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I am Lecturer in Sport Development and Coaching. My practical experiences in sport development and coaching help to inform my teaching practice. I am currently a Swimming Coach who is recognised as a Coach Practioner by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. Previously, I have worked in sport development as a club development co-ordinator.

My principal research interests are in sports development and sports coaching, and where the two intersect. I have previously focused on athletes’ perceptions of coaches based on their gender and the experiences of female coaches’.  I also have an interest in voluntary sports clubs and athletes use of social media. I am currently a Research Associate of the Observatory for Sport in Scotland.

I completed my PhD in 2017 at Abertay University. This work used a mixed methods approach to explore the experiences of female sport coaches.  Prior to my PhD I studied BSc (Hons) Physical Activity and Health at Abertay University. Previously, I have worked at Loughborough College and Edge Hill University as a lecturer.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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