Lyndsay's current research focuses on two projects funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grants.
Lyndsay Hayhurst is a Principal Investigator (co-investigators are Brian Wilson, Brad Millington and Rob Vanwysenberghe), on a study titled Cycling Against Poverty? Researching a Sport for Development Movement and an ‘Object’ in/for Development (2016-2021). This project focuses on the use of non-human objects and technologies in sport for development and peace – in particular, the bicycle – as possible catalysts for development.
Natural Resource Development, Privatized Aid, Sport and Development: A Comparison of Canada and Australia (2015-2020, Principal Investigator - Audrey Giles, co-investigators Steven Rynne and Tony Rossi) investigates how the politics of privatized aid provided by the extractives sector shapes domestic sport-focused health and development interventions that target Indigenous communities in Canada and Australia.