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Dr Annette Stride

Dr Annette Stride
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Dr Annette Stride

Course Director

Carnegie School Of Sport

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About Dr Annette Stride

Annette joined Leeds Beckett University in September 2007 and is a Principal Lecturer in the Physical Education Academic Group in the Carnegie School of Sport. As Course Director she teaches on, and oversees provision of, the Physical Education undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Prior to embarking upon a career in education Annette worked in a number of positions in the sport industry, working for various public, private and voluntary sector organisations. In 1996 she began teaching, working in three major further education providers before taking the Head of Physical Education, Recreation and Public Services position at Bradford College. In 2007 Annette joined the University as a recipient of one of the University’s Centenary PhD Bursaries and in 2009 was appointed to the full time staff. In 2011 she became the Course Leader for the Sport Business Management degree, a position she held for five years. During this time, she led the programme to some of its best results in the course's history including: its highest levels of student satisfaction; a record number of students leaving with a first class honours; and a record 100% of students gaining employment within six months of graduating.

In 2012 Annette completed her PhD ‘Telling Tales of Difference? Exploring South Asian, Muslim Girls’ Experiences of Physical Education and Physical Activity.' Annette continues to research in the area of social justice where her work typically focuses upon populations that experience marginalisation, discrimination or disadvantage in PE, sport and physical activity contexts. Annette draws upon her expertise to teach across the Physical Education programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and to supervise doctoral students. In 2017 Annette was appointed to the role of Course Director for the Physical Education Academic Group where she oversees the suite of Physical Education courses offered. She currently sits on the University’s Aurora Steering Group as well as being a member of the British Educational Research Association's Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Special Interest Group Organising Committee. She has experience of organising conferences, most recently the ‘Gender, PE and Active Lifestyles’ conference; reviews papers for a number of leading journals in the field, and acts as an external examiner on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Current Teaching

Annette currently teaches on the following modules on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Physical Education:

  • Understanding Young People’s Experiences of Physical Education and Youth Sport (L7)
  • Research Methods (L7)
  • Major Independent Study (L6 and L7)
  • Applied Pedagogy 2 - Aquatics (L4)

Annette contributes to the School of Sport’s postgraduate ‘Twilight programme’, providing research development and training for staff and students. She also supervises a number of PhD and EdD students studying a variety of social justice related topics.

Research Interests

Annette’s PhD was completed in 2012, where she explored the PE and physical activity experiences of a group of South Asian, Muslim girls. Her work typically has a social justice agenda, working with populations often marginalised or disadvantaged within sport, PE and physical activity contexts. More specifically, she is interested in how the connections between gender and other identity markers including ethnicity, disability and sexuality influence people’s involvement in and engagement with sport, PE and physical activity. Within her research, Annette draws on a range of innovative, creative and participatory research methods to engage her participants.

Annette has worked with practitioners and policy makers on various external research projects, including the British Council, the Football Association, Women in Sport, the Institute of Youth Sport and Sportscoach UK and the Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation. Annette presents her work at national and international conferences and is a member of the British Educational Research Association, American Educational Research Association and the Australian Association for Research in Education.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (15)

Chapters (9)

  • Fitzgerald H (In press) Disability and Youth Sport. In: . : Routledge, pp. .
  • Stride A (2019) Stories of Difference and Sameness: South Asian, Muslim Young Women Talk Physical Education. In: Dagkas S; Azzarito L; Hylton K 'Race', Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Health: Global Perspectives. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Stride A; Flintoff A (2017) Girls, physical education and feminist praxis. In: Wheaton B; Caudwell J; Watson R Handbook of Feminism in Sport, Leisure and Physical Education. London: Palgrave, pp. .
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  • Stride A; Fitzgerald HF (2017) Working towards social justice through participatory research with young people in sport and leisure. In: Long J; Watson R; Fletcher T Sport, Leisure and Social Justice. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Stride A; Fitzgerald H; May E (2016) Coaching Disabled Footballers: A Study of the Coach Journey. In: Allison W; Abraham A; Cale A Advances in Coach Education and Development: From Research to Practice. Oxon: Routledge, pp. .
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  • Fitzgerald HF; Stride A (2014) Narratives of disability and PE: 'It's PE on my school report that counts the most'. In: Dillon M; Gaul D; Hardie M; Woods C Youth Sport: Understanding, intervening and prolonging engagement in youth sport, physical education and physical activity. Dublin: Proceedings of the Seventh Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport (PE PAYS) Forum, pp. .
  • Fitzgerald H; Stride A; Jobling A (2012) Inclusivity and Research - Capturing the lived experiences of young people with disabilities. In: Moore D; Gorra A; Reaney J; Smith H Disabled Students in Education: Technology, Transition and Inclusivity. London: IGI, pp. .
  • Stride A; Fitzgerald HF (2012) Girls with learning disabilities and football on the brain. In: Caudwell J Women's football in the UK: Continuing with Gender Analyses. London: Routledge, pp. 135-148.
  • Stride A (2008) We want to play football - girls experiencing learning disabilities and their footballing experiences. In: Fitzgerald H Disability and Youth Sport. Oxon: Routledge, pp. .

Conference contributions (1)

  • Fitzgerald H; Stride A (2010) Young People's Narratives of Family, Sport and Disability 01/01/0001 00:00:00. Leeds, UK:
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