Jan McCall

Associate Tutor in Physical Education


I have been a Teaching Fellow and Associate Tutor at the University of Edinburgh, for many years. I am also a member of the Developmental Physical Education Group (DPEG): a group of teacher educators, teachers and researchers whose focus is innovation in curriculum, pedagogy, professional learning and policy.  My previous experiences, include teaching PE in secondary schools, primary schools, and in the private sector supporting children and adults with Developmental Delay. Additionally, I was the PE Lead Officer for City of Edinburgh for a number of years.


Masters in Teaching 2016

Research summary

Physical Education in Pre-School and Primary Physical Education

  • Core learning in Early Years Physical Education (3-8 years)
  • Developing curriculum and pedagogy in Pre School Physical Education
  • Professional Learning in the Pre- School and Early primary Years

Current research interests

In March 2012 through a partnership with City of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh a new physical education resource for Pre-school children has been led, developed and launched in Edinburgh.Tracking the impact of this resource on adults, Pre-schools and the children will begin in August 2012.