Lee’s research focuses on the relational, (micro)political, and emotional features of sports work, with a particular emphasis on coaching and coach education contexts. He acted as lead editor of the Learning in Sports Coaching and Research Methods in Sports Coaching Routledge books. Lee’s research principally utilises qualitative research methods and interactionist theoretical frameworks to understand sports workers’ experiences of the everyday social realities of organisational sporting life. Dr Nelson has also helped to initiate a novel strand of academic research that seeks to understand coaches’ uses as well as athletes’ experiences of video-based feedback. Lee has supervised to completion the academic studies of postgraduate students that have investigated these research topics.
- Passion and paranoia: An embodied tale of emotion, identity, and pathos in sports coaching.
- Emotions, identity and power in video-based feedback sessions: Tales from women’s professional football.
- An elite hockey player’s experiences of video-based coaching: A poststructuralist reading.
- Exploring the interplay between learning, knowledge, biography and practice: The tale of an experienced track and field athletics coach.
- A coach’s political use of video-based feedback: a case study in elite-level academy soccer