Research

Physical Culture Research in Education (PCRE)

We are a group of researchers from across Moray House School of Education and Sport and beyond who research physical culture in the context of education: schools, curricula, teacher learning and ITE. Our research aims to enrich practice and improve the experiences, learning and lives of young people and their teachers.

We are a group of around 15 researchers: academics, teaching fellows and postgraduate research students. Many of us have a background in teaching physical education. We also  include researchers from other subjects: primary school teachers, sports coaches, health researchers and those with an interest in the health and wellbeing of teachers and young people.

Our work spans across two research hubs within the University of Edinburgh:

PCRE people

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Physical Culture Research in Education members.

PCRE research

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Our research themes, projects and publications.

Contact

Anne-Marie Connelly

Institute Administrator

  • Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences
  • Moray House School of Education and Sport

Contact details

Address

Street

Moray House School of Education and Sport
The University of Edinburgh

City
St Leonard's Land, Holyrood Road
Post Code
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

Dr Shirley Gray

Group Lead / Senior Lecturer in Physical Education

  • Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences
  • Moray House School of Education and Sport

Contact details

Address

Street

Moray House School of Education and Sport
The University of Edinburgh
St Leonard's Land, Holyrood Road

City
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ