Senior Academic In Sport , Physical Activity & Health, Bournemouth University

My current research interests include women and embodiment within a physical activity context, and ageing and well being across the lifespan. My primary research interest is how sport and physical activity provides opportunities for wellbeing, with a specific focus on how women experience their bodies within this setting. I have recently written and published a couple of papers exploring how phenomenology and sociological theory can be used to provide a theoretical framework for the study of wellbeing experiences within sport and physical activity. I am also interested in the relationship between physical activity and wellbeing for older adults. I am presently working with a number of community-based organisations to help provide a meaningful definition of wellbeing from a community perspective, and explore how this relates to physical activity and health. I am also currently involved in a number of cross-school bids that focus on active ageing and physical activity intervention design and evaluation for older adults with chronic health conditions.


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    Senior Lecturer In Sport , Physical Activity & Health, Bournemouth University