HART warmly congratulates doctoral student and very active member of the research team, Rachel Williams, who successfully defended her PhD thesis recently. Rachel’s figurational sociological research on older ex-Servicemen, embodiment, physical activity and the Royal British Legion was highly commended by her examiners. Rachel’s supervisory team, Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Professor Jacqui Briggs and Dr Adam Evans (University of Copenhagen), congratulated her on such an excellent performance and members were delighted with her success. Thanks are also due to Professor Karen Windle, who supervised Rachel earlier in her doctoral programme. Earlier this year, Rachel took up a research post at the Academic Unit of Elderly Care & Rehabilitation, Bradford Institute for Health Research, University of Leeds. Everyone in HART wishes her well with her future career, and also thanks her most warmly for all the work she has done for the Team over the years, both research and administrative. It has been greatly appreciated. A copy of one of Rachel’s recent publications on the occupational role of Health Trainers can be found here.