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.
I am currently working on a joint edited text with Dominic Malcolm for undergraduate students entitled, Figurational research in Sport, Health and Leisure.
Due in 2017 it will be published by Routledge. I am currently working on a number of book chapters on Gender and Sport, including a contribution to the Gibbons, T. and Malcolm, D. (Eds.) Sport & English National Identity in a 'Disunited Kingdom' and the forthcoming Handbook of Sport Feminisms.