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Kirsty joined the University of Huddersfield in 2021 and is currently a Senior Lecturer on the BSc (Hons) Sport and Physical Education course. She started her employment working as a secondary school Physical Education teacher for 9 years before moving into the HE sector.  

Kirsty was a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University for 5 years before moving to the University of Huddersfield. At Sheffield Hallam, she taught on a variety of degrees including Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Development with Coaching and Physical Education and School Sport.  

Kirsty has a keen interest in Sport Psychology and pursued an MSc in this area alongside her role as a teacher. Kirsty is currently undertaking a PhD exploring perceptions of secondary school Physical Education and the impact of Physical Education on student’s health and well-being.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Master, MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, Staffordshire University

Award Date: 10 Sep 2014

External positions

External Examiner , University of Cumbria

6 Sep 2020 → …

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Physical Education Curriculum
  • Physical Education and Mental Health
  • Physical inactivity in children and young people
  • Motivation and Engagement in Physical Education and School Sport

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