As part of the School of Sport & Exercise Science Seminar Series, postgraduate research students in HART presented their doctoral research at the initial seminar in the annual series. In addition to HART’s Joanna Blackwell and Georgia Clay, we were pleased to welcome Laura Wilcock of Leeds Beckett University. All three doctoral researchers are undertaking funded Dual Studentships with the University of Copenhagen, and share an interest in embodiment issues across various health and illness conditions. We were particularly delighted to have an international audience for the presentations this year.
Georgia Clay was first to present, having just commenced her PhD earlier in the academic year, and introducing her study on the sociology of ageing, exercise and stroke rehabilitation, supervised by Dr Hannah Henderson and Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson (both of Lincoln) and Dr Adam Evans (of Copenhagen). Stepping up next, Laura Wilcock, presented her research on injured rugby players’ engagement with physical activity, and influences on health and wellbeing, supervised by Professor Andrew Sparkes (Leeds Beckett) and Dr Adam Evans. To conclude, and in her final year of studies, Joanna Blackwell updated us on her ethnographic research into cardiac rehabilitation, employing a Bourdieusian theoretical framework, and supervised by Dr Hannah Henderson, Dr Adam Evans and Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson.