Prof Helen Bao
Professor in Land Economy at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.
Dr Barbara Bell
Former Senior Lecturer in Sport Development at Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences.
Prof Kyriaki (Kiki) Kaplanidou
Professor at the University of Florida, Department of Sport Management.
Prof Jackie Kennelly
Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the founding Director of the Centre for Urban Youth Research (CUYR) at Carleton University.
Dr Themis Kokolakakis
Associate Professor at the Sport Industry Research Centre of Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Prof Brij Maharaj
Senior professor of geography and a B-rated NRF researcher in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) in Durban, South Africa.
Dr Judith Mair
Associate Professor at the UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia.
IWG Members from UoB
Dr ShuShu Chen
Project Lead and Lecturer in Sport Policy and Management, School of Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Dr Jet Veldhuizen van Zanten
Senior Lecturer in Biological Psychology
Director of Graduate Research, College of Life and Environmental Sciences
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
IWG Research Assistants
International Working Group Coordinator.
Maria studies her PhD at the University of Birmingham and her research focuses on empowering the voices of students with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) by implementing an innovative approach the Inclusive Inquiry (II) as a research tool in special schools.
Her research interests lies with the area of special needs and how to empower the voices of SEND population with the aim to better understand disabled students’ lived experiences of inclusion/exclusion in schools. Other academic interests involve disability research and how to advance methodological knowledge about ways to conduct participatory research inclusively.
Zhaoyn is a first year PhD student. His research interests are the benefits of sport/physical activity participation, particularly the social benefits and mental health development. He will focus on disadvantaged populations to make his own contribution to public health and sustainable social development.