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Area of academic expertise - outline


My research focuses on gendered embodiment - how do ideas about gender impact the ways in which we use our bodies and understand our self? How does this in turn impact power relations within different settings? I have particular interest and expertise in the ways in which gendered embodiments are molded and/or 'undone' within sporting contexts, specifically mixed-sex karate. 

In doing so, I take a micro-sociological approach to understand and explore power relations. I have used multiple qualitative research methods to do so including sensory ethnographic methods, autoethnography, and photo-elicitation interviews


Desired research direction

I look to continue to explore embodied experiences of gender and social class, and how these embodiments relate to power relations. From this broad interest I have two key focuses:

  1. Violence against women survivors' experiences of embodiment
  2. Working class embodiment within FE/HE

I am excited by research methods that enable participants voices and knowledge to florish, and for participants to gain something meaning from the experience. I look to incorporate action research methods and collaborative research methods in future research projects. 



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Research Output

Book review: Poverty Safari: understanding the anger of Britain's underclass

Maclean, C., 21 Feb 2020, In : Scottish Affairs. 29, 1, p. 122-126 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

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A exploration of care and touch in gymnastics

Chan, J., Lord, R. & Maclean, C., 9 Jul 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

  • Antecedents and consequences of parental involvement in youth sport experience

    Price, V., Calmeiro, L., Lavallee, D. & Maclean, C., 23 Oct 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  • Knowing your place and commanding space: de/constructions of gendered embodiment in mixed-sex karate

    Maclean, C., 2 Nov 2019, In : Leisure Studies. 38, 6, p. 818-830 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • ‘It used to be brutal, now it’s an art’: changing negotiations of violence and masculinity in British karate

    Maclean, C., 20 Sep 2019, The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport. Magrath, R., Cleland, J. & Anderson, E. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 97-116 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Prizes

    European Association for the Sociology of Sport Young Researcher Award

    Maclean, Chloe (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Research Impact and Knowledge exchange competition - honourable mention

    Maclean, Chloe (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Membership of board
    • 1 Membership of network

    Scottish PEN (External organisation)

    Chloe Maclean (Member)

    2020 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    British Sociological Association ECR Forum: Challenging and changing institutional abuses of power

    Chloe Maclean (Organiser), , Ashley Rogers (Organiser), & Adam Talbot (Organiser)

    3 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference 2019

    Chloe Maclean (Organiser), , Rhiannon Lord (Organiser), , Ross Lorimer (Organiser), , Adam Talbot (Organiser), & Yvette Wharton (Organiser)

    9 Jul 201911 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    The European Association for Sociology of Sport Annual Conference 2017

    Chloe Maclean (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    17 Jun 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Scottish Karate Governing Body (External organisation)

    Chloe Maclean (Member)

    2015 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of board

    Press / Media

    Let's hear it for the girls - focus on Scottish Karate

    Chloe Maclean


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Dangerous Women Project: Fighting like a woman

    Chloe Maclean


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Scottish Karate Governing Body's Women and girls coaching week

    Chloe Maclean


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities