It has been a busy and celebratory time for HART members, Dr Hannah Henderson (School of Sport & Exercise Science), Dr Patricia Jackman (School of Sport & Exercise Science and also MTOUGH research group), and Dr Rachel Williams (Bradford Institute for Health Research, University of Leeds) all of whom were awarded their PhDs at the recent University of Lincoln graduation ceremonies held in the impressive location of Lincoln Cathedral.
Dr Henderson’s thesis on ‘Intended actions, unintended outcomes: towards a processual understanding of exercise referral schemes’ was a sociological investigation of exercise referral schemes, employing a figurational sociological perspective. The thesis was supervised by Professor Siriwardena (CaHRU, Lincoln), Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson (HART), and Dr Adam Evans (University of Copenhagen).
Dr Williams’ thesis on ‘Physical activity, ageing and embodiment: the analysis of a figuration of retired older men who previously served in the British Armed Forces’ was a figurational sociological study, which focused upon the embodied experiences of a particular group of retired servicemen, all members of the Royal British Legion. The thesis was supervised by Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson (HART), Professor Jacqui Briggs (School of Social & Political Sciences), and Dr Adam Evans (University of Copenhagen).
Dr Jackman’s thesis on ‘The relationship between mental toughness and the psychological states underlying excellent performance in sport’ was a mixed method investigation that explored the relationship between mental toughness and the psychological states of flow and clutch in sport. The thesis was supervised by Dr Lee Crust (School of Sport & Exercise Science and also MTOUGH research group) and Dr Christian Swann (University of Wollongong).
Warmest congratulations from all in HART!