Conference season

QRSE workshop 1QRSEHART 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. Dr Vaittinen presented two papers entitled: Ways of Knowing Mixed Martial Arts: Expanding the Promise of Phenomenology for Study of Sporting Embodiment and, Negotiating Situated Meanings of Pain in Mixed Martial Arts. Dr Owton gave a talk on Representing Taboos in Sport and Video Representation as Literature Review, and also a poster presentation on The Coolness of Dance and Masculinity, based on research undertaken with Dr Helen Clegg and Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson of HART. As well as presenting her research, Dr Owton also ran a Visual Methods workshop which was well attended. Ms Williams presented a paper based on her doctoral research on Retired Servicemen, Ageing, Physical Activity and Embodiment, and a similar presentation was made to the British Sociological Association Sport Study Group PG Forum held at York St John University, UK.

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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