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Dr Rick Hayman

Senior Lecturer

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

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 Rick`s PhD investigated the role of deliberate practice in developing elite adolescent golfers and his research outputs to date have examined factors that aid and constrain the attainment of elite adolescent sports performance.

Rick has both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching responsibilities and undertakes an active role in promoting innovative and research informed teaching and learning methods across both the department and wider university community. Rick`s student centred approach is tailored to maximise the overall student experience at every stage and create a teaching and learning environment that develops a range of academic, professional, personal and employability skills.  

Rick is proactive in terms of his own continuing professional development and regularly presents at nationally recognised conferences and workshops related to learning and teaching enhancement. Rick is passionate about encouraging student learning in all forms and contexts and fully engages students in dialogue about their learning needs and styles. This is evidenced in his highly interactive teaching approaches and use of students as key collaborators in his research initiatives.

Rick is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has extensive experience of undertaking community based sports coaching projects with children. In his spare time, Rick competes nationally for Sale Harriers Manchester Athletics Club and is a volunteer grass roots football coach.

Campus Address

Room 234 Northumberland Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Benefits and Motives for Peer Mentoring in Higher Education: An Exploration Through the Lens of Cultural Capital, Hayman, R., Wharton, K., Bruce-Martin, C., Allin, L. 27 Mar 2022, In: Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning
  • Exploring English Youth Academy Footballers’ Experiences through Role Strain Theory, Hayman, R., Polman, R., Borkoles, E. 23 Nov 2021, In: Journal of Athlete Development and Experience
  • Reviewing an inclusive intern partnership scheme: a black, Asian and minority ethnic student perspective, Shotton, L., Parkin, E., Aataya, A., Hayman, R. 12 May 2021, In: Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change
  • The Profile of Higher Education Sport Students in England: Implications for Successful Transition and Effective Teaching and Learning Practice, Hayman, R., Coyles, A., Allin, L. 1 Apr 2021, In: Innovative Practice in Higher Education
  • First encounters of receiving summative assessment feedback in audio format: expectations and experiences of final year undergraduate sport coaching students, Hayman, R. 26 Jan 2020, In: Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Inter sport transfer: experiences of high performing Australian adolescent athletes, Hayman, R., Polman, R., Borkoles, E. Dec 2020, In: Journal of Expertise
  • Role strain theory: applicability in understanding developmental experiences of international junior acrobatic gymnasts, Hayman, R., Polman, R., Wharton, K., Borkoles, E. 13 Jun 2020, In: Science of Gymnastics Journal
  • The role of personal tutoring in supporting the transition to university: experiences and views of widening participation sport students, Hayman, R., Coyles, A., Wharton, K., Mellor, A. 9 Oct 2020, In: Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education
  • The Utility of Role Strain Theory in Facilitating our Understanding of Elite Adolescent Golfers Developmental Trajectories, Hayman, R., Polman, R., Taylor, J., Hemmings, B., Borkoles, E. 8 Jul 2019, In: International Journal of Golf Science
  • A Flipped Learning Maiden Voyage: Insights and Experiences of Undergraduate Sport Coaching Students, Hayman, R. 20 Apr 2018, In: Innovative Practice in Higher Education

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Oral presentation: Impact of early sport specialisation on physical literacy, movement competency and long term intrinsic motivation 2018
  • Oral presentation: Exploring social integration of sport students during the transition to university 2017
  • Oral presentation: Exploring social integration of sport students during the transition to university 2017
  • Oral presentation: Exploring social integration of sport students during the transition to university 2017
  • Oral presentation: Exploring social integration of sport students during the transition to university 2017
  • Oral presentation: Exploring social integration and the retention of sport students through the transition to university 2017
  • Oral presentation: Using flipped learning to place sport students and their employability at centre stage: insights and food for thought 2016
  • Oral presentation: Flipped learning classroom with sports students: a new way of doing business 2016
  • Oral presentation: Flipped learning maiden voyage through uncharted waters 2015
  • Invited talk: Developing high level sports performers: are we creating super humans or premature mental health problems 2015


  • Sport PhD January 03 2012
  • Sport MSc January 03 2012
  • Education PGCE January 03 2012
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2011

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