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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


  • 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

Professional Activity

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Role strain theory: applicability in understanding developmental experiences of international junior acrobatic gymnasts, Hayman, R., Polman, R., Wharton, K., Borkoles, E. 20 Jan 2020, In: Science of Gymnastics Journal
  • First encounters of receiving summative assessment feedback in audio format: expectations and experiences of final year undergraduate sport coaching students, Hayman, R. 7 Dec 2019, In: Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 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. 19 Jun 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
  • Using Audio for Summative Assessment Feedback: Experiences of Work-Based Postgraduate Sport Coaching Students, Hayman, R. 2018, In: Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice
  • Exploring Social Integration of Sport Students during the Transition to University, Allin, L., Coyles, A., Hayman, R. 1 Jul 2017, In: Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice
  • Using ‘flipped classroom’ to place sport students’ learning at centre stage: insights and food for thought, Hayman, R. 15 Dec 2017, In: Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change
  • From Pre-Elite to Elite: The Pathway Travelled by Adolescent Golfers, Hayman, R., Borkoles, E., Taylor, J., Hemmings, B., Polman, R. 1 Jul 2014, In: International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching
  • The influence of a deliberate practice intervention on the putting performance and subsequent practice behaviours of aspiring elite adolescent golfers, Hayman, R., Polman, R., Borkoles, E., Taylor, J. 2 Oct 2013, In: Talent Development & Excellence
  • The validity of retrospective recall in assessing practice regimes in golf, Hayman, R., Polman, R., Taylor, J. 2012, In: International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology


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