Course Leader for Physical Education and Outdoor Education
Institute of Sport & Exercise Science
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Rachael is a lecturer in Physical Education at the University of Worcester. She previously taught Physical Education in a secondary school, as well as performing various pastoral roles. In addition to teaching she has been involved in research and has recently published on the topic of homophobia in sport. Rachael is currently studying for a PhD analysing the experiences of openly lesbian athletes participating in team sports. She is a keen sport player and currently plays hockey; previously she has both played and officiated rugby. Rachael also enjoys outdoor sports particularly sailing where she has won national titles, as crew, in the yachting world dayboat class.
Sports Science BSc Hons (Brunel University)
Sport Sociology MSc (Loughborough University)
PGCE 11-18: Physical education (University of Gloucestershire)
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Teaching & Research
14-19 curriculum Assessment for learning in Physical Education
PhD title: Changing times: Discovering how openly lesbian athletes navigate team sports. Awarded academic excellence grant (2013)
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Anderson, E., McGrath, R. & Bullingham, R (in press) Out in Sport: The Experiences of Openly Gay and Lesbian Athletes in Competitive Sport. London: Routledge.
Bullingham, R., McGrath, R. & Anderson, E. (2014) ‘Changing the game’ Sport and a Cultural Shift from Homohysteria. In Jennifer Hargreaves & Eric Anderson (eds) Handbook of Sport Gender and Sexualities.
Anderson, E. & Bullingham, R. Openly Lesbian Team Sport Athletes during an Era of Decreasing Homohysteria. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. Online first – 18th June 2013
Bullingham,R. (2014) Changing times: Discovering how openly lesbian athletes navigate team sports. Postgraduate conference at the University of Worcester.
Bullingham,R. (2014) Changing times: Discovering how openly lesbian athletes navigate team sports. INSEP – Sport, Genders and Sexualities. University of the Littoral Opal Coast, Dunkirk.
Bullingham, R. (2012) Taking the wind out of her sails’ Gendered media coverage of Ellen MacArthur’s World Record" presented at PSA Sport and Politics Study Group Annual Conference Southampton Solent University.
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