Professor Ann MacPhail

Qualifications: BEd Physical Education (Heriot-Watt University, UK); PhD (University of Glasgow, UK).

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Professor in Physical Education

Teaching and Research Interests:

Ann's main teaching and research interests revolve around physical education teacher education, young people in sport, curriculum development in physical education, teaching, learning and assessment issues within school physical education, methodological issues in working with young people and ethnography. Ann has been involved in a number of research projects as a member of the Physical Education, Physical activity and Youth Sport Research Centre (PE-PAYS) at the University of Limerick.

Current Research Postgraduate Students:

* Deirdre Lyons: Irish Junior Athletes - Where they came from and where they are going? (Co-supervised with Jean Côté) * Ann Marie Young: Mapping The Process And The Effectiveness Of Communities Of Practice On The Teaching Practice Triad (Teacher/Tutor/Student) *J.T. Deenihan: Pre-Service Physical Education Teachers' Implementation Of Sport Education: The Reality And Practice Of Delivery * Nicola Hayes: Male adolescent understandings of health and engagement in a physically active lifestyle (Co-supervised with Mary O'Sullivan and Lee Monaghan) * Kate Flynn: Working across community, voluntary and statutory agencies to provide opportunities for young people to become physically active: the story in Limerick Regeneration Areas (Co-supervised with Eimear Enright) * Margaret Kennedy: Reproduction of privilege through elite schooling: Physical education and school sport (Co-supervised with Martin Power) * Ken Lynch: Irish Athletes: Maximising lifestyle and planning competencies to ensure opportunities for development through various transitions * Suzanne Kennedy: Participation in Adventure Racing

Personal Profile:

Ann MacPhail joined the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences in September 2002 and is currently the Head of the Department. Prior to joining the department, Ann was a Research Associate at Loughborough University for over three years. She has a B.Ed (Honours) Physical Education Degree from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and a Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow. Ann is External Examiner for the PGCE Secondary (Physical Education) programme at the University of Chichester, UK, the MA Physical Education at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK and External Examiner within the School of Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. Ann is Associate Editor for the journal Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. Ann is also Associate Editor Revista Pedagogica ADAL / ADAL Pedagogy Journal.

Selected Publications:

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