Research at Leeds Beckett
About Sarah Squires
Sarah is a Principal Lecturer in Physical Education and the Academic Group Leader for the team of physical education specialists in the Carnegie School of Sport. She joined the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Beckett University in 2005 having previously worked at The University of Greenwich in London for seven years. Her previous roles have included Course Leader for the BA (hons) Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status and MA Physical Education.
Sarah trained as a teacher of Physical Education at the University of Exeter in 1990 and taught in secondary schools in London whilst completing her MPhil. She has been involved in Physical Education Teacher Education since 1998.
Sarah currently teachers in the undergraduate Physical Education degree and the Masters in Physical Education and delivers or assists in the following modules;
- Teaching and Learning in Physical Education Level 5
- Critical Issues in Physical Education and Youth Sport Level 6
- Critical Pedagogy Level 6
- Dissertation Level 6
- Curriculum Pedagogy and Practice Level 7
Sarah's research interests are in the areas of equity and diversity in physical education, specifically gender and sexuality. Her MPhil thesis was a life history study of the looking at the way lesbian teachers of physical education manage their identities in relation to gender and sexuality. She is currently researching the impact of recent policy initiatives that aim to improve the involvement of girls in physical education and physical activity.