Staff Profiles: Physical Education and Coaching

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Dr. Pauline Williams

Academic Subject Leader: Professional Development in Sport

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

The learning experience of students is my key interest. In particular, I have worked with International students and those progressing from non-traditional pathways into education. My current connections are focussed in Sport with National Governing Bodies and other key organisations where learners come to Education from a wide diversity of experiences.

Paul Garner

Paul Garner

Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

I have a passion for working with people and helping them develop. This has led me to work for over a decade in coach education and I now lecture on the sports coaching team passing on the fruits of this experience.

Benjamin Moreland

Benjamin Moreland

Senior Lecture in Coaching, PE and Development

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

Being active in various settings is a mainstay in my life and is something I value highly. I have always been interested in the ways people access activities. Whether it is looking at motivation or barriers, I have a desire to understand why.

Dr. John K. Parker

Dr. John K. Parker

Academic Course Leader BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences and Senior Lecturer Sport and Exercise Psychology

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I have been at the University of Gloucestershire since 2006. My teaching commitments include the delivery of modules that focus on all aspects of sport psychology, motor learning, and exercise and mental health.

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Will Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

Having worked in sport all of my life I have been fortunate that these experiences have formed the basis of my critical appreciation of sport and physical culture, exploring the ways that young people engage in society through sport.

Philip Shirfield

Philip Shirfield

Senior Lecturer in Sports Development and Coaching

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

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

Jordan Wintle

Jordan Wintle

Academic Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Physical Education

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

Sport has always been a huge part of my life; it has provided me with challenge, success and many friends. As a PE teacher for 10 years I have seen the positive impact a physically active life can have on young people.

Rosanna Armstrong

Rosanna Armstrong

Lecturer in Physical Education

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

I appreciate a mature and developmental view of education. In order to humanise the learning process, I believe in working alongside students to develop their understanding of the teacher’s role in education and society.

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Dr. Natalie Campbell

Senior Lecturer

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

I have worked in education, grassroots physical activity and elite sport for the last 10 years and have a huge passion for inclusion, wellbeing and people development.

Alison Croad

Alison Croad

Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching and Sport Education

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

I am a Senior lecturer for Sport Coaching and Sport Education. I contribute to a variety of modules as well as postgraduate Professional Practice in Sport Coaching. I am passionate about the process of coaching in developing the best performers.

Dr. Malcolm MacLean

Dr. Malcolm MacLean

Reader in the Culture and History of Sport

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

I am a historian and sociologist. I am interested in why sport matters culturally, socially and politically in corporate, imperial and colonial settings.

Dr. Claire Mills

Dr. Claire Mills

Senior Lecturer in Sports Education and Coaching

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I joined the university in 2004, having previously worked in secondary schools, further and higher education institutions. As a Senior Lecturer and fellow of the Higher Education Academy, I contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

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Dr. Haydn Morgan

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

Sport has provided me with many wonderful opportunities and life experiences. These experiences often form the foundation of my academic work and inspire my critical exploration of sporting practices.

Simon Padley

Simon Padley

Academic Course Leader Sports Coaching

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

I am a passionate sports coach working at various levels within hockey. I believe we have a responsibility to open everyone's eyes to the beauty of sport and physical activity throughout their life.

Dr. Emily Ryall

Dr. Emily Ryall

Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport and Exercise

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I love thinking deeply about sport and so am honoured to be able to share my passion teaching. There are always lots of interesting philosophical questions about sport, e.g. should drugs ever be allowed?

Rachel Sullivan

Rachel Sullivan

Lecturer in Physical Education

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

I have worked in secondary schools in a variety of roles including teacher training and pastoral management. I am now interested in research which will enable better quality PE experiences for school age children.

Mark Tabrett

Mark Tabrett

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

I have a life long passion for sport and exercise, particularly in football, badminton, rugby and training. This has lead to an interest in how the body works and adapts to these stresses and strains we place on it.