About Suzanne Peacock
Suzanne Peacock is a Senior Lecturer in Outdoor Education at Leeds Beckett University. She graduated with her first degree in Applied Sport Science and Coaching with Outdoor Education in 2005, before gaining a Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Leeds Beckett University in 2009. From here she remained at the University as a part-time lecturer and completed her doctoral degree.
Suzanne teaches on the Physical Education with Outdoor Education degree programme. She currently contributes to range of modules, including Lifelong Participation, Applied Pedagogy, Psychology for Physical Educators, Adventure Analysis, Adapted Adventure and Research Methods.
Suzanne is particularly interested in research surrounding the recovery of military personnel. She has worked closely with The Royal British Legion and Ministry of Defence to evaluate the impact of the newly provided Battle Back Centre on the recovery of Wounded (battle casualties), Injured (non-battle casualties) or Sick (physical/mental illness) (WIS) UK Servicemen and women. Notably, the personnel attend a 5-day Multi-Activity Course which uses adapted sport and adventure as vehicles for personal development. Her doctoral thesis used a mixed methods research design to establish the impact of the 5-day programme and explore its role within the recovery of UK WIS Service personnel. Findings from this research have and continue to disseminated in a number of settings, both on a national and international stage.