Risk in British Wrestling
Wrestling Research Blog
by Claire Warden
10M ago
Our new article was published in Survive and Thrive today. This is a journal of narrative medicine and medical humanities. It is published as part of a special edition (edited by Professor David Beard of the University of Minnesota, Duluth) on Health, Illness and Injury in Professional Wrestling. We are delighted to see this article ..read more
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Parliamentary Debate on ‘Professional Wrestling: Event Licensing and Guidance’
Wrestling Research Blog
by Claire Warden
1y ago
On 7 June 2023, Charlotte Nichols (MP for Warrington North) proposed a debate in the Houses of Parliament on wrestling licensing. We were proud to have our work mentioned in this debate, particularly our recent explorations of concussion which were praised by the co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wrestling Alex Davies-Jones (MP ..read more
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All Party Parliamentary Group for Professional Wrestling
Wrestling Research Blog
by Claire Warden
1y ago
In November 2022 I received funding from Loughborough University to co-host the first wrestling symposium at the Houses of Parliament in conjunction with Playfight Wrestling School and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Professional Wrestling. It was the first time that change-makers from across the wrestling industry (over 60 people attended) have come together to try ..read more
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Review of Health and Wellbeing in Professional Wrestling Roundtable
Wrestling Research Blog
by Claire Warden
1y ago
After a year of gathering data, we celebrated the end of the Health and Wellbeing in Professional Event with a roundtable event bringing together key stakeholders from the wrestling community and academia. We discussed the findings of the project and began to sketch out future directions. We were all so encouraged by the conversation and ..read more
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On the Callous
Wrestling Research Blog
by Claire Warden
1y ago
“It just took me straight back to when I first started wrestling training, and how beat up I was from that. But…you do develop a kind of callous to it and…you become less sore as time goes on and you get more reps in”.  “I feel like a have…my fascia is kind of like a calloused ..read more
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Dazed and Confused: concussion, wrestling and political change
Wrestling Research Blog
by Claire Warden
1y ago
Written by Dr Dominic Malcolm In 2021 concussion in sport began to be taken seriously in British politics. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has staged two concussion virtual summits and appointed its first Ministerial Adviser. The DCMS select committee drew on 5 sessions of hearings (featuring 27 witnesses) and 51 pieces of ..read more
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