Dr Victoria Goodyear is the recipient of the Inaugural Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise Early Career Researcher Award. The award will be presented to Dr Goodyear on 7 June 2018 during a special conference session at the 6th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, in Vancouver, Canada.

The award is sponsored by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, and the Journal of Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. The award is given to an individual in recognition of their significant scholarly contributions to qualitative research within sport and exercise sciences. Overall, the collective works of the individual demonstrate innovation, impacts on the field of qualitative research and excellence in scholarship.

Dr. Victoria Goodyear is a Lecturer in Pedagogy in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK. Dr Goodyear’s research focuses on understanding and enhancing young people’s health and wellbeing through research on pedagogy and digital technologies. Her work utilises participatory digital methods and digital ethical procedures. Victoria’s research has been supported by research councils, trusts and industry, and she has published in pedagogy, education and qualitative research journals. Victoria has given keynotes and invited talks in numerous countries around the world, as well as communicating her research to policy and the media. Victoria serves on the editorial boards for Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and Quest. Her forthcoming edited book with Routledge focuses on Young People, Social Media and Health. Victoria can be found on Twitter: @VGoodyear and an example of her research can be accessed here:

Dr Goodyear will present her research in a talk entitled: Understanding and Enhancing Young People’s Health and Wellbeing: Pedagogy, Technology and Digital Methods and Ethics in Qualitative Research. We would like to congratulate Dr Goodyear on this prestigious award, and wish her success with her presentations in Vancouver.