My research program investigates how constructions of risk and responsibility shape experiences in youth sport. Drawing from interdisciplinary perspectives concerning risk culture and informed by an intersectional and anti-racism lens, I am interested in how youth athletes and sport leaders produce and understand risk practices in sport, and in the shared responsibility of these actors to manage and/or mitigate risk. To this end, my research concentrates on 1) sport-related concussion and maltreatment; 2) risk management and harm in community sport organizations; and 3) sport experiences for Black Canadian youth athletes.
Guided by principles of equity, safety and community, my research aims to advance knowledge concerning athlete well-being while cultivating community-oriented partnerships to enact change in the youth sport experience.
Graduate supervision and student opportunities
I am currently accepting applications from graduate students with research interests related to:
- Concussions and injury
- Risk and harm in youth community sport
- Sport and well-being for Black and racialized athletes
- Qualitative research
- Youth sport
- Well-being and maltreatment
- Sport culture
- REC 203/SOC 210: Sociology of Sport
BSc, University of Ottawa
MSc, Leipzig University
MSS, Lund University
PhD, University of Toronto
Postdoctoral Associate, Western University
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