Promoting equal access and tackling discrimination against gender and sexual minorities in sport and physical education (PREACT)

The main scientific objectives of PREACT are threefold: 1) to examine the different types of discrimination (including harassment) in sport and school PE, and especially those experienced by gender and sexual minorities, 2) to investigate the attitudes towards gender and sexual diversity in Finnish, British, and Singaporean sports cultures and 3) to explore practices and experiences related to same-sex versus co-educational school PE and sports clubs training. Our overarching goal is to inform policy and practice on how to facilitate safe sport environments for all. 

Research team

Marja Kokkonen, principal investigator (PI), 

Anna Kavoura, postdoctoral researcher

Päivi Berg, university researcher (01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019)

Jukka Lahti, postdoctoral researcher

Project duration

04/2018 - 03/2021 


Ministry of Education and Culture
(150 000 €)