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Dean Barker


Institutionen för kost- och
Läroverksgatan 5
41120 Göteborg
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

Om Dean Barker

Dean Barker has worked as a physical education teacher in New Zealand, Australia and Switzerland. He completed his doctoral thesis at the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia (title: Health and Physical Education Teachers´ Constructions of Teamwork: A Discursive Analysis). In 2007, he began work as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland. In July 2011, he left Switzerland to work as a senior lecturer at the Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science. Dean´s research interests revolve around physical education and sport pedagogy. He has adopted a broad, socio-cultural approach to his research and employed various qualitative research methods and analytic frameworks. Current investigations in which he is involved focus on migration and sport/physical education participation, learning in elite sporting communities, and teacher/learner perspectives in physical education.