Associate Professor, Sport Management
My research examines sport and related practices, such as health promotion, fitness, and physical activity, from a social scientific perspective. My specific interests lie with two areas of study:
1) Sport and environmental sustainability (including topics such as sport’s environmental implications, protest movements, and sport for development);
2) Sport media and technology (including topics such as wearable health and fitness technology, sport analytics, and consumer experience).
I am the author of Fitness, Technology, and Society: Amusing Ourselves to Life (Routledge), and co-author of The Greening of Golf: Sport, Globalization and the Environment (with Brian Wilson, Manchester University Press).
My work has received funding from Sport Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
- Sport and environmental sustainability – Sport for development – Sport media and technology – Wearable health and fitness technology – Sport analytics
– North American Society for the Sociology of Sport
– Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (UK)
Wilson, B. & Millington, B. (Eds.). (2020). Sport and the environment: Politics and preferred futures. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Ltd.
McSweeney, M., Millington, B., Hayhurst, L., Wilson, B., Ardizzi, M., & Otte, J. (2020). ‘The bike breaks down. What are they going to do?’ Actor-networks and the Bicycles for Development movement. International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
Millington, R., Darnell, S. & Millington, B. (2018). Ecological modernization and the Olympics: The case of golf and Rio’s ‘Green’ Games. Sociology of Sport Journal, 35(1), 8-16.
Millington, B. (2018). Fitness, technology & society: Amusing ourselves to life. London: Routledge.
Silk, M., Millington, B., Rich, E. & Bush, A. (Eds.). (2018). Re-thinking leisure in a digital age. London: Routledge.
Millington, B. (2017). Health: An optimal commodity for the attention economy (Editorial). American Journal of Public Health, 107(11), 1696-1697.
Millington, B. & Wilson, B. (2017). 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, 52(8), 910-923.
Millington, B. & Wilson, B. (2016). The greening of golf: Sport, globalization and the environment. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Millington, B. (2016). Fit for prosumption: Interactivity and the second fitness boom. Media, Culture & Society, 38(8), 1184-1200.
Millington, B. & Wilson, B. (2016). An unexceptional exception: Golf, pesticides, and environmental regulation in Canada. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 51(4), 446-467.
Silk, M., Millington, B., Rich, E. & Bush, A. (2016). (Re-)thinking digital leisure. Leisure Studies, 35(6), 712-723.
Millington, B. (2016). Video games and the political and cultural economies of health-entertainment. Leisure Studies, 35(6), 739-757.
Millington, B. (2015). ‘Quantify the invisible’: Notes toward a future of posture. Critical Public Health, 26(4), 405-417.
Millington, B. (2015). Exergaming in retirement centres and the integration of media and physical literacies. Journal of Aging Studies, 35, 160-168.
Millington, B. & Wilson, B. (2015). Golf and the environmental politics of modernization. Geoforum, 66, 37-40.
Millington, B. & Millington, R. (2015). ‘The datafication of everything’: Towards a sociology of sport and Big Data. Sociology of Sport Journal, 32(2), 140-160.
– Power, politics and policy in sport
– Professional engagement for the sport industry
– Social responsibility for sports, recreation and health