Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Suzanne Peacock
About Dr 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 and completed her doctoral degree. Her PhD explored the role of adapted sport and adventure training in the recovery of UK military personnel who are wounded (battle casualties). Injured (non-battle casualties) or sick (physical/mental illness). Outside of University Suzanne is an active person who loves to climb, mountain bike and ski.
Suzanne teaches on the Physical Education and Physical Education with Outdoor Education degree programme. She currently contributes to range of modules, including:
- L4 Applied Pedagogy 1 (residential)
- L4 Psychology for Physical Educators
- L5 Adventure Analysis
- L5 Adapted Adventure
- L5 Research Methods
- L6 Lifelong Participation
- L6 Residential
Alongside these modules, Suzanne is a personal tutor and supports Level 6 and Masters students with their dissertation. In addition to teaching, Suzanne is the Level 5 course leader for Physical Education with Outdoor Education.
Suzanne is particularly interested in research exploring role of sport and adventure for recovery. 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.
Suzanne is also working on a number of other ongoing projects. For example, she has recently started to explore the role of adapted support in the development of individuals with disability in India. Elsewhere she is exploring the impact of no-internet connectivity for university students attending a remote residential programme in the Lake District.
Journal articles (1)
- Peacock S; Carless D; McKenna J; Cooke CB (2012) Evaluation of the Royal British Legion's Inclusive Sport and Adventurous Training Battle Back Programme: Course 1. Royal British Legion.
- Peacock S; Carless D; McKenna J; Cooke CB (2012) Evaluation of the Adaptive Sport and Adventurous Training Battle Back Programme Pilot 8. Royal British Legion.
- Peacock S; Carless D; McKenna J; Cooke CB (2012) Evaluation of the Adaptive Sport and Adventurous Training Battle Back Programme Pilot 9. Royal British Legion.
- Peacock S; Carless D; McKenna J; Cooke CB (2012) Evaluation of the Adaptive Sport and Adventurous Training Battle Back Programme Pilot 10. Royal British Legion.