Prof. P. David Howe

Prof. P. David Howe
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Prof. P. David Howe
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Health and Physical Cultures for Social Justice Lab, School of Kinesiology, Western University, Canada
Prof. P. David Howe

P. David Howe is a Professor of medical anthropology and leads the Health and Physical Cultures for Social Justice Lab ( in the School of Kinesiology at Western University, Canada with research interests in disability sport and physical activity cultures. His ethnographic research focuses on unpacking the embodied socio-cultural milieu surrounding inclusive physical activity and disability sport. With reference to the culture of disability, ableism, health and disability and medical discourse surrounding the Paralympic Games, David is concerned that his research highlights ways and means of making sports and physical activity more empowering for marginalised populations. In 2023 David was honoured by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) with their Sport Science Award for his contribution to the expansion of socio- cultural knowledge in the field. David is also editor of the Routledge Book Series, Disability, Sport and Physical Activity Cultures and holds a guest professorship at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

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