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Dr Shaun Wilkinson

Assistant Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

He taught in secondary school physical education for two years before returing to Northumbria University as a Graduate Tutor in 2011.

He teaches predominantly in the Sport Development with Coaching programme but also teaches occastionally on the Sport Coaching programme.

He recently completed his Masters in Education and is currently enrolled on a part time PhD. His PhD considers the use of ability-setting in secondary school physical education.

Shaun Wilkinson

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Students' preferences for setting and/or mixed-ability grouping in secondary school physical education in England, Wilkinson, S., Penney, D. 11 Mar 2024, In: British Educational Research Journal
  • A national survey of ability grouping practices in secondary school physical education in England, Wilkinson, S., Penney, D. 25 May 2023, In: Research Papers in Education
  • A national survey of gendered grouping practices in secondary school physical education in England, Wilkinson, S., Penney, D. 20 Jul 2023, In: Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
  • Examining ability grouping practices in secondary school physical education in England, Wilkinson, S., Penney, D. 14 Nov 2023
  • Examining gendered grouping practices in secondary school physical education in England, Wilkinson, S., Penney, D. 14 Nov 2023
  • Mixed-ability grouping in physical education: investigating ability and inclusivity in pedagogic practice, Wilkinson, S., Penney, D. 2 Sep 2022, In: Sport, Education and Society
  • ‘The participation group means that I'm low ability’: Students’ perspectives on the enactment of ‘mixed-ability’ grouping in secondary school physical education, Wilkinson, S., Penney, D. 1 Oct 2022, In: British Educational Research Journal
  • Setting policy and student agency in physical education: Students as policy actors, Wilkinson, S., Penney, D. 24 Mar 2021, In: Sport, Education and Society
  • The enactment of setting policy in secondary school physical education, Wilkinson, S., Penney, D., Allin, L., Potrac, P. 24 Jun 2020, In: Sport, Education and Society
  • Equity and inequity amidst curriculum reform, Wilkinson, S. 15 Aug 2016, Routledge Handbook of Physical Education Pedagogies, London, Routledge

  • Education MEd September 27 2010
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016


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