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Staff Profile

Matthew Green

PhD Researcher: A duty of care for young people: Differentiating banter from bullying in Physical Education

I am currently a postgraduate researcher in the Sociology of Sport at York St John University. Before this, I completed my MSc in Sociology of Sport and Exercise at the University of Chester and my BA (Hons) in Physical Education and Youth Sport at York St John University. My main research interests are in Figurational sociology, gender and homosocial relationships.   

I am undertaking a PhD supervised by Dr Mark Mierzwinski and Dr Charlotte Haines Lyon, exploring the presence of bullying and banter in Physical Education and youth sports. The research project will utilise a qualitative research design and the analysis will be guided from a sociological perspective. It will focus on the affiliation between physical education, hegemonic masculinity and heteronormative behaviour in United Kingdom secondary schools. In doing so, it will address ambiguities in existing literature with regard to young adolescents' (re)construction of gender through physical education.