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Professor, School of Sport, Health and Human Performance, University of Waikato

Belinda Wheaton is Professor in the School of Sport, Health and Human Performance at the University of Waikato, NZ. She is a cultural sociologist, teaching and researching in the areas of sport, leisure, health and wellbeing. She is best known for her research on the politics of identity in lifestyle sport, which include The Cultural Politics of Lifestyle Sports (2013), and several edited collections including Understanding Lifestyle Sport (2004).


  • 2015–2017
    Associate Professor, University of Waikato