Carly Stewart

Carly recently joined Bournemouth University in 2016 as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity. Prior to this she was a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University, having gained her PhD from the University of Exeter in 2006. Carly's teaching and research interests are primarily focused around embodied narrative identity formation in a variety of contexts, explored via a range of auto/biographical methods. Current research focuses specifically on the storied lives of gymnasts, and sporting autobiographies as cultural resources. Currently, Carly is part of a group which aims set the future direction of gymnastics research for national and international funding, and initiate a public platform to engage stakeholders and shape their involvement. She is a reviewer for a number of journals (including European Physical Education Review; International Review for the Sociology of Sport; Sport, Education and Society; Leisure Studies; Sports Coaching Review; Sport in Society; Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health).

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Vicious cycle: the ‘troublemakers’ tackling sexism in elite sport

British Cycling has delivered some of the UK’s most stunning sporting triumphs over the past decade. But success has brought scrutiny – alongside parliamentary committee hearings about mysterious jiffy bags and reports of a slack approach to governance has been a relentless undercurrent of stories and testimony about sexism in the sport. Most...

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