My academic background is in political science, sociology and modern history. I am a qualified & experienced secondary school teacher in modern studies, history and religious education. Teaching I am coordinator for undergraduate modules; SPS9E6 - Sport, Gender, Ethnicity and Identity, SPS9R7 - Readings in Sports Studies, undertake PhD supervision, and contribute to SPS9D8 - Sports Studies Dissertation Supervision and SPSP10 - MSC Dissertation Marking.
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.
Kelly J & Bradley JM (2019) Celtic FC's 1967 Lisbon Lions: why the European Cup victory of the first club from Britain was a defining moment for the Irish diaspora in Scotland. Soccer and Society, 20 (7-8), pp. 1041-1055. https://doi.org/10.1080/14660970.2019.1680502
Bradley J (2019) Brendan Rodgers' Celtic 'betrayal' reveals just what football means in Scotland. The Conversation. 07.03.2019. https://theconversation.com/brendan-rodgers-celtic-betrayal-reveals-just-what-football-means-in-scotland-112811
Bradley J (2013) Donegal: The Scottish Connection. In: McLaughlin J & Beattie S (eds.) An Historical, Environmental and Cutural Atlas of County Donegal. Cork, Ireland: Cork University Press. http://www.corkuniversitypress.com/product-p/9781859184943.htm
Bradley J (2013) Sporting Choices and the Irish in Late 19th and early 20th century Scotland. In: Lyons P, Maley W & Miller J (eds.) Romantic Ireland: From Tone to Gonne; Fresh Perspectives on Nineteenth-Century Ireland. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 119-140. http://www.cambridgescholars.com/romantic-ireland-13
Bradley J (2012) Being British and Scottish in international football. International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) 2012 World Congress, Glasgow Caledonian University, 16.07.2012-18.07.2012. http://issa1965.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/ISSA-Programme-31-May-2012.pdf
Bradley J (2012) In groups, out groups and contested identities in Scottish international football. In: Adair D (ed.) Sport, Race, Ethnicity and Identity: Building Global Understanding. Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives, 17. Oxford, England: Routledge, pp. 82-96. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415483544/
Bradley J (2008) In Groups, Out Groups and Identity in Scottish Football. Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)/Department of Immigration and Citizenship Conference, "Sport, Race and Ethnicity: Building a Global Understanding", Sydney, Australia, 30.11.2008-02.12.2008.
Reid IA & Bradley J (2007) They Don't Understand Our Culture: Narratives of Outsiders and Otherness in Scottish Football Culture. 8th Annual Conference of the European Sociological Association: "Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society", Glasgow, UK, 03.09.2007-06.09.2007.
Bradley J (2007) The Gaelic Athletic Association and Irishness in Scotland: History, Ethnicity, Politics, Culture and Identity. Glendaruel: Argyll Publishing. http://www.argyllbookstore.co.uk/index.php/2013-10-05-14-59-55/sport/product/63-gaelic-athletic-association-and-irishness-in-scotland-the-joseph-m-bradley.html
Bradley J (2007) Michael Cusack and the GAA. Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland, "Romantic Ireland: from Tone to Gonne" 2007, Glasgow, UK, 22.06.2007-24.06.2007.
Bradley J (2006) Sport and the contestation of ethnic identity: Football and Irishness in Scotland. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 32 (7), pp. 1189-1208. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691830600821885
Maguire JA, Jarvie G, Mansfield L & Bradley J (eds.) (2002) Sport worlds: a sociological perspective, First ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers. http://www.humankinetics.com//products/all-products/sport-worlds
Bradley J (2002) Unrecognised Middle-Class Revolutionary? Michael Cusack, Sport and Cultural Change in Nineteenth-Century Ireland. European Sports History Review, 4, pp. 58-72. http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=113852598&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine