Katherine King

Dr Katherine King

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Dorset House D113, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Katherine King is a Senior Academic in the Department of Sport and Event 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 is an expert on young people's use of green spaces.

Katherine completed her PhD research in the School of Environment at the University of Brighton in 2009. Her PhD research, supported by the Forestry Commission, explored young people's use of the countryside, 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, tourism and events in both the UK and Australia.

Katherine is Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Events and Leisure Marketing and Final Year Tutor for BA (Hons) Events Management...

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Research

My current research interests focus on the interconnections between leisure, identity and space, and the ways in which we can create more inclusive, equitable and diverse environments for experiences of sport and leisure. My work explores the relationship between youth, policy and nature connectivity through their engagement with informal sport. I have also publish work on cycling communities, and sport tourism event 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. 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., 2013. Sporting identities. In: Fyall, A. and Garrod, B., eds. Contemporary Cases in Sport. Goodfellow Publishers.
  • 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

  • King, K. and caudwell, J., 2017. We Love EU: Migrant and refugee leisure spaces and community wellbeing post Brexit. In: LSA 2017 4-6 July 2017 Leeds Beckett University.
  • King, K., 2017. Out on the edge? Informal sports in rural spaces. In: Communities, Engagement and Lifestyle Sports 17 June 2017 Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.
  • 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.. On yer bike! Exclusive lifestyle practices in countryside space. In: Leisure Studies Association 17-19 July 2012 University of Edinburgh.
  • 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. http://www.mmv2012.se/MMV-2012-Proceedings.pdf.

Reports

External Responsibilities

Conference Presentations

  • Communities, Engagement and Lifestyle Sports, Out on the edge? Informal sports in rural spaces, 17 Jun 2017, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton

Qualifications

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

Memberships

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