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Professor of Sport Management & Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence, Brock University

My research interests focus on sport and leisure culture in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. I seek to understand diverse social contexts and issues of power and social inclusion, particularly related to constructs of family, children and youth, gender and sexual diversity, and rurality. In addition, I have a keen interest in the methodological and ethical issues in the research process.

My work has a social justice orientation and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Sport Canada’s Research Initiative. I am the President of The Canadian Association for Leisure Studies and serve on the Canadian Gender+ Equity in Sport Research Hub, Scientific Committee. I was awarded the Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence (2021-2024) for my work on allyship and activism in sport. I work with an incredibly talented group of graduate students in the Sport, Allyship, and Inclusion Lab (SAIL).

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  • 2011–2023
    Associate Professor, Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence, Brock University


  • 2009 
    University of Waterloo, Doctorate of Philosophy