Copenhagen Conference – exercise referral talk

HannahHannah Henderson, HART researcher and Senior Lecturer in physical activity and health in the School of Sport & Exercise Science, presented her research on exercise referral schemes, at the recent European Association for Sociology in Sport (EASS) conference. The conference was held at Copenhagen University, Demark, and co-organised by Dr Adam Evans.  Hannah’s talk used figurational sociology to analyse stakeholders’ (patients, health professionals and exercise professionals) perceptions of exercise referral, to try and understand how the meanings associated with exercise referral are produced, reproduced and resisted amongst stakeholders. This presented a way of understanding the power relationships within the exercise referral figuration and how the intended actions of all stakeholders can interact with exercise referral delivery and create interesting unintended outcomes.

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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