William Bridel

Associate Professor, Associate Dean (Academic)

Faculty of Kinesiology

PhD - Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport, Physical Activity and Health

Queen's University, 2010

MA - Socio-Cultural Aspects of Physical Activity and Health (award nominee: outstanding thesis)

University of Ottawa, 2006

BA (Dean's List) - Sociology

York University, 1997

Contact information


Kinesiology : KNB140B

Research and teaching

Psychosocial Aspects of Health & Sport

  • Gender, Sexuality & Sport
  • Bullying in Sport
  • Sport-Related Pain & Injury

Research interests

Dr. William Bridel specializes in sociocultural aspects of sport, physical activity, and the body. Current projects include investigations of LGBTQI2S+ inclusion in sport, as well as inclusion and safe sport policy. He is also interested in sport-related pain and injury, with a recent focus on athletes’ experiences of sport-related concussion.


2020-2021 - Calgary Institute for the Humanities Fellow

2021 - University of Calgary Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Faculty Award

2021 - University of Calgary Teaching Award for Curriculum Development (member of Kinesiology’s curriculum review team)

2017 - Insight Development Grant - Social Science and Humanities Research Council