Dr Joe Cowley

Lecturer in Education (PE & Health)

Education Stirling

Dr Joe Cowley

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About me

About me

Joe Cowley currently lectures on the ITE PE / Health and Wellbeing programme at the University of Stirling. Having completed a Doctorate at the Institute for Coaching and Performance (ICaP), University of Central Lancashire. Joe has a diverse teaching background having taught across sectors in Scotland. Previous teaching roles include: teaching Sport and Exercise science/coaching at UWS, Reid Kerr College and South Lanarkshire college. Teaching PE /HWB in schools have also formed a large part of Joe's career having taught in both West Lothian and North Lanarkshire council.

Professional qualification

Physical education with qualified teacher status

Qualified Personal trainer and Strength and Conditioning coach

Research

Joe's research interests take a biopsychosocial approach to PE, physical activity, Sport Science and Secondary Education and Teacher Education. His most recent publication is 'What makes young people tick? A qualitative analysis of the beliefs and perceptions of school aged children towards PE and healthy living in “the sickest area of Europe. The main focus of his research hones in on the use of pupil voice to shape the PE curriculum to overcome barriers to lifelong physical activity.

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Outputs

Article

Cowley JG, McIntosh I, Kiely J & Collins DJ (2021) The post 16 gap: how do young people conceptualise PE? An exploration of the barriers to participation in physical education, physical activity and sport in senior school pupils. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2021-0003

Article

Cowley JG, Kiely J & Collins D (2019) What makes young people tick? A qualitative analysis of the beliefs and perceptions of school aged children towards PE and healthy living in "the sickest area of Europe". International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 31 (5), Art. No.: 20170050. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2017-0050

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching

Fellowship of Higher Education

GTCS Full status
Registered for PE in Secondary, Sport and Leisure in Further Education.