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Ben Powis

Dr Ben Powis PhD


School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 6016 ext. 6016 Room no. RM239


Dr Ben Powis is a lecturer in football studies. He holds a First Class honours degree in sport studies and a master's degree with distinction in sport and society from the University of Brighton. In 2017, Ben was awarded with a PhD, also from the University of Brighton, which examined the social experiences of elite visually impaired cricket players.

His research interests build upon this field of inquiry and include the sociology of disability sport, the embodied experiences of visually impaired people in sport and physical activity, and investigating the significance of sensuous sporting experiences. His ongoing research – which critiques the existing classification systems in visually impaired football and cricket – has received both online and national media attention.

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