I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Management, a Program Committee Member for the Centre for Women and Gender Studies, and an affiliated faculty member for the Master’s in Social Justice and Equity Studies program at Brock University, Canada.
My research interests focus on sport and leisure culture in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. I seek to understand diverse social contexts and issues of power and social inclusion, particularly related to constructs of family, children and youth, gender and sexual diversity, and rurality. In addition, I have a keen interest in the methodological and ethical issues in the research process.
My work has a social justice orientation and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada as well as Sport Canada. I was awarded the Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence (2021-2024) for my work on allyship and activism in sport. I work with an incredibly talented group of graduate students in the Sport, Allyship, and Inclusion Lab (SAIL).