Robyn Smith joined Brunel in April 2019 as a Doctoral Researcher in the College of Health and Life Sciences, after being awarded fully-funded scholarships to study for her BA (Western University) and MSc (University of Toronto) in Canada. Robyn's doctoral research is funded by the College of Health and Life Sciences Bursary and supervised by Prof. Louise Mansfield and Dr. Emma Wainwright. Her research utilizes participatory approaches to explore how sport, social action and art projects contribute to the wellbeing of refugee and asylum-seeking youth in London. At Brunel, Robyn is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant within the division of Sport, Health, and Exercise Sciences.
Robyn is a Cumberland Lodge Scholar (2020-22) and youth worker, who is passionate about working in partnership with communities to co-produce impacful research. Her research interests include race, ethnic, & diasporic studies in leisure; participatory approaches; youth sport development, and refugee wellbeing.