Emily Tupper: “‘Getting fit and doing good’: Understanding processes of wellbeing through active research in ‘GoodGym'”

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I graduated from the University of St Andrews with a first class degree in social anthropology in 2015. My postgraduate studies involves active fieldwork in the organisation “GoodGym.” GoodGym combine getting fit with “doing good” – volunteering activities that benefit local communities. My research focuses on the potential links between GoodGym activity and wellbeing. I have recently finished an MA in Research Methods and will begin my PhD in October. I am involved in the interdisciplinary postgraduate research group “DU RISES” (Durham University Research in Sport and Exercise Science) and the Anthropology department’s Physical Activity Lab.