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Durham University

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Ms Amee Gill

Postgraduate Research Student in the Department of Sociology

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My doctoral research explores women’s experiences of working in leadership positions in men’s professional football in England during the ‘new football’ era. This project aims to broaden our sociological understanding of women’s work in male-dominated occupations, whilst helping to uncover the hidden history of women’s work in football leadership. You can read more about this project at


My research interests are in gender and the history & sociology of women’s work. I am particularly interested in performances of femininity & masculinity in the workplace. I am also interested in feminist methodologies and approaches to social research.



I am a PhD student in the Department of Sport & Exercise Sciences at Durham University. I have an MSc in Applied Social Research from the University of Hull and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology & Counselling from Salford University. My PhD project, Women in a ‘Man’s World', is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). This PhD is a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership with Sporting Heritage and The National Football Museum.


Conference Papers

BSA Work, Employment & Society Conference (2018) Women in a 'Man's World': A Study of Women in Leadership Positions in Men's Professional Football in England (1992 - present day)

International Football History Conference (2018) Women in a 'Man's World': A socio-historical perspective on women working in football leadership. Manchester City Academy. 



Sport, Culture & Society - Seminar Tutor & Guest Lecturer

Perspectives in Social Research - Seminar Tutor

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