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Dr Sheree Bekker was born in South Africa, grew up in Botswana, completed her PhD in Australia, and now calls Bath (UK) home.
She believes in cultivating connection, and works to do the kind of person-centred research that begins to better hold space for the uncomfortable, messy, and difficult questions that the world is currently grappling with – for kinder, more nuanced, and more just outcomes
Sheree is committed to research and practice that works with the inherent complexity of people and societies, rather than controlling for it, or writing it out.
This translates to public health research, policy, and advocacy, with a focus on (sports) injury prevention.
Her work draws on complexity theory, implementation-science informed approaches, and uses qualitative methods.
This underpins her work as an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Injury Prevention in the Department for Health at the University of Bath. At Bath, she is Co-Director of the Centre for Qualitative Research, leadership team member of the Injury Prevention Research Group, and a member of the Gender and Sexuality Research Group. She also serves as the Deputy-Director for Equality and Diversity in the Department for Health.
Internationally, Sheree is an Early Career Representative for the International Society for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, and a founding member of the Qualitative Research in Sports Medicine (QRSMed) special interest group. In 2020 she was appointed as an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
She completed a Prize Research Fellowship in Injury Prevention at the University of Bath from 2018-2020, and received the 2019 British Journal of Sports Medicine Editor’s Choice Academy Award for her PhD research.
Doctor of Philosophy, Federation University
Award Date: 15 May 2018
- Injury Prevention
- Safety Promotion
- Knowledge Translation
- Harassment and Abuse
Bekker, S. & Clark, A. M., Dec 2016, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 50, 24, p. 1489-1490 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › EditorialOpen AccessFile25 Citations (Scopus)127 Downloads (Pure)
Bekker, S. & Finch, C. F., 1 Jun 2016, In : BMJ Open. 6, 5, p. e010877
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile7 Citations (Scopus)41 Downloads (Pure)
The translation of sports injury prevention and safety promotion knowledge: insights from key intermediary organisationsBekker, S., Paliadelis, P. & Finch, C. F., 28 Mar 2017, In : Health Research Policy and Systems. 15, 1, p. 25
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile14 Citations (Scopus)110 Downloads (Pure)
Bekker, S., Paliadelis, P. & Finch, C. F., 31 Jul 2018, In : Translational Sports Medicine. 1, 4, p. 166-171 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile32 Downloads (Pure)
The efficacy of an iterative "sequence of prevention" approach to injury prevention by a multidisciplinary team in professional rugby unionTee, J. C., Bekker, S., Collins, R., Klingbiel, J., van Rooyen, I., van Wyk, D., Till, K. & Jones, B., 1 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 21, 9, p. 899-904 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)46 Downloads (Pure)