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Warm up webinars

As part of the QRSE2022 conference programme, we are delighted to announce two online webinars that will be held in the weeks leading up to our gathering in Durham.  


Webinar 1: The opportunities and challenges of EDI work in academic communities.  


Tuesday 5th July, 2022. 1900hrs BST. 




Dr Erica Bennett 

Dr. Erica Bennett is an Assistant Professor of Health, Culture, and Inclusion in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Grounded in critical and community approaches to physical activity psychology, her work attends to the role of privilege and marginalization in shaping movement and body-related psychological and behavioural processes across the life course. Erica is involved in equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives in her roles as co-chair of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) EDI committee and member of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) EDI Task Force. 


Dr Peter Olusoga  

Dr Peter Olusoga is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK with an Associate Professor II position at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. His current research focuses on stress, burnout and wellbeing in sport, with a particular interest in high-performance environments and elite coaching. Peter is Co-Editor of a Journal of Applied Sport Psychology Special Issue on racism in sport psychology and has presented to various academic staff and student groups on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in social science, and racism in sport. 


Professor Vikki Krane  

Vikki Krane is a Professor in Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies at Bowling Green State University, USA. They also are affiliated with the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and American Culture Studies programs. Krane’s scholarship focuses on sex, gender, and sexuality in sport and they have been a voice for greater inclusion in sport psychology throughout their career. Additionally, Krane is an affiliated scholar with the Tucker Center for Girls and Women in Sport and Athlete Ally, and has had a lead role in establishing the Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium. 


Webinar 2: Mobilising and leading research teams: Lessons from the field. 


Monday 18th July, 2022. 1900hrs BST  




Dr Shaunna Burke 

Dr Shaunna Burke is an Associate Professor in Exercise and Health Psychology and leads the ‘Interdisciplinary Movement and Physical Activity Research Network’ at the University of Leeds. Her research is focused on the role of physical activity in cancer treatment and recovery using qualitative approaches. Shaunna is particularly interested in the advancement of qualitative research methods within clinical and healthcare services research. 


Dr Janelle Joseph 

Dr. Janelle Joseph is an Assistant Professor in critical studies of race and indigeneity at the University of Toronto. She is the Founder and Director of Canada's first research laboratory devoted to issues of race and movement cultures, the Indigeneity, Diaspora, Equity and Anti-racism in Sport (IDEAS) Research Lab. A leader in advancing social justice and anti-racism through physical culture research, the IDEAS Research Lab aspires to explore issues related to a wide range of global and local movement experiences. The IDEAS Research Lab is committed to transformational, theoretical, and ethnographic research using critical race theory in sport, dance, and education. 


Professor Theodore Butryn 

Ted Butryn is a Professor of Sport Sociology and Sport Psychology in the Department of Kinesiology at San Jose State University. He received his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Sport Studies from the University of Tennessee. Along with Dr. Matthew Masucci, he is the co-director of the Department of Kinesiology Qualitative Research Lab, and from 2017-2018 he served as the interim director of the SJSU Institute for the Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change. He was also the PI of a 2-year WADA Social Science Research Grant in 2009. His work on issues related to athlete activism, whiteness and race in sport, cyborg athletes, and doping has appeared in a range of journals including the Sociology of Sport Journal, The Sport Psychologist, and Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. 


Registered delegates will receive joining instructions for these live webinars 24 hours ahead of them being broadcast. Please notes that the dates and times listed above are provisional. They will be listed as confirmed on this webpage and shared over Twitter once panel members attending the full conference in Durham have finalised their travel arrangements.  

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