My research interests lie in sport's relationship with ethnicity, nationalism, identity, race, religion and politics. I have authored, co-authored and edited several books on these subjects and have published regularly in a wide spectrum of journals, edited books and through various media channels. This research is on-going.
In 2001-2002 I was a member of a research group appointed by the Economic and Social Research Council to explore the profiles and identities of those who comprise 2nd and 3rd generation Irish in Britain. I contributed to a similar report commissioned by the Irish Government into the Irish in Britain in 2002.