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Dr. Frank Hayden Endowed Chair in Sport and Social Impact, Western University

P. David Howe is a medical anthropology and holds the Dr. Frank J. Hayden Endowed Chair in Sport and Social Impact in the School of Kinesiology at Western University, Canada. Professor Howe has research interests in physical activity cultures related to disability sport and related health outcomes. His ethnographic research focuses on unpacking the embodied socio-cultural milieu surrounding inclusive physical activity and disability sport. His publications on the co-constitution of disability and medicine in sport and physical activity mark him out as a leader in the socio-cultural investigation of the field. With reference to the culture of disability, ableism, health and (dis)ability and medical discourse surrounding the disability sport games, professor Howe is concerned that his research highlights ways and means of making sport and physical activity more empowering for marginalised populations.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Anthropology of Sport, Loughborough University


    University College London, PhD/Anthropology