Dr Carly Stewart

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Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Sport​

Telephone: 029 2041 7275
Email: cstewart@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Carly is a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Sport within the Cardiff School of Sport. Carly joined the School in 2006 following completion of her PhD at the University of Exeter and has been Programme Directo​​​r for the MA Sport, Body and Society degree during this time. She is a member of the Sociology and Philosophy of Sport research group and also leads a Qualitative Research reading group within the school. Carly's research contributes significantly to teaching socio-cultural issues within the curricula, and she also leads a school group which aims to develop Transsexual awareness in collaboration with external organisation, Transsexuals in Sport.​​

Research / Publications

Carly’s research interests are primarily focused around the experience of embodiment, identity formation and the sociology of storytelling over time and in a variety of contexts, explored via a range of auto/biographical and narrative methods. Sports autobiographies remain a key specialism; Carly’s work has explored illness and other biographical disruptions in sport, and more recently the life stories of sportswomen. Her work crosses disciplines and cultures where she is currently collaborating with colleagues at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, working with the life histories of Olympic Gymnasts.
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PUBLICATIONS

Pullen, E. & Stewart, C. (2014) Monadic, material and meaningful: Female bodies in track athletics culture. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. DOI: 10.1177/1012690214549202

Stewart, C. & Pullen, E. (2013) Introduction to the special theme—narrative and the body in sport and leisure (guest editors). Leisure Studies Association newsletter, No. 95, 2-4.

Stewart, C., Sparkes, A., Smith, B. (2011) Sporting Autobiographies of Illness and the Role of Metaphor. Sport in Society. 14(5), 581-597. Abstract

Jones, R.L., Kingston, K. & Stewart, C. (2011). Machiavelli in a morality play: Negotiating expectations in football’s complex social culture. In D. Gilbourne & M. Andersen (Eds.), Critical essays in sport psychology. London: Human Kinetics, 267-286. DOI: 10.1177/1012690214549202

Stewart, C. & Lord, R. (2010) Re-telling tales: The missed (?) representation of working class women’s early stories of leisure. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 9 (2), 63-76. Abstract

Stewart, C., Lord, R., Wiltshire, G. & Fleming, S. (2010) Ease of movement and freedom of corporeal expression? Femininity leotards and the body in trampoline gymnastics. In L. Mansfield and D. Chatziefstathiou, LSA Volumes, No. 110, pp. 63-76.

Stewart, C. Schiavon, L. M. and Bellotto, M. L. (2015) Knowledge, nutrition and coaching pedagogy: A perspective from female Brazilian Olympic​ gymnasts. Sport, Education and Society. DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2015.1046428.

CONFERENCE PAPERS
Stewart, C., Schiavon, L. M. and Bellotto, M. L. (2014) Bodies in conflict with food: A perspective from female Brazilian Olympic gymnasts. BSA Auto/Biography study group Day Conference, the British Library. December. Centre for Biography and Education, University of Southampton, UK.

Johnstone, A., Stewart, C. & Allen-Collinson, J. (2014) Run to draw: An autophenomenographic approach exploring lived experience and creativity whilst simultaneously running and drawing. 4th International Conference on Qualitative Research in sport and exercise. September. Loughborough University, UK.

Johnstone, A., Stewart, C. & Allen-Collinson, J. (2014) ‘See how they run’ Film footage and drawings from Run to draw. 4th International Conference on Qualitative Research in sport and exercise. September. Loughborough University, UK.

Khan, S. & Stewart, C. (2014) Autoethnographic Dance Performance: The Body Inscribed. 4th International Conference on Qualitative Research in sport and exercise. September. Loughborough University, UK.

Stewart, C. (2013) Left on the shelf: Female Sporting Autobiographies, embodiment and identity formation. ISSA World Congress of Sociology of Sport: Contesting Sovereignties. June. Vancouver, Canada.

Stewart, C. (2013) Left on the shelf: Female Sporting Autobiographies, embodiment and identity formation. ISSA World Congress of Sociology of Sport: Contesting Sovereignties. June. Vancouver, Canada.

Lord, R. & Stewart, C. (2013) Time for a change? Bodies, uniform regulations, and the formation of identities in female trampoline gymnastics. ISSA World Congress of Sociology of Sport: Contesting Sovereignties. June. Vancouver, Canada

Pullen, E. &Stewart, C. (2012) Biographical Disruption, the body-self and life altering injury: The experiences of one male athlete. Leisure Studies Association Conference: Leisure, Living, learning. Education in Sport Tourism and the Outdoors. July. The University of Edinburgh, UK.

Stewart, C. & Sparkes, A. (2012) Sporting autobiographies, embodiment and identity formation: A resource for narrative inquiry. PSA Sport and Politics Group 6th Annual Conference: Sport politics, identity and the media. February. Southampton Solent University, UK.

Stewart, C. (2010) Sporting Females and Published Autobiographies: Packing a Punch? The example of Jane Couch. BSA Auto/Biography Study Group Christmas Conference: Feminism and Lives. December. The British Library, London, UK.

Stewart, C. (2010) Sporting Autobiographies, Identities and the Narrative Construction of Lives. Leisure Studies Association Conference: Diversity and Equality in Leisure, Sport and Tourism. July. Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

Stewart, C., Sparkes, A., Smith, B. (2009) Sporting Autobiographies of Illness and the Role of Metaphor. 3rd International Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise Conference, June, Roehampton University, UK.

Lord, R., Wiltshire, G. Fleming, S., & Stewart, C. (2009) Femininity, the body and leotards in female trampoline gymnastics. Leisure Studies Association Conference. July, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

Stewart, C. (2008) Narrative Gaps: Autobiography, Embodiment and Memory Loss. Annual Auto/Biography Conference. University of Leicester, UK, July.

Stewart, C., Smith, B. & Sparkes, A. (2007) Sporting Autobiography and Illness Narratives: An Analysis of Metaphor and Narrative Type. Annual Auto/biography Conference. Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland, July.

Stewart, C. & Sparkes, A. (2007) sporting Auto/biographies and illness narratives: Testicular Cancer across generations. Lance Armstrong and Bob Champion, a comparison. The Narrative Practitioner Conference. North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, Wrexham, UK, June.

Stewart, C. & Sparkes, A. (2006) Sporting Autobiographies and Illness Narratives. Qualitative Health Research Conference. University of Alberta, Canada, April.

Sparkes, A., & Stewart, C. (2005). Sporting heroes and cancer narratives across generations: A comparison of Lance Armstrong and Bob Champion, Annual Auto/Biography Conference. University of London UK, July.

Stewart, C., & Sparkes, A. (2004). Sporting bodies, autobiography and the illness experience, Annual Auto/Biography Conference. University College Chichester UK, July.

Teaching and Supervision

I currently deliver across a range of socio-cultural modules at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. I lead modules at level 6 and 7 which include: Sociology of Sport and Physical Culture, Sport, Body and Society and Sporting Bodies and Social Identities. I am also the Qualitative stream leader for Research Methods at level 7. I am the Programme Director for the MA Sport, Body and Society degree.

Post Graduate Research Provision: Doctor of Philosophy
Rhiannon Lord. PhD. Thesis Title: The embodied experiences of trampoline gymnasts: An ethnographic study. Registered at Cardiff Metropolitan University and co-supervised by Dr. David Brown and Prof. Scott Fleming. Expected completion 2015. Director of studies.

Amelia Johnstone. PhD. Thesis Title: Physical Activity and Artistic Creativity: A phenomenological exploration of simultaneous running and drawing. Registered at Cardiff Metropolitan University and co-supervised by Dr. Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, University of Lincoln. Expected completion 2017. Director of studies.

Qualifications and Awards

B.Sc. Sport and Exercise Science, University of Exeter
Ph.D. Sport and Health Science (sociology), University of Exeter
Post Graduate Certificate of teaching in Higher Education
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External Links

I am linked with the following external organisations through research and learning and teaching:

Transsexuals in Sport
I am currently working with organisation Transsexuals in Sport to develop the Cardiff School of Sport’s awareness of transsexual people and some of the issues experiences in sport. I am in the process of organising a series of staff and student development workshops, and of embedding content into the university’s learning and teaching equality and diversity agenda.

External Examining
External Examiner: University of Brighton, MA Sport in Society, MA Sport and Media and MA Sport and International Development (2014-present).

Sporting / Coaching Profile

Performance
Super 8’s National Volleyball League, Team South Wales (2008-present)

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