Keynotes

We are thrilled to announce the keynotes for QRSE2018!

Virginia Braun is a Professor in the School of Psychology at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. A feminist and critical psychologist, her empirical research explores gender, bodies, sex/sexuality and health, and she has published extensively in these areas. She is also co-author of the award-winning textbook Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners, and of co-editor of Collecting Qualitative Data: A practical guide to textual, media and virtual techniques (2013), as well as numerous other methodological works. Notably, with Victoria Clarke, she developed an approach to thematic analysis, which has become one of the most widely used qualitative methods in the social and health sciences.

Brett Smith is a Professor and Director of Research in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research focuses on disability, sport and physical activity. He is founder of the journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Associate Editor of 2 international journals, and serves on 7 editorial boards. He has published 7 books, including the Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise (2016).

Andy Miah holds a Chair in Science Communication and Future Media in the School of Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Salford, UK. He is also Global Director for the Centre for Policy and Emerging Technologies, a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (USA). His research discusses the intersections of art, ethics, technology, and culture and he has published broadly on the subject of emerging technologies, particularly in relation to human enhancement. He has published over 150 academic articles in refereed journals, books, magazines, and national media press on the subjects of cyberculture, medicine, technology, and sport. His most recently published book is Sport 2.0: Transforming Sports for a Digital World (2017).