Katherine King

Dr Katherine King

  • 01202 968175
  • kingk at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Dorset House D114, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Katherine King is a Senior Lecturer in Leisure Cultures in the Faculty of Management. Her research interests focus on the geographies of sport and leisure, in particular the inter connections between identities, lifestyles and sport and leisure spaces She specialises in qualitative research and her recent work explores participation in cycling, lifestyle sports and youth leisure.

Katherine completed her PhD research in the School of Environment at the University of Brighton in 2009 where she was subsequently employed as lecturer in Human Geography. Her PhD research, supported by the Forestry Commission, explored young people's participation in lifestyle sports in green spaces, focused specifically on mountain biking. She has also worked as a youth researcher at Brunel University on an AHRC funded research project investigating youth people's religious experiences and identities in multi faith settings and as a researcher on several projects focused on participation in sport, leisure and events in the South East...

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Research

My current research interests focus on the interconnections between sport, identity and space. Recent publications in this area focus on cycling communities at sports events and youth mountain biking in green spaces.

I am currently Membership Officer for the Leisure Studies Association and the administrator for the Journal Leisure Studies.

Journal Articles

Books

  • Madge, N., Hemming, P., Stenson, K., Calestani, M., Goodman, A., King, K., Kingston, S. and Webster, C., 2013. Youth On Religion: The Development, Negotiation and Impact of Faith and Non-Faith Identity. Routledge.

Chapters

  • King, K., 2013. Sporting identities. In: Fyall, A. and Garrod, B., eds. Contemporary Cases in Sport. Goodfellow Publishers.
  • King, K., 2013. Choosing their own paths: mobile methodologies for understanding youth lifestyles. In: Duncan, T., Cohen, S. and Thulemark, M., eds. Lifestyle Mobilities: Intersections of Travel, Leisure and Migration. Ashgate.
  • King, K., 2012. Encouraging active identities and lifestyles: the spatialities of youth mountain biking. In: Shipway, R. and Fyall, A., eds. International sports events: impacts, experiences and identities. London: Routledge.

Conferences

  • Shipway, R., King, K., Lee, I.S. and Brown, G., 2015. On your bike: Exploring cycle tourism experiences. In: 3rd World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality: Transforming Partnerships 15-19 December 2015 Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • Lee, I.S., King, K., Brown, G. and Shipway, R., 2014. The nature of sport event space for social identity formation. In: Global events Congress VI 9-11 July 2014 Adelaide, South Australia.
  • King, K., Lee, S., Shipway, R. and Brown, G., 2014. The ephemeral and the everyday: International cycle events in local leisure spaces. In: LSA 7-9 July 2014 University of the West of Scotland.
  • King, K., 2012. Managing youth leisure in multiple natural environments. In: Fredman, P., Stenseke, M., Liljendahl, H., Mossing, A. and Laven, D., eds. The 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas 21-24 August 2012 Stockholm, Sweden. 252.
  • King, K. and Church, A., 2012. On yer bike! Exclusive lifestyle practices in countryside space. In: Leisure Studies Association 17-19 July 2012 University of Edinburgh.
  • King, K., 2010. Teenagers, mountain biking lifestyles and the nature experience: methodologies for understanding youth engagements with nature. In: Children and Nature: measuring success? 21 October 2010 Natural England, London, England.
  • King, K., 2010. Creating youth identity and lifestyle: mountain biking in the UK. In: World Leisure Congress 28 August-2 September 2010 Kangwon University, Chuncheon, South Korea.
  • King, K.. Managing youth leisure in multiple natural environments. In: The 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas 21-24 August 2012 Stockholm, Sweden.
  • King, K.. On yer bike! Exclusive lifestyle practices in countryside space. In: Leisure Studies Association 17-19 July 2012 University of Edinburgh.

Reports

Invited Lectures

  • King, K. Engaging inactive youth: the role of lifestyle sports. School of Management, UniSA. 29th January 2014.
  • King, K & Vaugeois, N. Innovative Solutions to Sustainability. Public lecture. Vancouver Island University, Powell River. 21st October 2013.
  • King, K. Access for all? Public Policy and youth participation through lifestyle sports.World Leisure Centre Innovation Infusion Event, Vancouver Island University. 17th October 2013.

External Responsibilities

Qualifications

  • PGCE in Higher Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2012)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methodologies (University of Brighton, 2007)
  • BSc (Hons) in Geography (University of Brighton, 2004)
  • PhD in Human Geography / Leisure Studies (University of Brighton, 2009)

Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2013-),
  • Leisure Studies Association, Member (2012-),
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