My research focus is on exercise rehabilitation, with a specific application to people with mobility impairments resulting from either spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis. I am interested in examining the assorted health and rehabilitative benefits of engaging in regular exercise, as well as developing best practice physical activity guidelines for special populations. At a more basic level, I also study characteristics of muscle, fatigue properties, and activation at the neuromuscular level.
My research interests lie in the Sociology of Sport and the Sociology of the Body. My work addresses a number of research questions although most of my recent work has focused on the body, sport and gender. I am currently exploring why intervening with how our bodies look has become so prevalent at this point in history. Other recent research interests include: Sport and social inequality Masculinities The social background of National Hockey League players. Sport injury NASCAR as a spectacle of consumption Ideologies surrounding health and fitness.