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Job Title(s)Senior Lecturer
Phone No.+44 (0) 28 9026 8233 
Internal Phone No.ext. 233 


Physical Education

Short Description

I joined the staff of St Mary’s in 2001 and I am currently the course team leader for Physical Education B.Ed.
I teach B.Ed., Liberal Arts and PGCE students in the area of PE. In theory, I predominantly teach in the areas of physiology, psychology, health related PE, leadership, professional conduct and child development. In practical, I teach dance, swimming, gymnastics and games.

I am involved in the development and teaching of CPD courses in the area of PE.

I contribute to the Masters programme in the teaching of a module entitled ‘Current Issues and Future Directions in PE’ and also as a supervisor of dissertations.

I am also Advisor of Studies while serving on the student services committee. I am the academic link for the Irish American Scholars programme.

Within college, I am keen to promote all student sport and I am the coach of the college netball team and the former performance analyst for the Men’s Gaelic Football.

As a netball player, I am also heavily involved in coaching and I am the former coach of the Northern Ireland Senior national team, who qualified for 2 world cups and a commonwealth games. I have also coached the Northern Ireland Universities combined team.

Current Research

  • Children’s physical activity levels, trends and preferences and the subsequent impact on health.

  • Children’s fitness and reading age.

  • Teacher well-being.

  • Performance analysis in sports.

  • Fitness profiling in university level Physical Education students.

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