Christopher White

Job Role
Lecturer in Health, Mental Health and Well-Being

Biography

Chris joined Glyndwr University in February 2021 having previously worked at the University of Chester as Lecturer in Sociology of Sport (2014-2020), Newman University as Lecturer in Sport Development (2020-2021), and Manchester Metropolitan University as Visiting Lecturer in Health and Wellbeing (2019-2021). He is currently close to completion of his PhD at the University of Chester, having also completed his MSc in the Sociology of Sport and Exercise (2014) and BSc in Sport and Exercise Science (2013) at the same institution. His PhD thesis explores active travel as a public health issue amongst various public health practitioners. Outside of higher education, Chris has led a number of residential English Language Summer Schools and is a very keen (if not terribly fast) runner and hockey player/coach.

Qualifications

BSc (1st Class); MSc (Distinction); PGCert; FHEA

Research

Active travel

public health policy

public health management

implementation

experiences of physical activity

Publications

Bloyce, D., & White, C. (2018). When transport policy becomes health policy: A documentary analysis of active travel policy in England. Transport Policy72, 13-23.

White, C., Bloyce, D., & Thurston, M. (2020). The double-bind of competitive funding: Exploring the consequences of state-funded bidding processes in a locally managed cycling project. EJTIR, 20(4), 173-93.

Selected conference papers:

White, C. (2015). Exploring the consequences of state-funded bidding processes in a locally managed cycling project. Paper presented at the Cycling and Society Conference, University of Salford and University of Manchester, United Kingdom. 

White, C. (2019). Developing an active travel workforce in Greater Manchester. Paper presented at the Cycling and Society Conference, University of Chester, United Kingdom.

White, C. (2019). Understanding active travel as a public health issue. Paper presented at the European Association for Sport Management Annual Conference, Online.