Ph.D. (1994): Faculty of Applied Sciences, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
M.A. (1986): School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University
B.P.H.E. (1984): School of Physical and Health Education (now Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education), University of Toronto
Health and physical literacy
Visual media methodologies
Critical policy studies of public health
Social marketing of active healthy living
Youth sport and fitness audience studies
Critical and cultural studies of sport media
Physical cultural studies of gender and health
Olympic television production ethnographies
Athletes' rights and relationships with the media
Cultural studies of sport, fitness and physical activity
Post-structuralist, postcolonial and feminist methodologies
Nida Mustafa, Gillian Einstein, Margaret MacNeill & Judy Watt-Watson (2020) The lived experiences of chronic pain among immigrant Indian-Canadian women: A phenomenological analysis, Canadian Journal of Pain, 4:3, 40-50
Oldfield, M., MacEachern, B., Kirsh, B. & MacNeill, M. (2016). Impromptu everyday disclosure dances: how women with fibromyalgia respond to disclosure risks at work. Disability and Rehabilitation. 38(15), 1442-1453.
Hayhurst, L., Kidd, B., Knoppers, A., MacNeill, M. (2014). Gender relations, gender-based violence and sport for development and peace: Questions, concerns, cautions emerging from Uganda. Women’s Studies International Forum, 47:57-67.
MacNeill, M. (2013). ‘Screenagers’ and in/Active lifestyles: A socio-cultural analysis of lifespan promotion. Kinesiology Review, 2(1), 47-54.
International Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, 2006
Sociology of Sport Journal Award, 1997
International Folio Award for Science Editing, 1994
PhD in progress
Tajrobehkar, Bahar. (2014 – present). Gender, Race and Physical Culture: SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
Kriger, Debra. (2013-present). Beyond the Present Fat: Body size, Stigma and Risk in Public Health: CIHR Banting & Best Doctoral Fellowship
Elliott, Laura. (2012 – present). HPE Curriculum in Canada and Brazil: Comparative Biopedagogies, Media and Active Health Literacies.
Gray, Sarah. (2010-present). Healthy Schools, Physical Activity and Nutrition Policy.
Black, Kevin. (2010-present; DLSPH). Co-Supervision with Dr. Cam Norman. The Social Marketing of Early Childhood Development and Fatherhood. Awarded SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and CIHR Doctoral Fellowship in Public Health Policy.
MSc in Progress
MacLennan, Rosie. (2012-present). Sport, and Social Responsibility Programs. Co-supervised with Dr. Bruce Kidd: SSHRC Master’s Scholarship.
Hayhurst, Lyndsay. (2011). Governing the ‘Girl Effect’ through Sport, Gender and Development? Postcolonial Girlhoods, Constellations of Aid and Global Corporate Social Engagement. Awarded SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship; Exercise Sciences and Collaborative Graduate Program in Women's Health; Lupina Doctoral Fellowship, Munk Centre for International Studies; Co-supervised with Dr. Bruce Kidd.
Darnell, Simon (2009). Changing the World Through Sport and Play: A Post-colonial Analysis of Canadian Volunteers Within the ‘Sport for Development and Peace’ Movement. SSHRC Doctoral Fellow.
Norman, Moss (Ted). (2009). Living in the Shadow of an Epidemic: The Discursive Construction of Boys and Their Bodies.
Petherick, LeAnne (2008). Curriculum, Pedagogy and Embodied Experience: The Re/production of Health Discourse in Grade 9 Health and Physical Education.
Trotter, Kathleen (2013). Gender and Physical Cultural Studies of Fitness.
Szto, Courtney. (2012). Women’s World Tennis Association, Corporate Social Responsibility and UNESCO Sport for Development Initiatives.
Razack, Sabrina. (2009). Women's Cricket Spaces: An Examination of Female Players’ Experiences in Canada. Co-supervised with Dr Caroline Fusco.
Shane, Lindsay. (2009). The Cycling Body and Transgressing City Spaces. Co-supervised with Dr. Caroline Fusco.
Aloisio, Julia. (2006). A critical analysis of breast cancer fundraising runs. SSHRC funded.
Canadian Communication Association
Canadian Public Health Association
Centre for Canadian Sport Policy Studies
International Association for Sociology of Sport
International Communication Association, Health Communication Division
National Academy of Kinesiology
North American Society for the Sociology of Sport