Call for Participation | The Sociologies of Health, Sport and Illness: Synthesis or Separation | An FSHI-sponsored seminar, Loughborough University, February 28, 2024. Reserve a spot!

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We are pleased to announce an upcoming seminar exploring the connections between the sociologies of sport and health and illness. The seminar will be held at Loughborough University on 28th February 2024. See below or attached for details. The event is funded by the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness so attendance (incl. lunch etc.) is free. Please sign up at the following Eventbrite link (places are of course limited): The Sociologies of Health, Sport and Illness: Synthesis or Separation Tickets, Wed 28 Feb 2024 at 09:00 | Eventbrite

The FSHI is particularly keen to encourage the attendance of PhD students and Early Career Researchers and to this end we have a limited number of travel bursaries on offer. Please contact me (Dominic) if you are interested in applying for one of these financial supports.

Look forward to seeing your there.

Dominic Malcolm
Katie Coveney
Emma Pullen
Gareth Wiltshire


9.15 Registration, Tea/Coffee

9.45 Dr Gareth Wiltshire (Loughborough University), Introduction and welcome

10.00 Professor Graham Scambler (University College London),
Working across sociologies: medicine, health and sport

10.45 Professor Louise Mansfield (Brunel University)
Communities, sport and the dynamics of health and wellbeing

11.30 Dr Emma Pullen (Loughborough University)
The Experiences of Pregnancy in Olympic and Paralympic Female Athletes

12.15 Buffet Lunch

1.15 Dr Christopher Elsey and Susan Litchfield (De Montfort University)’
Racism, mental health and sport

2.00 Dr Gareth Thomas (Cardiff University)
‘The boots will be on the coffin!’: Walking football and the ‘healthy ageing’ agenda

2.45 Tea/Coffee

3.00 Dr Fiona Spotswood (University of Bristol)
Physical activity as social practice: Understanding mothering (in)activity through the lens of dispersed practices

3.45 Dr Oli Williams (King’s College London)
Weight-related health and physical activity

4.30 Professor Dominic Malcolm (Loughborough University), Concluding comments

4.45 Close/Social event

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