British Sociological Association conference 2017

ManchesterHART Director and researcher, Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, presented HART’s work on the lived experience of asthma in sport, exercise and physical activity at the international annual conference of the British Sociological Association 2017. With over 830 delegates and 685 presentations, the BSA conference was held at the University of Manchester 4-6 April this year.  Jacquelyn presented work on behalf of an international team of researchers, including Dr Helen Owton (Open University), Dr Lee Crust (MTOUGH, Lincoln), Prof Niro Siriwardena (CaHRU, Lincoln) and Dr Adam Evans (University of Copenhagen). The talk focused on the ways in which those with asthma engage in ‘somatic work’ in order to manage their asthma, and often become finely attuned to bodily indicators, including indicators of impending asthma attacks. The importance of sharing asthma stories also emerged strongly from the research project, publications from which can be found here.

About Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

Professor in Sociology & Physical Culture, Director of HART, University of Lincoln.

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