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Valeria Varea

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


Phone: +46 19 301238

Room: G2152

Valeria Varea
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About Valeria Varea

Valeria Varea is an Associate Professor in Sport Science. She has completed her PhD at the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia. She was then appointed as a lecturer in Health and Physical Education at the University of New England, Australia. In 2019, she came to Sweden to work at the School of Health Sciences at Örebro University, Sweden.


Valeria’s research focusses on the body, health and physical activity in Physical Education and sport contexts. Dr Varea uses sociocultural perspectives and qualitative methods to explore and critique people’s engagement in physical activity and perceptions of the body.


Valeria has trained as a Health and Physical Education teacher and has considerable teaching experience in the tertiary level, particularly in Physical Education Teacher Education.  She has continuously taught at university level for almost twenty years and has experience in teaching at school and sport coaching contexts. Valeria has taught to students from a wide variety of ages, skills and socio-economic backgrounds.

Networks and collaborations

Dr Varea has worked in collaboration with many academics across different countries, including Spain, Australia, UK, Argentina and Brazil. She also has wide experience in managing funded and collaborative research projects and development initiatives. Valeria has been a member of numerous committees and has contributed in service to the community, particularly in charity initiatives, promoting health and diversity, and working with local schools. 


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Articles in journals

Articles, book reviews

Articles, reviews/surveys


Chapters in books

Collections (editor)

Conference papers

Doctoral theses, monographs

Licentiate theses, monographs