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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 inclusive 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, and as Co-Director of the Centre for Qualitative Research at Bath. She is a researcher and leadership team member of the Injury Prevention Research Group, and also serves as the Deputy-Director for Equality and Diversity in the Department for Health.

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.

Pronouns: She/her/hers

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Federation University


  • Complexity
  • Injury Prevention
  • Safety Promotion
  • Safeguarding
  • Sport
  • Qualitative
  • Implementation
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Safety
  • Harassment and Abuse

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Research Output

Bringing complexity to sports injury prevention research: from simplification to explanation

Bekker, S. & Clark, A. M., Dec 2016, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 50, 24, p. 1489-1490 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access
20 Citations (Scopus)
88 Downloads (Pure)

Too much information? A document analysis of sport safety resources from key organisations

Bekker, S. & Finch, C. F., 1 Jun 2016, In : BMJ Open. 6, 5, p. e010877

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    36 Downloads (Pure)

    The translation of sports injury prevention and safety promotion knowledge: insights from key intermediary organisations

    Bekker, S., Paliadelis, P. & Finch, C. F., 28 Mar 2017, In : Health Research Policy and Systems. 15, 1, p. 25

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 14 Citations (Scopus)
    91 Downloads (Pure)

    The fallacy of amelioration: Thinking through Knowledge Translation in sport and exercise medicine

    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 journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 14 Downloads (Pure)

    The efficacy of an iterative "sequence of prevention" approach to injury prevention by a multidisciplinary team in professional rugby union

    Tee, 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 journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    39 Downloads (Pure)