Rachael Bullingham

Rachael Bullingham is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Course Leader of the Physical Education and Outdoor Education at the University of Worcester. She previously taught Physical Education in a secondary school, as well as performing various pastoral roles.

In addition to teaching she has been involved in research and has recently published on the topic of homophobia in sport. Rachael’s PhD analyzed the experiences of openly lesbian athletes participating in team sports. She has recently published ‘Out in Sport’ which offers an up to date examination of homophobia in sport. She is currently working on projects colleagues within education examining the experiences of gay and lesbian teachers.

Additionally she is part of the Sport Collision Collective which is focused on making rugby within educational settings safer for children. As part of this collective she is currently interviewing teacher’s experiences within playing, coaching, teaching and refereeing rugby.