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Dr Edward Hall

Senior Lecturer

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Bsc Sport Coaching Edward T HallI have over 12 years of experience as a sport coach, mainly in rugby union. Following initial roles in youth community development with the RFU, my more recent roles have been in adult, performance-level sport. I have coached in local authority, club, university, governing body, county, regional, national development, premiership and international contexts, with a broad spectrum of performers including male and female athletes, and from novices to World Cup winners. My other practical roles have included performance analysis with high-performing and international teams, and serving as a member of several national groups and committees.

My research interests include the complexity of the coaching process, the socio-cultural coaching context, and effective coaching and coach learning. My research utilises a range of contemporary and innovative methods to explore the problematic nature of coaching practice with the aims of contributing to a more authentic and holistic understanding of the coaching process and to positively impacting coaching practice and coach education. I have published work in high-quality international journals, contributed chapters to leading books in the discipline, and presented at conferences in the UK and abroad.

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Campus Address

Northumbria University, City Campus
Northumberland Building
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • Sport PhD June 05 2015
  • Sport MSc September 01 2008
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017

Key Publications

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  • Athletes as ‘sites of normative intersectionality’, Nichol, A., Hayes, P., Vickery, W., Boocock, E., Potrac, P., Hall, E. 20 Sep 2020, 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. 20 Jun 2020, In: Sport, Education and Society
  • Examining the Relationships Between Coaching Practice and Athlete “Outcomes”, Nichol, A., Hall, E., Vickery, W., Hayes, P. 1 Jan 2019, In: International Sport Coaching Journal
  • Re-engaging disengaged pupils in physical education: an appreciative inquiry perspective, Gray, S., Treacy, J., Hall, E. 24 Mar 2019, In: Sport, Education and Society
  • ‘You don't need a degree to get a coaching job’, Hall, E., Cowan, D., Vickery, W. 13 Oct 2019, In: Sport, Education and Society
  • Beyond ‘Crude Pragmatism’ in Sports Coaching: Insights from C.S. Peirce, William James and John Dewey: A Commentary, Hall, E., Gray, S. 2017, In: International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching
  • Examining the relationships between coaching practice and athlete outcomes: a systematic review, Nichol, A., Hall, E., Vickery, W., Hayes, P. 1 Aug 2017

PGR Supervision

  • Mark Clarkson Start: 01/03/2019
  • Mark Bertram Start: 16/08/2018


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