Chris Hickey is Professor and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Arts & Education at Deakin University. His research has focussed on young people and the links between identity and issues of social cohesion and exclusion. His work investigating the behaviours of young males as members of peer groups within sport, physical education and popular culture is widely recognised. Using qualitative research methodologies he seeks to better understand the forces that shape and inform the attitudes and behaviours of young people, in group settings. He is currently Chief Editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education.