Sean Heath is a contributing editor for the TFS Podcast and Blog. As a Social Anthropologist, he specializes in the body, movement, the senses, and human-water interactions. He completed his PhD at the University of Brighton, with a focus on the sensory aspects of immersion in water, the sociality of competitive swimming in the UK, and how these affect youths’ wellbeing. His current research examines the emplaced entanglements between the material, social, and emotional experiences of outdoor swimming in “natural” environments. Other projects of his include the Transforming Sport Podcast and international Sport for Development work with Football 4 Peace International. Surprising no one, he is an avid outdoor swimmer!

Sean Heath