I graduated with BA Sport in the Community from the Scottish School of Physical Education in 1991 and a PGCert (Physical Education & English ) from the University of Exeter 1992. I hold a PGDip (Exercise and Health Science) from Strathclyde University and a MSc (Performance Coaching) from Stirling University.
Upon graduating in 1992 I became a PE teacher (for profound learning difficulties) and then began a lecturing career that has spanned 28 years and has included 3 Further Education Colleges between 1993-2003. My university lecturing profile began in 2003 and includes programme leader University West Scotland Sport Studies; programme leader Glasgow Caledonian University Sport Management; associate lecturer in Sports Science & Sport & Physical Activity Strathclyde University. My post at Stirling University started 2020 when I joined the Faculty of Health Sciences Sport as a lecturer
CONSULTANCIES MANAGING DIRECTOR FULL LIFE PARTNERSHIP LTD 2003-20016
LEISURE TRUST CONSULTANT -ACTIV8 FITNESS PROGRAMME 2004
HEAD OF TULLOCHAN TRUST SPORTS STARS CHARITY - NEW OPPORTUNITY FUNDING AWARD BUDGET £250k. 2004
FOUNDER PROPERFORM SPORTS MENTORING 2015
COACH EDUCATOR ON UEFA PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LICENCES
NATIONAL PLAYER PERFORMANCE ADVISER SCOTTISH YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
EXTERNAL EXAMINER & VALIDATIONS https://www.ucfb.ac.uk/…wid=sGC2B8nkm_dc UNIVERSITY OF DERBY.
UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER.
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA.
UNIVERSITY OF BOURNEMOUTH.
UCFB WEMBLEY & UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON -
MSC FOOTBALL MANAGEMENT.
ENGLISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION LEAGUE MANAGERS ASSOCIATION & SOLENT UNIVERSITY -
LMA POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATION,
PROFESSIONAL POSTS IN HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT
HEAD OF COACH EDUCATION FOR PHYSICAL PREPARATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUTHS. SCOTTISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
FIRST TEAM COACH ( SPORTS SCIENCE ) BLACKPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB 2002-2004
FIRST TEAM COACH ( SPORTS SCIENCE) CLYDE FOOTBALL CLUB 2006
FIRST TEAM COACH ( SPORT SCIENCE) DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC FOOTBALL CLUB 2008
FIRST TEAM COACH (SPORT SCIENCE) RAITH ROVERS FOOTBALL CLUB 2016
HEAD OF PHYSICAL PREPARATION
AIRDRIE FOOTBALL CLUB 2016
HEAD OF ACADEMY PHYSICAL PREPARATION
DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC FOOTBALL CLUB
HEAD OF ACADEMY SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE
FIFE ELITE REGIONAL ACADEMY 2013-PRESENT
MEMBERSHIPS Scottish Football Association. UEFA Licensed Coach
British Association of Sport and Exercise Science.
General Teaching Council for Scotland
My research interests are varied and include management & structure within football, mentoring in sport and coach education/careers
Examples include recording the experiences of stakeholders at elite and academy level football ( players, coaches, parents
On-going research also includes examining the characteristics and merits of mentoring with reference to sporting careers and communities of practice
I teach modules on the postgraduate Sports Management programme and contribute to the undergraduate Sport Studies programmes.
SPSU049 Professional Practice
SPSU058 Sport and Events Management
SPSU 913 Sport Studies Issues and Concepts
SPSU9RP Major Project in Sports Studies
SPSU 9W6 Sports Work Experience
SPSP059 Sport Management Challenges
SPSP053 Research Project