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Cassandra Phoenix

Reader, Department for Health (Physical Culture, Sport & Health Group), University of Bath

My research interests focus on ageing, health and wellbeing. Recent projects have examined the role of physical activity in shaping expectations and experiences of ageing; the impact of late onset sight loss in older adults on being physically active; how the notion of ‘ageing well’ intersects with the wellbeing of people living with Ménière’s disease; and the use of outdoor environments (e.g. ‘green’ and ‘blue’ space) to manage and promote wellbeing. My research is underpinned by an ongoing commitment to the use and development of qualitative methods to address complex health issues.


Edited books include: Sport and Physical Activity in Later Life: Critical Perspectives (2015) and The World of Physical Culture in Sport and Exercise: Visual Methods for Qualitative Research (2011).


  • 2016–present
    Reader, University of Bath
  • 2010–2015
    Senior lecturer , University of Exeter Medical School


  • 2004 
    University of Exeter, PhD