The OU Sport & Fitness Research Cluster is chaired by Cluster Lead, Dr Ben Langdown and Research Convenor, Steph Doehler who support an inter-disciplinary working team of researchers investigating various areas of sport and fitness including, sports coaching, transitions in sport, strength & conditioning, athletic injury, post traumatic growth, identity, embodiment, asthma, maltreatment/abuse, sports student experiences, boxing, netball, winter sports and golf. ________________________________________________________
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On 1-3 September 2016, Dr Helen Owton attended and presented the 5th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise (QRSE) at the University of Chichester, UK. She presented in the Creative Arts symposium on “Representing Taboos in Sport and Video Representation as Literature Review” drawing from the following paper:
- Owton, H. and Sparkes, A. (2016). Sexual abuse and the grooming process in sport: Bella’s story. Sport, Education and Society. Click here.
Dr Owton presented a poster entitled “The Coolness of dance and masculinity” with colleagues (Dr Helen Clegg and Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson). Also, Helen was invited to run a Visual Methods workshop which was well received and attended.
The next QRSE conference is due to be held in June 2018 at The University of Toronto in Canada.