Research Students

HART members offer research supervision for PhD, MPhil and MSc by Research in a wide range of topics related to their research interests. If you are interested in applying to undertake research study with us, in the first instance please contact the member of staff with research interests appropriate to your own proposed study. We also co-supervise students at other universities, and in other Schools within the University of Lincoln. HART’s past doctoral and MSc by Research students are listed below, with most recent completions listed first.

For details of the full range of postgraduate degrees offered by the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, please see:

Current Students

Mrs Donna Hall

Doctoral student with the School of Sport and Exercise Science, Donna’s PhD focuses on promoting physical activity in older adults and how game-based interventions may impact physical activity uptake and adherence. Supervised by Dr Hannah Henderson, Donna’s other interests include disability sports and parkrun. Donna has spent a majority of her career in marketing and sales but worked as a health practitioner for 14 years before joining Lincoln.

Mrs Georgia Clay

Associate Lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Science, and doctoral student within the School and the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, Georgia’s PhD focusses on physical activity and exercise for ageing stroke survivors in a community rehabilitation setting. Her PhD aims to explore the above through a figurational lens, thus taking a qualitative, sociological approach. She is supervised by Dr Hannah Henderson, Dr Adam Evans, and Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson as a dual studentship between the two universities. Georgia’s overall research interests include the relationship between health, physical activity, and exercise, ageing, wellbeing, and the evaluation of health-related programmes and policy.

Miss Rebecca Hawkins 

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology in the School of Sport and Exercise Science, Rebecca’s work considers the effectiveness of interventions and guidance for health-enhancing physical activity. Specifically, her research examines psychological outcomes associated with the commonly employed strategy of goal setting for the purposes of physical activity promotion. Rebecca is also involved in projects examining optimal experiences in sport and exercise, and is interested more broadly in challenging current practices and recommendations within the physical activity domain. Rebecca is a member of the Lincoln Sport and Exercise Psychology Group.

Andi Seago 

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at University Centre Peterborough. She is an Applied Practitioner and student within the School of Health and Social Care, and her research focusses on maintaining the benefits of initial cardiac rehabilitation in heart failure patients. Supervised by Professor Niro Siriwardena, Dr Arwel Jones (Monash University, Melbourne Australia), Dr Ffion Curtis (University of Leicester) and Dr Hannah Henderson; her work embraces the use of physical activity/exercise to reduce symptoms of heart failure and to increase quality of life.

Past Students   

Joanne Blackwell (PhD 2022)

‘Sociology of ageing, exercise and cardiac rehabilitation’: Supervised by Dr Hannah Henderson, Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson and Dr Adam Evans (Copenhagen), as a Dual Studentship between the Universities of Lincoln and Copenhagen.

Rachel Langbein (PhD 2021)

‘My body may have broken down but my brain was the real minefield’: A psychological exploration of low energy availability in sport and exercise’ Supervised by: Dr Trish Jackman, Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson  and Dr Dan Martin.

Gareth McNarry (PhD 2020) 

‘Sporting embodiment, sociological-phenomenology, and the senses in competitive swimming.’ Supervised by: Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson and Dr Adam Evans (Copenhagen), as a Dual Studentship with the University of Copenhagen.

Bethan Sullivan (MSc by research 2019)

‘Gender differences in the Men’s 2014 and Women’s 2015 Football World Cups: Inequalities within the commentary box.’ Supervised by: Dr Nik Dickerson and Dr Donna Windard.

Robyn Hambrook (MSc by Research 2017)

‘Exploring the new participant experience and effect of the Lincolnshire’s Vitality Programme and one-to-one services.’ Supervised by: Mr Geoff Middleton and Dr Dan Bishop.

Hannah Henderson (PhD 2017)

‘Evaluation of Exercise Referral Scheme design and delivery in the Lincolnshire area.’ Supervised by: Prof Niro Siriwardena (Health & Social Care), Dr Adam Evans (University of Copenhagen), and Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson.

Rachel Williams (PhD 2017)

‘Physical activity, ageing and embodiment: The examination of a figuration of retired older men who previously served in the British Armed Forces.’ Supervised by: Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Prof Jacqui Briggs, and Dr Adam Evans (University of Copenhagen).

Natalie Cooper (MSc by Research 2017)

‘Narratives of physical activity amongst Cancer Patients.’ Supervised by:  Dr Donna Windard, Dr Hannah Henderson and Dr Adam Evans (University of Copenhagen).

 Alice Carter (Msc by Research 2015)

Evaluation of the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership ‘Workplace Challenge’ programme.’ Supervised by: Dr Adam Evans, Mr Geoff Middleton and Dr Daniel Bishop.

Stacey Mitchell (MSc by Research 2015)

‘An ethnographic study of women’s perceived barriers to golf participation.’ Supervised by: Dr Adam Evans and Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson.

Alex Pickerden (MSc by research 2015)

The politics of education reform: Using critical discourse analysis to understand the policy intentions of the Coalition Government’s Academies Programme. Supervised by: Dr David Piggott and Donna Evans.

Daniel Connolly (MSc by Research 2014) 

‘An Ethnographic Study of FE students’ career development choices.’ Supervised by: Dr Adam Evans and Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson.

Jonathan L. Bright (MSc by Research 2012)

Evaluation of the Lincolnshire County Sports Partnership ‘School Wheelchair Project’ Supervised by: Dr Adam Evans and Mr Lindsay Brown.