University of Hertfordshire

Professor Elizabeth Pike


Elizabeth has worked at the University of Hertfordshire since August 2017, where she is Professor and Head of Sport, Health and Exercise, having previously worked at St Mary's University and the University of Chichester.

In addition to the work that she does at Hertfordshire, she has also been an invited speaker at many Universities and conferences both in the UK and abroad.  In the past five years, she has published more than 20 research papers largely related to social inclusion and sport, including being part of international research teams that produced a commissioned report on the international progress for women and sport, and a Consensus Statement on Physical Activity and Ageing.

Elizabeth is Associate Editor of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, and serves on the editorial board of the journals International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Fisica and Ciencias, Olimpianos, and Frontiers.

She is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), past President of the International Sociology of Sport Association, and co-founder of the Anita White Foundation.

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