I am a former secondary PE teacher, who moved into the world of academia with a focus on gender, youth and identity, set in the context of education. I am an ESRC-funded post-doctoral fellow at Durham University and I am committed to activist principles and to improving young people's experiences of being active in practice.
Outside of academia, I am the director of a charity (The Perfect Day Foundation) that works to promote sport and education for young people in Zambia, a primary school governor, and a GB age-group triathlete.
Assistant Professor (Research), Durham University
Durham University, PhD
The development of an adolescent sporting gendered habitus: young people’s interpretation of UK sports-media coverage of Rio 2016 Olympic Games, European Journal for Sport & Society
Gendered trends in young people’s participation in active lifestyles: The need for a gender-neutral narrative, European Physical Education Review
“It’s Just the Thing You Do”: Physical and Digital Fields, and the Flow of Capital for Young People’s Gendered Identity Negotiation, Journal of Adolescent Research
Adolescent constructions of gendered identities: The role of sport and (physical) education, Sport, Education & Society
Grants and Contracts
Gender, young people and schooling: Pathways for challenging gender norms