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Barbara Humberstone

Barbara Humberstone is professor emerita (sociology of sport and outdoor education) at Bucks New University and visiting professor at Plymouth Marjon University. Her research interests include: embodiment, alternative/nature-based physical activities and continuing learning; wellbeing and outdoor pedagogies; and ageing and green/blue spaces. She is interested in the connections between nature-based sport and outdoor learning in the contexts of social and environmental awareness/justice. She recently co-edited: Research Methods in Outdoor Studies (Prince, H., 2020), International Handbook of Outdoor Studies (Prince, H. & Henderson, K., 2016), Ageing, Physical Activity, Recreation and Wellbeing (Konstantaki, M., 2016), and Seascapes: Shaped by the Sea, Embodied Narratives (Brown, M., 2015). She is co-editor of the new Routledge series Advances in Outdoor Studies (Higgins, P., 2019) and has papers in journals and books. She is incredibly lucky to be in New Zealand on extended visa due to the Covid-19 pandemic, where she can continue to windsurf, sail, paddleboard, ramble and do yoga.

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