Ninitha Maivorsdotter

Associate Senior Lecturer in Public Health

School of Health Sciences

Contact info

  • Room
  • G2405

Ninitha Maivorsdotter has a PhD in Sport Sciences and Physical Education.

Since 2007 she has been working at the department of Health Sciences at Örebro University, and since 2012 at School of Humanities and Informatics at University of Skövde. She has also a background with studies in education, literature and information science.

Maivorsdotters’main research interest is the study of meaning ¬making process in educational activities involving the moving body in physical education and sport. A special focus is directed towards aesthetic aspects of meaningmaking and learning, including a special interest for narrative research.

Selected publications

  • Maivorsdotter, N. & Quennerstedt, M. (2012) The act of running: A practical epistemology analysis of aesthetic experience in sport. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 4(3), 362-381.
  • Maivorsdotter, N. & Wickman, P.¬O. (2011) Skating in a life context: examining the significance of aesthetic experience in sport using practical epistemology analysis, Sport, Education & Society 16(5), 613-628.
  • Maivorsdotter, N. & Lundvall, S. (2009) Aesthetic experience as an aspect of embodied learning: stories from physical education student teachers, Sport, Education and Society 14(3), 265¬-279.