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Dr Michelle Dillon

About Dr Michelle Dillon

Michelle joined Leeds Beckett University as a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy in August 2015. Prior to joining the Carnegie School of Sport Michelle held academic positions in the University of Limerick, in Dublin City University and in Mary Immaculate College (Ireland).

Michelle has presented and published nationally and internationally within the areas of Sport Pedagogy, including the fields of Outdoor and Adventure education.

Awards Michelle has received include the Young Scholar Award (AIESEP, World Congress, UA, New Zealand, 2014), Best Poster Award (AIESEP, World Congress, UL, Ireland, 2011). Teaching nominations include Presidents Award for Teaching and Learning (Dublin City University; 2013 and 2014).

Current Teaching

Michelle teaches primarily on the physical education degree programme at both undergraduate level. She teaches a range of pedagogy, critical issues in physical education/sport and outdoor/adventure education related modules.

Research Interests

Michelle's research interests include:

  • The influences of teaching on learning
  • The role and influence of Teacher Education
  • Learning to Teach: the processes and challenges
  • Sport pedagogy and young people's learning
  • Outdoor Education and Adventure Education
  • Relational links between teaching, learning and researching

Selected Publications

Journal articles (6)

Conference contributions (4)

  • Dillon MJ; Fitzgerald H; Hyland M (In press) Reflecting on a 'Lived' Teaching Experience : Influences and Tendencies when Learning to Teach .
  • Dillon MJ; Hyland M; Fitzgerald H (In press) Learning to Teach Young People: Understanding 'Other Voices' that Influence the 'I' in Reflection .
  • Dillon MJ; O'Sullivan M; Tannehill D (2015) Addressing PETE Challenges by Building and Reframing Teacher Education Pedagogies Universidad Europea, Madrid, Spain 08/07/2015.
  • Dillon MJ; O'Sullivan M; Tannehill D (2014) Processing the Experience: Pre-Service Teachers Experiences and Decisions during School Placement West University of Timisoara, Romania 07/11/2014.

Conference proceedings (5)

  • Dillon M (2013) Proceedings of Seventh Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport (PE PAYS) Forum. In: Youth Sport: Understanding, intervening and prolonging engagement in youth sport, physical education and physical activity Dublin City University . : , pp. .
  • Dillon M; Tannehil D; O'Sullivan M (2010) Lost in Translation? Pre-service teachers' experiences, challenges and influences during practice. In: . : , pp. 54-61.
  • Dillon MJ; Tannehill D; O'Sullivan M (2009) Learning to Teach Adventure Education: Preservice Teachers' Perspectives and Experiences. In: . : University of Limerick, pp. 39-48.
  • McElligott L; Dillon M; Leydon K; Richardson B; Fernström M; Paradiso JA (2002) 'ForSe FIElds' - Force Sensors for Interactive Environments. In: . : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 168-175.
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