Professor Symeon Dagkas


NameProfessor Symeon Dagkas
Job titleAcademic Sessional

Research outputs

Language and sport, physical activity and health among superdiverse groups.

Dagkas, S. and Curry, W. 2018. Language and sport, physical activity and health among superdiverse groups. in: Creese, A. and Blackledge, A. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook on Language and Superdiversity Routledge.

"Is social inclusion through PE, sport and PA still a rhetoric?" evaluating the relationship between physical education, sport and social inclusion

Dagkas, S. 2018. "Is social inclusion through PE, sport and PA still a rhetoric?" evaluating the relationship between physical education, sport and social inclusion. Educational Review. 70, pp. 67-74. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131911.2018.1399629

Follow up evaluation on the schools on the move project on behalf of Youth Sport Trust, Department of Educational Skills & Department of Health report

Dagkas, S. and Stathi, A. 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.

Advancing the inclusion of Muslim women in sport

Dagkas, S., Benn, T. and Jawad, H. 2011. Advancing the inclusion of Muslim women in sport.

Newham Every Child a Sport Person: A Process Evaluation Report

Dagkas, S., Curry, W. and Wilson, M. 2014. Newham Every Child a Sport Person: A Process Evaluation Report.

Female coaches: A qualitative analysis of determinants

Dagkas, S. 2015. Female coaches: A qualitative analysis of determinants.

Attitudes of Muslim students and PE teachers towards physical education and extra-curricular activities

Dagkas, S. 2001. Attitudes of Muslim students and PE teachers towards physical education and extra-curricular activities.

Cultural factors influencing adolescent participation in PE and extra-curricular activities

Dagkas, S. 2002. Cultural factors influencing adolescent participation in PE and extra-curricular activities.

Perceptions of Muslim females towards physical education and extra-curricular activities

Dagkas, S. and Benn, T. 2003. Perceptions of Muslim females towards physical education and extra-curricular activities.

Challenging barriers: meeting the needs of Muslim women in teacher education: a case study

Dagkas, S. and Benn, T. 2004. Challenging barriers: meeting the needs of Muslim women in teacher education: a case study.

Contemporary predicaments on gender and sexuality issues. Title of keynote: body, identity and culture; adolescents' discourses on physical activity participation

Dagkas, S. 2008. Contemporary predicaments on gender and sexuality issues. Title of keynote: body, identity and culture; adolescents' discourses on physical activity participation.

PE teachers' perceptions of Muslim pupils' participation in physical education and extra-curricular activities.

Dagkas, S. and Benn, T. 2004. PE teachers' perceptions of Muslim pupils' participation in physical education and extra-curricular activities.

Factors affecting adolescents' participation in physical activity: an example of two secondary schools in the UK

Dagkas, S. and Shelton, S. 2005. Factors affecting adolescents' participation in physical activity: an example of two secondary schools in the UK.

Socioeconomic background and participation in physical activity: a case study

Dagkas, S. 2006. Socioeconomic background and participation in physical activity: a case study.

Evaluation of the 'schools on the move' project: interpretative accounts on procedures, practices and success

Dagkas, S., Stathi, A., Nordin, S. and Riddoch, C. 2007. Evaluation of the 'schools on the move' project: interpretative accounts on procedures, practices and success.

A pedometer-based Intervention for 9-13 Year old children: 'the schools on the move' project

Dagkas, S., Stathi, S., Nordin, S. and Riddoch, C. 2007. A pedometer-based Intervention for 9-13 Year old children: 'the schools on the move' project.

Family environment as a determinant of adolescents' participation in physical activity and leisure settings

Dagkas, S. and Stathi, A. 2007. Family environment as a determinant of adolescents' participation in physical activity and leisure settings.

A qualitative follow-up evaluation of a pedometer based intervention for 9-13 year old children: the schools on the move project

Dagkas, S., Stathi, A. and Riddoch, C. 2008. A qualitative follow-up evaluation of a pedometer based intervention for 9-13 year old children: the schools on the move project.

How does PE teachers' knowledge base relate to their practice with regard teaching culturally diverse classes?

Dagkas, S. 2010. How does PE teachers' knowledge base relate to their practice with regard teaching culturally diverse classes?

Psychosocial and environmental determinants to adolescents' participation in physical activity settings

Dagkas, S., Stathi, A. and Quarmby, T. 2008. Psychosocial and environmental determinants to adolescents' participation in physical activity settings.

Family structure and children's participation in physical activity

Dagkas, S., Quarmby, T. and Bridge, M. 2008. Family structure and children's participation in physical activity.

Exploring adolescents' discourses on participation in physical activity and leisure settings

Dagkas, S. 2008. Exploring adolescents' discourses on participation in physical activity and leisure settings.

Invited symposium - inclusion and exclusion through youth sport

Dagkas, S. 2010. Invited symposium - inclusion and exclusion through youth sport.

Advanced pedagogies for inclusive practice in physical education and youth sport

Dagkas, S. 2010. Advanced pedagogies for inclusive practice in physical education and youth sport.

Improving Muslim girls' participation in PE and school sport: reporting from the BASS project

Dagkas, S. and Benn, T. 2010. Improving Muslim girls' participation in PE and school sport: reporting from the BASS project.

Identity, diaspora and religion: international case studies.

Dagkas, S. and Benn, T. 2010. Identity, diaspora and religion: international case studies.

(De)constructing the 'pedagogised family': investigating the intersection of family and social class on young peoples' embodiment towards physical activity and health

Dagkas, S. and 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.

Symposium 'exclusion through youth sport: bold propositions'

Dagkas, S. 2010. Symposium 'exclusion through youth sport: bold propositions'. Symposium 'Exclusion Through Youth Sport: Bold Propositions'. Melbourne, Australia Nov 2010

Locating the place and meaning of physical activity in the lives of young people from lone parent families: developing a taste for necessity

Dagkas, S. 2011. Locating the place and meaning of physical activity in the lives of young people from lone parent families: developing a taste for necessity.

Advanced pedagogies for inclusive practice in physical activity

Dagkas, S. 2011. Advanced pedagogies for inclusive practice in physical activity.

Young people's agency and practice: exploring the role of the family.

Dagkas, S. and Quarmby, T. 2012. Young people's agency and practice: exploring the role of the family.

Advanced pedagogies and physical culture: inclusive practices in physical education and youth sport

Dagkas, S. 2013. Advanced pedagogies and physical culture: inclusive practices in physical education and youth sport.

Symposium: physical culture, racialization and the body (chair)

Dagkas, S. 2014. Symposium: physical culture, racialization and the body (chair). Symposium: Physical Culture, Racialization and the Body. Auckland, New Zealand 10 - 14 Feb 2014

Migrant and ethnic minority families' notions of health and wellbeing in superdiverse communities and global neighbourhoods

Dagkas, S., Babakus-Curry, W. and Pearce, G. 2014. Migrant and ethnic minority families' notions of health and wellbeing in superdiverse communities and global neighbourhoods.

A process evaluation of Newham's every child a sportsperson programme

Dagkas, S., Curry, W. and Wilson, W. 2015. A process evaluation of Newham's every child a sportsperson programme.

A school based intervention to increase physical activity and sport through PE: the NECaSP project.

Dagkas, S. 2015. A school based intervention to increase physical activity and sport through PE: the NECaSP project.

Superdiversity health and wellbeing: ethnic minority families understanding of physical activity for health

Dagkas, S. 2015. Superdiversity health and wellbeing: ethnic minority families understanding of physical activity for health.

A process evaluation of a school based activity for health intervention in East London.

Dagkas, S. 2015. A process evaluation of a school based activity for health intervention in East London.

Putting physical culture studies to work in school PE: a needed pedagogical dialogue

Dagkas, S. 2015. Putting physical culture studies to work in school PE: a needed pedagogical dialogue.

Racialised bodies and physical culture: lessons learnt

Dagkas, S. 2015. Racialised bodies and physical culture: lessons learnt.

Physical culture and racialised bodies of Muslim young people.

Dagkas, S. 2015. Physical culture and racialised bodies of Muslim young people.

Whiteness, race logic and the hidden curriculum

Dagkas, S. 2016. Whiteness, race logic and the hidden curriculum.

'Sport for all': sport, physical culture and disadvantaged young people.

Dagkas, S. 2016. 'Sport for all': sport, physical culture and disadvantaged young people.

Social inclusion implications and practice in formal and informal pedagogical settings.

Dagkas, S. 2016. Social inclusion implications and practice in formal and informal pedagogical settings.

Levels and patterns of physical activity and sedentary time among superdiverse adolescents in East London: a cross-sectional study

Dagkas, S., Curry, W. and Wilson, M. 2016. Levels and patterns of physical activity and sedentary time among superdiverse adolescents in East London: a cross-sectional study. Ethnicity and Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2016.1252833

Newham's Every Child a Sports Person (NECaSP): a summative process evaluation of a school- and community- based intervention in East London, United Kingdom

Curry, W., Dagkas, S. and Wilson, M. 2016. Newham's Every Child a Sports Person (NECaSP): a summative process evaluation of a school- and community- based intervention in East London, United Kingdom. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 13 (10), pp. 1124-1131. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2015-0567

Problematizing social justice in health pedagogy and youth sport: intersectionality of race, ethnicity, and class

Dagkas, S. 2016. Problematizing social justice in health pedagogy and youth sport: intersectionality of race, ethnicity, and class. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 87 (3), pp. 221-229. https://doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2016.1198672

The Copenhagen Consensus Conference 2016: children, youth, and physical activity in schools and during leisure time

Bangsbo, J., Krustrup, P., Duda, J., Hillman, C., Andersen, L., Weiss, M., Williams, C., Lintunen, T., Greenwood, K., Hansen, P., Naylor, P., Ericsson, I., Nielsen, G., Froberg, K., Bugge, A., Lundbye-Jensen, J., Schipperijn, J., Dagkas, S., Agergaard, S., Von Seelen, J., Østergaard, C., Skovgaard, T., Busch, H. and Elbe, A. 2016. The Copenhagen Consensus Conference 2016: children, youth, and physical activity in schools and during leisure time. British Journal of Sports Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-096325

Perception of Discrimination Among Asian European Footballers in London (aged 11-18).

Curry, W., Dagkas, S., Creary, N. and Wilson, M. 2016. Perception of Discrimination Among Asian European Footballers in London (aged 11-18).

Revitalizing the physical education social-justice agenda in the global era: where do we go from here?

Azzarito, L., Macdonald, D., Dagkas, S. and Fisette, J. 2016. Revitalizing the physical education social-justice agenda in the global era: where do we go from here? Quest. 69 (2), pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/00336297.2016.1176935

Families, young people, physical activity and health: critical perspectives

Dagkas, S. and Burrows, L. (ed.) 2016. Families, young people, physical activity and health: critical perspectives. London Routledge.

'Pedagogised families' health and physical culture; intersectionality of race and social class.

Dagkas, S. 2016. 'Pedagogised families' health and physical culture; intersectionality of race and social class. in: Dagkas, S. and Burrows, L. (ed.) Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health: Critical Perspectives. Routledge.

Families and young people, critical perspectives: an introduction

Dagkas, S. and Burrows, L. 2016. Families and young people, critical perspectives: an introduction. in: Dagkas, S. and Burrows, L. (ed.) Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health: Critical Perspectives. Routledge.

Perception of discrimination among Asian European footballers in London (Aged 11-18 Yrs): 611 Board #1 June 1, 1: 00 PM - 3: 00 PM

Curry, W., Dagkas, S., Creary, N. and Wilson, M. 2016. Perception of discrimination among Asian European footballers in London (Aged 11-18 Yrs): 611 Board #1 June 1, 1: 00 PM - 3: 00 PM. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 48 (5S), pp. 158-158. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000485474.18236.30

Bourdieu, young people and physical activity: from theory to practice

Dagkas, S. and Quarmby, T. 2015. Bourdieu, young people and physical activity: from theory to practice. in: Hunter, L., Emerald, E. and Smith, W. (ed.) Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture London Routledge.

Physical Culture, Pedagogy, Racialisation and the Body.

Dagkas, S. and Fitzpatrick, K. 2015. Physical Culture, Pedagogy, Racialisation and the Body. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy.

"Racialised" pedagogic practices influencing young Muslims' physical culture

Dagkas, S. and Hunter, L. 2015. "Racialised" pedagogic practices influencing young Muslims' physical culture. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. 20 (5), pp. 547-558. https://doi.org/10.1080/17408989.2015.1048210

Informal mealtime pedagogies: exploring the influence of family structure on young people's healthy eating dispositions

Quarmby, T. and 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), pp. 323-339. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2013.765399

Religion, culture and sport in the lives of young Muslim females: global perspectives.

Dagkas, S., Benn, T. and Knez, K. 2014. Religion, culture and sport in the lives of young Muslim females: global perspectives. in: Hargreaves, J. and Anderson, E. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender & Sexuality. London Routledge.

Evaluation of a school-based intervention to promote physical activity and sport among young people aged 11-13 in East London.

Dagkas, S., Curry, W. and Wilson, M. 2014. Evaluation of a school-based intervention to promote physical activity and sport among young people aged 11-13 in East London. Journal of Sports Sciences. 4, pp. 181-188. https://doi.org/10.17265/2332-7839/2014.04.002

Who has health problems? class, racialization and health.

Dagkas, S. 2014. Who has health problems? class, racialization and health. in: Fitzpatrick, K. and Tinning, R. (ed.) Health Education: Critical Perspectives New York Routledge. pp. 75-77

Physical literacy bulletin

Whitehead, M. and Dagkas, S. 2013. Physical literacy bulletin. International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education.

Barriers to learning in physical education and sport: does social class still matter?

Dagkas, S. 2013. Barriers to learning in physical education and sport: does social class still matter? in: Armour, K. (ed.) Sport Pedagogy: An Introduction for Teaching and Coaching. London Routledge. pp. 178

Locating the place and meaning of physical activity in the lives of young people from low-income, lone-parent families

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), pp. 459-474. https://doi.org/10.1080/17408989.2012.690384

Formal and informal body pedagogies: exploring the fields of school and family as spaces for (re)production of physical culture.

Dagkas, S. and Quarmby, T. 2012. Formal and informal body pedagogies: exploring the fields of school and family as spaces for (re)production of physical culture. Australian Educational Researcher.

The Olympic movement and Islamic culture: conflict or compromise for Muslim women?

Benn, T. and Dagkas, S. 2012. The Olympic movement and Islamic culture: conflict or compromise for Muslim women? International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. https://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2012.656677

‘Olympism’ and education: a critical review

Armour, K. and Dagkas, S. 2012. ‘Olympism’ and education: a critical review. Educational Review. 64 (3), pp. 261-264. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131911.2012.704742

Inclusion and exclusion through youth sport

Dagkas, S. and Armour, K. 2012. Inclusion and exclusion through youth sport. Abingdon Routledge.

Young people's embodiment of physical activity: the role of the pedagogized family

Dagkas, S. and Quarmby, T. 2012. Young people's embodiment of physical activity: the role of the pedagogized family. Sociology of Sport Journal. 29 (2), pp. 210-226. https://doi.org/10.1123/ssj.29.2.210

Associations between children's physical activities, sedentary behaviours and family structure: a sequential mixed methods approach.

Quarmby, T., Dagkas, S. and Bridge, M. 2011. Associations between children's physical activities, sedentary behaviours and family structure: a sequential mixed methods approach. Health Education Research. 26, pp. 63-76. https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cyq071

Sexuality and youth sport

Wellard, I. 2011. Sexuality and youth sport. in: Dagkas, S. and Armour, K. (ed.) Inclusion and Exclusion through Youth Sport London Routledge.

Reaffirming the values of physical education, physical activity and sport in the lives of young Muslim women

Dagkas, S., Koushkie, S. and Talbot, M. 2011. Reaffirming the values of physical education, physical activity and sport in the lives of young Muslim women. in: Benn, T., Pfister, G. and Jawad, H. (ed.) Muslim Women and Sport London Routledge. pp. 13-24

Embodied faith: Islam, religious freedom and educational practices in physical education

Benn, T., Dagkas, S. and Jawad, H. 2011. Embodied faith: Islam, religious freedom and educational practices in physical education. Sport, Education and Society. 16 (1), pp. 17-34. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2011.531959

Multiple voices: improving participation of Muslim girls in physical education and school sport

Dagkas, S., Benn, T. and Jawad, H. 2011. Multiple voices: improving participation of Muslim girls in physical education and school sport. Sport, Education and Society. 16 (2), pp. 223-239. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2011.540427

Facilitating Inclusion of Muslim children in sport and physical activity.

Dagkas, S., Jawad, H. and Benn, T. 2010. Facilitating Inclusion of Muslim children in sport and physical activity. in: Dagkas, S. and Armour, K. (ed.) Inclusion and Exclusion through Youth Sport London Routledge.

The embodiment of religious culture and exclusionary practices in youth sport.

Dagkas, S. and Benn, T. 2010. The embodiment of religious culture and exclusionary practices in youth sport. in: Dagkas, S. and Armour, K. (ed.) Inclusion and Exclusion through Youth Sport London Routledge.

The nature and function of sport pedagogy: review of published English language work 2008-2009.

Bailey, R., Dagkas, S. and Phillpots, L. 2010. The nature and function of sport pedagogy: review of published English language work 2008-2009. International Journal of Physical Education. 47 (1), pp. 10-24.

Children's engagement in leisure time physical activity: exploring family structure as a determinant

Quarmby, T. and Dagkas, S. 2010. Children's engagement in leisure time physical activity: exploring family structure as a determinant. Leisure Studies. 29 (1), pp. 53-66. https://doi.org/10.1080/02614360903242560

Improving participation of Muslim girls in physical education and school sport: shared practical guidance from Birmingham schools 2008.

Dagkas, S., Benn, T., Jawad, H., Miles, H., Whitworth, R., Rashid, N., Whitehouse, S. and Begum, F. 2008. Improving participation of Muslim girls in physical education and school sport: shared practical guidance from Birmingham schools 2008.

A Pedometer-based Intervention for 9-13 year old children: "Schools on the Move"

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

Exploring social and environmental factors affecting adolescents' participation in physical activity

Dagkas, S. and Stathi, A. 2007. Exploring social and environmental factors affecting adolescents' participation in physical activity. European Physical Education Review. 13 (3), pp. 369-384. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356336X07081800

Exploring teaching practices in physical education with culturally diverse classes: a cross-cultural study

Dagkas, S. 2007. Exploring teaching practices in physical education with culturally diverse classes: a cross-cultural study. European Journal of Teacher Education. 30 (4), pp. 431-443. https://doi.org/10.1080/02619760701664219

Young Muslim women's experiences of Islam and physical education in Greece and Britain: a comparative study

Dagkas, S. and 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), pp. 21-38. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573320500255056

Incompatible? Compulsory mixed-sex physical education initial teacher training (PEITT) and the inclusion of Muslim women: a case-study on seeking solutions

Benn, T. and 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), pp. 181-200. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356336X06065181
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