Our staff have decades of experience in a wide range of sectors including sports leadership, education and research. To find out more about our background, experience and research activities click on individual staff profiles to head to the University website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love thinking deeply about issues related to sport, games and play. There are so many interesting philosophical questions about the nature and value of these activities as part of a good life.
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.
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.
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.
Paul delivers on the postgraduate MSc in Sports Coaching, combining a wealth of practical experience with an academic background in sports coaching.
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.
At the University of Gloucestershire Jordan is the Academic Course Leader for Physical Education and contributes to the teaching of several postgraduate programmes linked to this area.
Ben is involved in the delivery of a variety of Post Graduate modules ranging from those focused on disability to those situated within a global setting, unpacking the role of sport within development contexts.