Dr Justine MacLean

Lecturer in Physical Education


Justine MacLean has worked as a lecturer in physical education at Moray House Institute, the School of Education of the University of Edinburgh since 1998. She has worked as a physical educator within comprehensive schools and within the commercial, charitable and voluntary sectors. She holds a wide range of national governing body awards inclusive of RSA Health and fitness, RAD and BATD Dance and the SGA floor and vault, bar and beam.


  • (1989-1993) BEd (Hons) Physical Education, Herriot-Watt University.
  • (1999-2002) MEd Advanced Educational Studies, Edinburgh University

Responsibilities & affiliations

Justine’s main remit is to teach on the BEd (PE) program (BA (PE) in 2015) and undertake research within this area. Justine is a member of the Physical Education Forum research group and works collaboratively with other staff in Sport and Recreational Management, Sports Science and the Primary Education course. Justine has acted as a reviewer for a number of academic journals including Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and the European Physical Education Review.

Undergraduate teaching

  • Physical Education Perspectives in Sociocultural
  • Physical Education Perspectives in Aesthetics
  • Physical Education Curriculum
  • Physical Education Investigation

Research summary

  • pedagogy and curriculum in physical education
  • teaching and learning aesthetic perspectives on physical education
  • developing self-esteem and confidence through physical education

Current and recent research

  • Policy and policy enactment within Health and Wellbeing

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