SHAPE Research Seminar Series

Researching women’s professional golf: Theoretical and methodological insights & Team Sports Performance in the Heat – Current projects and future ideas

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Seminars

As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr. Ali Bowes and Dr. Rachel Malcolm, Nottingham Trent University presents: Researching women’s professional golf: Theoretical and methodological insights & Team Sports Performance in the Heat – Current projects and future ideas.

  • From: Wednesday 23 October 2019, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 23 October 2019, 2 pm
  • Location: ERD 171, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr. Ali Bowes and Dr. Rachel Malcolm, Nottingham Trent University presents: Researching women’s professional golf: Theoretical and methodological insights & Team Sports Performance in the Heat – Current projects and future ideas.

Abstract for Ali

In light of the well documented boom of women’s sport across the globe, there are increasing moves towards the (semi-)professionalisation of elite women’s sport. The last half century has seen new opportunities and organisations for women in a wide range of sports, with golf at the forefront. For women, the reality of being an elite athlete is one that is slowly aligning with professionalisation, and women’s increasing presence in professional sports has been reflected in a growing body of literature examining gender inequality. I will present on some specific issues significant in this time, initially in golf but specific to many elite women’s sports: media coverage, athlete advocacy and social media, equal pay debates and sex segregation. The aim of this presentation is then twofold:

1) To present the current landscape of professional women’s sport with a focus on women’s professional golf.

2) To discuss the sociological - methodological and theoretical - implications of researching elite female athletes.

These will be described utilising data collected from projects on women’s professional golf and will introduce some methodological and theoretical implications of researching elite female athletes, as well as considerations for future research.

Abstract for Rachel
My research is focused around the stress placed upon team sports athletes required to perform under extreme heat stress. The rational for this research is based on the growing number of competitions taking place in hot climates. The aim is to provide a broader insight into the implications of competing in the heat, which does not solely focus on physical output, but also considers the influence on cognition and neuromuscular function. This presentation will briefly highlight the key findings of the acute effects of heat stress, exercise and the two combined on cognitive function and neuromuscular function. The second half of the talk will then focus on strategies we aim to implement in the future in order to counteract these effects.

This seminar is hosted by Dr Cleveland Barnett

All welcome.

For any enquiries please contact Craig Sale

Location details

Room/Building:

ERD 171, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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