Inclusivity and Positive Youth Development through Sport

Our research goes beyond performance and takes into consideration the development of the athlete as a whole person. This includes looking at sport as a means to develop character rather than assuming that such benefits will emerge by mere participation. Current projects include investigation of the process of personal and social development to help coaches and support staff to better understand how they can promote such athletes’ development through their own practices. Besides, personal and social development goes beyond the notions of self-confidence or teamwork and comprises challenging stereotypes and creating inclusive environment for all.


Dr Kotryna Fraser

Associate Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences