Visiting researcher, Dr Noora Ronkainen

We were delighted to welcome Dr Noora Ronkainen, one of our HART associate members, for a research visit to the University in January. Noora is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Liverpool John Moores University, in the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, and is funded by the Alfred Kordelin Foundation. Noora has research interests cohering around identity in sport, lifelong sport participation, spirituality, coaching philosophy, and learning in and through sport, which she discussed with various groups during her stay. Her research draws on existential phenomenology, narrative and cultural psychology and employs a range of approaches, including phenomenology, narrative inquiry, auto/ethnography, and life history. In 2019, Noora is due to commence a new EU-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship at the University of Jyväskylä, examining learning in sport from an existential-phenomenological perspective and focusing upon student-athletes. We look forward to welcoming Noora again on future visits as her project develops.

About Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

Professor in Sociology & Physical Culture, and Director, Health Advancement Research Team (HART) in the School of Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln.

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