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Doctoral candidate exploring violence, embodiment, and gender in mixed martial arts (MMA) in Cardiff University School of Social Sciences (funded by ESRC +3 award).
July 2013 - August 2013
CUROP - GMC
- Research Associate
- To conduct a rapid review as part of a CUROP projects for the general medical council (GMC). Roles were to quality assess papers based on criteria, including suitable methodology and conceptual tools for defining the ‘preparedness’ of medical students for practice.
At the beginning my ethnographic PhD research in a mixed martial arts (MMA) club, I felt prepared. I had done my ethics, there were few risks, and it seemed relatively straightforward. Going into the field however (which included my own flexible participation in the MMA classes), things started to change. My own sense of preparedness and vulnerabil...
This article responds to a number of broad-brush claims and statements per- taining to ethnographic research during the Covid-19 pandemic: namely, that ethnographic (and qualitative) research is impossible; that it is unethical; and that the pandemic represents a breach and has produced a new normal form of interaction order. The article draws from...
This reflects on several months of research on the embodied experience of becoming a mixed martial artist (MMA). Engaging with ethnographic methods of participant observation, a flexible researcher role as well as in-depth interviews, the paper analyses participants’ interactions (and my own) between the spaces of ‘the dojo’ and ‘the cage’ in one U...
This presentation engages with several months of ethnographic data to explore the gendered dynamics of becoming a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, analysing both participants’ (and my own) experiences. Between each stage of ‘doing’ fighter - from sparring in the dojo to fighting in ‘the cage’ - there were certain forms of political narratives or r...
Objective To understand how prepared UK medical graduates are for practice and the effectiveness of workplace transition interventions. Design A rapid review of the literature (registration #CRD42013005305). Data sources Nine major databases (and key websites) were searched in two timeframes (July–September 2013; updated May–June 2014): CINAHL, E...
This programme of research aimed to understand the extent to which current UK medical graduates are prepared for practice. Commissioned by the General Medical Council, we conducted: (1) A Rapid Review of the literature between 2009 and 2013; (2) narrative interviews with a range of stakeholders; and (3) longitudinal audio-diaries with Foundation Ye...
To explore the gendered dynamics of becoming a mixed martial arts fighter (MMA) within the learning and competitive stages of 'doing' MMA fighter.
Exploring how concepts and definitions of violence are negotiated and defined in different strips of interaction, using the case of mixed martial arts (MMA).