Department for Health

Dr Brad Millington

Brad Millington

Lecturer

1 West 3.109
Email: b.millington@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 4357

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD projects related to any of my research interests. Please contact me if you wish to discuss PhD supervision.

Profile

My research is focused on physical culture, which is to say it centres on the meanings, practices, technologies, and spaces associated with the active body in a variety of contexts (in sport, fitness, physical activity, leisure, and physical education). I draw from an eclectic mix of theories in my work and from an array of research methods as well.

In more specific terms, my research involves two main strands of analysis. The first strand is focused on health and fitness technologies, with consideration given to the production, representation, regulation, and consumption of devices such as fitness training apps. The second strand of analysis involves work on sport and the environment, with a focus in this case on environmental discourses, policies, and practices related to sporting industries (golf) and mega-events (the Olympics).

My work has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Sport Canada.

I am an Associate Editor of the journal Leisure Sciences and a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Sport & Social Issues and the Editorial Advisory Board for Leisure Studies.

Research interests

  • Health and fitness technologies
  • Sport and Big Data
  • Physical culture, gender, and aging
  • Sport and the environment/sustainable development
  • Mega-events and corporate social responsibility
  • Sport and social movements

Publications

Book/s

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2016. The Greening of Golf:Sport, Globalization and the Environment. Manchester University Press. (Globalizing Sport Studies)

Book Sections

Wilson, B. and Millington, B., 2016. Sport, the environment and physical cultural studies. In: Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies. London, U. K.: Routledge.

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2016. Media research:From text to context. In: Smith, B. and Sparks, A., eds. Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise. London, U. K.: Routledge.

Wilson, B. and Millington, B., 2016. Sport and environmentalism. In: Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport. Routledge, pp. 366-376.

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2014. The masters of nature:Golf, nonhumans, and consumer culture. In: Gillett, J. and Gilbert, M., eds. Sport, Animals, and Society. Abingdon, U. K.: Routledge, pp. 52-66. (Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society)

Wilson, B. and Millington, B., 2013. Sport, ecological modernization and the environment. In: Andrews, D. L. and Carrington, B., eds. A Companion to Sport. Chichester, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 129-142. (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies)

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2012. Media analysis in physical cultural studies:From production to reception. In: Young, K. and Atkinson, M., eds. Qualitative Research on Sport and Physical Culture. Bingley, UK: Emerald Press, pp. 129-150. (Research in the Sociology of Sport; 6)

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2010. Consuming media, constructing masculinities:A study of youth audiences and physical education in 'reflexively modern' times. In: Kehler, M. and Atkinson, M., eds. Boys' bodies. New York, U.K.: Peter Lang. (Adolescent Cultures, School and Society)

Articles

Millington, B., 2016. Fit for prosumption:interactivity and the second fitness boom. Media, Culture & Society, 38 (8), pp. 1184-1200.

Silk, M., Millington, B., Rich, E. and Bush, A., 2016. (Re-)thinking digital leisure. Leisure Studies

Millington, R., Darnell, S. and Millington, B., 2016. Forthcoming. Ecological Modernization and the Olympics:The Case of Golf and Rio’s 'Green' Games. Sociology of Sport Journal

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2016. An unexceptional exception:golf, pesticides, and environmental regulation in Canada. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 51 (4), pp. 446-467.

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2016. Contested terrain and terrain that contests:Donald Trump, golf's environmental politics, and a challenge to anthropocentrism in Physical Cultural Studies. International Review for the Sociology of Sport

Millington, B., 2016. 'Quantify the invisible':notes toward a future of posture. Critical Public Health, 24 (6), pp. 405-417.

Millington, B., 2016. Video games and the political and cultural economies of health-entertainment. Leisure Studies, 35 (6), pp. 739-757.

Millington, B., 2015. Exergaming in retirement centres and the integration of media and physical literacies. Journal of Aging Studies, 35, pp. 160-168.

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2015. Golf and the environmental politics of modernization. Geoforum, 66, pp. 37-40.

Millington, B. and Millington, R., 2015. The datafication of everything:Toward a sociology of sport and big data. Sociology of Sport Journal, 32 (2), pp. 140-160.

Millington, B., 2014. Amusing ourselves to life:Fitness consumerism and the birth of bio-games. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 38 (6), pp. 491-508.

Millington, B., 2014. Smartphone apps and the mobile privatization of health and fitness. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 31 (5), pp. 479-493.

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2013. Super intentions:Golf course management and the evolution of environmental responsibility. Sociological Quarterly, 54 (3), pp. 450-475.

Millington, B., 2012. Use it or lose it:ageing and the politics of brain training. Leisure Studies, 31 (4), pp. 429-446.

Brayton, S. and Millington, B., 2011. Renovating ethnic identity on Restaurant Makeover. Social Identities, 17 (2), pp. 185-200.

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2010. Context masculinities:media consumption, physical education, and youth Identities. American Behavioral Scientist, 53 (11), pp. 1669-1688.

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2010. Media consumption and the contexts of physical culture:Methodological reflections on a 'Third Generation' study of media audiences. Sociology of Sport Journal, 27 (1), pp. 30-53.

Millington, B., 2009. Stuart Hall and the 'floating significance' of race. British Columbia Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research Quarterly Newsletter, 5 (1).

Millington, B., 2009. Wii has never been modern: 'active' video games and the 'conduct of conduct'. New Media & Society, 11 (4), pp. 621-640.

Millington, B., Vertinsky, P., Boyle, E. and Wilson, B., 2008. Making Chinese-Canadian masculinities in Vancouver's physical education curriculum. Sport, Education and Society, 13 (2), pp. 195-214.

Boyle, E., Millington, B. and Vertinsky, P., 2008. Repräsentationen der Boxerin:Erzählungen von Rasse, Gender und Behinderung in "Million Dollar Baby". Berliner Debatte Initial, 19 (1-2), pp. 73-88.

Boyle, E., Millington, B. and Vertinsky, P., 2006. Representing the female pugilist:Narratives of race, gender and dis-ability in Million Dollar Baby. Sociology of Sport Journal, 23 (2), pp. 99-116.

Conference or Workshop Items

Millington, B., 2015. Active ageing, active gaming: Exercise technologies and later life. In: Sport, Politics and Social Policy Conference, 2015-01-07 - 2015-01-09.

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2015. The greening of golf: Sport and the environmental politics of modernisation. In: International Sociology of Sport Assocation World Congress, 2015-06-09 - 2015-06-12.

Francombe-Webb, J., Millington, B. and Rich, E., 2014. Techno-corporeality, gender, and physical culture. In: University of the West of England Feminism, Philosophy and Technology Conference, 2014-04-04.

Millington, B. and Millington, R., 2014. The datafication of everything:Sport and the Age of Big Data. In: 4th International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 2014-09-01 - 2014-09-03.

Millington, B., 2014. Video games and the cultural and political economies of the third age. In: Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) Conference, 2014-01-08 - 2014-01-10, University of Bournemouth.

Millington, B., 2013. Aging in the Information Age: An ethnographic study of video gaming in Canadian retirement centres (final results). In: 7th Annual Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI) Conference, 2013-10-29 - 2013-10-29.

Millington, B., 2013. Anywhere, anytime:Smartphone apps, mobile privatization, and the commodified sporting body. In: European Sociological Association Conference, 2013-08-28 - 2013-08-31.

Millington, B., 2013. Golf and the (Post-)Politics of Environmental Management. In: Political Studies Association, Sport, Policy & Politics Conference, 2013-02-02.

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2012. A state of exception:golf and environmental regulation in Canada. In: 33rd Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, 2012-11-07.

Millington, B., 2012. Aging in the Information Age:an ethnographic study of video gaming in Canadian retirement centres. In: 6th Annual Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI) Conference 2012, 2012-10-30.

Millington, B., 2012. Amusing ourselves to life:Video games , the body, and the politics of fitness promotion. In: North American Society for the Sociology of Sport 33rd Annual Conference, 2012-11-07 - 2012-11-10.

Millington, B., 2011. Aging in the information age:an ethnographic study of video gaming in Canadian retirement centres. In: 5th Annual Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI) Conference 2011, 2011-11-03 - 2011-11-03.

Wilson, B. and Millington, B., 2011. From reformism to resistance:golf, the environment and social change. In: 32nd Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), 2011-11-02 - 2011-11-05.

Millington, B., 2011. Smartphone apps and the mobilizing of health consumption. In: Alberta Round-Table for the Socio-Cultural Study of Sport, 2011-04-30.

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2010. The golf industry and the making of environmental responsibility. In: 31st Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, 2010-11-03 - 2010-11-06.

Millington, B., 2010. The work of health promotion in the age of digital reproduction. In: Human Kinetics Socio-Cultural Workshop, 2010-01-01.

Millington, B., 2009. "Brain games', aging and the mobilization of risk". In: 30th Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, 2009-11-04 - 2009-11-07.

Brayton, S. and Millington, B., 2009. Ethnic salvation and the limits of liberal benevolence on Restaurant Makeover. In: Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality (RACE) Network 9th Annual Critical Race and Anti-Colonial Studies Conference 2009, 2009-06-05 - 2009-06-07.

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2008. Context masculinities:Media consumption, physical change and youth identities. In: To Remember is to Resist : Forty Years of Sport and Social Change, 2008-05-20 - 2008-05-22.

Millington, B., 2008. New technologies, the sporting body and government(ality). In: 3rd Annual Human Kinetics Graduate Student Research Conference, 2008-01-01.

Millington, B., 2008. Wii has never been modern:'active video games' and governmentality. In: North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, 2008-10-31 - 2008-11-04.

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2006. Global ethnography and youth cultural resistance:A study of Canadian activist groups and their usage of internet communication. In: Internationalizing Media Studies Conference 2006, 2006-09-01.

Millington, B. and Ramanathan, S., 2006. Talking with youth:Focus groups, interviews and the challenges of qualitative research. In: First Annual Human Kinetics Graduate Student Research Conference 2006, 2006-01-01.

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2006. Youth, masculinity and (sport) media:methodological reflections and suggestions. In: North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference 2006, 2006-11-01.

Millington, B. and Boyle, E., 2005. Representing the female pugilist:narratives of race, gender and disability in 'Million Dollar Baby'. In: North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference, 2005, 2005-01-01.

Non-academic press

Millington, B. and Wilson, B., 2015. Eco-friendly golf means not worrying if the grass is greener on the other course. The Conversation

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