Flagship Panels

An exciting feature of the QRSE2020 programme will be our Flagship Panels. Running separately from the parallel sessions, these will be a fantastic opportunity for all delegates to hear our panels of qualitative scholars discuss and debate a number of important questions for our field. We will be inviting conference delegates to submit their own questions too, so stay tuned!

Meet the panel members:

Michael Atkinson is Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Toronto,Canada. His research and teaching interests focus on the social experience of suffering and pain, the phenomenology of anxiety and depression, existentialism, and ethnographic research methods. Michael is co-editor of the journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health.

Dr Suzie Cosh is a Lecturer in clinical psychology in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of New England, Australia. Her research interests include mental health, wellbeing in elite athletes, disordered eating, athlete retirement, athlete identity, and trauma.

Chris Cushion is a Professor in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. He has a range of teaching and research interests around the coaching process including coaching behaviour and learning environments, talent identification and performance analysis.

Dr Leah Ferguson is an Assistant Professor in the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Her research interests focus on sport psychology – particularly self-compassion in sport, and Indigenous wellness.

Vikki Krane is a Professor in the Faculty of Sport Management at Bowling Green University. She is a leading feminist scholar within the field of sport psychology with research expertise in gender, sexuality and sport.

Kerry McGannon is a Professor in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University, Canada. Her research focuses on exercise psychology and the sociology of sport. She is co-editor of the journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.

Dr Fiona Moola is an Assistant Professor in the School of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University, Canada. Her research focuses on medically complex children, childhood physical activity, and Indigenous children and disability. Fiona leads an inter-institutional research partnership between Ryerson University and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

Dr Martin Roderick is Head of the Department of Sport and Exercise at Durham University. His research examines the problems associated with work and careers in professional sport, the inter-connections among family life, and issues of work-life balance and mental health.

Andrew Sparkes is a Professor in the Carnegie School of Sport and Leeds Beckett University. His research seeks to understand the temporal and emplaced dynamics of embodiment in physical cultures. Andrew is a leading authority in qualitative research within sport, exercise and health science.