Dr Laura Hills is a senior lecturer in youth sport/sociology of sport at Brunel University. She currently leads the Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (sport development) Programme. She came to Brunel from University of Durham where she was the course leader for the Sport, Health and Exercise degree. Her research and teaching centres on gender, physicality, social disadvantage and other social identities, qualitative research methods, sports culture and media. Recent publications have focused on girls’ sport and physical education experiences, knowledge-transfer, and representations of coaching in film. Laura has lead funded research with a number of agencies on sport and social inclusion including work for the StreetGames Building a Participation Legacy project, UsGirls, the Football Association on mixed gender sport, She also is involved in research on safeguarding with UNICEF and has worked with the British Council (Brazil), and the British Squad for Athletes with Learning Disabilities.