Dr Sarah MacIsaac

Lecturer in Physical Education

Undergraduate teaching

  • Physical Education Perspectives 2: Understanding Physical Culture
  • Physical Education 3B: Sociocultural
  • Physical Education 4B: Sociocultural
  • Physical Education Curriculum and Pedagogy 2: Athletics
  • Supervisor for year 4 research dissertations (some topics include: health and wellbeing from a phenomenological approach; feminity, masculinity and PE engagement; body image and PE; social media and health messages)

Postgraduate teaching

  • PGDE Physical Education: Athletics

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Vince Coleman -  A narrative inquiry into the experiences of a newly qualified PE teacher-researcher (MRes commenced 2016)

Graham Condie - Experiencing and living with cerebral palsy and finding meaning in recreation and disability sport (PhD commenced 2017).

Research summary

My main research interests lie within the sociology of health, the body and Physical Education. I have recently completed my PhD research which explored contemporary body-related culture amongst young people.

Research areas include:

  • Healthism and ideal body discourses
  • Social media and the body
  • Social power relations and the body
  • Embodied identities
  • Young people's experiences of, and engagement with, the Physical Education environment
  • Ethnographic research methods

View all 12 publications on Research Explorer