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The Personal is Political

Understanding family life in relation to sport and leisure experiences has been the central focus of my research for over 15 years now. I have a vivid memory of reading an article on “family leisure” during my master’s degree – and thinking that my own childhood experiences growing up in a rural community were very different. The spark was lit and has been glowing strong ever since!

My husband and I have two beautiful daughters. Watching them grow and learn has fuelled my desire to create a more socially just, and equitable society.  Upon reflection, I realize how motherhood has given my work an enhanced sense of creativity and purpose.


Teaching our future leaders in the sport industry, and a deepened commitment to issues of social justice and transformative scholarship -  are driven by my desire to make the world a better place for my daughters, and all young people, to grow up in.

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