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Prof. Ann Macphail

PhD

Biography

Ann MacPhail joined the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences in September 2002 and was the Head of the Department from August 2012 to August 2017. Prior to joining the department, Ann was a Research Associate at Loughborough University for over three years. She has a B.Ed (First Class Honours) Physical Education Degree from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and a Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow. 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.

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 is Co-Director of the Physical Education, Physical activity and Youth Sport Research Centre (PE-PAYS) Ireland at the University of Limerick (www.pepaysireland.ie).

Teaching Interests

Ann's main teaching 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, and methodological issues in working with young people.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2015 - Lifetime Achievement Fellowship Award (International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education)

Association

  • 2008 Vice-President, President and Committee member, Physical Education Association of Ireland
  • 1999 Member, American Educational Research Association
  • 1999 Member, British Educational Research Association
  • 1999 Member, Educational Studies Association of Ireland
  • Member, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) / SHAPE
  • Member, Association of Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP)

Education

  • 2001 University of Glasgow - Ph.D.
  • 1992 University of Edinburgh - Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Employment

  • 1999 University of Limerick, Ireland - Head of Department / Associate Professor
  • Loughborough University, UK - Research Associate
  • University of Glasgow, Scotland - Graduate Assistant

Committee

  • 1899 Technical Advisory Group of the National Coaching and Training Centre,
  • 1899 National Coaching and Development Programme Working Group,
  • 1899 Steering Committee Group for 8th National Forum 'Physical Activity: Common Goals, Different Roles',
  • 1899 National Steering Committee for the European Year of Education through Sport,
  • 1899 Management Committee Group for 8th National Forum 'Physical Activity: Common Goals, Different Roles',
  • Irish Heart Foundation `Action for Life¿ Steering Committee,
  • Member of National Heart Alliance,
  • Member of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport (PE-PAYS) Research Centre within University of Limerick, Ireland,

Publications

Book

2014

Building effective physical education programs
Tannehill, D., van der Mars, H., & MacPhail, A

2013

Research and Practice in Physical Education
Tannehill, D; MacPhail, A; Halbert, G; Murphy, F.

Book Chapter

2014

Becoming a teacher educator: legitiamte participation and the reflexivity of being situated
MacPhail, A.
Self-study in physical education: The interplay between scholarship and practice

2014

International perspectives on the implementation of standards
MacPhail, A.
Standards-based curriculum development for physical education

2014

Patrick. Watch, practice, perform, reward: meeting (special) learning needs
MacPhail, A; Campbell, M; Kenny, I; Tindall, D; Tanehill, D
Pedagogical cases in physical education and youth sport

2012

Professional Learning of Primary Generalist Teachers in Ireland: Modelling Sport Education
MacPhail, A; Tannehill, D.
Sport Education: International Perspectives

2011

Young People's Voices in Sport
MacPhail, A.
Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport

2011

Sustainable Sport Education in Primary Education: International Perspectives
O'Donovan, T.; MacPhail, A.; Kirk, D.
Sport Education: International Perspectives

2011

Youth voices in physical education and sport: what are they telling us?
MacPhail,. A.
Sport Pedagogy: An introduction for Teaching and Coaching

2010

Introduction: re-visioning young people's voices in physical education and sport
O'Sullivan, M.; MacPhail, A.
Young People's Voices in Physical Education and Sport DOI: 10.4324/9780203881897

2010

Listening to pupils' voices
MacPhail, A
Physical Education For Learning: a Guide for Secondary Schools

2008

Curriculum
MacPhail, A
Key concepts in sport and exercise sciences

2007

Physical Education and Education through Sport in Ireland
MacPhail, A; O'Sullivan, M; Halbert, J
Physical Education and Sport Education in the European Union, volume 2.

2005

Physical education in Ireland
Halbert, J; MacPhail, A
International comparison of physical education

2005

Sport education in key stage 2 games
MacPhail, A; Kirk, D; Kinchin, G
Sport education in physical education. Research based practice

Conference Contribution

2011

AIESEP International Conference
O'Sullivan, M, Tannehill, D, MacPhail, A

Conference Publication

2015

SHAPE America National Convention
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A., Parker, M. & Moody, B.

2015

AIESEP 2015 International Conference
Lyons, D. & MacPhail, A.

2015

AIESEP 2015 International Conference
McEvoy, E., MacPhail, A. & Heikinaro-Johansson, P.

2015

European Conference on Educational Research
MacPhail, A. & Hartley, T.

2015

AIESEP 2015 International Conference
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A. & Murphy, G.

2015

AIESEP 2015 International Conference
Hordvik, M., Ronglan, LT. & MacPhail, A.

2015

British Education Research Association Conference
Czerniawski, G., MacPhail, A. & Guberman, A.

2015

PE-PAYS Forum
Kennedy, S., MacPhail, A. & Varley, P.

2015

AIESEP 2015 International Conference
Iannucci, C. & MacPhail, A.

2015

PE-PAYS Ireland Forum
McCaffrey, P., MacPhail, A. & McEvilly, N.

2015

AIESEP 2015 International Conference
Kennedy, S. & MacPhail, A.

2014

The Adventure Conference
Kennedy, S., MacPhail, A. & Varley, P.

2014

The International Mountain and Outdoor Sports Conference
Kennedy, S., MacPhail, A. & Varley, P.

2014

AIESEP World Congress
McEvoy, E., MacPhail, A. & Enright, E.

2014
2014

AIESEP World Congress
Patton, K., Parker, M., Tannehill, D. & MacPhail, A.

2014

AIESEP Specialist Seminar in Outdoor Education
Kennedy, S., MacPhail, A. & Varley, P.

2014

AIESEP World Congress
Parker, M., Patton, K., Tannehill, D. & MacPhail, A.

2013
2012

PETE (Physical Education Teacher Education) Conference
MacPhail, A., Parker, M., Patton, K. & Tannehill, T.

2012

ESAI Annual Conference
Young, A. & MacPhail, A.

2011

AIESEP 2011 International Conference
Deenihan. J.T. & MacPhail, A.

2011

AERA 2011 Annual Meeting
MacPhail, A. & Hartley, T.

2011

British Education Research Association Conference
MacPhail, A., Young, A.M. & Tannehill, D.

2011

AIESEP 2011 International Conference
Young, A.M. & MacPhail, A.

2011

Reimagining Initial Teacher Education
Young, A. & MacPhail, A.

2010

Irish Social Sciences Platform
Kitching, N. & MacPhail, A.

2010

AIESEP World Congress
Tannehill, D. & MacPhail, A.

2010

AIESEP World Congress
Deenihan, J.T. & MacPhail, A.

2010

AIESEP World Congress
Young, A. & MacPhail, A.

2010

PE-PAYS Forum
Kitching, N. & MacPhail, A.

2010

PE-PAYS Forum
Deenihan, J.T. & MacPhail, A.

2010

PE-PAYS Forum
Ralph, A.M. & MacPhail, A.

2009
2009

NASPE Conference on Physical Education Teacher Education
Goc Karp, G., Tannehill, D. & MacPhail, A.

2009
2008

PE-PAYS Forum
MacPhail, A., Collier, C. & O¿Sullivan, M.

2008

British Education Research Association Conference
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A. & Goc Karp, G.

2007

British Educational Research Association Conference
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A., McMahon, E., & NiMhuircheartaigh, J.

2007

British Education Research Association Conference
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A., McMahon, E.

2007

British Educational Research Association conference
O¿Sullivan, M., MacPhail, A., & Tannehill, D.

2007

British Education Research Association Conference
MacPhail, A., Halbert, J. & Johnson, P.

2007

Physical Education Futures Conference
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A., & O'Sullivan, M.

2007

British Education Research Association Conference
O'Sullivan, M., Tannehill, D. & MacPhail, A.

2006

AIESEP World Congress
Collier, C., MacPhail, A. & O'Sullivan, M.

2006

AIESEP Annual Convention
MacPhail, A., O¿Sullivan, M., & Tannehill, D.,

2006

2006 National PETE Conference
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A. & Collier, C.

2006
2006

AIESEP World Congress
MacPhail, A., Ni Chroinin, D. & Kinchin, G.

2006

PETE Conference
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A., & Collier, C.

2006

AIESEP World Congress
MacPhail, A., Tannehill, D. & O'Sullivan, M.

2005

American Educational Research Association
Kirk, D., MacPhail, A. & Griffin, L.

2005

8th National Forum
MacPhail, A. & Randles, E.

2005

Irish Heart Foundation Conference
MacPhail, A. & Luttrell, S.

2005

AIESEP World Congress
MacPhail, A. & Halbert, G.

2005

British Educational Research Association Annual Conference
Collier, C. O'Sullivan, M. MacPhail, A., & O'Connor, P.

2005
2005

British Education Research Association Conference
Collier, C., O'Sullivan, M., MacPhail, A. & O'Connor, P.

2004

Cork Physical Education Seminar
MacPhail, A. & Halbert, J.

2003
2002

12th Commonwealth International Sport Conference
MacPhail, A., Kirk, D. & Kinchin, G.

2002

British Educational Research Association Conference
MacPhail, A., Kirk, D. & Kinchin, G.

2001

American Educational Research Association Conference
Kirk, D., Macdonald, D., Glasby, T., Glover, S., MacPhail, A.

Edited Book

Other Publication

2001

Peer Reviewed Journal

2015

Physical Education Teacher Educators: A 25-Year Scoping Review of Literature
McEvoy, E., MacPhail, A. & Heikinaro-Johansson, P.
Teaching And Teacher Education DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2015.07.005

2015

Physical Education Teacher Educators Views Regarding the Purpose(s) of Physical Education
McEvoy, E., Heikinaro-Johansson, P. & MacPhail, A.
Sport Education And Society DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2015.1075971

2014

Writing for publication in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy: Reflections and advice from an editorial team
David Kirk, Peter Hastie, Ann MacPhail, Toni O'Donovan, Mikael Quennerstedt
Brazilian Journal of Sports Sciences DOI: 10.1016/j.rbce.2014.11.006

2014

Promoting professional learning through on-going and interactive support: Three cases within physical education
Hastie, P., MacPhail, A., Osinelnikov, O. & Calderon, A.
Professional Development in Education DOI: 10.1080/19415257.2014.924425

2013

A Preservice Teacher's Delivery of Sport Education: Influences, Difficulties and Continued Use
Deenihan, JT,MacPhail, A
Journal Of Teaching In Physical Education

2013

Alternative assessment in physical education: a review of international literature
Lopez-Pastor, VM,Kirk, D,Lorente-Catalan, E,MacPhail, A,Macdonald, D
Sport Education And Society DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2012.713860

2012

Special Issue: Moving People Moving Forward. Guest Editorial.
Ann MacPhail
Physical Education And Sports Pedagogy

2012

Introduction to Special Issue
MacPhail A; O'Sullivan, M.
Quest DOI: 10.1080/00336297.2012.669315

2012

Irish primary school teachers' experiences with Sport Education
Kinchin, GD,MacPhail, A,Chroinin, DN
Irish Educational Studies DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2011.649403

2011
2010

Active Citizenship through sport education
O'Donovan, T; MacPhail, A; Kirk, D
Education 3-13 International Journal Of Primary, Elementary And Early Years Educ DOI: 10.1080/03004270903153947

2010

A Framework for Lifelong Involvement in Sport and Physical Activity: The Irish Perspective
MacPhail, A; Hughes, AM; Keane, S; Lyons, D; Quinn, S
Leisure Studies

2009

Pupils' and teachers' perceptions of a culminating festival within a sport education season in Irish primary schools
Kinchin, G; MacPhail, A; Ni Chroinin, D
Physical Education And Sports Pedagogy

2009
2009

A career in teaching: decisions of the heart rather than the head
O'Sullivan, M; MacPhail, A; Tannehill, D
Irish Educational Studies DOI: 10.1080/03323310902884227

2009

Moving towards quality physical education: Physical education provision in Singapore
McNeill, M; Lim, BSC; Wang, CKJ; Tan, WKC; MacPhail, A
European Physical Education Review DOI: 10.1177/1356336X09345224

2008

Children's experiences of fun and enjoyment during a season of sport education
MacPhail, A; Gorely, T; Kirk, D; Kinchin, G
Research Quarterly For Exercise And Sport

2008

Throwing and catching as relational skills in game play: Situated learning in a modified game unit
MacPhail, A; Kirk, D; Griffin, L
Journal Of Teaching In Physical Education

2007

Learning to teach sport education: The experiences of a pre-service teacher
McMahon, E; MacPhail, A
European Physical Education Review DOI: 10.1177/1356336X07076878

2007

Student discourse on physical activity and sport among Irish young people
Collier, C; MacPhail, A; O'Sullivan, M
Irish Educational Studies DOI: 10.1080/03323310701296193

2006

The promotion of continuity between PE and co-curricular physical activities: an Irish perspective
MacPhail, A; Slattery, J
British Journal Of Teaching Physical Education

2005

THE CONSTRAINTS ON SCHOOL PROVISION OF POST-PRIMARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN IRELAND: PRINCIPALS' AND TEACHERS' VIEWS AND EXPERIENCES
MacPhail, A; Halbert, J; McEvilly, N; Hutchinson, C; MacDonncha, C
Irish Educational Studies

2005

A cross-cultural investigation of the use of teaching styles
Cothran, DJ; Kulinna, PH; Banville, D; Choi, E; Amade-Escot, C; MacPhail, A; Macdonald, D; Richard, JF; Sarmento, P; Kirk, D
Research Quarterly For Exercise And Sport

2005
2004

Youth sports leaders' advice on facilitating participation in sport: people, resources and attractors.
MacPhail, A; Kirk, D; Eley, D
Bulletin Of The Int.Council Sports Science & Phys. Ed

2004

Sport education: Promoting team affiliation through physical education
MacPhail, A; Kirk, D; Kinchin, G
Journal Of Teaching In Physical Education

2004

The use of drawings as an evaluative tool: students' experiences of Sport Education
MacPhail, A; Kinchin, G
Physical Education And Sports Pedagogy

2003
2003

Students' conceptions of sport and Sport Education.
MacPhail, A; Gorely, T; Kirk, D
European Physical Education Review

2003

Social positioning and the construction of a youth sports club.
Kirk, D; MacPhail, A
International Review For The Sociology Of Sport

2003

Young people's socialisation into sport: A case study of an athletics club.
MacPhail, A; Gorely, T; Kirk, D
Sport, Education And Society

2002
2001

Coaching for teachers - An evaluation of the programme in Leicestershire.
MacPhail, A
British Journal Of Teaching Physical Education

2001

Nominal Group Technique: a useful method for working with young people.
MacPhail, A
British Educational Research Journal

2000

Pupils' subject choice - Higher Grade Physical Education.
MacPhail, A
British Journal Of Teaching Physical Education