Dr Gary Standinger

Teaching Fellow in Physical Education

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

Contact details



Moray House School of Education and Sport (Holyrood Campus)
St Leonard's Land
Room 4.10

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
Post code


Gary is a Teaching Fellow in Physical Education, contributing to teaching on the MA (Hons) Physical Education programme and postgraduate modules on the MSc Education course. 

He completed a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Gloucestershire (2005-2009). After graduation, Gary was a Cover Supervisor/PE Technician at a secondary school in Cornwall before heading to Loughborough University, where he completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) in Physical Education in 2012. After achieving QTS status, Gary spent the next 11 years teaching Physical Education at a secondary academy and sixth form in Southwest England before pursuing a career in higher education at The University of Edinburgh. During this period, he completed his MSc in Education (2012-2014) and his PhD at Loughborough University (2015-2022).

Undergraduate teaching

  • Physical Education Curriculum and Pedagogy 2: The Early Secondary Years¬†
  • Physical Culture 2: Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives
  • Physical Education Curriculum and Pedagogy 3: The National Awards
  • Physical Education Curriculum and Pedagogy 4: Aims and Concepts
  • Educational Studies 4: Independent Research Project in Education
  • Professional Development and Leadership 1
  • Professional Development and Leadership 2

Postgraduate teaching

  • The Sources of Knowledge: Understanding and Analysing Research Literature
  • Conceptualising Research: Foundations, Assumptions and Praxis

Research summary

  • Student Feedback Literacy
  • Self-Regulated Learning
  • Student Agency
  • Youth Voice
  • Evolved Grounded Theory