Astrid Schubring

Senior Lecturer

Department of Food and Nutrition and Sport
Visiting address
Läroverksgatan 5
41120 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Astrid Schubring

Associate professor in Sport Science, Astrid's research focuses on sociological and pedagogical aspects of physical education and organised sport. Astrid co-leads the SCoPE research group and teaches in the Sports Coaching bachelor program, the Physical Education Teacher and the Sport Science Master programs.

Prior to her employment at Gothenburg university, Astrid worked at the University of Tübingen, and at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.


Commissions of trust

Research interests

  • Athlete health and wellbeing
  • Biography
  • Career development
  • Coaching
  • Elite sport
  • Learning and teaching
  • Sociology of the body
  • Sociocultural theories
  • Qualitative research
  • Youth sport

Ongoing projects

Completed projects

  • Barker-Ruchti, N., Grau, S., Schubring, A., & Hausken-Sand, S.: Injury-Free Children and Adolescents (FIT project).
  • Schubring, A., Barker-Ruchti, N., Pettersson, S. & Post, A. (2015-2019) The Paths-to-Rio study
  • Barker-Ruchti, N., Kerr, R., Nunomura, M. & Schubring, A. (2013-2016) ”Coming of age”: Towards best practice in women’s artistic gymnastics’, a research project funded by the Lincoln University Research Fund, the University of Sao Paulo and the Centrum för Idrottsforskning
  • Thiel A., Mayer J., Schubring A., Schnell A., Giel K., Diehl K., Zipfel S., Schneider S. (2009-2014). The German Young Olympic Athletes' Lifestyle and Health Management Study (GOAL Study), a research project funded by the Federal Institute of Sport Science (BISp)