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Mark Falcous ImageBA (hons), PGCE (De Montfort), MA (Queen's), PhD (Loughborough)
Tel +64 3 479 8944


Associate Professor Mark Falcous has been with the School of Physical education since 2002. His research, teaching and supervision are within the sociology of sport area.



  • Sport and the Media
  • Globalisation and the Local-Global Nexus
  • Sport and Social Theory
  • Interpretive Methodology

Postgraduate Students

Current Students

Sebastian Potgieter, “(Re)Presenting 1981: Deconstructing the Springbok Tour”. Co-supervisor: D Booth, M Falcous.
Lourdes Turconi, “Diversity and inclusion in sport organizations. A critical perspective”. Co-supervisor: S Shaw, M Falcous.


Luiz Uehera. Completion date: January 2015.”Examination of the sociocultural constraints influencing development of Brazilian football players”. Co-supervisor: C. Button, M Falcous.
Allen Hill. Completion date: Nov 2011 “re-envisioning sustainable outdoor education in Aotearoa New Zealand”. Co-supervisor: M Falcous, M. Boyes.
Geoffrey Kohe. Completion date: May 2011: "Making it Ordinary: An Unexceptional History of the Early Olympic Movement in New Zealand". Co-supervisor: M Falcous, D. Booth.


Masucci, M., & Falcous, M. (2024). Cycling tribes: Lifestyles, values, and aesthetics. Annals of Leisure Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/11745398.2024.2322438 Journal - Research Article

Falcous, M., & Scott, G. (2023). New Zealand's princess of the pool: Post-ableism and the media narrativisation of Sophie Pascoe. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 58(5), 889-907. doi: 10.1177/10126902221135031 Journal - Research Article

Falcous, M. (2023). [Review of the book A guidebook for novice qualitative researchers]. Qualitative Research, 23(3), 842-844. doi: 10.1177/14687941211052276 Journal - Research Other

Turconi, L., Shaw, S., & Falcous, M. (2022). Examining discursive practices of diversity and inclusion in New Zealand Rugby. Sport Management Review, 25(4), 589-607. doi: 10.1080/14413523.2021.2014182 Journal - Research Article

Falcous, M., & Potgieter, S. (2022). The sporting mythscapes of Aotearoa New Zealand. In D. Sturm & R. Kerr (Eds.), Sport in Aotearoa New Zealand: Contested terrain. (pp. 107-118). London, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003034445-10 Chapter in Book - Research

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