Staff Profiles: Dr. Anita Navin

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Dr. Anita Navin

Staff Profile: Dr. Anita Navin
Head of School, Sports and Exercise

Dr. Anita Navin

Dr. Anita Navin

Head of School, Sports and Exercise

I am a passionate individual who commits fully to the development of coaches across a range of sports. I am also involved with Sky Sports in their commentary team for netball.

Telephone: +44 (0)1242 715125 Email: anavin@glos.ac.uk

Biography

My main interests lie within the area of sports coaching and I am a passionate individual who commits fully to the development of coaches across a range of sports. I am also involved with Sky Sports in their commentary team for netball and have been an active coach in the high performance and netball super league for a period of 10 years. My research involves practice and over the last four years I have supported a range of national governing bodies in their development of a coaching and leadership strategy.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
BEd (Hons) Physical Education and Geography Bedford College of Higher Education 1987
MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences Leeds Metropolitan University 1998
Doctorate Sport Northumbria University 2013

Accreditation

UK Coaching Certificate Level 3

Accredited UK Coaching Tutor, Assessor and Internal Verifier

Reviewer for Sports Coach UK and the UKCC Level 4

Awards

Coach Developer of the Year in 2011 - UK Coaching Awards

Membership of professional bodies

Sports Coach UK

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Honorary life member England Netball

Teaching and research

Teaching

Sports Coaching, Coach Development, Development of expertise in Sport amd Transformational Leadership Behaviours.

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

Coach development, sports coaching expertise, recruitment & retention of female coaches and leadership behaviours in sport.

Doctoral level research examined the characteristics of sports coaching expertise across participant contexts in Netball. Similar research engaged with GB Hockey.

Research conducted addressing the perceptions of female coaches in the UK high performance coaching system on behalf of UK Sport.

Case study evaluation conducted of the British Tennis Coach Licensing Scheme.

External responsibilities

England Netball Technical Consultant

Sky Sports commentator for over eight years. Part of the Netball World Cup and Commonwealth Games commentary teams.

Uk Sport Performance Coach Steering Group

Sports Coach UK Coaching Standards Group

International Netball federation Coaching Advisory Group

Subjects for media interviews

Sports Coaching, Women in Leadership and Sport, Coach Development

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Professional positions

Editor of Sports Coaching & Netball Series

Reviewer for the Journal of Sport Sciences

Ambassador for the International Netball Federation (INF). Working with Government Ministers in Africa and the INF to validate an education programme and qualification structure for sports coaches in Africa.

External examining

University of the West Coast of Scotland (UWS)