An examination of the relationship between philosophy, pedagogy and practice in UK Education: focusing on specific epochs in physical education.
My research comprises a Foucauldian genealogical approach in which I am looking across a 120 year timeline in physical education pedagogy and practice to find continuities and discontinuities therein. In ascertaining these 'gaps', transformations, shifts and ruptures, I will be exposing new 'truths' about contemporary physical education which will inform it on the level of class and gender constructions of the body. Accordingly, I will be able to problematise contemporary physical education and suggest ways forward to enhance and enrich the delivery and content of this school subject for all students.
I was enrolled at the University of Birmingham in the UK and had completed my transfer from MPhil to PhD with them when I secured employment as a full-time lecturer at CSU in 2013. Completing my PhD at CSU is an essential part of my teaching-research role here.