and disadvantaged young people. Invited Speaker, Global Forum for Physical Education Pedagogy (GoFPEP). Ankara, Turkey (May 2016)

    40.    Invited Lecture: Whiteness, race logic and the hidden curriculum, Canterbury Christ Church University (January 2016)

    41.    Invited Lecture: Physical Culture and Racialised bodies of Muslim young people. Columbia University, Department of Biobehavioral Sciences, Teachers College (November 2015)

    42.    Northern Illinois University, Guest Lecture. ‘Racialised bodies and physical culture: Lessons learnt’ (April 2015)

    43.    Invited Speaker: Putting Physical Culture Studies to Work in School PE: A Needed Pedagogical Dialogue. Instruction and Curriculum in Physical Education and Sport Special Interest Group American Educational Research Association- AERA, Chicago (April 2015)
    44.    Dagkas, S., Curry, W., & Wilson, M. (2015). A process evaluation of a school based physical activity for health intervention in East London. European Educational Research Association (ECER Health Education Special Interest Group, Budapest September 2015, Oral Presentation)

    45.    Dagkas, S., & Curry, W., (2015). Superdiversity Health and Well-being: Ethnic Minority Families Understanding of Physical Activity for Health. American Educational Research Association, Chicago April 2015

    46.    Dagkas, S., Curry, W., & Wilson, M. (2015). A school based intervention to increase physical activity and sport through PE: The NECaSP project. International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP, Madrid July 2015, Oral Presentation)

    47.    Curry, W., Dagkas, S., & Wilson, W., (2015). A process evaluation of the Newham's every child a sportsperson programme. The International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA, June 2015 Edinburgh, Oral Presentation)

    48.    Dagkas, S., Babakus- Curry, W., & Pearce, g. (2014). Migrant and ethnic minority families’ notions of health and wellbeing in superdiverse communities and global neighbourhoods. AIESEP World congress 2014, 10-14 February Auckland, NZ

    49.    Dagkas, S., (2014) Symposium: Physical Culture, racialisation and the Body (chair). Discussant professor Steven May (Auckland University) AIESEP World congress 2014, 10-14 February Auckland, NZ

    50.    Dagkas, S. (2013) Advanced pedagogies and physical culture: inclusive practices in physical education and youth sport. IAPESGW (International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women), 8-11th April, Havana, Cuba.  

    51.    Dagkas, S., & Quarmby, T. (2012) Formal and informal body pedagogies: exploring the fields of school and family as spaces for (re)production of physical culture. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Sydney

    52.    Dagkas, S., & Quarmby, T., (2012) Young People’s Agency and Practice: Exploring the Role of the Family. (European Centre for Educational Research (ECER) Cadiz, September 2012)

    53.    Dagkas, S. Advanced pedagogies for Inclusive Practice in Physical Activity. (AIESEP, June 2011, Limerick Ireland)

    54.    Quarmby, T., & Dagkas, S. Locating the place and meaning of physical activity in the lives of young people from lone parent families: developing a taste for necessity. (AIESEP, June 2011, Limerick Ireland)

    55.    Dagkas, S. Symposium ‘Exclusion Through Youth Sport: Bold Propositions’. (Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne, November 2010. Discussant professor Richard Tinning Auckland University)

    56.    Dagkas, S., & Quarmby, T. (2010) (De)Constructing the ‘pedagogised family’: Investigating the intersection of family and social class on young peoples’ embodiment towards physical activity and health. Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne, November 2010.

    57.    Benn, T., & Dagkas, S. (June, 2010) Identity, Diaspora and Religion: International Case Studies. Oral Presentation as part of Invited Symposium entitled: Gender and Pedagogy. European College of Sport Science (ECSS), Antalya, Turkey, June 2010

    58.    Dagkas, S., & Benn, T. (April, 2010) Improving Muslim girls’ participation in PE and school sport: Reporting from the BASS project. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Congress, Denver Colorado, USA, (Oral presentation)

    59.    Dagkas, S. Advanced Pedagogies for Inclusive Practice in Physical Education and Youth Sport. (AIESEP 2010, La Coruna, Spain, May 2010, Oral Presentation)

    60.    Dagkas, S. Inclusion and Exclusion through Youth Sport (Invited Symposium American Educational Research Association, Denver, Colorado. April 2010)

    61.    Dagkas, S. & Stathi, A. Exploring adolescents’ discourses on participation in physical activity and leisure settings, (AIESEP 2008 World Congress, Sapporo, 2008, Japan, Oral Presentation)

    62.    Quarmby, T., Dagkas, S., & Bridge, M. Family Structure and Children’s Participation in Physical Activity, (AIESEP 2008 World Congress, Sapporo, Japan, 2008, Oral Presentation)

    63.    Dagkas, S., Stathi, A. & Quarmby T (2008) Psychosocial and Environmental Determinants to Adolescents’ Participation in Physical Activity Settings. (BERA Annual Conference, 3-6 September 2008, Edinburgh, UK, Oral Presentation)

    64.    Dagkas, S. How does PE teachers’ knowledge base relate to their practice with regard to teaching culturally diverse classes? International conference of the European College of Sport Science. (Jyvaskyla, Finland, 2010 Oral presentation)

    65.    Stathi, A. Dagkas, S. & Riddoch, C. A qualitative follow-up evaluation of a pedometer based intervention for 9-13 year old children: The Schools on the Move Project. (The International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Meeting, Banff, Canada, 21-24 May, 2008, Oral Presentation)

    66.    Dagkas, S. & Stathi, A. Family environment as a determinant of adolescents’ participation in physical activity and leisure settings, (American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) Annual World Congress, New Orleans, May 2007, USA, Poster Presentation)

    67.    Stathi, S., Nordin, S., Riddoch, C., & Dagkas, S. A Pedometer- Based Intervention for 9-13 Year Old Children: ‘The Schools on the Move’ Project, (American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) Annual World Congress, New Orleans, May 2007, USA, Poster Presentation)

    68.    Dagkas, S., Stathi, A., Nordin, S., & Riddoch, C. Evaluation of the ‘Schools on the Move’ project: Interpretative Accounts on Procedures, Practices and Success, Invited Symposium entitled ‘Translating Evidence to Practice: Real World Evaluation of Walking Programmes based in the Community’, (12th European Congress of Sport Psychology, Halkidiki, June 2007, Greece)

    69.    Dagkas, S. Socioeconomic Background and Participation in Physical Activity: A Case Study, (AIESEP World Congress, Jyvaskyla, Finland, July 2006, Oral Presentation)  

    70.    Dagkas, S. & Shelton, S. Factors Affecting Adolescents’ Participation in Physical Activity: An example of two secondary schools in the UK. 12th ISSP (International Congress of Sport Psychology, August 2005, Sydney Australia, Oral Presentation)

    71.    Dagkas, S., Benn, T.C. PE Teachers’ Perceptions of Muslim Pupils’ Participation in Physical Education and Extra-Curricular Activities. (12th International Congress of Physical Education and Sports, Komotini, 2004, Greece, Oral Presentation)

    72.    Dagkas, S., Invited Symposium, Contemporary predicaments on gender and sexuality issues. Title of Keynote: Body, Identity, and Culture: Adolescents’ discourses on physical activity participation University of Thessaly Greece (May 2008)

    73.    Benn, T.C., Dagkas, S. Challenging Barriers: Meeting the Needs of Muslim Women in Teacher Education - a Case Study. (European Conference on Educational Research, Crete, September 2004, Greece, Oral Presentation)  

    74.    Dagkas, S., Benn,T.C. Perceptions of Muslim females towards physical education and extra-curricular activities. (11th International Congress of Physical Education and Sports, Komotini, May 2003, Greece, Poster presentation, 1st Award for the Best Poster Presentation)  

    75.    Dagkas, S. Cultural factors influencing adolescent participation in PE and extra-curricular activities. (5th International Conference of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), Athens, May 2002, Greece, Oral Presentation)

    Published Reports

    76. Dagkas, S. (2001 June). Attitudes of Muslim students and PE teachers towards physical education and extra-curricular activities. (International Conference of Sport Psychology (ICSS), Skiathos, June 2001, Greece, Oral presentation)

    77. Dagkas, S., (2015) Female Coaches: A Qualitative Analysis of Determinants. London Sport Organisation  

    78. Dagkas, S., Curry, W., Wilson, M (2014) Newham Every Child a Sport Person: A Process Evaluation Report . Newham Council, ActiveNewham

    78. Benn, T., Jawad, H., & Dagkas, S. (2011) Advancing the inclusion of Muslim women in sport. Original Magazine 4 Report

    79. Benn, T.; Dagkas, S.; Jawad, H.; Miles, H.; Whitworth, R.; Rashid, N.; Whitehouse, S.; Begum, F. (2008) Improving Participation of Muslim Girls in Physical Education and School Sport: Shared Practical Guidance from Birmingham Schools 2008. Birmingham City Council Launch of Guidelines 5th November 2008 Birmingham City Council Report

    80. Stathi, A., & Dagkas, S. (2007) Follow Up Evaluation on the Schools on the Move Project on Behalf of Youth Sport Trust, Department of Educational Skills, & Department of Health Report

    Publications

    Funded Projects

    2016 Redbride Council Evaluating the FITT programme (PI)

    2015 Hackney Council Improving Outcomes for Young Black Men: An evaluation (Co-I)

    2015 London Sport Organisation Female Coaches: A qualitative analysis of determinants (PI)

    2015    Civic Engagement Developmental Grant, Developmental grant, UEL Igniting school based research through civic engagement: Improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people in East London (Co-I)

    2014    UEL Developmental grant Analysis of barriers to the development and progression of professional footballing in British Asian community: A case study of civic engagement    (PI)

    2013-2014 Newham Council and activeNewham (NECaSP Project)    Newham Every Child a Sport Person: A Process Evaluation (PI)

    2013 Developmental Grant HSB, UEL Health and well being of migrant families in superdiverse communities (PI)

    2011-2012 Oxford Academy Exploring social determinants to physical activity participation of disadvantaged young people: A Process Evaluation of the Oxford Academy (PI)

    2008–2009 Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Advisory Support Services (BASS) Improving inclusion of Muslim girls in physical education (Co-PI)

    2005 – 2006 Department for Educational Skills & Department for Health & Youth Sport Trust Follow up evaluation of the schools on the move project (Research Assistant)

    2004–2005 Department for Educational Skills & Department for Health & Youth Sport Trust    Evaluation of the ‘School’s on the Move’ project (Research Assistant)

    Funding

    Portfolio

    SE 6119 Contemporary Issues in Health and Physical Activity

    SE 5106 Inclusion in Youth Sport and PE

    Teaching