|Postgraduate Research Student in the Department of Sociology|
I am a PhD student across both the Department of Sociology and the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University. I have an MPhil in Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge and a BSc (First Class) in Sociology from London School of Economics and Political Science. My PhD is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Field of Study
My doctoral research (funded by the ESRC) explores women’s use of weightlifting as an informal strategy for recovery from eating disorders. My research interests more broadly cohere around health and digital spaces, sociology of the body, and gender.
UKRI/MITACS UK-Canada Globalink Award (2020). Project title: 'Social Media and Canadian Women's Physical Activity Participation: Developing a New Methodology for Understanding Digital Health'. The University of British Columbia (£11,810).
Economic and Social Research Council (2020) Overseas Insitutional Visit to the University of Adelaide. Hosted by Professor Megan Warin and the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender (£2,361)
- New Media
- Digital Methods
- The Body
- Sport, Culture & Society - Seminar Leader (2017/18, 2018/19, 2020/21) & Guest Lecturer (2019/20)
- Sport, Crime and Deviance - Seminar Leader (2018/19) & Guest Lecturer (2018/19)
- Physical Activity and Health Psychology - Guest Lecturer (2018/19)
- Self, Identity and Society - Seminar Leader (2019/20)
- Hockin-Boyers, H. & Clifford-Astbury, C. (2021). The politics of #diversifyyourfeed in the context of Black Lives Matter. Feminist Media Studies
- Hockin-Boyers, H. & Warin, M. (2021). Women, exercise and eating disorder recovery: The normal and the pathological. Qualitative Health Research 31(6): 1029-1042.
- Hockin-Boyers, H., Pope, S. & Jamie, K (2020). #gainingweightiscool: The use of transformation photos on Instagram among female weightlifters in recovery from eating disorders. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 13(1): 94-112.
- Hockin-Boyers, H., Jamie, K. & Pope, S. (2020). Moving Beyond the Image: Theorising 'Extreme' Female Bodies. Women's Studies International Forum 83: 102416.
- Hockin-Boyers, H., Pope, S. & Jamie, K. (2021). Digital Pruning: Agency and Social Media Use as a Personal Political Project Among Female Weightlifters in Recovery from Eating Disorders. New Media & Society 23(8): 2345-2366.
- Hockin-Boyers, H., Pope, S. & Jamie, K. (2021). ‘Digital pruning’ helps women protect their mental health. The Northern Echo
Other (Digital/Visual Media)
- Hockin-Boyers, H., Pope, S. & Jamie, K. (Published). Can women curate their social media feed to protect mental health? Durham University Thought Leadership.