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Researcher in Sociology, Griffith University

Adele Pavlidis' 2013 PhD explored roller derby in Australia and the gendered power relations at play in this dynamic and growing sport. She has published 13 peer reviewed articles and chapters in quality outlets, including the first book on roller derby in the world, Sport, Gender and Power: The Rise of Roller Derby (co-authored with Simone Fullagar).

She is currently working on a range of projects, including a contract with Palgrave to co-author (together with Simone Fullagar and Wendy O'Brien) a book on the biopolitics of depression and recovery. Her interests traverse the field of feminist leisure and sport, with a focus on youth and wellbeing.

Adele’s main theoretical interest is in articulating affect and emotion in research and ways of writing/talking about personal/social change through physical culture (sport, leisure, music, art, wellbeing, etc).

Previously, Adele has worked in the Youth Sector in a range of roles including governance, administration and direct service provision; and her honours research explored issues in this area. She now works at Griffith University as a tutor and researcher in the Business and Humanities departments.


  • –present
    Researcher in Sociology, Griffith University


  • 2013 
    Griffith University, PhD