Dr Tom Quarmby
About Dr Tom Quarmby
Dr Tom Quarmby is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy at Leeds Beckett University and Course Leader for the MA Physical Education postgraduate degree programme.
After completing his PhD in 2011, Tom worked as the ‘Educational Review’ Post-doctoral Research Fellow, and later as a Lecturer in Sport, at the University of Birmingham.
Tom has published work from his PhD in national and international journals and in August 2010 was presented with the AIESEP Young Scholar Award at the 2010 AIESEP World Congress in La Coruna, Spain. He is also a member of the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP).
Tom teaches on the Physical Education degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters) level. He teaches on a range of undergraduate modules centred on the socio-cultural and pedagogical aspects of physical education, physical activity and sport. At Masters level he leads the ‘Innovations in PE’ module.
Tom also supervises a number of doctoral and masters students’ research projects.
Tom's primary research interests centre on:
- The influence of 'family' on young people's engagement in sport and physical activity
- The role of sport and physical activity for socially vulnerable youth (including looked after children)
- PE pedagogies for socially vulnerable youth
- Technology, PE and social justice
- Exploring the use of qualitative, participatory research with children and young people
Tom is currently engaged in a two year, British Academy funded project with colleagues at Loughborough University exploring the sport/physical activity experiences of looked-after children in England.