My research expertise encompasses the socio-cultural aspects of health and bodily movement, social theory, and qualitative research methods. I am particularly interested in the embodied and affective dimensions of health and how they are both shaped by and constitutive of complex power relations. My current position as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Vitalities Lab at UNSW involves thinking and working with new materialist approaches and innovative qualitative methodologies to gain rich insights into our sensory, affective and embodied relationships with space, place, and digital technologies as they relate to health and wellbeing. Drawing on a background in dance and Pilates, I am particularly interested in how the moving body is implicated in our knowledge production practices.
My research appears in journals spanning topics from media studies, health and leisure including Media International Austria, BioSocieties, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. I am the co-editor of the book, Evolving Feminine Ballet Body (2019, University of Alberta Press ) and co-author of the forthcoming book Feminist New Materialisms, Sport and Fitness: A Lively Entanglement (Thorpe, Brice & Clark, Palgrave MacMillan). I hold an undergraduate degree in Family and Social Relations from the University of Guelph, Canada and an MA and PhD in Health and Physical Education and Recreation from the University of Alberta.