Dr Noora Ronkainen, a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, visted the EGC as a scholar, working in collaboration with Prof Jacquelyn Allen Collinson, at Lincoln's School of Sport and Exercise Science
Dr Noora Ronkainen
MSC Fellow, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Noora received her PhD from Aarhus University in 2015, with a thesis on ‘An existential-narrative perspective on career, identity and spirituality in sport’. She has since held two postdoctoral positions (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China and Liverpool John Moores University, UK) before commencing her current Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowships at University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Noora has received a Masters degree both in theology and sport sciences, and her research on meaning, spirituality and religious expressions in sport and exercise reflect this academic background. In addition, Noora has conducted research on various sport psychology topics including athletes’ identity and career development, ageing and sport, sports injury, and cultural transitions and transnationalism. In this work, she has also paid attention to gendered developmental pathways in sport and the intersection of gender and athletic identities.