25-28 July 2018 | Edinburgh


Senior Lecturer & Director, Developmental Physical Education Group (DPEG)
Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences (SPEHS)
Moray House School of Education

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences.  Since 2001, I have been Director of the Developmental Physical Education Group (DPEG): a group of teacher educators, teachers and researchers whose focus is innovation in primary physical education curriculum, pedagogy, professional learning and policy.  My personal interests focus on the relationship between complexity thinking, ecological perspectives and practice and, more recently, how self-study and practitioner inquiry can support long term professional learning.   I was previously joint director of the Scottish Primary Physical Education Project: a £6 million project set up to help over 1,000 primary teachers across Scotland develop a specialism in physical education.  I have presented at many international conferences and have written extensively on children’s physical education. I have recently been invited to present in various countries including Canada, Japan, Singapore, England, Ireland, New Zealand and Spain.  I am also an honoured member of the Association for Physical Education.