Gareth joined the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University in 2019 having previously held lectureships at the University of Bath, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Nottingham Trent University. He contributes to the research themes of Lifestyle for Health and Wellbeing and Sport, Business and Society. His teaching and learning contributions include delivering on topics related to Sociology, Development and Management as they relate to sport, exercise and health.
Gareth’s research is focused on understanding how social processes contribute to health and illness. He primarily draws from sociology and uses qualitative methodologies but is proactive in taking an interdisciplinary approach to research. Philosophy of science has also become a significant aspect of his work, exploring in particular how critical realism can help inform empirical research in the social and natural sciences.