About me

Prize Research Fellow, Department for Health, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Bath, UK

Research area: Injury prevention and safety promotion in sport settings

Member: Rugby Science at Bath group

Researcher: Complex System Approach in Sport and Health

Social media editor: BMJ Injury Prevention

Sport has the power to be a force for good in society, yet sport is not always a safe space for everyone.

Athletes should not only be safe, but must feel safe too.

Working at the intersection of social science and health, my research is informed by complexity theory, using primarily qualitative approaches.

My current research grounds the sporting experience in a human rights framework, and seeks to better understand and influence safeguarding in sport settings.

This includes the prevention of all forms of harassment and abuse (non-accidental violence) in sport settings, particularly at the systemic level, across a range of populations and settings.

This work includes policy and procedure development, implementation, evaluation and validation, capacity building, accountability structures and monitoring processes, as well as directives linked to enforcement mechanisms.

Further, my research informs the theorising, conceptualising, development, and evaluation of interventions for injury prevention, primarily in sport settings, including their translation into real-world practice.

I am also interested in academic development and connectivity.