Photograph of Dr Emily Ryall engaged in conversation at a research event

Dr Emily Ryall is a philosopher in sport, games and play.

She has published and presented on a wide number of topics in these areas around the world. She has been an invited contributor for the BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Guardian, New York Times, Cheltenham Science Festival, Battle of Ideas Festival, and Wellcome Trust, amongst others.

She has spoken and written about contemporary issues in the world of sport, such as sportswashing, inclusion of trans-athletes, the effect of technology, and the beauty and value of sport. She also has an interest in understanding games and play more generally, whether this is in the form of computer games, strategy games, or mindless but fun playful activity.

She currently works with UK Athletics, RFU, Sports Resolutions, the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences, and NATO.

Please click through the links at the top to see her work in more detail.