Laura Graham

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Lecturer in Sport Sociology

Researcher in sport sociology, particularly sport and gender, coaching philosophies, inclusive pedagogy

Previously BSc (Hons) Sport Development Programme Leader

Area of academic expertise - outline

My research interests and expertise lie within the field of sport sociology, particularly in the areas of gender in sport, sport development, and coaching philosophies.  I also have experience in adult education and am interested in the development of sport practitioner education.

My previous projects include work on the gendered nature of coach education, the role of competition in sport coach philosophies, and the potential role of university sport and recreation in helping to support international students. 

Desired research direction

I am interested in working with gender issues in sport, particularly around stereotyping.  I would also like to engage with projects linking sport coaching policy and education with practice.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

Consultant Coach Educator, British Rowing

Coach, Strathclyde Park Rowing Club

Yoga Teacher


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