Dr Simon Fletcher


With a background in sociology, I have utilised my knowldedge of social movement, both theroetical and empirical, to explore interprofessional collaboration in healthcare. Having undertaken a masters degree in Sport, Culture and Society at Cardiff Metropolitan University, I was compelled to develop this training in a doctoral context. My PhD thesis explored the issue of touching practice amongst physical education teachers and called upon post-structural and late modern social theory in addition to creative forms of methodological representation.  My current research interests include: The notion of professional identity in adverse social conditions; Interprofessional collaboration and education; Ethnographic research methods; Systematic review and Realist synthesis.

Academic responsibilities

Honorary Researcher


  • PhD, Sociology of Education , Manchester Metropolitan University, 2014
  • MA, Sport, Culture and Society , University of Wales Institute Cardiff, 2011
  • BA(Hons), Sport Studies , Southampton Solent University , 2009