Call for Papers

Qualitative research in sport and exercise is now firmly established and continues to grow rapidly. It is also increasingly celebrated for what it can offer academics, students, practitioners and policy makers in terms of interpreting phenomena related to the meanings people bring to their experiences of sport, physical activity, exercise and leisure. This conference is dedicated to promoting cutting edge empirical inquiry, advancements in qualitative methods, and debates about methodology, theory, representation, criteria, ethics and practice. 

We welcome qualitative researchers from all areas of sport and exercise. Past QRSE conferences have included submissions from the fields of sport and exercise psychology, sociology of sport, physical cultural studies, sport history, physical education, coaching, sports medicine, rehabilitation, health promotion, sport management, sport policy, and sport ecology.

We invite abstracts for oral papers, symposia, posters and arts-based/visual methods exhibits or performances in the following areas related to the qualitative study of sport and exercise:   

  • Empirical Research
  • Theory
  • Applied Practice
  • Policy
  • Pedagogy
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Research Ethics
  • Representation

We hope you will be able to join us in beautiful Durham for this important discussion and we look forward to receiving your abstract!

Click here for information on how to submit an abstract to QRSE2020.

Key Dates

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 17th, 2020

Authors will be notified by email the outcome of their submission by mid February, 2020

Image Credits: Visit County Durham (Durham city and surrounding area), Durham University (Durham Sport and University buildings), UBC (conference images), ECEHH (sea swimmer).