Projects per year
I joined the University of Bath as a lecturer in 2013, having completed my PhD in Human Geography (Exon) and Post-doctoral studies at the Faculty for Health Education and Scoiety at the University of Plymouth.
My research interest can be broken down into three key strands:
- Qualitative methodological innovation (particularly through the use of technology such as video and GPS)
- Sport/leisure and space (particulalry with reference to the role of nature and blue space in wellbeing, sustainable tourism environments and urban design for healthy communities)
- Technological, mediative and more-than-human engagements with sport, health and leisure environments
My research is underpinned by phenomenological and posthuman theoretical perspectives.
My teaching focuses on:
- Sociological studies of health/fitness
- sport/leisure tourism
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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Project: UK charity
Time as a Conceptual-Methodical Device: Putting Time to Work in Gendered Sporting Moments, Memories, and "Experiences"Clift, B., Merchant, S. & Francombe-Webb, J., 19 Jan 2021, Temporality in Qualitative Inquiry : Theories, Methods and Practices. Clift, B. C., Gore, J., Gustafsson, S., Bekker, S., Costas Batlle, I. & Hatchard, J. (eds.). London, U. K.: Routledge, p. 93-110
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Wiltshire, G. & Merchant, S., 30 Jul 2021, Nature and Health: Physical Activity in Nature. Brymer, E., Rogerson, M. & Barton, J. (eds.). Abingdon, U. K.: Routledge, p. 208-222 15 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter1 Citation (SciVal)
Merchant, S., 2 Jan 2020, In: Sport in Society. 23, 1, p. 11-23 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Citations (SciVal)36 Downloads (Pure)
Merchant, S., 8 Jul 2019.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
Art for the Environment? Evaluating the role of ARTificial reefs in reducing the impact of dive and snorkel tourism on nearby natural coral reef environmentsMerchant, S., 2018, (Unpublished).
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster › peer-review