Publications list



Woolley, H., Armitage, M., Bishop, J., Curtis, B. and Ginsborg, J. (2005) Inclusion of Disabled Children in Primary School Playgrounds, National Children’s Bureau and Joseph Rowntree Foundation: London.

Woolley, H. (2003) Urban Open Spaces, Spon Press: London

Chapters and contributions in books


White, J. and Woolley, H. (in press) What makes a good outdoor environment for young children, in Maynard, T. and Waters, J. (eds) Exploring Outdoor Play in Early Years, Open University Press.

Woolley, H. (2010) Acting in the landscape: a week in the life of young people in outdoor spaces in Sheffield, in Tussen kind en samenleving: Over het sociale actorschap van kinderen (Children and Society: On children’s social agency) Festchrift for Jan van Gils: p: 51-62.

Woolley, H. (2009) Every child matters in public open spaces in Millie, A. (ed) Securing Respect: Behavioural expectations and anti-social behaviour in the UK, The Policy Press, Bristol.

Woolley, H., Gathorne-Hardy, F. and Stringfellow, S. (2001) The Listening Game in Brebbia, C. (ed) Sustainable Streets, Wessex Institute of Technology: Southampton

Woolley, H. (1998) Young People and Town Centres in Adams, E. and Ingham, S. (eds.) Changing Places: Children’s Participation in Environmental Planning, The Children´s Society: London (by invitation)

Refereed Journal Articles


Woolley, H. (accepted) Decreasing experiences of home range, outdoor spaces, activities and companions: changes across three generations in Sheffield in northern England, Children’s Geographies

Woolley, H. and Kinoshita, I. (in press) Space, People, Interventions and Time (SPIT): A model for understanding children’s outdoor play in post disaster contexts based on a case study from the triple disaster area of Tohoku in north east Japan, Children and Society

Abdullah, A., Marzbali, M. H., Woolley, H. Azizi Bahauddin, A., and Tilaki, M. J. M. (2014) Territorial functioning and victimisation: conceptualisation

and scale development, Crime Law Soc Change. DOI 10.1007/s10611-013-9490-6

Aldrin Abdullah, A., Marzbali , M. H., Woolley, H., Bahauddin, A. and Maliki nor Z. (2013) Testing for Individual Factors for the Fear of Crime Using

a Multiple Indicator-Multiple Cause Model   European Journal of Criminal Policy Research DOI 10.1007/s10610-013-9208-4

Woolley, H. and Lowe, A. (2013) Exploring the relationship between play value and design approach of outdoor play spaces, Landscape Research, 38(1) 53-74.

Woolley, H. (2012) Now Being Social: the barrier of designing outdoor public play spaces for disabled children, Children and Society DOI:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2012.00464.x

Woolley, H., Hazelwood, T. and Simkins, I. (2011) Don’t Skate Here: exclusion of skateboarders from civic spaces in three northern cities in England, Journal of Urban Design, 16 (4): 471-487.

Woolley, H. (2008) Watch this space! Designing for Children’s Play in Public Open Space, Geography Compass, 2(2): 495-512.

Woolley, H. (2007) Where do the children play? How policy can influence practice, Municipal Engineer, 160 : 89-95.

Woolley, H., Armitage, M., Bishop, J., Curtis, M. and Ginsborg, J. (2006) Going Outside Together: Good Practice with Respect to the Inclusion of Disabled Children in Primary School Playgrounds, Children’s Geographies 4(3): 303-318.

Woolley, H. (2006) Freedom of the City: Contemporary Issues and Policy Influences on Children and Young People’s Use of Public Open Space in England, Children’s Geographies 4(1): 45-59.

Woolley, H., Dunnett, N. & Swanwick, C. (2003) Green Spaces Taskforce: Introduction to Barriers to Use of Green Space. IPFRA Bulletin, March 2003, 8-9.

Swanwick, C., Dunnett, N. and Woolley, H. (2003) Nature, Role and Value of Green Space in Towns and Cities: An Overview, Built Environment, 29(2): 94-106.

Woolley, H. (2003) Excluded from Streets and Spaces, Sheffield Online Papers in Social Research (SHOP)

Woolley, H. and Johns, R. (2001) Skateboarding: The city as a playground, Journal of Urban Design 4(3) pp 255-282

Woolley, H. (2000) Town Centre Management Awareness: an aid to developing young people´s citizenship, Cities, 17(6) pp 453-459.

Spencer, C. and Woolley, H. (2000) Children and the city: A summary of recent environmental psychology research, Child: Care, Health and Development, 26: 1-18 (by invitation)

Woolley, H. and Spencer, C. (2000) Participating in their towns: Children Feel Ignored, Streetwise, 39, 10(3): 16-18.

Woolley, H and Amin, N (1999) Pakistani teenagers’ use of public open space in Sheffield, Managing Leisure, 4, pp 156-167

Woolley, H., Dunn, J., Spencer, C., Short, T. and Rowley, G. (1999) Children Describe their Experiences of the City Centre: a qualitative study of the fears and concerns which may limit their full participation, Landscape Research, 24 (3) 287-301 (by invitation).

Spencer, C., Woolley, H., Dunn, J. and Rowley, G. (1999) The Child as Citizen: Experiences of British Town and City Centres, Journal of Urban Design, 4 (3) 255-282 (by invitation)

Amin, N and Woolley, H. (1995) Pakistani Children in Sheffield and their Perception and Use of Public Open Spaces in special ‘Communities for Children’ edition of Children’s Environments, 12 (4) 479-488.

Contract Research Reports


Eccles, C. and Woolley, H. (2011) Housing and Play, Research in Practice, Dartington.

Woolley, H. and Somerset-Ward, A. (2010) Living Green: Evidence to support the provision of green space around housing, Natural England.

Woolley, H., Pattacini, L. and Somerset Ward, A. (2009) Children and the Natural Environment: Experiences, influences and interventions, Natural England

Woolley, H. (2009) QUERCUS Rivers Project: Evaluating the Trans National Partnership, London: Lewisham Borough Council.

Woolley, H. and Shackell, A. (2009) The State of Play in Groundwork: An investigation into the understandings and delivery of ‘natural’ play spaces under the ‘Playing it Naturally’ programme. Birmingham: Groundwork UK

Woolley, H. and Tibbatts, D. (2005) Assessing links between local authority spending and the quality of urban green spaces, Reading: for CABE Space.

Woolley, H. and Carmona, M. (2004) Value of Public Space, London: CABE Space.

Swanwick, C., Dunnett, N. and Woolley, (2002) Improving Urban Parks, Play Areas and Green Spaces, London: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Other publications


Woolley, H. (2011) Providing for children’s outdoor play environments in England, Play Rights Special Edition (IPA) 50th Anniversary Edition: p 51-56.

Wood, N. J. and Woolley, H. (2010) Play Time, Rural Spirituality, p:11

Woolley, H. (2009)From Playgrounds to Playful Landscapes, Spaces and Places


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