Dr. Denison studies coaching from a socio-cultural perspective, more specifically through the work of Michel Foucault. He views coaching as a social act whereby what coaches know and do on an everyday basis is as much a relational process as it is a scientific one. As a result, he is interested in a variety of topics such as the coach-athlete relationship, power and coaching, training methodology, coaching ethics and coach and athlete learning. Importantly, through his analysis of these topics he is at all times conscious and concerned with making direct and practical links back to what coaches do everyday with the athletes in front of them.
He currently supervises a number of graduate students working in coaching studies including one Ph.D, student, two MA Thesis students and four MCoach students.