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Stephanie Merchant


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Research interests

My research interest can be broken down into three key strands:

  1. Qualitative methodological innovation (particularly through the use of technology such as video and GPS)
  2. Sport/leisure tourism and space (particulalry with reference to the role of nature and blue space in wellbeing, sustainable tourism environments and urban design for healthy communities)
  3. Technological, mediative and more-than-human engagements with sport, health and leisure environments

My research is underpinned by phenomenological and posthuman theoretical perspectives.

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Projects 2014 2017

Research Output 2010 2019

Dark sport: re-configuring perception of space in mass/niche participation events

Merchant, S., 30 Jan 2017, Seeking the Senses in Physical Cultures: Sensual Scholarship in Action. Sparkes, A. (ed.). London, U. K.: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)

The promise of creative/participatory mapping practices for sport and leisure research

Merchant, S., 2017, In : Leisure Studies. 36, 2, p. 182-191 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Therapeutic movement / leisure practices

Merchant, S., Jan 2017, Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies. Silk, M., Andrews, D. & Thorpe, H. (eds.). Abingdon, U. K.: Routledge, p. 73-83

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access