Sharp, Nina

Nina Sharp
Start date:
October 2015
Research Topic:
Extreme mobilities and charitable fundraising
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Professor Peter Merriman and Dr Kimberley Peters
Supervising school:
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

This research aims to examine how participation in charity sport events shape personal and collective identities and how feelings of personal achievement, motivation, social and civic responsibility, altruism and reciprocity can manifest through these mobilities.

The project will also investigate who participates in these activities (exploring issues of gender, age, class and personal fitness), what kinds of embodied efforts are involved (training undertaken, personal understandings of effort, limits and achievement), and how this sporting participation shapes peoples experiences and lifeworlds (how are people inspired to get involved and what are the results of these practices on the future lives of participants).