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Dr Ian Wellard, PhD, MA, PGCE, BA (Hons), graduated in Sociology from Goldsmiths in 1988 and followed this with a PGCE at Sussex (1991) and an MA in Sociology at Goldsmiths (1993). He then took part in a funded research project, at Roehampton Institute, which explored the images of sport and fitness aimed at young people. He was then awarded a scholarship to conduct a PhD in Sociology at the Open University (funded by the Pavis Centre). Dr Wellard joined Canterbury Christ Church University in 2003 where he helped establish the Centre for Physical Education Research and the Centre for Sport, Physical Education and Activity Research (SPEAR). In 2015, Dr Wellard set up the Sport and Body Cultures Research Group (SBC) which is a forum for researchers with a shared interest in the socio-cultural aspects of movement and body cultures, particularly within the context of sport, physical activity and dance ( http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/social-and-applied-sciences/human-and-life-sciences/sport-and-exercise-sciences/sport-and-body-cultures/sport-and-body-cultures.aspx ).
Dr Wellard's main research interests relate to body cultures and sport. Much of this research has been generated through ethnographic studies, which draw upon qualitative and reflexive approaches to the ways in which embodied identities are constructed and negotiated. Recent books include Sport, Fun and Enjoyment: an embodied approach and Researching Embodied Sport (both with Routledge). His latest book, Whose Body is it Anyway? will be published in the summer of 2018 by Routledge. He also continues to publish articles related to his research in international journals.
£72,000 from the Youth Sport Trust and Sport England to assess the impact of a new physical literacy programme in primary schools (2014)
£10,000 from Sports Leaders UK to evaluate their Energy Club programme. (2014)
£250 000 from the Youth Sport Trust and DoH to evaluate the Change for Life School Sport Clubs programme in primary and secondary schools 2010 -2014.
£100 000 from the Youth Sport Trust to evaluate the impact of the Bank of Scotland and Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week 2009-2013.
£15 000 from Podium (the Further and Higher Education Unit for the London 2012 Games) to explore the engagement of HE and FE with the Olympic and Paralympics (2010-2012).
£83 000 from Charlton Athletic to conduct an evaluation of Charlton Athletic community schemes in Kent (2006-2007).
£43 000 from Sport England, The Arts Council &The Big Lottery – 'Space for Sport and Arts' to conduct a national evaluation of sport and arts facilities in primary schools (2006).
£20 000 from Play England and The National Children's Bureau to conduct an assessment of the impact of national policy on play (2006-2008).
£6000 from the World Health Organisation to conduct a review of 'Girls Participation in Sport and Physical Activity' (2004).
£10 000 from Canterbury City Council to conduct research and consult young people as part of their initiative to develop a play strategy (2004).
£11 000 from Essex County Council to assist with their 'Tackling Obesity Scrutiny Study' (2006).
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