Start date:October 2016
Research Topic:A critical exploration of the promotion of gender equality in sport in postdevolution Wales
Research pathway:Social Policy
Research Supervisor:Professor Paul Chaney Professor Daniel Wincott and Professor Howard Davis
Supervising school:School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
Sport has been a core activity and representation of cultural power and prestige in most human societies for millennia, however, participation in sport re-enforces traditional and often negative, culturally created gender-based roles. Sport is a forum of cultural and prestige in modern day Wales. My research seeks to explore how social policy has promoted gender equality in sport since devolution in Wales. I am interested in the relationships and impact of different actors in the policy making process with a focus on the third sector.