Staff Profiles: Sports Development and Coaching

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Jo Shire

Jo Shire

Principal Lecturer

Sport and Exercise

I am passionate about teaching and learning and think these are the gateway to growing and achieving our potential.

Benjamin Moreland

Benjamin Moreland

Senior Lecture in Coaching, PE and Development

Sport and Exercise

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’s look at motivation or barriers, I have a desire to understand why.

Simon Padley

Simon Padley

Academic Course Leader Sports Coaching

Sport and Exercise

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.

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.

Rosanna Armstrong

Rosanna Armstrong

Lecturer in Physical Education

Sport and Exercise

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

Sport and Exercise

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

Sport and Exercise

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.

Paul Garner

Paul Garner

Lecturer in Sports Coaching

Sport and Exercise

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.

Dr. Malcolm MacLean

Dr. Malcolm MacLean

Reader in the Culture and History of Sport

Sport and Exercise

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