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Dr Ian Brittain


024 7765 9054
aa8550@coventry.ac.uk

Research Fellow
Business, Environment and Society
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
Building: Jaguar Building
Room: JAG10

Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Perspectives of Elite Athletes with Disabilities: Problems and Possibilities, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, PhD awarded by Brunel University
  • Certificate, RSAII; Integrated Business Technology, Uttoxeter Adult Education
  • M.Sc., Sociology of Sport and Sports Management (distance learning), University of Leicester
  • Cambridge Certificate, Japanese, Cranford Community School
  • Pg.Cert., Leisure Management, West London Institute of Higher Education
  • B.Sc (Hons), Sport Studies and Geology, West London Institute of Higher Education

Research Interests

  • Sport as a Tool for Promoting Peace
  • Historical, Sociological and Sports Management aspects of Disability and Paralympic Sport
  • The use of disability sport in the rehabilitation of military and non-military victims of violent conflict

Selected Outputs

  • Brittain, I. (2014) 'A brief history of the development of sport for people with disabilities in Europe in Sport and Citizenship'. In Sport and Citizenship Think Tank Sport and Disability in Europe: Which training for the coaching staff? Sport and Citizenship Think Tank 41-50
  • Brittain, I., Ramshaw, G., and Gammon, S.J. (2013) 'The Marginalisation of Paralympic Heritage'. International Journal of Heritage Studies 19 (2), 171-185. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2012.681679
  • Brittain, I. (2013) 'From Stoke Mandeville to Sochi: A history of the summer and winter Paralympic Games'. Proceedings: Disability Sport: A vehicle for social change?, 'Disability Sport: A vehicle for social change?'. Held 23-25 Aug 2012 in Coventry, UK Champaign, Il: Common Ground Publishing
  • Brittain, I. (ed.) (2013) Proceedings: Disability Sport: A vehicle for social change? 'Disability Sport: A vehicle for social change?'. Held 23-25 Aug 2012 in Coventry, UK. Champaign, Il: Common Ground Publishing
  • Brittain, I. (2012) From Stoke Mandeville to Stratford: A history of the summer Paralympic Games. Champaign, Il: Commonground Publishing
  • Brittain, I. (2012) 'South Africa, Apartheid and the Paralympic Games'. In Disability in the Global Sport Arena: A Sporting Chance. Ed. by Le Clair , J.M. Routledge
  • Brittain, I. (2012) 'Sport for the disabled as social (re)education and a re-builder of lives'. In Sport, Peace and Development. Ed. by Gilbert, K., and Bennett, W. Champaign, Il: Commonground Publishing
  • Brittain, I. (2012) 'The Paralympic Games as a force for peaceful coexistence'. Sport in Society
  • Brittain, I., and Green, S.E. (2012) 'Disability sport is going back to its roots: Rehabilitation of military personnel suffering sudden traumatic disablement in the twenty-first century'. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 19 (9), 526-530
  • Brittain, I. (2012) 'British media portrayals of paralympic and disability sport'. In Heroes or Zeros: The media's perceptions of Paralympic sport. Ed. by Schantz, O.J., and Gilbert, K. Champaign, Il: Commonground Publishing, 105-113
  • Brittain, I., and Hutzler, Y. (2009) 'A social-historical perspective on the development of sports for persons with a physical disability in Israel'. Sport in Society 12 (8), 1075-1088
  • Brittain, I. (2009) The Paralympic Games Explained. UK: Routledge
  • Huang, C.J., and Brittain. I. (2006) 'Negotiating identities through disability sport: From negative label to positive self-identification'. Sociology of Sport Journal 23 (4), 352-375
  • Brittain, I. (2004) 'The Role of Schools in Constructing Self-perceptions Regarding Sport and Physical Education in Relation to People with Disabilities'. Sport, Education and Society 9 (1), 75-94
  • Brittain, I. (2004) 'Perceptions of Disability and Their Impact Upon Involvement in Sport for People with Disabilities at All Levels'. Journal of Sport and Social Issues 28 (4), 429-452

Research Students

PhD: 1 completion 1 current student

Dr Ian Brittain

024 7765 9054
Research Fellow
Business, Environment and Society
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
Building: Jaguar Building
Room: JAG10

Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Perspectives of Elite Athletes with Disabilities: Problems and Possibilities, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, PhD awarded by Brunel University
  • Certificate, RSAII; Integrated Business Technology, Uttoxeter Adult Education
  • M.Sc., Sociology of Sport and Sports Management (distance learning), University of Leicester
  • Cambridge Certificate, Japanese, Cranford Community School
  • Pg.Cert., Leisure Management, West London Institute of Higher Education
  • B.Sc (Hons), Sport Studies and Geology, West London Institute of Higher Education

Research Interests

  • Sport as a Tool for Promoting Peace
  • Historical, Sociological and Sports Management aspects of Disability and Paralympic Sport
  • The use of disability sport in the rehabilitation of military and non-military victims of violent conflict

Selected Outputs

  • Brittain, I. (2014) 'A brief history of the development of sport for people with disabilities in Europe in Sport and Citizenship'. In Sport and Citizenship Think Tank Sport and Disability in Europe: Which training for the coaching staff? Sport and Citizenship Think Tank 41-50
  • Brittain, I., Ramshaw, G., and Gammon, S.J. (2013) 'The Marginalisation of Paralympic Heritage'. International Journal of Heritage Studies 19 (2), 171-185. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2012.681679
  • Brittain, I. (2013) 'From Stoke Mandeville to Sochi: A history of the summer and winter Paralympic Games'. Proceedings: Disability Sport: A vehicle for social change?, 'Disability Sport: A vehicle for social change?'. Held 23-25 Aug 2012 in Coventry, UK Champaign, Il: Common Ground Publishing
  • Brittain, I. (ed.) (2013) Proceedings: Disability Sport: A vehicle for social change? 'Disability Sport: A vehicle for social change?'. Held 23-25 Aug 2012 in Coventry, UK. Champaign, Il: Common Ground Publishing
  • Brittain, I. (2012) From Stoke Mandeville to Stratford: A history of the summer Paralympic Games. Champaign, Il: Commonground Publishing
  • Brittain, I. (2012) 'South Africa, Apartheid and the Paralympic Games'. In Disability in the Global Sport Arena: A Sporting Chance. Ed. by Le Clair , J.M. Routledge
  • Brittain, I. (2012) 'Sport for the disabled as social (re)education and a re-builder of lives'. In Sport, Peace and Development. Ed. by Gilbert, K., and Bennett, W. Champaign, Il: Commonground Publishing
  • Brittain, I. (2012) 'The Paralympic Games as a force for peaceful coexistence'. Sport in Society
  • Brittain, I., and Green, S.E. (2012) 'Disability sport is going back to its roots: Rehabilitation of military personnel suffering sudden traumatic disablement in the twenty-first century'. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 19 (9), 526-530
  • Brittain, I. (2012) 'British media portrayals of paralympic and disability sport'. In Heroes or Zeros: The media's perceptions of Paralympic sport. Ed. by Schantz, O.J., and Gilbert, K. Champaign, Il: Commonground Publishing, 105-113
  • Brittain, I., and Hutzler, Y. (2009) 'A social-historical perspective on the development of sports for persons with a physical disability in Israel'. Sport in Society 12 (8), 1075-1088
  • Brittain, I. (2009) The Paralympic Games Explained. UK: Routledge
  • Huang, C.J., and Brittain. I. (2006) 'Negotiating identities through disability sport: From negative label to positive self-identification'. Sociology of Sport Journal 23 (4), 352-375
  • Brittain, I. (2004) 'The Role of Schools in Constructing Self-perceptions Regarding Sport and Physical Education in Relation to People with Disabilities'. Sport, Education and Society 9 (1), 75-94
  • Brittain, I. (2004) 'Perceptions of Disability and Their Impact Upon Involvement in Sport for People with Disabilities at All Levels'. Journal of Sport and Social Issues 28 (4), 429-452

Research Students

PhD: 1 completion 1 current student