Staff Profiles: Philip Shirfield

Philip Shirfield

Staff Profile: Philip Shirfield
Senior Lecturer in Sports Development and Coaching

Philip Shirfield

Philip Shirfield

Senior Lecturer in Sports Development and Coaching

Sport and Exercise

Sport has always been a big part of my life whether as a player, a coach or spectator. My love of sport now focuses on how it can help people and communities to develop, grow and flourish.

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As it is for many people, sport has always been an important part of my life, as a participant and athlete, and as a student and teacher. It has taught me a great deal and provided many opportunities to have fun, to achieve, to meet new people and make new friends. Having worked in the sports sector for a number of years I am now really interested to explore how sport can play its part in helping people and society to develop and flourish, especially for those people and communities with fewer opportunities than others.


Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Geography West London Institute of Higher Education 1990
MSc Recreation Management Loughborough University of Technology 1997
PGCHE Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education University of Gloucestershire 2009

Teaching and research