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Jessica Pinchbeck

Lecturer in Sport and Fitness, The Open University

Jessica is a Senior lecturer in Sport and Fitness at the Open University. She has worked as an academic at the university since October 2011. Prior to that she worked as an associate lecturer at the Open University since 2008 and as a lecturer in sport and exercise science within the FE sector.

Jessica's specialist area is sport and exercise sociology in particular the topics of female sports participation and the family in sport. Jessica's research interests lie within the sociocultural influences of the family within sport participation. Jessica PhD investigated the socio-cultural influences on female participation in netball across the lifespan.


  • 2007–present
    Senior lecturer, The Open University


  • 2021 
    The Open University, PhD