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Research interests

Laura's research interest in sports coaching stemmed from her involvement in the sport of rowing. Her work with elite coaches and athletes in several countries (Canada, New Zealand and Ireland) led her to consider the interactions between coaches, athletes and administrators and their contribution to the coaching climate. This scholarship drew attention to power and interaction in the coaching process, coaches’ pedagogical actions and identity construction.

Laura’s subsequent interactions with coaches and athletes led her to consider the various conditions and contexts in which elite/professional coaches and athletes/players operate. As such, her recent projects focus on welfare, representation and advocacy of sport workers (e.g. coaches, athletes/players, etc.) in diverse European contexts.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Otago

External positions

University of Limerick

University of Worcester

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Research Output 2004 2019

The Basics: Sports Coaching

Purdy, L., 24 Oct 2017, Abingdon: Routledge.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

coaching
coach
Sports
athlete
experience
2 Citations (Scopus)

Analytical attractions and the techno-continuum: Conceptualising data obsessions and consequences in elite sport

Kohe, G. Z. & Purdy, L., 29 Apr 2018, In : Sport, Education and Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Obsessive Behavior
Athletes
Sports
elite
Inventions
1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Changing it up: Implications of mid-season coach change on basketball players’ career and professional identities

Purdy, L., Kohe, G. & Paulauskas, R., 14 Mar 2018, In : Sport in Society. p. 1-17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
coach
career
Sports
worker
working life
4 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Coaches as sport workers: Professional agency within the employment context of elite European basketball.

Purdy, L., Kohe, G. Z. & Paulauskas, R., 3 May 2017, In : Sport, Education and Society. p. 1-13

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Basketball
coach
Sports
worker
career expectation
4 Citations (Scopus)

In Protection of Whose “Wellbeing?” Considerations of “Clauses and A/Effects” in Athlete Contracts

Kohe, G. Z. & Purdy, L. G., 26 Feb 2016, In : Journal of Sport and Social Issues. 40, 3, p. 218-236

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
athlete
Sports
professional sports
exegesis
amateur