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Natalie Barker-Ruchti

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences

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Phone: +46 19 301042

Room: G2136

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About Natalie Barker-Ruchti

Natalie joined the Division of Sport Science in February 2019. Her research interests include:

- Athlete and coach learning and development

- Sport coaching practices

- Coach-athlete relationship

- Women's artistic gymnastics

Natalie leads the International Socio-Cultural Women's Artistic Gymnastics research group(ISCWAG). 

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Publications

Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Collections (editor) |  Conference papers | 

Articles in journals

Barker-Ruchti, N. , Schubring, A. , Anna, P. & Pettersson, S. (2019). An elite athlete’s storying of injuries and non-qualification for an Olympic Games: A socio-narratological case study. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.
Schubring, A. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Post, A. & Pettersson, S. (2019). Researching health behaviour in ‘real time’: Insights from a prospective study on Olympic hopefuls. Methodological Innovations, 12 (1).
Myrian, N. , Kerr, R. , Cervin, G. , Schubring, A. & Barker-Ruchti, N. (2019). THE CODE OF POINTS AND THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN WOMEN ' S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS. Science of Gymnastics Journal, 11 (1), 5-14.
Dohlsten, J. , Barker-Ruchti, N. & Lindgren, E. (2018). Caring as sustainable coaching in elite athletics: Benefits and challenges. Sport Coaching Review, 1-23.
Hausken, S. E. S. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Schubring, A. & Grau, S. (2018). Injury-free children and adolescents: Towards better practice in Swedish football (FIT project). Research Ideas and Outcomes, 4, 1-16.
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Schubring, A. , Aarresola, O. , Kerr, R. , Grahn, K. & McMahon, J. (2018). Producing success: A critical analysis of athlete development governance in six countries. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 10 (2), 215-234.
Kerr, R. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Nunomura, M. , Cervin, G. & Schubring, A. (2018). The role of setting in the field: The positioning of older bodies in the field of elite women’s gymnastics. Sociology, 52 (4), 727-743.
Neves, C. M. , Filgueiras Meireles, J. F. , Berbert de Carvalho, P. H. , Schubring, A. , Barker-Ruchti, N. & Caputo Ferreira, M. E. (2017). Body dissatisfaction in women’s artistic gymnastics: A longitudinal study of psychosocial indicators. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35 (17), 1745-1751.
Cervin, G. , Kerr, R. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Schubring, A. & Nunomura, M. (2017). Growing up and speaking out: female gymnasts’ rights in an ageing sport. Annals of Leisure Research, 20 (3), 317-330.
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Kerr, R. , Schubring, A. , Cervin, G. & Nunomura, M. (2017). “Gymnasts Are Like Wine, They Get Better With Age”: Becoming and Developing Adult Women’s Artistic Gymnasts. Quest (National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education), 69 (3), 348-365.
Barker, D. & Barker-Ruchti, N. (2016). Hanging up the shirt: an autoethnographic account of disengaging from a social rugby culture. Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, 19 (5), 711-725.
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Barker, D. , Rynne, S. B. & Lee, J. (2016). Learning cultures and cultural learning in high-performance sport: opportunities for sport pedagogues. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 21 (1), 1-9.
Barker-Ruchti, N. & Schubring, A. (2016). Moving into and out of high-performance sport: the cultural learning of an artistic gymnast. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 21 (1), 69-80.
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Grahn, K. & Lindgren, E. (2016). Shifting, crossing and transforming gender boundaries in physical cultures. Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, 19 (5), 615-625.
Håman, L. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Patriksson, G. & Lindgren, E. (2016). The framing of orthorexia nervosa in Swedish daily newspapers: A longitudinal qualitative content analysis. Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, 7, 27-46.
McMahon, J. & Barker-Ruchti, N. (2016). The media’s role in transmitting a cultural ideology and the effect on the general public. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 8 (2), 131-146.
Haman, L. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Patriksson, G. & Lindgren, E. (2015). Orthorexia nervosa: An integrative literature review of a lifestyle syndrome. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 10 (1).
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Barker, D. , Sattler, S. , Gerber, M. & Pühse, U. (2015). Second Generation Immigrant Girls’ Negotiations of Cultural Proximity in Switzerland: A Foucauldian Reading. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 16 (4), 1213-1229.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Wals, A. & Tinning, R. (2014). High performance sport and sustainability: a contradiction of terms?. Reflective Practice, 15 (1), 1-11.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Rynne, S. & Lee, J. (2014). 'Just do a little more': examining expertise in high performance sport from a sociocultural learning perspective. Reflective Practice, 15 (1), 92-105.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Rynne, S. & Lee, J. (2014). Moving out of sports: A sociocultural examination of olympic career transitions. International journal of sports science & coaching, 9 (2), 255-270.
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Barker, D. & Annerstedt, C. (2014). Techno-rational knowing and phronesis: the professional practice of one middle-distance running coach. Reflective Practice, 15 (1), 53-65.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Gerber, M. , Gerlach, E. , Sattler, S. & Pühse, U. (2014). Youths with migration backgrounds and their experiences of physical education: An examination of three cases. Sport, Education and Society, 19 (2), 186-203.
Barker, D. M. , Barker-Ruchti, N. & Pühse, U. (2013). Constructive readings of interactive episodes: Examining ethics in physical education from a social constructionist perspective. Sport, Education and Society, 18 (4), 511-526.
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Grahn, K. & Annerstedt, C. (2013). Moving towards inclusion: An analysis of photographs from the 1926 Women's Games in Gothenburg. International Journal of the History of Sport, 30 (8), 871-891.
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Barker, D. , Sattler, S. , Gerber, M. & Pühse, U. (2013). Sport-'It's Just Healthy': Locating Healthism within Discourses of Social Integration. Journal of ethnic and migration studies, 39 (5), 759-772.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Gerber, M. , Gerlach, E. , Sattler, S. , Bergman, M. & Pühse, U. (2013). Swiss youths, migration and integrative sport: A critical-constructive reading of popular discourse. European Journal for Sport and Society, 10 (2), 143-160.
Weber, J. & Barker-Ruchti, N. (2012). Bending, flirting, floating, flying: A critical analysis of female figures in 1970s gymnastics photographs. Sociology of Sport Journal, 29 (1), 22-41.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Rynne, S. B. & Lee, J. (2012). Olympism as education: Analysing the learning experiences of elite athletes. Educational review (Birmingham), 64 (3), 369-384.
Barker-Ruchti, N. , Barker, D. , Rynne, S. & Lee, J. (2012). 'One door closes, a next door opens up somewhere': The learning of one Olympic synchronised swimmer. Reflective Practice, 13 (3), 373-385.
Barker-Ruchti, N. & Tinning, R. (2010). Foucault in leotards: Corporeal discipline in women's artistic gymnastics. Sociology of Sport Journal, 27 (3), 229-250.
Barker-Ruchti, N. (2008). "They must be working hard": An (auto-)ethnographic account of women's artistic gymnastics. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 8 (3), 372-380.

Chapters in books

Schubring, A. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Kerr, R. , Cervin, G. & Nunomoura, M. (2019). Maintaining a dual career horizon in women’s artistic gymnastics: A case of a gymnast. In: Natalie Barker-Ruchti, Athlete learning in elite sport: A cultural framework. . Routledge.
Barker-Ruchti, N. & Schubring, A. (2017). People in contexts. In: Michael L. Silk, David L. Andrews & Holly Thorpe, Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies (pp. 495-504). . Routledge.
Sattler, S. , Barker, D. & Barker-Ruchti, N. (2017). Zur Basler SSINC-Studie - ein Mixed Method-Projekt: Befunde aus den qualitativen Interviews. In: Markus Gerber, Uwe Pühse, Sport, Migration und soziale Integration: Eine empirische Studie zur Bedeutung des Sports bei Jugendlichen. Zürich: Seismo.
Barker, D. , Nielsen, J. , Wahlström, M. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Carlén, U. & Maivorsdotter, N. (2016). Jacob and Martin: Developing digital technology competence in physical education teacher education. In: Ashley Casey, Victoria A. Goodyear & Kathleen M. Armour, Digital Technologies and Learning in Physical Education: Pedagogical Cases (pp. 231-246). . Taylor & Francis Group.
Barker, D. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Gerber, M. & Pühse, U. (2014). Maria: Italian, female, and pursuing dreams of elite soccer success in Switzerland. In: Kathleen Armour, Pedagogical Cases in Physical Education and Youth Sport (pp. 171-183). . Taylor & Francis.
Weigelt-Schlesinger, Y. , Tschirren, K. & Barker-Ruchti, N. (2014). Migrantinnen im Schweizer Sport - Partizipation trotz sozialer Grenzziehungen. In: Vielfältig alltäglich: Migration und Geschlecht in der Schweiz (pp. 182-204). Zürich: Seismo.

Collections (editor)

Barker-Ruchti, N. (ed.) & Barker, D. (ed.) (2015). Sustainability in high performance sport: current practices - future directions. London: Routledge.

Conference papers

Pinheiro, C. , Stewart, C. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Schubring, A. & Smits, F. (2019). Springboard: An interactive education tool to prevent gender-based violence against girls in gymnastics. Paper presented at International Congress - CIDESD 2019, Maia, Portugal, February 1-2, 2019 (pp. 218-218). UTAD - Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.
Schubring, A. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Post, A. & Pettersson, S. (2018). Challenges and possibilities of prospective research in elite sport: Insights from the 'Paths to Rio study'. Paper presented at 2018 World Congress of Sociology of Sport (ISSA 2018), Lausanne, Switzerland, June 5-8, 2018.
Stewart, C. , Barker-Ruchti, N. & Schubring, A. (2018). Let’s talk about gender-based violence in women’s gymnastics. Paper presented at ISSA Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 5-8, 2018.
Nunomura, M. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Kerr, R. , Cervin, G. & Schubring, A. (2018). Older gymnasts in women’s artistic gymnastics: Moving beyond a bodily focus. Paper presented at 2018 World Congress of Sociology of Sport (ISSA 2018), Lausanne, Switzerland, June 5-8, 2018.
Rodrigues Marques, R. F. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Schubring, A. , dos Anjos Januário, J. , Pombo Menezes, R. & Nunomura, M. (2018). The familial cultural inheritance of Brazilian men elite futsal players: an influential factor on sport career.. Paper presented at Swedish Behavioural and Social Science Sport Research (SVEBI) annual conference, Falun, Sweden, November 21-22, 2018.
Schubring, A. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Post, A. & Pettersson, S. (2017). Understanding elite sport risk behaviour from a career perspective: A prospective case study with Olympic hopefuls. Paper presented at Nordic Sport Science Conference, Halmstad, Sweden, November 22–23, 2017.
Schubring, A. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Aarresola, O. , Grahn, K. , Kerr, R. & McMahon, J. (2016). Centralising, Negotiating or Delegating?: An International Comparison of Athlete Development Governance. Paper presented at ISSA 51st World Congress of Sociology of Sport, Budapest, Hungary, June 8-12, 2016.
Schubring, A. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Post, A. & Pettersson, S. (2016). ‘It has always been my dream’: Elite athletes’ experiences of the pre-competition phase. Paper presented at 13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference (EASS 2016): Sport in the City – Mobility, Urbanity and Social Change, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 4-7, 2016.
Nunomura, M. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Schubring, A. , Kerr, R. , Cervin, G. & Marques, R. F. R. (2015). Coming of Age in Women Artistic Gymnastics: The influence of rules on career development. Paper presented at 12th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference, Dublin, Ireland, June 10-13, 2015.
Schubring, A. , Barker-Ruchti, N. & Kerr, R. (2015). Coming of Age: The interaction of factors that prolong high-performance gymnastics careers. Paper presented at ISSA 2015 World Congress of Sociology of Sport, Paris, France, June 9-12, 2015.
Håman, L. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Patriksson, G. & Lindgren, E. (2015). Orthorexia is framed as exercise dependence in Swedish daily newspapers. Paper presented at Svensk Beteendevetenskaplig Idrottsforsknings konferens (SVEBI), Växjö, Sverige, 11-12 november, 2015.
Håman (née Eriksson), L. , Patriksson, G. , Barker-Ruchti, N. & Lindgren, E. (2014). Disordered eating outside the sport setting: Contextualizing representations of orthorexia nervosa in Swedish daily newspapers. Paper presented at AIESEP (International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education) World Congress, Auckland, New Zealand, February 10-13, 2014.
Schubring, A. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Kerr, R. & Nunomura, M. (2014). Older Gymnasts and the Culture of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Paper presented at Gender and Sports Conference: Transnational Body and Movement Cultures from a Gender Perspective, Copenhagen, denmark, November 13-15, 2014.
Håman (née Eriksson), L. , Barker-Ruchti, N. , Patriksson, G. & Lindgren, E. (2014). Research ethics within the study: Fitness professionals’ talk of health and orthorexia nervosa. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport & Exercise, Loughborough, UK, September 1-3, 2014.
Håman (née Eriksson), L. , Patriksson, G. , Barker-Ruchti, N. & Lindgren, E. (2012). “Men do not want to be associated with medical conditions that are perceived women-only issues”: gendered constructions of orthorexia nervosa in Swedish daily newspapers. In: Perspektiv på idrottens prestationssystem – från debut till avslut Abstracts: SVEBI 2012. Paper presented at 2012 års SVEBI-konferens (Svensk förening för beteende- och samhällsvetenskaplig idrottsforskning): Perspektiv på idrottens prestationssystem – från debut till avslut, Umeå, Sverige, 14-15 november, 2012.