Sport and Disability
Sport and disability focuses on research related to sport as a vehicle for development, access, inclusion and human rights of persons with disabilities. This section encourages critical thinking and diverse perspectives, welcoming research at the intersection of theory and practice.
Sport and Education
The sport and education section features research and case studies related to interventions using sport to advance education, youth development, and life skills. Rather than focusing on sports education, this section addresses the role of sport in achieving educational and social outcomes for youth.
Sport and Gender
The sport and gender section features research and case studies related to interventions using sport to promote gender equality, challenge gender norms, and empower girls and women in disadvantaged settings.
Sport and Health
The sport and health section captures the broad range of outcomes associated with physical, mental and social wellbeing. This concerns the effect of SFD programmes on risk factors for both communicable and non-communicable diseases, including the direct effect of sport programmes on physical activity. It also considers the role that sport can play in preventative education and health promotion interventions.
Sport and Livelihoods
The sport and livelihoods section features research and case studies related to interventions using sport to improve livelihoods of disadvantaged people, from programmes focused on job-skills training to rehabilitation to social enterprise.
Sport and Peace
Sport and Peace investigates projects that use sport as a vehicle for reconciliation and peace building. The concept of peace is broadly defined to include connotations of personal, community and social well-being as well as the absence of intergroup conflict and tension. In particular, this section looks at opportunities for creating peace between people and groups in socially, culturally or ethnically divided societies.
Sport and Social Cohesion
The Sport and Social Cohesion section encapsulates projects in the area of community empowerment, social inclusion/integration, and diversity management. It focuses on social impact studies and capacity building initiatives that can lead to social cohesion, skill enhancement and overall community development.