This week saw the annual HART research seminar delivered in the Human Performance Centre, School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln. The seminar gives an opportunity to disseminate some of our ongoing projects to colleagues from across the University and beyond. Three presentations were included in the hour-long session this year, including Dr. Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Rachel Williams and Dr. Ffion Curtis, also of the Lincoln Institute for Health.
Dr Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson presented findings from a qualitative research project on the lived experience of asthma in sports participants, commenced at the University of Exeter in conjunction with Dr Helen Owton (now based at the Open University), and currently being progressed with other University of Lincoln colleagues from HART and from CaHRU. The presentation focused on the analysis of participants’ experiences of disruption to everyday embodiment and the life-world provoked by asthma, and also the role of auditory work, auditory attunement and somatic learning in coping with asthma.
Second, Rachel Williams, a PhD Student with HART, presented her current qualitative research on physical activity, memory and older men. The presentation focused on a figuration of retired older men who previously served in the British Armed Forces. Furthermore, it explored participants’ collective/shared memories and experiences of ageing and physical activity.
Last but not least, Dr Ffion Curtis, who recently relocated to Lincoln from Aberystwyth, presented work from an ongoing project in Wales entitled; An evaluation of a diabetes self-management program: a feasibility study. This portfolio study is a collaboration between Aberystwyth University and the local health board (Hywel Dda University Health Board), and has been short listed for an NHS Wales Award (Category: Promoting Clinical Research and Application to Practice), winners to be announced on July 15th! Ffion also gave an overview of the structure, and role of the Lincoln Institute for Health, and her role in supporting the development of the Lincolnshire joint research agenda for chronic health conditions.