Department for Health

Simone Fullagar receives international recognition for gender research

Mon Nov 30 11:09:00 GMT 2015

Professor Simone Fullagar has received a prestigious award from the University of Waterloo for  research that she has undertaken on gender in relation to issues of equity and participation in sport, leisure and health.

Simone is an interdisciplinary sociologist who undertakes qualitative research into the social context of women’s mental health and recovery, as well as active embodiment, inequality and contemporary policy discourses.

The Shaw-Mannell Leisure Research Award recognises outstanding individual career research achievements that have influenced leisure studies scholarship. Recipients are typically recognised for innovation, creativity or courageous research with a focus on social justice.

Professor Fullagar was invited to visit the University of Waterloo in Canada to deliver a public lecture in recognition of her award. Her lecture was entitled: Embodied minds and gendered lives: Leisure practices as sites of social transformation.

Speaking about the award, Professor Fullagar commented: “It was an honour to receive the Shaw-Mannell Award from one of the leading institutions in our field. I hope that the award demonstrates the value of feminist research in contributing to a deeper understanding of gender relations in contemporary society with respect to issues of embodied well-being. I thoroughly enjoyed the engaging conversations about social justice and leisure related research with students and academics at the University of Waterloo”.