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This group focuses on the pedagogical, relational and emotional dimensions of coaching, teaching, and professional development. Working collaboratively with external partners, group members utilise sociological, psychological and education theorising to explore a variety of contemporary issues. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Coaching as a (micro)political, emotional, and relational activity.
  • The design, delivery, and evaluation of formal coach education provision.
  • The enactment of physical education policy.
  • Teaching and learning in Higher Education.


Potrac, P., Mallett, C., Greenough, K., & Nelson, L. (2017). Passion and paranoia: an embodied tale of emotion, identity, and pathos in sports coaching. Sports Coaching Review, 6(2), 142-161.

Wilkinson, S., Penney, D., & Allin, L. (2016). Setting and within-class ability grouping: A survey of practices in physical education. European Physical Education Review, 22(3), 336-354.

Purdy, L. G., & Potrac, P. (2016). Am I just not good enough? The creation, development and questioning of a high performance coaching identity. Sport, Education and Society, 21(5), 778-795.

Hall, E. T., & Gray, S. (2016). Reflecting on reflective practice: a coach’s action research narratives. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 8(4), 365-379.

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