Associate Professor in Sport and Leisure Studies, University of Waikato

Dr Belinda Wheaton is Associate Professor in Sport and Leisure Studies in the dept. of Te Oranga at the University of Waikato, NZ. Previously she was Reader in Sport and Leisure Cultures at the University of Brighton, UK where she taught sociology, sport and leisure studies and sports journalism. She is best known for her research on the politics of identity in lifestyle sport, which include a monograph, The Cultural Politics of Lifestyle Sports (2013), and edited collections including Understanding Lifestyle Sport (2004).


  • 2015–2017
    Associate Professor, University of Waikato