Undertaking research in a number of areas linked to the psychophysiological enhancement of health, exercise and sport performance, a central theme of research is establishing the interaction between psychological states and physiological function, particularly within the realm of exercise adherence, maintenance and enhancement.
We are researching the sport and physical education experiences of young people. This is primarily through engaging in research which examines policy making and practice in youth sport and PE settings. This includes the following themes, youth sport & PE policy; inclusion within youth sport & PE practices; and pedagogy within school and youth sport settings.
Increasing our understanding of the experiences of young people in sport and physical education environments allows us to plan, construct and deliver more relevant, inclusive and meaningful sport and physical education. This can inform both policy and practice to improve the quality of provision and increase the potential for PE and Sport to positively impact on children throughout the life.
We are a team of researcher and practitioners with diverse interests and expertise, this allows us to take a multi-disciplinary approach to and utilise a range of appropriate methods.