Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Childcare Workers Understanding of the Play Cycle: can a focus on ‘process not product’ contribute to quality childcare experiences?. Child Care in Practice
  2. & Re-defining the Play Cycle - an empirical study on playworker's understanding of playwork theory. Journal of Early Childhood Research
  3. & Understanding the adult role in the Play Cycle – an empirical study. Child Care in Practice
  4. An evaluation of using playful and non-playful tasks when teaching research methods in adult higher education. Reflective Practice 19(5), 666-677.
  5. & Children’s use of public spaces and the role of the adult – a comparison of play ranging in the UK, and the leikkipuisto (Play Parks) in Finland. International Journal of Play, 1-14.
  6. & Transactional Analysis and the Ludic Third (TALT): A Model of Functionally Fluent Reflective Play Practice. Transactional Analysis Journal 48(3), 258-271.
  7. & Maternal eating behaviour differs between ethnic groups: Considerations for research and practice. Maternal & Child Nutrition 14(4), e12630
  8. & Free Choice or Adaptable Choice: Self-Determination Theory and Play. American Journal of Play 9(1), 56-70.
  9. & Junk modelling at the British Science Festival: A reflection on non-directive play in action. Journal of Playwork Practice 3(2), 149-154.
  10. & Playwork practitioners' views on play provision in a South Wales local authority. Journal of Playwork Practice 3(1), 35-48.
  11. The Possible Futures for Playwork project: a thematic analysis. Journal of Playwork Practice 2(2), 143-156.
  12. & Factors influencing children's perceptions of choice within their free play activity: the impact of functional, structural and social affordances. Journal of Playwork Practice 1(2), 173-190.
  13. Children's Perceptions of Choice in Relation to their Play at Home, in the School Playground and at The Out-of-School Club. Children & Society 28(2), 116-127.
  14. & Understanding children's free play at home, in school and at the After School Club: A preliminary investigation into play types, social grouping and perceived control. The Psychology of Education Review 34(1), 32-41.

Books

  1. & The Play Cycle: Theory, Research and Application.
  2. & (Eds.). Researching Play from a Playwork Perspective. Routledge.

Book Chapters

  1. & Introduction. In Researching Play from a Playwork Perspective. (pp. 8-24). London: Routledge.
  2. & Conclusion. In Conclusion. (pp. 123-128).
  3. Process, participation and reflection: how playwork practive influenced a mixed-methods approach to researching children's choice in their play. In Researching Play from a Playwork Perspective. (pp. 90-108). London: Routledge.
  4. & Re-establishing early years practitioners as play professionals. In Janet Moyles (Ed.), The Excellence of Play 4th Edition. (pp. 125-137). Open Universtiy Press.
  5. The Free Play Matrix and the CAOS System - How the IMEE Process and the Tulpa Creation Were Used in Qualitative Research on Children's Free Play. In Russell, W., Handscomb, B. & Fitzpatrick, J. (Ed.), Playwork Voices: In Celebration of Bob Hughes and Gordon Sturrock. London: London Centre for Playwork Education and Training.

Conference Contributions

  1. & (2018). The Play Cycle - 20 Years On. Aberystwyth University: A Child's World Conference 2018 - New Shoes New Direction.
  2. (2018). Researching Play from a Playwork Perspective. Presented at A Child's World Conference 2018 - New Shoes New Direction, Aberystwyth University: A Child's World Conference 2018 - New Shoes New Direction.
  3. (2018). Researching Play From a Playwork Perspective. 32nd annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 4-7, 2018 hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO).
  4. (2017). Why Playworkers view play as important for children and young people - A Qualitative Study.
  5. (2015). Professional Practice and Play: Play: a beginning, a process or an outcome?. Presented at Pembrokeshire Play Conference,
  6. (2014). Playwork Poacher to Playwork Gamekeeper. Presented at From Practice to Theory - Journal of Playwork Practice Seminar,
  7. & (2014). Children’s perception of adaptable choice and self-determination theory in play. Presented at A Child's World, Aberystwyth 25-27th June 2014, Aberystwyth:
  8. & (2013). Presentation delivered at Swansea University Play conference, Swansea. Presented at Swansea University Play conference, Swansea: Swansea University Play conference.
  9. & (2013). Workshop delivered at the PlayBoard conference. Presented at PlayBoard, Belfast: PlayBoard Conference.
  10. & (2012). Flow. Workshop delivered at the National Playwork Conference, Eastbourne, Tuesday March 13th 2012.
  11. & (2012). Is Play Freely Chosen? Myth or Reality. Workshop delivered at the National Playwork Conference, Eastbourne, Wednesday March 17th 2012.
  12. & (2012). Is Play Freely Chosen? Workshop delivered at the Spirit of Adventure Play Conference, Cardiff, May 17th 2012.
  13. & (2011). Is play freely chosen? Workshop delivered at the IPA world play conference, Cardiff, Monday 4th July 2011.
  14. & (2011). Role of Play in Schools. Part of the School Symposium at the IPA world play conference, Wednesday 5th July 2011.
  15. & (2010). Understanding Children’s Free Play at Home, in School and at the After School Club presented at the 8th Playwork Conference, Eastbourne, Tuesday March 2nd 2010.
  16. & (2010). Is play freely chosen? Free Play at Home, in School and at the After School Club. Towers Hotel, Jersey Marine, Swansea, Tuesday May 5th 2010.
  17. (2009). Is freedom a psycho-kinetic skill? – Power, potential space and bounded rationality in the TAZ at the ArtAngel Conference “There’s an artist in the Playground”, London Wednesday 20th May 2009.
  18. (2009). The Play What I Wrote: Script Development, Play Types and Free Play presented at the Beauty of Play Conference, Stone (2009).
  19. & (2009). Understanding Children's Free Play at Home, in School and at the After School Club: A preliminary investigation into play types and perceived control presented at the British Psychological Society Education Section conference Transitions in Education, Preston..
  20. (2007). Who Controls the CAOS in the TAZ? – A Theoretical Semi-Autobiographical Play Journey. Workshop presented at the Beauty of Play Conference 2007, Stone.
  21. (2007). Who Controls the CAOS in the TAZ? The Power of Play. Workshop delivered at the18th PlayEd Conference 2007 – Schools of Thought and Application or What Should We Do With What We Know held at the Wolverhampton Science Park, Wolverhampton on 16th and 17th October 2007.
  22. (2005). TALT – Transactional Analysis in the Ludic Third workshop presented at Cornwall Play and Playwork Conference - The Theory and Practice of Play 12th March 2005, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall (2005).
  23. (2005). TALT – Transactional Analysis in the Ludic Third workshop presented at Beauty of Play Conference, Stone (2005).
  24. (2005). TALT - Transactional Analysis in the Ludic Third workshop presented at the Play as Healing National Conference, Jersey. Jersey Child Care Trust (JCCT) and British Institute for Therapeutic Playwork (BITP) (2005).

Other Research Outputs

  1. (2013). Children's Perception of Choice in Their Play at Home, in the School Playground and in the Out-of-School Club.
  2. & (2010). How much freedom do children have in their free play? Article in Ip-dip, no.15 (Jan 2010). . (IpDip).
  3. (2009). Anarludichsim – children controlling their lives through free play or “I’m free, to do what I want, any old time” pt.2. . (Playwords).
  4. (2009). Anarludichsim – children controlling their lives through free play or “I’m free, to do what I want, any old time” pt.1.. (Playwords).
  5. (2002). How to…put on a children’s rights conference. (Playwords).