Emma Rich

Reader University of Bath

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Emma Rich

Emma’s research examines sport, physical activity and physical/health education from a critical/socio-cultural perspective. Her two main areas of expertise include critical perspectives of obesity, eating disorders and weight related issues; and Digital health technologies (e.g. mobile and digital health, big data, wearable technologies). Emma’s current project focuses on the relationship between learning, technologies and health including recent developments in exergaming, mHealth, social media and the medicalization of cyberspace. This includes a research project funded by the Wellcome Trust ‘The Digital health generation: The impact of ‘healthy lifestyle technologies on young people’s learning, identities and health practices’. This work is grounded critical digital health studies and she has written on issues such as self-tracking cultures, mobile health apps, social media and the body.

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