Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Andrew Abraham
About Dr Andrew Abraham
Andrew joined Leeds Beckett University in November 2007. During this time he has acted as the group leader for Sport Coaching. He has been involved with the development of numerous undergraduate and post graduate degrees in the area of sport coaching. One of the most pleasing aspects of his work is seeing graduates from these courses gain professional roles making positive impacts in the development of young people and other coaches.
Andrew has most recently been involved in developing and delivering a Post Graduate Diploma in Coach Development to coach developer within The English Football Association.
Andrew's research and consultancy work is recognised across the world. The impact of this work is seen within the International Sport Coaching Degree Standards, co produced with the International Council for Coaching Excellence, academics from universities across continents and practitioners from International Coaching Federations.
- BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching
- MSc Sport Coaching
- PG Dip Coach Development
My research interests lie in the areas of:
- Coaching Expertise
- Coaching Effectiveness
- Coach Development
- Talent Development
- Team Decision Making
This research has directly impacted on the design and content of our undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, as well as impacting on coach development policy for several agencies including UK Coaching and The Football Association.
PHD Supervisor to 4 Students:
- Mike Ashford
Understanding the methods, role and development of decision making in rugby. A practice to theory approach
- Gary Hodgson
The role and impact of individual differences on coach learning
- Kristina Patterson
Effective coaching for adolescent female footballers: Aligning
- Mario Staller
Creating more effective learning environments for the development of self defence expertise