Barbara is a Professor of Sociology of Sport and Outdoor Education at Buckinghamshire New University, UK. Her research interests include: embodiment and nature-based sport; well-being and outdoor pedagogies; physical activity and ageing healthily. She edited Third Age and Leisure Research (2010); co-edited Seascapes: Shaped by the sea. Embodied Narratives and Fluid Geographies (2015) and has published papers in a variety of journals including Ageing and Society. She is Editor-in chief of Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning and was Chair of the European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning (2004-2008). She is a keen windsurfer, walker, swimmer and yogini.