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Dr Thomas Webb

Senior Lecturer

  1. 2021
  2. Early online

    Emergency remote teaching in the COVID-19 era: implications and opportunities for sport management education

    Dr Mike Rayner & Dr Thomas Webb, 25 Feb 2021, In: Sport Management Education Journal.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Early online

    Experience and construction of mental health among English female football match officials

    Dr Thomas Webb, Dr Paul Gorczynski, Miss Shakiba Oftadeh Moghadam & Laura Joanne Grubb, 4 Feb 2021, In: The Sport Psychologist.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Accepted for publication

    Abuse is not a zero-sum game! The case for zero tolerance of match official physical and verbal abuse

    Peter Dawson, Dr Thomas Webb & Paul Downward, 19 Jan 2021, (Accepted for publication) In: European Journal of Sport Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. Early online

    Striving for excellence: talent identification and development in English football refereeing

    Dr Thomas Webb, Jimmy O'Gorman & Lee Markham, 7 Jan 2021, In: European Sport Management Quarterly.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. 2020
  7. Published

    Referees, Match Officials and Abuse: Research and Implications for Policy

    Dr Thomas Webb, Dr Mike Rayner, Jamie Cleland & Jimmy O'Gorman, 9 Nov 2020, 1st ed. Routledge. 142 p. (Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  8. Accepted for publication

    Examining the career dynamics of elite football referees: a unique identification profile

    Mohsen Loghmani, Graham Cuskelly & Dr Thomas Webb, 4 Nov 2020, (Accepted for publication) In: Sport Management Review.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. Published

    Can mentors help retain more match officials?

    Dr Thomas Webb, 27 Oct 2020, RefLIVE.

    Research output: Other contribution

  10. Published

    Factors influencing the mental health of sports match officials: the potential impact of abuse and a destabilised support system from a global context

    Dr Thomas Webb & Dr Paul Gorczynski, 27 Oct 2020, Routledge Handbook of Athlete Welfare. Lang, M. (ed.). 1st ed. Routledge, (Routledge International Handbooks).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  11. Published

    The need for mental health research for sports officials

    Dr Thomas Webb, 22 Jul 2020, RefLIVE.

    Research output: Other contribution

  12. Published

    Call-to-action: the need for a mental health research agenda for sports match officials

    Dr Paul Gorczynski & Dr Thomas Webb, 13 Jul 2020, In: Managing Sport and Leisure. 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  13. Published

    An exploration of young professional football players' perceptions of the talent development process in England

    Dr Thomas Webb, Dr Matt Dicks, Dr Daniel J. Brown & Jimmy O'Gorman, 1 Jun 2020, In: Sport Management Review. 23, 3, p. 536-547

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  14. Published

    The future of officiating amid COVID-19

    Dr Thomas Webb, 1 Jun 2020, RefLIVE.

    Research output: Other contribution

  15. Early online

    The future of officiating: analysing the impact of COVID-19 on referees in world football

    Dr Thomas Webb, 18 May 2020, In: Soccer & Society. 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  16. Early online

    Sports match official research: an evolving narrative, positioning future research

    Dr Thomas Webb, 12 May 2020, In: Managing Sport and Leisure.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  17. Published

    The psychology of soccer referees

    Dr Thomas Webb & Denise Hill, 19 Mar 2020, The Psychology of Soccer. Dixon, J., Barker, J., Thelwell, R. & Mitchell, I. (eds.). 1st ed. Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  18. Published

    An analysis of soccer referee experiences in France and the Netherlands: abuse, conflict, and level of support

    Dr Thomas Webb, Dr Matt Dicks, Professor Richard Thelwell, John van der Kamp & Géraldine Rix-Lievre , 1 Feb 2020, In: Sport Management Review. 23, 1, p. 52-65 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  19. Published

    The role of the referee manager

    Dr Thomas Webb, 7 Jan 2020, RefLIVE.

    Research output: Other contribution

  20. 2019
  21. Published

    Educating international football referees: the importance of uniformity

    Manuel Armenteros & Dr Thomas Webb, 25 Nov 2019, The Use of Video Technologies in Refereeing Football and Other Sports. Armenteros, M., Benitez, A. J. & Betancor, M. Á. (eds.). 1st ed. New York: Routledge, 27 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  22. Published

    Goal! Or is it? How technology – and not just VAR – is changing sport

    Dr Thomas Webb, 19 Aug 2019, The Conversation.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  23. Published

    An examination of match official’s perceptions of support and abuse in rugby union and cricket in England

    Dr Thomas Webb, Dr Mike Rayner & Professor Richard Thelwell, 30 Jun 2019, In: Managing Sport and Leisure. 24, 1-3

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  24. Published

    Prepare for peak performance: Elite level preparation for any level

    Dr Thomas Webb, 22 May 2019, RefLIVE.

    Research output: Other contribution

  25. Early online

    Are professional footballers becoming lighter and more ectomorphic? Implications for talent identification and development

    Alan Nevill, Imudianosa Okojie, Julian Smith, Peter O'Donoghue & Dr Thomas Webb, 21 Mar 2019, In: International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  26. Published

    Understanding referee experience and abuse

    Dr Thomas Webb, 4 Jan 2019, UEFA Direct, 182, p. 34-35 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  27. 2018
  28. Published

    Respect? An investigation into the experience of referees in Association Football

    Jamie Cleland, Jimmy O'Gorman & Dr Thomas Webb, 1 Dec 2018, In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 53, 8, p. 960-974 15 p., 0.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  29. Published

    Managing match officials: The influence of business and the impact of finance in an era of Premier League dominance

    Dr Thomas Webb, 28 Nov 2018, Routledge Handbook of Football Business and Management. Chadwick, S., Parnell, D., Widdop, P. & Anagnostopoulos, C. (eds.). 1 ed. Oxon: Taylor & Francis, (Routledge International Handbooks).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  30. Published

    An explorative investigation of referee abuse in English rugby league

    Dr Thomas Webb, Dr Mike Rayner & Professor Richard Thelwell, 30 Jun 2018, In: Journal of Applied Sport Management. 10, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  31. 2017
  32. Published

    Book review: Spanish Football and Social Change: Sociological Investigations

    Dr Thomas Webb, 7 Sep 2017, In: The International Journal of the History of Sport. 34, 3-4, p. 295-296 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewpeer-review

  33. Early online

    The distribution of power through a media campaign: the Respect Program, referees and abuse in association football

    Dr Thomas Webb, Jamie Cleland & Jimmy O'Gorman, 26 Jul 2017, In: Journal of Global Sport Management. 2, 3, p. 162-181 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  34. Published

    Abuse towards referees – we need a cultural change

    Dr Thomas Webb, 1 Jun 2017

    Research output: Other contribution

  35. Published

    Elite soccer referees: Officiating in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A

    Dr Thomas Webb, 22 Apr 2017, Taylor & Francis. 264 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportMonographpeer-review

  36. Published

    Elite refereeing structures in England: a perfect model or a challenging invention?

    Dr Thomas Webb, Feb 2017, In: Soccer & Society. 18, 1, p. 47-62

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  37. 2016
  38. Early online

    The impact of referee training: reflections on the reduction of home advantage in Association Football

    Dr Thomas Webb, Dr Matt Dicks, Professor Richard Thelwell & Alan Nevill, 26 Dec 2016, In: Soccer & Society. 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  39. Published

    Mark Halsey incident suggests football referee system in England needs reforming

    Dr Thomas Webb, 7 Sep 2016, The Conversation.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  40. Published

    Leading elite association football referees: challenges in the cross-cultural organization of a geographically dispersed group

    Dr Thomas Webb, Dr Chris Wagstaff, Dr Mike Rayner & Professor Richard Thelwell, Jul 2016, In: Managing Sport and Leisure. 21, 3, p. 105-123

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  41. Published

    'Knight of the Whistle': W. P. Harper and the impact of the media on an Association Football referee

    Dr Thomas Webb, Mar 2016, In: The International Journal of the History of Sport. 33, 3, p. 306-324

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  42. Published

    Sportsmanship from a referee's perspective: a case study of four sports

    Dr Thomas Webb & Dr Mike Rayner, 29 Feb 2016, Sportsmanship: multidisciplinary perspectives. Delaney, T. (ed.). McFarland, p. 162-172

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  43. Early online

    Referees and the media: a difficult relationship but an unavoidable necessity

    Dr Thomas Webb, 28 Jan 2016, In: Soccer & Society.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  44. Published

    The occurrence of referee abuse in Rugby Union: evidence and measures through an online survey

    Dr Mike Rayner, Dr Thomas Webb & Hayley Webb, 1 Jan 2016, In: International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation and Tourism. 21, d, p. 66-81

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  45. 2015
  46. Published

    Benchmarking report on referee structures and training in England in comparison with Spain and Italy

    Dr Thomas Webb, 2015, Professional Game Match Officials LTD.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  47. Published

    “He’s taken a Dive”: cultural comparisons of elite referee responses to reduced player behaviour in Association Football

    Dr Thomas Webb & Professor Richard Thelwell, 2015, In: Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal. 5, 3, p. 242-258

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  48. 2014
  49. Published

    Howard Webb’s new job is to train a generation of super-refs

    Dr Thomas Webb, 8 Aug 2014, The Conversation.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  50. Published

    Cut referees some slack, most have done a good job

    Dr Thomas Webb, 11 Jul 2014, The Conversation.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  51. Published

    The tricky business of cross-cultural refereeing

    Dr Thomas Webb, 23 Jun 2014, The Conversation.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  52. Published

    The emergence of training and assessment for referees in Association Football: moving from the side-lines

    Dr Thomas Webb, 2014, In: The International Journal of the History of Sport. 31, 9, p. 1081-1097

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  53. 2013
  54. Published

    Improved training of football referees and the decline in home advantage post WW2

    A. Nevill, Dr Thomas Webb & A. Watts, Mar 2013, In: Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 14, 2, p. 220-227 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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