Academics with expertise in Physical activity

Professor Michael Silk

Professor and Deputy Dean of Research & Professional Practice

Areas of expertise

Michael’s research focuses on the relationships between sport & physical activity (physical culture), the governance of bodies, mediated (sporting) spectacles, identities and urban spaces. His current research addresses the relationship between sport mega-events, urban renewal, and social inequalities. His work aims to push at the ontological, epistemological, methodological, and pedagogic boundaries of the critical, social… Read more »

Joanne Mayoh

Dr Joanne Mayoh

Senior Lecturer in Sport, Physical Activity & Health

Areas of expertise

Joanne is predominantly interested in promoting the inclusion of marginalised groups within sport and physical activity contexts. Her recent work has focused on gender and women’s sporting experiences and she is also currently conducting research on physical activity during pregnancy. Joanne has written several pieces and blog posts about her work, including for The Conversation.