Since 2012, the AWF has published and presented research and scholarship focused on women and sport; particularly activism, leadership and development
Matthews (2020) The Brighton Conference on Women and Sport
Piggott and Pike (2019) ‘CEO equals man’: Gender and informal organisational practices in English sport governance
Piggott, Pike, and Matthews (2019) A ‘Sporting Future’ for all?: A Review of Gender Diversity in English Sports Leadership
Fasting, Pike, Matthews and Sand (2018) From Helsinki to Gaborone: IWG Progress Report 2013-2018
Matthews (2018) Tensions and future directions for the women and sport movement
Pike, White, Matthews, Southon and Piggott (2018) Women and Sport Leadership: A Case Study of a Development Programme
All of our publications and conference presentations
IWG World Conferences
At the IWG World Conferences for Women and Sport in 2014 (Helsinki) and 2018 (Gaborone), the AWF had a major presence. We contributed to the Progress Reports (see above), presented keynotes and delivered sessions, continuing Anita's legacy from 1994.
The opportunity to host visiting scholars is very exciting for us. Hosting scholars allows for a sharing of experiences and information between the individuals and the AWF and University of Chichester, as well as greater intercultural understanding of the UK by the visitor and vice versa.
We have welcomed four visiting scholars from around the world
We continue to welcome expressions of interest from female scholars. If you, or someone you know, believe the resources and expertise of both the AWF and the University of Chichester may be of benefit, please contact us with your research, your institution/organisation, and potential funding streams you have or may require for your visit.
Research with us
The AWF has been influential to three doctoral completions at the University of Chichester. Please visit the University webpage or contact us directly to enquire about doctoral opportunities
Jordan Matthews (2014) A critical analysis of the development, outcomes and definition of the Women and Sport Movement (W&SM).
Lombe Mwambwa (2020) Experiences of Women Sport Leaders in the African Union Sports Council Region 5.
Lucy Piggott (2019) Gender, Leadership, and Organisational Change in English Sport Governance.
If you are an organisation focused on gender equity in sport, we would be excited to hear from you.
We have worked as expert consultants on global projects and have an internationally-recognised women's leadership programme with WSLA. Three doctorates have been closely associated with our work and, being part of the University of Chichester, allows unique opportunities to pursue new projects.
Work with us