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Australian Prime Minister catching some waves (and breaking surf etiquette)

Labels, Society, Surfing

Transitions through society: from the beach to the boardroom?

Posted on May 16, 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

Surfing was once the territory of the salty faced slacker, the maverick, the “original rebel”.  Today however, it seems that surfers can be found in all walks of life. Professional surfers now not only have the potential to earn big money on tour and through sponsorship, they even get a pension!  And whereas once upon
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Beautiful Beautiful Noosa

Fieldwork, PhD, Positionality, Travel

Rambles from a Roadtrip

Posted on February 13, 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

Spiders, backpacks and their unexpected link to researcher positionality. Usually when I go away and start a blog, I write and write for the first few days and then life kicks in, friends appear and the words become fewer and farther between. Staying true to form, a lot has happened since I last posted on
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Surfers Paradise

Collaboration, PhD, Travel

It’s actually a bit like Aberavon…

Posted on January 20, 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

  After a couple of days having China reminding me how much tougher it is than me (we’ll save those stories for another day, or you can check out for a glimpse of my time there in 2013), I arrived exhausted in Australia.  I don’t seem to be content with making things easy for
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Collaboration, Fieldwork, human geography, PhD, Travel, World Surfing Reserves

An Adventure in International Collaboration

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

The big research trip begins. A few months ago, before I started my PhD, my supervisor made me aware of a funding opportunity and set me a task of doing some research, sending some emails and then together we submitted an application to Cardiff University’s International Collaboration Seedcorn Fund.  The plan was ambitious, a little
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