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Georgia Allen-Baker

Senior Lecturer in Sport Development

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Georgia is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. Her primary responsibilities include teaching in the fields of Sport Development. Georgia contributes to teaching at all levels delivering lectures, seminars and practical sessions across a wide range of modules.

Georgia completed her undergraduate degree in Applied Sport Sciences and an MSc in Sport Psychology at Northumbria University in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Whilst completing her studies, Georgia worked as a Community Development Coach and delivered sport sessions in schools and across the local community. After graduating, she worked for the NHS for two years, mainly as an exercise coordinator for an acute mental health hospital. She then successfully applied for a PhD studentship at Brunel University London. Whilst completing her PhD, Georgia taught at Brunel and at the University of West London. Before moving back to Northumbria as a Senior Lecturer, Georgia worked at York St John University as a Lecturer in Youth Sport and PE. Additionally, Georgia is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

0191 227 3032


FHEA, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Georgia’s research interests are broad, but are centrally focussed around children in sport. Georgia’s PhD focused on the use of a sport intervention to teach male students various life skills whilst monitoring the impact the programme had on academic performance and school engagement. Since completing her PhD, Georgia’s research has broadly fallen under the umbrella of early childhood experiences in sport.

Key Publications and Outputs

Allen, G., Rhind, D., & Koshy, V. (2015). Enablers and barriers for male students transferring life skills from the sports hall into the classroom. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 7(1), 53-67.

Professional Activity

  • External examiner- Physical Education and Sport, University of Lincoln
  • External examiner- Sport, Education and Fitness, Southampton Solent University
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


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