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Mr. Gianmarco Dellacasa

Research Student

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Research Student in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences  


Gianmarco is a PhD student in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University, funded by the National Institute for Health Research’s Applied Research Collaboration North East and North Cumbria (NIHR - ARC NENC). Gianmarco has a MSc in ‘Sport Management’ and a BSc in ‘Physical education and sport activities’ from Foro Italico University of Rome.

Follow Gianmarco on Twitter: @momodellacasa


Gianmarco’s research focuses on health inequalities and physical activity, with specific reference to marginalised young adults in the North East of England. The research analyses whether and how co-designed physical activity could work as a means to not only improve physical and mental well-being, but also empower individuals and their communities through civic engagement, affecting the social determinants of health and potentially contributing to wider social change.

Supervised by
  • Dr Emily J. Oliver
  • Dr Caroline Dodd Reynolds
  • Dr Leanne Trick
  • Dr Iain Lindsey
Teaching Areas

Gianmarco is delivering the seminars of the module ‘Introduction to Sociology of Sport’ (21/22) conevened by Dr. Stacey Pope.