Velija, P with Mansfield, L. (2017). ‘The UK House of Commons Women and Sport Report 2014-2015: Policy, Evidence and Impact’, in (eds) Mansfield, L., Caudwell, J., Wheaton, B., and Watson, R. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education. Basingstoke. Palgrave Macmillan.
Malcolm, D and Velija, P.,(2017). Cricket: the quintessential English game?. IN: Gibbons, T. and Malcolm, D. (eds.) Sport and English National Identity in a ‘Disunited Kingdom’. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 19 - 33.
Velija, P and Hughes, L (2017). ‘Men fall like boiled eggs, Women like boiled eggs: Civilised female bodies and gender relations in British National Hunt racing. International Review for Sociology of Sport, first published date 09 June 2017.
Velija, P. (2015) Women’s Cricket and Global Processes: The Emergence and Development of Womens Cricket as a Global Game. Palgrave Macmillian.
Noret, N, Smith, A, Velija, P, Mierzwinski, M and Birbeck, N. (2015) Bullying in School Sport Report, in Conjunction with The Ben Cohen Stand Up Foundation.
Mierzwinski, Velija and Malcolm (2014) ‘Women’s Experiences in the Mixed Martial Arts: A Quest for Excitement?’, Sociology of Sport Journal, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p66.
Velija, P. Ratna, A and Flintoff, A (2012). ‘Women and Cricket: Negotiating the Changing Field of Play, International Review for Sociology of Sport, ifirst
Velija, P., Fortune, L., and Mierzwinski, M. (2012). ‘Women, gender and embodiment in the Martial Arts’, Leisure Studies .Ifirst Article, 1-17.
Velija, P. (2012) ‘The Batting is fragile and uncertain’ Media Representations of Women in Cricket (1998-2008)’ Media Report to Women.
Velija, P. (2012). ‘A Maiden Over: A Socio-Historical Overview of the Women’s Ashes’. Sport in Society. Vol 15, 8.
My research contributes to the academic area of the sociology of sport and focuses on issues of social justice, but more specifically on gender relations in sport. I have been research active in the area of sociology of sport, contributing to the recent REF. Recently, my research has focused on the production of a sole authored book with Palgrave published in 2015 entitled Women’s Cricket and Global Processes: The Emergence and Development of Women’s Cricket as a Global Game.
I have published in several peer reviewed journals, including International Review for Sociology of Sport, Sociology of Sport Journal, developing a strong research profile focusing on issues of gender relations in sport, including women’s cricket, horse racing, MMA, girls and Physical Education and Sport. I am currently supervising a PhD on civilising processes, physical education and masculine identities.