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Student Research

Our Research Students

Our student community listed by their Director of Study

Centre for Active Lifestyles

The following students are directed by Professor Susan Backhouse who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Lea-Catherine Dohme: The development of mindset within academy football: an action research case study
  • Hannah Greatwood: Nutritional Intake in Adolescents
  • Kelsey Erickson: Are there protective factors amongst athletes with regards to performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in sport?
  • Charlotte Hinchcliffe: The development of self-regulatory capacity amongst adolescent rugby players

The following students are directed by Dr Athanassios Bissas who is a principal lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Lysander Pollitt: Progressive Unstable Surface Drop Jumping: Effects on Tolerating Greater Heights for Performance
  • Nils Jongerius: Physiological and mechanical adaptations in response to alterations of pedalling technique in cyclists
  • Helen Gravestock: Musculoskeletal profiles and neuromuscular function in a diverse group of elite athletes
  • Masalela Ace Gaesenngwe: TBC
  • Emily Gregg: Falls in the Elderly: A Biomechanical Approach to Assessing, Understanding and Preventing Falls
  • Elliott Loomes: An evaluation of the physical qualities in youth soccer players by league standard

The following students are directed by Professor David Carless who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Robert Patterson: An investigation of the development of performance models in professional football

The following students are directed by Professor Paul Gately who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Yara Almuhtadi: Evaluating the nutrition curriculum of a weight management programme
  • Nicola Sides: By General Practices in Syria

The following students are directed by Dr Claire Griffiths who is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Matthew Hobbs: Understanding how the environment, including access to food outlets and opportunities for physical activity and lifestyle behaviours influence obesity
  • Elizabeth King: Defining and Evaluating YHA Experiences
  • Mohamed Husain: Factors Leading To The Development of Hip Impingement

The following students are directed by Dr Karen Hind who is a senior research fellow in the School of Sport:

  • Ian Entwistlse: Neuromuscular Function and Musculoskeletal Health in Retired Rugby Players

The following students are directed by Dr Theocharis Ispoglou who is a senior lectuer in the School of Sport:

  • Emma Tester: Optimisation of performance and recovery through nutritional manipulation in rugby league players
  • Matthew Butterworth: Exercise and nutritional based interventions to age-related sarcopenia
  • Elisabeth Board: A Comparison of Sub-clinical Cardiac Risk in Females with Low Body Weight
  • Lewis Fox: The acute and chronic effects of intracellular and extracellular buffers on performance and physiological variables in elite adolescent football players
  • Matthew Lees: The effects of age and physical acitvity on the anabolic resistence to essential amino acids and exercise in elderly populations
  • Chelsea Moore: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in the rehabilitation of patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) or Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) - exploring efficacy, safety and mechanisms

The following students are directed by Professor Roderick King who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Bengamin Taylor: The metabolic and performance effects of co-ingesting caffeine and carbohydrate both during and post exercise
  • Andrew King: The effect of carbohydrate ingestion during exercise on liver and muscle glycogen oxidation
  • Shane Thurlow: Development of Individual Rehydration Strategies for Rugby Union Players
  • Nicola Reeve: Carbohydrate utilisation during prolonged exercise at simulated altitude

The following students are directed by Dr Andrew Manley who is a principal lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Phillipa Wood: Mental Toughness: General or specific
  • Helen Heaviside: The influence of media expectations on elite athletes: an explorative investigation

The following students are directed by Professor Jim McKenna who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Andrew Daly-Smith: The impact of Acute and Chronic Physical Activity on Cognitive function in Obese Young People
  • Fieke Rongen: Talent identification and development in sport: a whole person approach to long-term programme impact and effectiveness
  • Katie Pickering: Promotion of Public Health Lifestyle Metrics through Football Clubs
  • Sergio Lara-Bercial: Positive Holistic Development in Sport: Towards an Integrative Model for Understanding and Maximising Sports Participations Contribution to Children’s Development
  • Jennifer Hester: Obese Young People’s Accounts of Intervention Impact
  • Suzanne Peacock: Evaluation of a five day Adaptive Sport and Adventure Training Programme for wounded, injured or sick service personnel
  • James Jagroo: Development of a framework for physical activity promotion through General Practice exercise referral: An Investigation into the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of GP exercise referral type interventions delivered as part of the Department of Health (DH) Local Exercise Action Pilot (LEAP).
  • Lorena Lozano: Characteristics of effective community interventions to promote physical activity with asymptomatic adults
  • John Allan: Exploring resiliance among Yr1 students following outdoor field weeks within the Carnegie faculty of sport and education
  • Tonia Gabriel: The effects of a Laban based movement programme of exercise on the cognitive development of year 4/5/6 children
  • Clare Smith: Keep Active to Manage Occupational Stress in Higher Education

The following students are directed by Professor John O'Hara who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Mark Cooke: Physiological changes at high altitude: hormonal imbalance and hydration status
  • Stacey Edmonds: Physical and Movement demands of Rugby League Match Officials: Influence of Fatigue and Positional Awareness on Decision Making During Match Play
  • Paul Harlow: Glycogen repletion and rehydration: The effects on fluid restoration, fuel utilisation and close proximity performance
  • Amy Marie Brightcore: Evaluation of Movement and Physiological Demands of Rugby League Referees
  • Oliver Shannon: Beetroot juice as an aid to exercise in hypoxia
  • Alistair Black: TBC
  • Antonis Elia: Applications of principles and training of apnoea
  • Joshua Rowe: Carbohydrate Dose Response: Substrate Utilisation, Regulation of Muscle Glycogen Metabolism and Endurance Performance

The following students are directed by Dr Andy Pringle who is a reader in the School of Sport:

  • James Nobles: Evaluating the effectiveness of the Hearty Lives programme on Cardiovascular Disease risk through reduction of risk factors
  • Kathryn Brook: Investigating the Effectiveness of Behavioural Change Interventions with Sedentary/Inactive Hard-to-Reach/Engage Adults
  • Dane Vishnubala: TBC

The following students are directed by Professor Andrew Sparkes who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Peter Holmes: The senses, the physically active body and the self: An ethnographic study
  • Mark Moran: The development of decision making in youth rugby league players and specifically, how youth players relate to variable practice and game components
  • Alan Thomson: Physical education teachers and the social construction of ‘effective’ teaching: A qualitative study
  • Christopher Hughes: Factors Leading To The Development of Hip Impingement
  • Elizabeth Webster: Developing Self Care Workshops for 12-17 year-olds with Type 1 Diabetes and Asthma: An Action Research Thesis
  • Andrew Jennings: Corruption in International Sport: A Psychological Approach to the Identification of Risk Factors and Anti-Corruption Strategies
  • Belinda Cooke: TBC
  • Ruan Jones: The lived meaning of Teaching Games for Understanding within physical education lessons

The following students are directed by Dr Nick Stanger who is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Eoin Murray: Does sport make you a better person? The role of sport in young people's moral development
Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The following students are directed by Professor David Carless who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Robert Patterson: An investigation of the development of performance models in professional football

The following students are directed by Dr Kate Dashper who is a senior lecturer in the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality:

  • Kyriaki Drossou: Emotional Labour in the Greek Hotel Industry
  • Kazuyoshi Shinomiya: Only for the rich? An investigation into the perceptions and practices of equestrian sport in contemporary Japanese society
  • Jane Simpson: Biding their time? A study into vocational undergraduate students’ use of time

The following students are directed by Dr Hayley Fitzgerald who is a reader in the School of Sport:

  • Maria Antritsou: Socialisation and motivation for participation of visually impaired and blind athletes in the sport of goalball
  • Viji Kuppan: But we all wear the same shirt don’t we? An intersectional study of disability, ethnicity and gender in the fandom of professional English football
  • Ellie-Louise May: An exploration of sports volunteering and disability at the 2012 paralympics
  • Ruth Brazier: An Indifference to Difference? Exploring the intersections of disability, ethnicity, and gender within Physical Education (PE)
  • Nicholas Halafihi: Assessing the academic awareness of 'capital' from within a University environment
  • Victoria Myers: Sport Sponsorship and the (In)Visable Athlete

The following students are directed by Professor Anne Flintoff who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Sarah Pinder: The role and impact of adult-child touch on PE pedagogy
  • David Cooke: Conceptions of understanding pedagogy in physical education: the role of school based contexts
  • Suzanne Richardson: Cultivating a sense of belonging in mature, part time student

The following students are directed by Dr Samantha Holland who is a senior research fellow in the School of Sport:

  • Gareth Heritage: Can you live this fantasy life? How have 1980s heavy metal subcultures constructed an aesthetic of hyperrealism

The following students are directed by Professor Kevin Hylton who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Nathan Reid: What effective changes can be made to ensure more diversity is in football at a management level for the future
  • Daniel Bates: The Demystification of Community Sport Development
  • Alexandra Rankin: An examination of ‘race’, ethnicity and gender in elite sport coaching in the United Kingdom.
  • Alexandra Rankin: An examination of ‘race’, ethnicity and gender in elite sport coaching in the United Kingdom
  • Kate Bancroft: Outside the Binary: Overcoming Issues of Heteronormativity for Transgender Youths in the English Secondary School System’
  • Sharon Colliles: Young minority ethnic learners interconnecting with their known sociocultural practices: A critical analysis
  • Janine Partington: The role and remit of sport development services in Local Government

The following students are directed by Dr Brett Lashua who is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Gabrielle Skeldon: TBC
  • Sarah Whiter: Identity in the digital age: an investigation of the use of social media by student childhood professionals

The following students are directed by Professor Andrew Sparkes who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Peter Holmes: The senses, the physically active body and the self: An ethnographic study
  • Mark Moran: The development of decision making in youth rugby league players and specifically, how youth players relate to variable practice and game components
  • Alan Thomson: Physical education teachers and the social construction of ‘effective’ teaching: A qualitative study
  • Mark Moran: Factors Leading To The Development of Hip Impingement
  • Elizabeth Webster: Developing Self Care Workshops for 12-17 year-olds with Type 1 Diabetes and Asthma: An Action Research Thesis
  • Andrew Jennings: Corruption in International Sport: A Psychological Approach to the Identification of Risk Factors and Anti-Corruption Strategies
  • Belinda Cooke: TBC
  • Ruan Jones: The lived meaning of Teaching Games for Understanding within physical education lessons

The following students are directed by Professor Karl Spracklen who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Gabrielle Riches: The Role and Significance Moshpits Play in the Lives of Female Metal Fans in the Leeds Metal Scene
  • Te Fang Juan: Sport and sport provision opportunity for residents with disabilities: a comparative study of policy implementation of local areas in Taiwan and England
  • Spencer Swain: Shades of Dark Leisure: Ethnography of liminal spaces, liquid modernity and resistance
  • Stuart Moss: Entrepreneurship amongst independent club night promoters and environmental influences upon the development of clubs as leisure spaces: The story of independent club night promoters in the city of Leeds, UK, 1990 – 2015
  • Justin Morey: A Study of Sampling Practice in British Dance Music Production, 1987-2012
  • Phil Harding: A Reflective and Oral History of The Technology and Culture of Manufactured Boy Bands in the 1990's
  • Mehmet Yavuz: The Sullen Sulcus: Doom Metal as a genre within extreme metal

The following students are directed by Professor Stephen Wagg who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Mohammed Binjwaied: Critical evaluation of new media technologies in selling football broadcasting rights in Saudi Arabia

The following students are directed by Dr Beccy Watson who is a reader in the School of Sport:

  • Lee Tucker: Sunday league football and transformative spaces for social change
  • Jocelyn Murtell: Hanging out and taking pictures: Young women, self-portraiture and leisure space
  • Sabina Khan: Does Modesty as a conceptual religious and social device influence the way Muslim females experience and access dance?
  • Ronald Richards: Acid House Culture, Life Course and their Relationship to the Concept of Utopia
International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality

The following students are directed by Dr Simone Abram who is a reader in the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality:

  • In Mei: Study on gaming behaviour of mainland Chinese visitors as a form of tourism activity: The Case of Macau

The following students are directed by Glenn Bowdin who is a principal lecturer in the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality:

  • Hsiang-Ying: Study on the factors influencing attendee satisfaction and return intention: Case of International Conferences in UK

The following students are directed by Dr Kate Dashper who is a senior lecturer in the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality:

  • Kyriaki Drossou: Emotional Labour in the Greek Hotel Industry
  • Kazuyoshi Shinomiya: Only for the rich? An investigation into the perceptions and practices of equestrian sport in contemporary Japanese society
  • Jane Simpson: Biding their time? A study into vocational undergraduate students’ use of time

The following students are directed by Dr Xavier Font who is a reader in the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality:

  • Geoffrey Devito: Social Cruise: The impact of cruise industry social sustainability initiatives on Mediterranean destinations
  • Claudia Eckhardt: Collaboration between volunteer organisations and local communities in developing countries
  • Mireia Guix Navarrete: Aligning a company’s needs and its stakeholders’ requests: The role of the Materiality Balance Scorecard and its effect on performance
  • Lucia Tomassini: A study of the narrated organisational effectiveness in small valuesbased

The following students are directed by Dr Stephen Henderson who is a senior lecturer in the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality:

  • Khalifa Al Obaidli: The management and control of security service in major public events in emerging economies: Case study of "Formula One" Racing event in United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Vanessa Jansen-Meinen: Development of an event sustainability for the meetings industry
  • Teresa Moore: Sustainability, the environment and music event audiences: managing audiences environmental behaviours at music festivals

The following students are directed by Dr Alexandra Kenyon who is a senior lecturer in the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality:

  • Mohamed El Alansari: The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Higher Education Partnership
  • Lucy Hack: Corporate Social Responsibility within the Night Time Economy
  • Esther Pugh: A phenomenological exploration of the vintage fashionista’s shopping motivations in ludic and serendipitous place
  • Beata Szymanska-Waczynska: Attitude to humour in Polish bank television advertisements: A consumer’s perspective
  • Grigor Vidmar: Power and Trust in Restructuring Process

The following students are directed by Dr Razaq Raj who is a principal lecturer in the School of Accounting, Finance & Economics:

  • John Udofa: The impact of pricing on the patronage of banks, a study of the Nigerian banking industry
  • Saeed Alshamsi: Leadership style and empowerment of employees in decision making through good communication
  • Mohamed Aljeaidi:Events Planning and Policy Framework
  • Jonathan Sibley: A critical analysis of an ecological systems theory approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) within an English Professional Football Club
  • Benson Igboke: Contemporary issues in financial reporting by local authorities: An insight into critical challenges to ipsas adoption by local governments in Nigeria
  • Kristel Kessler: Conceptualising Pilgrims as New Wellness Tourists: A comparative study of the pilgrimage city of Lisieux and the spa town of Enghien-Les-Bains in France.

The following students are directed by Professor Karl Spracklen who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Gabrielle Riches: The Role and Significance Moshpits Play in the Lives of Female Metal Fans in the Leeds Metal Scene
  • Te Fang Juan: Sport and sport provision opportunity for residents with disabilities: a comparative study of policy implementation of local areas in Taiwan and England
  • Spencer Swain: Shades of Dark Leisure: Ethnography of liminal spaces, liquid modernity and resistance
  • Stuart Moss: Entrepreneurship amongst independent club night promoters and environmental influences upon the development of clubs as leisure spaces: The story of independent club night promoters in the city of Leeds, UK, 1990 – 2015
  • Justin Morey: A Study of Sampling Practice in British Dance Music Production, 1987-2012
  • Phil Harding: A Reflective and Oral History of The Technology and Culture of Manufactured Boy Bands in the 1990's
  • Mehmet Yavuz: The Sullen Sulcus: Doom Metal as a genre within extreme metal

The following students are directed by Professor Rhodri Thomas who is a professor in the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality:

  • David Andrews: The challenge of collaboration, partnership and trust: assessing the operations of destination management organisations
  • Margaret Carmouche: The role of events in negotiating social class identities
  • Marianna Kornilaki: Tour Operators' Corporate Social Responsibility to their Supply Chains
  • Yanning Li: The Implementation of Innovations in Events: the Chinese Context
  • Conor McTiernan: The role of trust in inter-organisational knowledge transfer within a festival and event innovation system
  • Jacqueline Mulligan: Role of Meetings as Stimulators of Economic Creativity
  • Alistair Palferman: Innovation in the hotel sector: The role of social integration in the absorptive capacity of international hotels

The following students are directed by Dr Emma Wood who is a reader in the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality:

  • Michelle Lanham: Collective group emotions and impact of the individual
  • Ubaldino Sequeira Couto: The role of cultural festivals in influencing attitudinal changes toward ethnic minorities

The following students are directed by Dr Simon Woodward who is a principal lecturer in the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality:

  • Samantha Isaac: New models of destination management delivery: An exploration of increased responsibility from the private sector
  • Enesi Majebi: Tourists perceptions of risks of destinations in leisure travel intentions
Centre for Sports Performance

The following students are directed by Professor Susan Backhouse who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Lea-Catherine Dohme: The development of mindset within academy football: an action research case study
  • Hannah Greatwood: Nutritional Intake in Adolescents
  • Kelsey Erickson: Are there protective factors amongst athletes with regards to performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in sport?
  • Charlotte Hinchcliffe: The development of self-regulatory capacity amongst adolescent rugby players

The following students are directed by Dr Athanassios Bissas who is a principal lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Lysander Pollitt: Progressive Unstable Surface Drop Jumping: Effects on Tolerating Greater Heights for Performance
  • Nils Jongerius: Physiological and mechanical adaptations in response to alterations of pedalling technique in cyclists
  • Helen Gravestock: Musculoskeletal profiles and neuromuscular function in a diverse group of elite athletes
  • Masalela Ace Gaesenngwe: TBC
  • Emily Gregg: Falls in the Elderly: A Biomechanical Approach to Assessing, Understanding and Preventing Falls
  • Elliott Loomes: An evaluation of the physical qualities in youth soccer players by league standard

The following students are directed by Professor David Carless who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Robert Patterson: An investigation of the development of performance models in professional football

The following students are directed by Dr Faye Didymus who is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Helen Staff: The role of the coach in the development of athletes' coping abilities
  • Luke Norris: Occupational Stress, Health, and Well-Being Among Sport Coaches

The following students are directed by Dr Karen Hind who is a senior research fellow in the School of Sport:

  • Ian Entwistlse: Neuromuscular Function and Musculoskeletal Health in Retired Rugby Players

The following students are directed by Dr Theocharis Ispoglou who is a senior lectuer in the School of Sport:

  • Emma Tester: Optimisation of performance and recovery through nutritional manipulation in rugby league players
  • Matthew Butterworth: Exercise and nutritional based interventions to age-related sarcopenia
  • Elisabeth Board: A Comparison of Sub-clinical Cardiac Risk in Females with Low Body Weight
  • Lewis Fox: The acute and chronic effects of intracellular and extracellular buffers on performance and physiological variables in elite adolescent football players
  • Matthew Lees: The effects of age and physical acitvity on the anabolic resistence to essential amino acids and exercise in elderly populations
  • Chelsea Moore: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in the rehabilitation of patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) or Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) - exploring efficacy, safety and mechanisms

The following students are directed by Dr Ben Jones who is a senior lectuer in the School of Sport:

  • Gregory Roe:The acute and chronic effect of match-play on neuromuscular and biochemical fatigue and mood in academy rugby union players
  • Jonathon Weakley: Short, Medium and Long-Term Adaptations to Strength and Conditioning Training Interventions in Adolescent Rugby Players
  • Christopher Black: Effects of match play and training loads on acute and chronic fatigue in rugby league players
  • Melissa Bargh: Thermal discomfort during high intensity intermittent activity: effects on thirst, fluid balance and current hydration recommendations
  • Nessan Costello: Energy intake vs. energy expenditure; Consequences of an energy imbalance in the development of adolescent rugby players
  • Matthew Ireton: Effects of training-age on the physical development of the adolescent-adult rugby player
  • Sean Scantlebury: Injury and Illness within youth sport; considerations for training load

The following students are directed by Professor Roderick King who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Bengamin Taylor: The metabolic and performance effects of co-ingesting caffeine and carbohydrate both during and post exercise
  • Andrew King: The effect of carbohydrate ingestion during exercise on liver and muscle glycogen oxidation
  • Shane Thurlow: Development of Individual Rehydration Strategies for Rugby Union Players
  • Nicola Reeve: Carbohydrate utilisation during prolonged exercise at simulated altitude

The following students are directed by Dr Chris Low who is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Kirstie Grace: The Biomechanics of the Field Hockey Drag Flick in Women

The following students are directed by Professor John O'Hara who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Mark Cooke: Physiological changes at high altitude: hormonal imbalance and hydration status
  • Stacey Edmonds: Physical and Movement demands of Rugby League Match Officials: Influence of Fatigue and Positional Awareness on Decision Making During Match Play
  • Paul Harlow: Glycogen repletion and rehydration: The effects on fluid restoration, fuel utilisation and close proximity performance
  • Amy Marie Brightcore: Evaluation of Movement and Physiological Demands of Rugby League Referees
  • Oliver Shannon: Beetroot juice as an aid to exercise in hypoxia
  • Alistair Black: TBC
  • Antonis Elia: Applications of principles and training of apnoea
  • Joshua Rowe: Carbohydrate Dose Response: Substrate Utilisation, Regulation of Muscle Glycogen Metabolism and Endurance Performance

The following students are directed by Dr Jamie Poolton who is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Mario Staller: Optimal Learning Environments for Self-Defence Practice

The following students are directed by Dr Nick Stanger who is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Eoin Murray: Does sport make you a better person? The role of sport in young people's moral development

The following students are directed by Dr Kevin Till who is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Rhys Morris: The effect of maturation status on the adaptation to strength and conditioning training in adolescent athletes
  • Joshua Darrall-Jones: Physiological and anthropometric characteristics of academy rugby league and union players, there development, and relationship to match play performance
  • Padraic Phibbs: Effects of age, maturation status and playing level on the physiological, movement and skill demands during match play in academy rugby union players
  • Dale Read: Effects of age, maturation status and playing level on the physiological, movement and skill demands during match play in academy rugby union players
  • Thomas Sawczuk: Injury and illness in youth sport: Considerations for training load
Sport Coaching and Physical Education

The following students are directed by Dr Faye Didymus who is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Helen Staff: The role of the coach in the development of athletes' coping abilities
  • Luke Norris: Occupational Stress, Health, and Well-Being Among Sport Coaches

The following students are directed by Dr Hayley Fitzgerald who is a reader in the School of Sport:

  • Maria Antritsou: Socialisation and motivation for participation of visually impaired and blind athletes in the sport of goalball
  • Viji Kuppan: But we all wear the same shirt don’t we? An intersectional study of disability, ethnicity and gender in the fandom of professional English football
  • Ellie-Louise May: An exploration of sports volunteering and disability at the 2012 paralympics
  • Ruth Brazier: An Indifference to Difference? Exploring the intersections of disability, ethnicity, and gender within Physical Education (PE)
  • Nicholas Halafihi: Assessing the academic awareness of 'capital' from within a University environment
  • Victoria Myers: Sport Sponsorship and the (In)Visable Athlete

The following students are directed by Professor Anne Flintoff who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Sarah Pinder: The role and impact of adult-child touch on PE pedagogy
  • David Cooke: Conceptions of understanding pedagogy in physical education: the role of school based contexts
  • Suzanne Richardson: Cultivating a sense of belonging in mature, part time student

The following students are directed by Dr Andrew Manley who is a principal lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Phillipa Wood: Mental Toughness: General or specific
  • Helen Heaviside: The influence of media expectations on elite athletes: an explorative investigation

The following students are directed by Professor Jim McKenna who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Andrew Daly-Smith: The impact of Acute and Chronic Physical Activity on Cognitive function in Obese Young People
  • Fieke Rongen: Talent identification and development in sport: a whole person approach to long-term programme impact and effectiveness
  • Katie Pickering: Promotion of Public Health Lifestyle Metrics through Football Clubs
  • Sergio Lara-Bercial: Positive Holistic Development in Sport: Towards an Integrative Model for Understanding and Maximising Sports Participations Contribution to Children’s Development
  • Jennifer Hester: Obese Young People’s Accounts of Intervention Impact
  • Suzanne Peacock: Evaluation of a five day Adaptive Sport and Adventure Training Programme for wounded, injured or sick service personnel
  • James Jagroo: Development of a framework for physical activity promotion through General Practice exercise referral: An Investigation into the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of GP exercise referral type interventions delivered as part of the Department of Health (DH) Local Exercise Action Pilot (LEAP).
  • Lorena Lozano: Characteristics of effective community interventions to promote physical activity with asymptomatic adults
  • John Allan: Exploring resiliance among Yr1 students following outdoor field weeks within the Carnegie faculty of sport and education
  • Tonia Gabriel: The effects of a Laban based movement programme of exercise on the cognitive development of year 4/5/6 children
  • Clare Smith: Keep Active to Manage Occupational Stress in Higher Education

The following students are directed by Dr David Piggott who is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Emma Boocock: Impact of the EPPP on player development in Youth Academy Football: What works for players, coaches and key stakeholders, in what circumstances, and why?
  • Simon Quick: A review and evaluation of decision-making expertise in Sports Coaching
  • Gary Hodgson: A comparative study of the situated nature of coach development of English and Australian elite level rugby league coaches in the English Super League
  • Paul Ogilvie: Coming to Understand the lived experiences of 5-7 years olds in their Physical Endurances

The following students are directed by Dr Jamie Poolton who is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Mario Staller: Optimal Learning Environments for Self-Defence Practice

The following students are directed by Professor Andrew Sparkes who is a professor in the School of Sport:

  • Peter Holmes: The senses, the physically active body and the self: An ethnographic study
  • Mark Moran: The development of decision making in youth rugby league players and specifically, how youth players relate to variable practice and game components
  • Alan Thomson: Physical education teachers and the social construction of ‘effective’ teaching: A qualitative study
  • Christopher Hughes: Factors Leading To The Development of Hip Impingement
  • Elizabeth Webster: Developing Self Care Workshops for 12-17 year-olds with Type 1 Diabetes and Asthma: An Action Research Thesis
  • Andrew Jennings: Corruption in International Sport: A Psychological Approach to the Identification of Risk Factors and Anti-Corruption Strategies
  • Belinda Cooke: TBC
  • Ruan Jones: The lived meaning of Teaching Games for Understanding within physical education lessons

The following students are directed by Dr Kevin Till who is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport:

  • Rhys Morris: The effect of maturation status on the adaptation to strength and conditioning training in adolescent athletes
  • Joshua Darrall-Jones: Physiological and anthropometric characteristics of academy rugby league and union players, there development, and relationship to match play performance
  • Padraic Phibbs: Effects of age, maturation status and playing level on the physiological, movement and skill demands during match play in academy rugby union players
  • Dale Read: Effects of age, maturation status and playing level on the physiological, movement and skill demands during match play in academy rugby union players
  • Thomas Sawczuk: Injury and illness in youth sport: Considerations for training load