Biography

I joined the Physical Education degree within the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at UEA in 2015. 

My PhD investigated the development of body satisfaction and identity among women who play rugby, cricket and netball, and the role that context has in its formation. Key to my findings was the notion of the value attached to the body in terms of its functionality to complete a sporting task. My work showed how elastic body satisfaction was between a sporting and social context. Subsequently, I was awarded a Fellowship of Social Sciences from the NZ–UK Link Foundation, to spend six weeks in New Zealand collecting similar data and I continue my interest in this work today.

I previously worked at the universities of Gloucestershire and Coventry delivering a variety of health, exercise and sport related topics including child protection issues, before joining the University of Sydney in 2007 where I trained PE and Health Education teachers.

I am a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist within the British Psychological Society's Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology and have extensive experience in delivering Motivational Interviewing to a variety of health professionals both in Australia and UK. As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers MINT I am able to provide both bespoke and generalised training in this behavioural change counselling style.

I also deliver mindfulness training to students, staff, and the general public. 

 

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