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Research highlights

We are proud of our successes in building our research income which reflects the quality, invention and innovation in all aspects of our work. Some of our recent research projects are listed below.

Dynamic Tensions: New Masculinities in the Performance of Fitness

Funded by an AHRC this project will aim to transform our understanding of the relationship between physical fitness and masculine gender construction by investigating fitness and sport as performance by combining ethnographic fieldwork and artistic practice-as-research.

Domestic violence in child contact proceedings

Research led by Dr Adrienne Barnett (PHL) examines how courts and professionals respond to domestic violence. Her two journal articles in Child and Family Law Quarterly and in Feminist Legal Studies have already had substantial and influential impact.