Evi Petersen

Phd candidate

Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science
Department of Sports, Physical Education and Outdoor Studies
Campus Bø ()
I am a PhD candidate at USN (enrolled in the PhD program: Culture Studies). In my research project, I am working empirically on participants’ emotional and embodied experience that result from engaging in friluftsliv (outdoor activities). My theoretical approach draws from perspective related to Sport Science, Psychology, Sociology and Culture Studies. I am generally interested in collaborative projects at the interface between physical activity, quality of life & nature environment.

Responsibilities

 

 

Competences

 

 

CV

 

Research assistant at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany (2015–2017)

Institute of Sport Science, Department of Exercise Physiology

 

M.A. human movement science - University of Hamburg, Germany (2015)

Main emphasis: Health research

M.A. thesis: "Health-related quality of life in the elderly – the impact of physical activity & green space"

Semester abroad at the University of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo, BC/Canada, Master of Arts Program: Sustainable Leisure Management (2013)

 

B.A. human movement science (Major), Psychology (Minor) - University of Hamburg, Germany (2011)

B.A. thesis: "Friluftliv – chances and barriers of outdoor therapy in the healthcare system"

Erasmus exchange student at the Universitetet i Agder, Kristiansand/Norway, Bachelor of Arts Program: Friluftsliv (2010)

 

Publications

 

Articles & book chapters

Petersen, E., Schoen, G., Liedtke, G., & Zech, A. (2018). Relevance of urban green space for physical activity and health-related quality of life in older adults. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 19(3), 158-166.

Petersen, E. & Zech, A. (2016). Einfluss von Spazierengehen auf die gesundheitsbezogene Lebensqualität von Senioren [The Influence of strolling on health related quality of life in the elderly]. Jenaer Beiträge zum Sport, 21, 17-19.

Nehm, A. & Petersen, E. (2014). The Sunshine Coast Trail: Tourism to the Sunshine Coast Region, B.C. In N. Vaugeois (Ed.), Case studies in sustainability in the Sunshine Coast, BC (pp. 40-50). Vancouver Island, BC: World Leisure Centre of Excellence at Vancouver Island University.

 

Conference Abstracts (peer-reviewed)

Petersen, E., Tangen, J. O., Schubert, T. (2018). Kama Muta i friluftsliv – emosjoners betydning for velvære og helse. In Forskning i Friluftsliv 2018: Friluftsliv gjennom 150 år. Tønsberg: Norsk Friluftsliv. Access video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7f-Jb-if8s

Petersen, E. & Zech, A. (2018). Older Adults’ Motives and Barriers towards Physical Activity in Urban Green Space & Its Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life. In Book of Abstracts - Sport, Discriminations and Inclusion: Challenges to face. 15th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference (p. 46). Bordeaux, France: eass.

Petersen, E., Hamacher, D. & Zech, A. (2017). Effekte von Barfußgehen und minimalistischen Schuhen auf die Gangstabilität von älteren Erwachsenen. In A. Schwirtz, F. Mess, Y. Demetriou & V. Senner (Hrsg.), Schriften der Deutschen Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft: Vol. 265. Innovation & Technologie im Sport (S. 67). Hamburg: Feldhaus Ed. Czwalina.

Petersen, E. & Zech, A. (2017). Die Relevanz von naturbezogenen Erholungsräumen für die körperliche Aktivität und die gesundheitsbezogene Lebensqualität von Älteren. In A. Schwirtz, F. Mess, Y. Demetriou & V. Senner (Hrsg.), Schriften der Deutschen Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft: Vol. 265. Innovation & Technologie im Sport (S. 307). Hamburg: Feldhaus Ed. Czwalina.