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Assistant Professor in the School of Education, Durham University

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.


  • 2019–present
    Assistant Professor (Research), Durham University


  • 2018 
    Durham University, PhD


  • 2019
    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
  • 2019
    Gendered trends in young people’s participation in active lifestyles: The need for a gender-neutral narrative, European Physical Education Review
  • 2019
    “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
  • 2018
    Adolescent constructions of gendered identities: The role of sport and (physical) education, Sport, Education & Society

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Gender, young people and schooling: Pathways for challenging gender norms
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council