PhD

Dana Point Paddle and Ponder

Posted on 9 September 2019 by Lyndsey Stoodley

Last week I was taken on a mini paddle board expedition. When we arrived at the beach at around 7pm on Labor Day, a late August public holiday, the area was packed with families who were enjoying the weather and scenery.  The air was full of the smells and sounds of middle eastern culture.  There
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Surfbreak Protection Map

Posted on 5 September 2019 by Lyndsey Stoodley

Oops! It’s been so long since I have updated this. Lots has happened. I’m somehow now in the writing up phase of my PhD programme! I completed a second phase of fieldwork in Australia where I spent 3 weeks on the Gold Coast conducting interviews and further ethnographic observations. I’m now lucky enough to be
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International Collaboration: Phase 2

Posted on 13 September 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

I’m in California! Phase two of our international collaboration scoping trip is now in full swing. After a quick tour of Hollywood, a stroll along Venice Beach and a few hours spent in L.A traffic, I’m in San Diego to meet with Dr Jess Ponting, Director of the Centre for Surf Research at San Diego
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Surfing: a specific & special label?

Posted on 5 June 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

“Hey, do you want to go surfing? There’s a wave today.” “Yeah sure. I’ll grab my board, we’ll drive to the beach, we’ll get changed and we’ll go in the sea and catch some waves. That’s surfing, right?”   Well it sounds about right; all definitions of surfing involve some sort of immersion in water
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Rambles from a Roadtrip

Posted on 13 February 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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It’s actually a bit like Aberavon…

Posted on 20 January 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 https://shenzhenigans.wordpress.com/ 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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An Adventure in International Collaboration

Posted on 16 January 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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