PhD Candidate, School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton

Abby is a full-time (second year) PhD student in the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Brighton, with funding from the Brighton Doctoral College.Her PhD focuses on the participatory experiences of trans and/or non-binary people in every day sport in the UK.

Abby's research is motivated by a lack of existing qualitative research in this area, which asks trans and/or non-binary people about their participatory experiences. If potential barriers are to be reduced and improved access to sport for all is to achieved, placing trans voices at the centre of this research is crucial.

Abby holds a Masters degree in Gender Studies (with distinction) from the University of Sussex, and her other research interests include gender, sport, feminism, health inequalities and the body. She is also sea swimmer.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate, School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Sussex, MA Gender Studies