Alumni Services

April 2020

A book of poems and a book of technology - plus a graduate picks his favourite titles for a 'lockdown library'.



Seth Jenny

Degree Performance Coaching

Technology for Physical Educators, Health Educators, and Coaches

A wide variety of technology is available to physical educators, health teachers, and coaches—but technology is only helpful if people know how to use it effectively. This text will help health and physical education teachers and coaches improve their abilities by learning to effectively use technology in the areas of instruction, assessment, management, communication, professional development, and advocacy. The effective use of technology as outlined in this book can improve student and athlete performance and assessment and motivate active and healthy lifestyles among students. An important distinction with this book is that it goes beyond simply discussing the technology tools—it helps readers understand how to use technology to improve instruction. Practical examples of how to use various technological tools are included for different settings and a variety of age groups (child to adult). Readers will learn about the effective use of technology in physical education, health education, and coaching.

Technology for Physical Educators, Health Educators, and Coaches


Author Russell Jones

PhD Creative Writing

Book cocoon

Through childhood memories of graveyards and racecourses, to family bereavements, Peruvian river myths and outer space exploration, 'cocoon' is a unique collection of poems that explores the worlds we create, the transformations we undergo through life, and how “to keep the light / from leaving”.

'cocoon' features 16 pages of full colour comic-poems illustrated by Sara Julia Campbell, Caroline Grebbell, Aimee Lockwood, Edward Ross and Mark Toner.


Russell chat to Scottish music specialist Lori Watson in Sharing things, the podcast

Lockdown library

Author Robert Morrison (PhD English Literature 1991) has recorded a special video for his publisher's Instagram page. In his 'lockdown library' Robert chooses three books from his own collection that he thinks make good companions during the lockdown period:

Watch Robert's video (Instagram)

Robert's alumni profile

If you'd like to record your own lockdown library video, let us know by email.

Your book

If you are a member of the alumni community and have recently published a book, we would be delighted to include it in the Alumni Bookshelf. Email the editor, Brian Campbell, with the following information:

  • your name
  • degree details
  • book details, including a link for further information

Email Brian Campbell

Please note

Books are added to the bookshelf in order of submission. All of the further information links listed are the external websites of the book publisher, the author, or the bookseller. The University of Edinburgh is not responsible for the content and functionality of these sites.