Postdoctoral Associate, Kinesiology, University of Calgary

Matt Ventresca is a postdoctoral associate in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) where he is affiliated with the Integrated Concussion Research Program. Dr. Ventresca previously completed his PhD at Queen’s University and was postdoctoral fellow in the School of History and Sociology at the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). Matt’s research concerns the intersections of social inequalities, media, and science in the contexts of sport and health. His current work focuses on the sociocultural implications of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in sports contexts, centring specifically on the processes through which knowledge about TBI gets produced through media representations and scientific research practices. Matt studies the sociocultural dimensions of pain and injury in sports more broadly, as well as the promotional cultures surrounding popular men’s health initiatives.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Associate , University of Calgary


  • 2016 
    Queen's University , Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology and Health Studies