‘We have the time to listen’: community Health Trainers, identity work and boundaries

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‘We have the time to listen’: community Health Trainers, identity work and boundaries. / Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn; K. Williams, Rachel; Middleton, Geoff; Henderson, Hannah; Crust, Lee; Evans, Adam Brian.

I: Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 25.07.2019.

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Allen-Collinson, J, K. Williams, R, Middleton, G, Henderson, H, Crust, L & Evans, AB 2019, '‘We have the time to listen’: community Health Trainers, identity work and boundaries', Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2019.1646317

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Allen-Collinson, J., K. Williams, R., Middleton, G., Henderson, H., Crust, L., & Evans, A. B. (2019). ‘We have the time to listen’: community Health Trainers, identity work and boundaries. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2019.1646317

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Allen-Collinson J, K. Williams R, Middleton G, Henderson H, Crust L, Evans AB. ‘We have the time to listen’: community Health Trainers, identity work and boundaries. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. 2019 jul 25. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2019.1646317

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Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn ; K. Williams, Rachel ; Middleton, Geoff ; Henderson, Hannah ; Crust, Lee ; Evans, Adam Brian. / ‘We have the time to listen’: community Health Trainers, identity work and boundaries. I: Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. 2019.

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