Teaching, testimonials: 

“I wanted to offer you my sincere congratulations on the excellent report on your teaching assessment that was conducted this last semester. It is common knowledge that you are an excellent teacher and so to have it formally confirmed as part of the probationary process is very satisfying” (Professor Clyde Williams)

“Through her thoughtful approach to her teaching Emma managed to address important theoretical subject matter in a creative and stimulating way. The pre-planning in advance of the lecture was to the highest standard and demonstrated Emma’s commitment to research-informed teaching. The delivery itself was testimony to the well-developed practice-based skills Emma has acquired. As for the post-observation de-briefing, it was a pleasure to engage in such thoughtful reflective dialogue with Emma about learning and teaching issues” (Jan Tennent, Teaching Assessor).



University of Bath, UK

  • Advanced Seminar in Sport, Culture and Coaching, Year 3
  • (Un)healthy and (In)active bodies, Year 3
  • Contemporary Issues in Research

Loughborough University, UK.

  • Equity and Inclusion in Contemporary Physical Education, Year 3
  • Introduction to Sport, Health and Exercise Pedagogies, Year 1

University of Bedforshire, UK (Guest Lecturer)

  • Gender Issues in Physical Education: B.Ed Physical Education

University of Wollongong, Australia (Guest Lecturer)

  • Obesity Discourse and Physical Education, Faculty of Education



Loughborough University

  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Research Skills
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education – Physical Education: Lectures in Equity and Inclusion in Teaching
  • Pedagogy and Children’s Health Module
  • Negotiated Studies: MSc Physical Education

Chester University (Guest Lecturer)

  • M.Sc Sociology of Sport

International Olympic Academy, Greece (Invited Lecturer)

  • Unable to attend but invited to lecture at the International Olympic Academy Postgraduate series


Research associates

  • Dr Hazel Mycroft, Loughborough University 2007
  • Dr Tina Byrom, Loughborough University 2007-2008
  • Laura De Pian, Loughborough University 2008-2009

Doctoral Supervision

Dr Jo Welford – The experiences of female athletes in a male sporting structure: The case of women’s football (completed)

Dr Rachel Allwood – Education and the aetiology of Eating disorders (Submitted. Viva June 2010)

Dr Erin Miniotis – Performativity and PE teachers work

Masters Thesis Supervision

Boys, body image concerns and education a sociological exploration of how education may be implicated in body dissatisfaction amongst adolescent boys; Life history study of PE teachers in Cyprus

Undergraduate Dissertation Supervision

Educated eating could damage your health; gender and primary PE teachers; Gender identity, stereotypes and coping strategies in women’s football


In 2009 Dr Rich Led a bid to secure £150,000 strategic funding (across three departments -School of Sport and Exercise Science, Social Sciences and Geography) to develop a state of the art qualitative digital and visual research lab at Loughborough University.


Dr Tanya Bunsell. The University of Kent,  School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Dr Sheryl Clark. Goldsmiths, University of London,  Department of Education

Dr Nollaig McEvilly, Moray House School of Education University of Edinburgh

Dr Adesola Akinleye Edinburgh University

Internal Examiners, PhD viva Dr Jessica Framcombe, University of Bath, Department of Education

Internal Reader EdD candidate University of Bath, Department of Education


University of Bath

2011 – Director of Teaching and Learning, Department of Education

2011 – Director of Studies, MA Coach Education and Sports Development, Department of Education

2010-2011 – Programme Leader BA Coach Education and Sports Development

Loughborough University:

Postgraduate Programme Director – M.Sc Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy

Editor of Fit To Print, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. This newsletter was regularly circulated to a number of high profile external stakeholders and details research, news, funding, and regular ‘features’.

Research Training Director, 2007/2008

Deputy Chair Undergraduate Staff-Student Liaison committee

Undergraduate Programme Leader: B.Sc Sport Science and Social Science

Undergraduate Joint programme leader: B.Sc Geography and Sport Science

Undergraduate Joint programme leader : B.Sc English and Sport Science

Impaired Performance committee member

Undergraduate admission tutor

Undergraduate Module leader

Library Liaison officer, 2002-2004

Co-leader (with Dr Louisa Webb) of PhD Student theory reading and discussion group (open to sport science and social science research students).