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We are pleased to announce that in 2022, from the 26-28th (3 days) of July, Durham University and its Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences will host the 8th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise (QRSE). 

This conference aims to bring together Students, Early Career Researchers, Professors and Practitioners interested in qualitative research and the sport and exercise sciences. We welcome those who have a passion for sport sociology, sport and exercise psychology, sports medicine, political science, sport policy, leisure studies, sport coaching and more! 

QRSE2022 is primarily an in-person conference. However, considering the current challenges of physical conference attendance, and to be as inclusive and accessible as possible to our qualitative community, we are offering a virtual delegate option.


As a virtual delegate, you will have access to the warm-up webinars, oral presentations, the ECR award presentation and keynote presentations in real-time (only the ECR award and keynotes will be recorded and available to QRSEsoc members after the conference). It will not be possible to attend the poster session or any of the social and ECR events as a virtual delegate. 


There will also be a limited number of individual standard oral paper slots available for virtual delegates to present. It is not possible to submit a poster or symposium session abstract as a virtual delegate. Please indicate on the submission form that abstracts are to be considered for virtual presentations only.


We hope that the virtual delegate option will be attractive to people who cannot travel to attend the conference in person.  

Past conferences: 

Pre 2014 (Chaired by Professor David Gilbourne):

University of Liverpool

Roehampton University 

2014: Loughborough University (Chairs: Prof. Brett Smith & Dr Toni Williams)

2016: Chichester University (Chair: Dr Melissa Day)

2018: University of British Columbia (Chair: Dr Andrea Bundon)

2020: Durham University (Chair: Dr Cassandra Phoenix) - Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic.

2021: First QRSE Student and ECR online conference. Anglia Ruskin University (Chair: Dr Francesca Cavallerio).

2022: Durham University (Chairs: Dr Cassandra Phoenix & Dr Toni Williams)

Conference dinner venue

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