Rebecca Olive

Rebecca Olive is a Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow. Her work focuses on everyday nature-based sport and leisure practices in terms of climate resilience, including how they shape relationships of care for ecologies. With a particular interest in swimming and surfing, her work has focused on coasts and oceans, but has included other waterways such as rivers and pools. Rebecca also examines how sport and leisure encounters and experiences are represented by participants on social media, and how these act to shape narratives and literacies within the activities. You can read more about her current project at