Staff Profiles: Benjamin Moreland

Benjamin Moreland

Staff Profile: Benjamin Moreland
Senior Lecture in Coaching, PE and Development

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.

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I have an interest in a variety of activity and sport settings, focusing on access, opportunity and cultural issues. I have worked extensively on charitable projects assessing the impact of Sport for Development projects and worked on a number of commissioned research projects investigating the role of sport within at risk, criminal and volunteering environments. I deliver a range of modules over a number of courses, embedding innovative and critical practice within the sociology and culture of activities and sport. Outside of teaching I am keen on mountain biking and surfing.


Award Title Institution Date
BSC Sport Development University of Gloucestershire 2009
PGCHE Post Graduate Certificate of Higher Education University of Gloucestershire 2013
MA Sport Development University of Gloucestershire 2015


HEA Fellow

Teaching and research


Ben specialises in some of the areas below:

Introduction to the Sociology of SportContemporary Issues in SportCommunity DevelopmentSport and Social IssuesUnderstanding SportSport and International Communities


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Having completed research on the role of factors such as race on participation, Ben conducted research into the role sport can play in helping individuals at risk of crime.

Ben has completed research into the impacts of Sport for Development work upon Higher Education Students and is now focusing on contemporary competitive sport, proposing the adoption of slower practices to regain meaning.

External responsibilities

I am currently the lead for Sport Malawi, a charitable organisation which aims to deliver a curriculum of workshops within the contexts of coaching, education and outreach.