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Mrs. Brigitte Moody


Joined PESS as a lecturer in 2008. I have been course director for the part time Graduate Diploma/Maters in Dance, the Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity (led by KU Leuven, Belgium) and the BSc Physical Education. I am co-founder and co-director of I-Play (adapted physical activity club for 5-21 years) My research interests include Pedagogical Practices in Dance through self-study and Adapted Physical Activity

Research Interests

Areas if interest

Professional development, professional learning and Physical Education Teacher Education Self-Study.
Pre-service physical education teachers and children with disabilities.

Research groups:

PESS Sport Pedagogy
Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport (PEPAYS Ireland)

Teaching Interests

Areas of expertise:

Postgraduate and under graduate levels: Dance Pedagogy, Adapted Physical Activity and Dance; Philosophy of Physical Education, Curriculum Studies in Dance and Physical Education

Current modules taught: PY4031, PY4133, PY4123, PY4068, School Placement supervisor, BSc Final Year Project supervisor.

Professional Activities


  • 2015 International Association of Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP),
  • 2014 Physical Education Physical Activity and Youth Sport (PEPAYS Ireland),
  • 2014 Arts Council of Ireland ,
  • 2004 Dance North West -– Board member ,
  • 1997 Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship Fund ,
  • 1987 National Dance Teachers Association (UK) ,
  • Standing Committee on Dance in Higher Education ,


  • 2002 University of Leeds - Lecturer
  • 1999 University of Birmingham UK - Lecturer
  • 1987 De Montfort University Bedford, UK - Senior lecturer
  • 1984 London College of Dance, Bedford, UK - Lecturer
  • 1980 Lord William's School, Thame, Oxfordshire, UK - Teacher
  • 1979 Inside Out Educational Dance Project - Founder dance and teacher


  • 1997 Trinity Laban - Master of Arts
  • 1979 University College Worcester, UK - Bachelor of Education (Honours)


  • Trinity Laban - Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (Children and Young People)
  • Teacher Training Agency and National Dance Teachers' Association -
  • Lottery Grant Awards -
  • Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts EDEXCEL Examinations Board -


Conference Contribution


Shape America National Congress 2017
Tindall, Daniel; Tannehill, Deborah; Moody, Brigitte


European Conference on Educational Research
Brigitte Moody; Melissa Parker


Shape America National Congress 2015
Brigitte Moody and Melissa Parker


PEPAYS Ireland Forum
Brigitte Moody; Melissa Parker

Peer Reviewed Journal


'Kids like me, we go lightly on the head': Experiences of children with a visual impairment on the physical self-concept
Tessa de Schipper; Lauren J Lieberman; Brigitte Moody
British Journal of Visual Impairment DOI: 10.1177/0264619616678651


Pre-service teachers' attitudes towards children with disabilities: An Irish perspective
Daniel Tindall; Whitney MacDonald; Edith Carroll; Brigitte Moody
European Physical Education Review DOI: 10.1177/1356336X14556861


Looking across and within: studying ourselves as teacher educators
Deborah Tannehill, Melissa Parker, Daniel Tindall, Brigitte Moody & Ann MacPhail
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education DOI: 10.1080/18377122.2015.1092726