The PE Research Group consists of full-time academic staff and postgraduate research students.
The members of the Group have a strong background in teaching and researching issues concerning physical education. However, there is also a significant input by researchers from the Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Health Studies (SPEHS) in the areas of health and wellbeing, sociology, sport science and outdoor learning.
There is a culture of collaborative research within the Group, and this is reflected in the broad range of research topics described below. Importantly, each topic is held together by three major themes and they reflect the group’s emphasis on research within the physical education context.
The three themes are:
Past and present research projects have used philosophical approaches and both qualitative and quantitative methods. All of the work by the Group has strong links to current events and initiatives within the school setting.
There is also a sub-group within the PE Research Group which is related to all of the above themes and focuses specifically on developmental physical education.
Members of our Group are listed below. Details about their PhD supervision and other information can through their names.
Also find details about our recently awarded grants here.
This article was published on Aug 31, 2011