Welcome to Dr Noora Ronkainen

HART is delighted to welcome Dr Noora Ronkainen as a new research associate. Noora is a postdoctoral researcher at Liverpool John Moores University. Her research draws mainly on existential and narrative psychology in studying athletes’ and coaches’ career development, identity in Continue reading Welcome to Dr Noora Ronkainen

Visiting scholar from Tasmania

HART is delighted to welcome Dr Meredith Nash from the School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania, as a visiting scholar later in the year. Meredith is an interdisciplinary qualitative researcher in the fields of feminist sociology of the body, health Continue reading Visiting scholar from Tasmania

‘Heat is on’ in sport & physical cultures

An interdisciplinary and multi-institutional team of researchers is undertaking a sociological-phenomenological study of sporting embodiment and the senses in a range of physical cultures, including boxing, mixed martial arts, traditionalist Chinese martial arts, and distance running. The team comprises Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Continue reading ‘Heat is on’ in sport & physical cultures

Conference season

HART researchers and associates, Ms Rachel Williams (University of Lincoln), Dr Anu Vaittinen (Newcastle University), and Dr Helen Owton (Open University), recently attended the 5th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise at the University of Chichester, UK. Continue reading Conference season