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Dr. Sarah Riley is a Professor in Critical Health Psychology at Massey University, Aotearoa New Zealand, she is Chair of the International Society for Critical Health Psychology, and formally Chair of the British Psychology Society’s qualitative research section. Her award-winning, transdisciplinary work explores how discourse, affect and materiality shape the possibilities for what people can say, think, feel, and do. She has received awards from ESRC, EPSRC, British Academy, Canadian Social Sciences and Research Council, and the New Zealand Royal Society Te Apārangi. Her current projects explore relationships between gender, technology, and bodies; including using cooperative inquiry methods to explore how non-prototypical users of menstrual tracking apps make sense of, and are shaped by, this technology. Her co-authored books include Critical Bodies (2008); Technologies of Sexiness (2014), Postfeminism and Health (2019 2018 - winner of the 2021 British Psychology Society book award), Postfeminism and Body Image (2022); and Digital Feeling (2023).  Sarah is also an editor for the Feminist Companion in Psychology Palgrave Series, and the Sage books Doing Your Qualitative Psychology Project (2024, 2nd ed), and Doing Qualitative Research in Psychology (3rd ed forthcoming). Born in Essex, she has lived and worked in Scotland, England, Wales and Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Dr. Janelle Joseph is an Assistant Professor with award winning research including three books related to race, sport, and community. Her most recent book is titled Sport in the Black Atlantic: Cricket, Canada and the Caribbean Diaspora. She is currently working on two multifaceted ethnographic projects, one on physical cultures in Black communities such as running, vogue, and capoeira, and another on antiracism in high performance sport in Canadian colleges and universities. Dr. Joseph is the Founder and Director of the Indigeneity, Diaspora, Equity, & Antiracism in Sport (IDEAS) Research Lab in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. 

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Dr. Anthony Papathomas, PhD., is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology within Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise, and Health Sciences. Working within an interpretivist paradigm, his research explores athlete mental health experiences with a focus on mental illness. He has published life histories and narrative analyses on a range of clinical conditions, including eating disorders, depression, and borderline personality disorder. Current projects include how mental illness is socially constructed within elite sports institutions; coach and athlete mental illness disclosure experiences; and athlete mental illness within the context of severe menstrual pain. Much of this work assumes a narrative flavour and an interest in how life-stories are co-constructed, and the consequences stories hold for who we are, how we feel, and what we do. Anthony’s research has been funded by the International Olympic Committee; the English Institute of Sport; the British Academy; and the Economic and Social Research Council among others. He currently serves as Associate Editor for Psychology of Sport and Exercise journal and is on the Editorial Board for the journals Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health and International Review for Sport and Exercise Psychology.

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