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Dr Emma Boocock

Assistant Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Emma has over 13 years of coaching experience in both hockey and football, which has seen her work with a range of age groups across both participation and elite levels. Most notably Emma previously worked with the England Women’s U17 football team delivering competition performance analysis. Since then, she has continued to coach at county and regional level for England hockey.  After working for the North Riding County FA Emma recognised that the education of coaches was paramount to the development and success of athletes. From here Emma went on to complete her PhD, evaluating an elite coach education programme for the Premier League. She was able to work with and within renowned football academies which has since provided some excellent connections for further research.

Emma’s research methodology is something which shows her uniqueness. Her research uses critical realism and realist evaluation. This philosophical methodological approach allows her to contribute in a different way to the current sports coaching landscape. Her research has been published in high quality international journals and presented at conferences in the UK and abroad.

Emma Boocock

Campus Address

Northumberland Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Navigating grief: an autoethnographic tale of open water swimming and loss , Boocock, E. 9 Jan 2024, In: Leisure Studies
  • Coaching in the shadows: critically examining the unintended (non)influence of pedagogical practice, Nichol, A., Potrac, P., Hayes, P., Boocock, E., Vickery, W., Morgan, C., Hall, E. 4 Jul 2023, In: Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
  • Embodying Indigeneity in the Mountains: Creating Inclusive Adventure Spaces for Welsh Women, UK, Hall, J., Boocock, E. 6 Jun 2023
  • Gender, Politics and Change in Mountaineering: Moving Mountains, Hall, J., Boocock, E., Avner, Z. 13 Jun 2023
  • Online learning in higher education in the UK: Exploring the experiences of sports students and staff, McCullogh, N., Allen-Baker, G., Boocock, E., Peart, D., Hayman, R. 1 Nov 2022, In: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
  • Realist evaluation of the Football Association’s Post Graduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Coach Development, Redgate, S., Potrac, P., Boocock, E., Dalkin, S. 24 Mar 2022, In: Sport, Education and Society
  • Athletes as ‘sites of normative intersectionality’: Critically exploring the ontology of influence in sport coaching., Nichol, A., Hayes, P., Vickery, W., Boocock, E., Potrac, P., Hall, E. 1 Sep 2021, In: Sociology of Sport Journal
  • Beat the Game: A Foucauldian Exploration of Coaching Differently in an Elite Rugby Academy, Avner, Z., Denison, J., Jones, L., Boocock, E., Hall, E. 24 Jul 2021, In: Sport, Education and Society
  • ‘Lines of Flight or Tethered Wings?’ A Deleuzian Analysis of Women-specific Adventure Skills Courses in the United Kingdom: A deleuzian analysis of women-specific adventure skills courses in the United Kingdom, Avner, Z., Boocock, E., Hall, J., Allin, L. 1 Dec 2021, In: Somatechnics
  • How do culture and norm circles (as shaped by coaches and others) play a role in influencing the actions of cricketers?, Nichol, A., Hayes, P., Vickery, W., Boocock, E., Hall, E. 10 Jul 2019, 6th World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket

  • Sport PhD September 01 2017
  • PCAP September 01 2015
  • Sport MSc July 01 2013
  • Sport BSc (Hons) July 01 2009


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