• 2017 Wellcome Trust 

Principal Investigator (with Andy Miah and Deborah Lupton)

The Digital Health Generation: The impact of health lifestyle technologies on young people’s learning, identities and health practices.

  • 2017-2020 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 


Re-presenting para-sport bodies: Disability & the cultural legacy of the Paralympics

  • 2012-2015 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC, £300, 839


Engaged360@Bath: Embedding Public Engagement across the Research Lifecycle at the University of Bath.


  • 2014 Faculty Teaching Development Fund, University of Bath. £2,710


Connected Learning Lab: Filming equipment


  • 2013 Faculty Teaching Development Fund, University of Bath. £2,980


Connected Learning Lab: Using IPads and Social Media in Teaching and Learning


  • 2013 Faculty Teaching Development Fund, University of Bath. £820

Principle Applicant

Undergraduate Research in Sport, Physical Activity and Culture Exhibition


  • 2010-2012: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Seminar Series Award, £16,910.31

Co-applicant on ESRC funded seminar series ‘Fat Studies and Health At Every Size: Bigness Beyond Obesity’


  • 2009:  Loughborough University Strategic Funding Award, £150,000

strategic funding to develop a Qualitative Digital Research Unit and Laboratory at Loughborough University


  • 2007: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Funding Award, £82,680.77

Principle Investigator RES-000-23-2003 The Impact of New Health Imperatives on Schools

“The quality of these outputs is in my view excellent, contributing to new understanding of childhood obesity and the manner in which schools engage with this concern. Indeed, for a small grant award in what is currently a somewhat unchartered field, a great deal has been achieved” (ESRC board member end of report review)


  • 2007: Australian Research Council (ARC) Funding Award, $150,000

Co-Research: Parallel study as part of broader research collaboration with the ESRC research grant above.


  • 2007:  Society for Educational Studies

Funding award to host one day conference on ‘every child matters’ policy (with a specific focus on health)


  • 2006: Loughborough University Faculty award

Early career research funding award


  • 2002-2004:  International Olympic Committee Research Grant (£40,000 plus £40,000 university funding)

Project: Women and Olympic Governance – Co-investigators – Prof Ian Henry, Dr. Eleni Theodoraki, Prof Anita White


  • 2002:  International Olympic Committee/International Olympic Academy Grant Award

To conduct post-doc research at Olympic Study Center, Lausanne, Switzerland


  • 2002:  Loughborough University Research Grant

Project: Education and eating disorders


  • 1998-2001: Loughborough University Studentship





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