• 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20102020

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Personal profile

Personal profile

I am lecturer in sociology of sport and the Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching degree.  My research interests are focused primarily on athletic identity construction, confirmation and maintenance and the challenges associated with these processes.  In doing so, I focus on the embodied lives of athletes and how they narratively construct their identities over time. However, my broader interests are around inequity, inequality and discrimination in sport and exercise subcultures. 

I have worked with SportScotland to provide educational material for sports coaches on gender equity. I have also worked with British Blind Sport on their First Steps project to enable visually impaired children across the UK to engage in physical activity.

As part of my outreach work, I am part of the Active Girls Dundee working group, which is supporting Active Schools Coordinators to provide more equitable sport and physical activity opportunities for girls.  I am also on the Scottish Gymnastics Board Advisory Group for Governance, the Advisory Board for Cambridge Scholars Publishing Group and I am an Athena SWAN panelist.

Before joining Abertay in 2014, I carried out my doctoral research at Cardiff Metropolitan University.  This work explored the embodied lives and narratives of trampoline gymnasts over the course of their career.  Prior to this, I completed an MA in Sport, Culture and Society and BSc (Hons) in Sport and Physical Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Teaching

Currently, I am teaching on and leading a range of modules associated with the discipline areas of sociology of sport, sport politics, sport history, sport psychology, sport development, sport coaching and research methods.

Module Leader for:

SPS101 Social sciences for sport and exercise 

SPS312 Research Methods

SPS313 Social Issues in Sport

 

Also teach on:

SPS400 Sport Project

SPS404 Student Negotiated Learning

 

Programme Leader: BSc (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching

Research interests

My research interests include, but are not limited to:

Identity construction in sporting subcultutres

Changes in sporting identities in and over time

Experiences of embodiment in sport, exercise and physical activity 

Children and young people in sport, physical activity and exercise

Narrative research

Phenomenological research

Qualitative research methods

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Research Output

  • 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Trampoline gymnasts’ body-self narratives of the leotard: a seamless fit?

Lord, R. & Stewart, C., 17 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) Women's artistic gymnastics: socio-cultural perspectives. Kerr, R., Barker-Ruchti, N., Stewart, C. & Kerr, G. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, 17 p. (Women, Sport and Physical Activity).

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  • Researching a segmented market: reflections on telephone interviewing

    Lord, R., Bolton, N., Fleming, S. & Anderson, M., 19 Jul 2016, In : Management Research Review. 39, 7, p. 786-802 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Thesis

    A mixed methods exploration of the gendered perspectives of female sports coaches

    Author: Murray, P., Sep 2016

    Supervisor: Lorimer, R. (Supervisor) & Lord, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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    An exploration of the Scottish Women’s Premier League 2016 league restructure: forming recommendations for future development

    Author: Melee, L., Jul 2017

    Supervisor: Lord, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Masters ThesisMasters by Research

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