The Talent Equation Podcast
The Talent Equation Podcast
Stuart Armstrong
"I'm not prepared to sacrifice my life for other people's (sport)" - a conversation with Leanne Norman and Ellen Jones
1 hour 22 minutes Posted Dec 8, 2022 at 2:33 pm.
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Leanne Norman is a Professor of Sport and Sociocultural Studies and Director of the Research Centre for Social Justice in Sport and Society at Leeds Beckett University. Her research utilises a critical sociological lens to examine sport organisational and coaching cultures to address gender equity and diversity within sport coaching workforces.

Ellen Jones is a lecturer and the academic lead for all tennis performance modules and the Performance Director of Tennis at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

They join me to discuss a paper that they had written that explained some of the challenges faced my both male and female coaches who had experienced mental health issues and burnout linked to the dominant 'performance narrative' that has become so prevalent across sport.

Here is a link to the paper -

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