Lecturer / Coaching Coordinator
Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 ext.8122
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhysical Address:
42A Saltaire Street, Avondale, Auckland 1026
DipPE, Dip Teaching, BA(Social Psychology), DipSpSt, PGDipEd(PE), MEd(PE)
As a previous HPE teacher, Sports Manager, representative sports coach, sports administrator, and sports official my research interests encompass educational contexts and their influence/impact on sporting attainment, from a qualitative inquiry perspective, using complexity theory and thinking to interpret and recognize emerging perceptions and meanings, for both the participants and the researcher. The perceptions and coping strategies of student athletes within the dynamical, self organizing systems of an educational establishment are of particular interest.
PhD candidature – ‘Sport attainment and education sustainment of talented female secondary school athletes in New Zealand.’
2001 Unpublished. ICT in Physical Education - a qualitative study of the use of ICT in Cultural Dance. Requirement for Special Topic – PGDipEd (Massey)
2001 Unpublished. TGFU: An Investigation of Teaching and Learning Methods for Y9 Basketball. Requirement for Special Topic – PGDipED (Massey)
2001 Unpublished. Bursary Physical Education – a Teachers’ Perspective. Requirement for Special Topic – PGDipEd (Massey)
2012 Published June. *Policy, Practice and Performance: Do the Ps add up? Feature article Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ), conference edition, Vol. 45/2
2012 Published August. *The Life-worlds of Elite Young Athletes: A Lens on their School/Sport Balancing Act. Peer-reviewed article – APEX The New Zealand Journal of Gifted Education. Vol. 17, No.1
2011/12 Published December. *Affordance Networks and the Complexity of Learning. Chapter 5, ‘Complexity in Physical Education, reframing pedagogy, curriculum and research.’ Co-author with Dr Alan Ovens, University of Auckland.
2015 In process. Talented young sportswomen in New Zealand: Pilot study to explore the consistency and robustness of a qualitative research methodology. For submission to SES, European Journal of Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy, JOTPE or JOPED. (Presented at AARE-UQ HPE Research conference June, 2015).