Rachael is a senior lecturer of sport and exercise science and academic course leader for physical education at the University of Gloucestershire. She has been involved in research and has recently published on the topic of homophobia in sport. Rachael’s PhD analysed the experiences of openly lesbian athletes participating in team sports. She has published ‘Out in Sport’ which offers an up-to-date examination of homophobia in sport. More recently she has published on lesbian athletes in the sports media and athletes coming out. She is currently working on projects colleagues within education examining the experiences of gay and lesbian teachers.