UKPE Cross-border Learning and Innovation Collaborative

UKPE Cross-border Learning and Innovation Collaborative

Making space for interdisciplinary research, dialogue, and collaboration in Physical Education and Health and Wellbeing

Meet the Team

University of Edinburgh Team Members

Shirley Gray

Dr Shirley Gray is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include physical education curriculum, health learning in physical education, pedagogy, gender, and teacher learning.

Dr Nicola Carse is a Lecturer in Physical Education in Moray House School of Education and Sport at the University of Edinburgh. Her main areas of research include primary physical education, teacher professional learning, curriculum development, complexity thinking, self-study and practitioner inquiry.

Stephanie Hardley is a PhD candidate within Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh. She specialises in qualitative research and her research interests include health and wellbeing, public health, and social psychology.

 

Cardiff Metropolitan University Team Members

Dr Anna Bryant is Director of Teacher Education and Professional Learning at the Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy (CSESP), Cardiff Metropolitan University. After a period as a secondary physical education teacher at Ysgol Bro Morgannwg, Anna has made a significant contribution to Health Physical Education, specifically, in the area of physical literacy and ‘Health and Well-being’.

 

Loughborough University Team Members

 

Dr Julie Stirrup is a Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy at Loughborough University. Her research centres on Physical Education/Physical Development and its role within young people’s lives from the early years through to secondary education. Her work has a specific focus on curriculum, learning, and learners’ access to resources in different educational settings.

Dr. Oliver Hooper is a Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Coaching within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. Oliver’s research explores young people’s experiences within physical education, health and youth sport contexts with a specific focus on the experiences of marginalised youth. He is particularly interested in ‘youth voice’ and the use of participatory methods to facilitate young people’s meaningful involvement within research.

Dr Rachel Sandford is a Senior Lecturer in Young People and Sport in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University. She is also the Programme Lead for the BSc(Hons) Sport Science, Coaching and Physical Education degree. Dr Sandford’s research centres on young people’s development in/through physical education, physical activity and sport, with a particular focus on issues related to popular culture, embodied identity and positive youth development.

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