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I worked for six years as a full-time physical education teacher (2003-2009) before joining the Moray House School of Education (2009-present). My main research interests are closely aligned with my experiences as a teacher and focus on three main topics: conceptions of pedagogy, teacher-pupil interaction, and naturalistic inquiry. I use the findings from naturalistic inquiry, together with various conceptions of pedagogy, to paint a dynamic account of teacher-pupil interaction in schools.


Doctor of Philosophy (2016) - Thesis title: 'Weaving a Pedagogical Web: A Qualitative Investigation of Secondary Physical Education Teachers' Practice', University of Edinburgh.

Master of Science (2010) - Physical Education and Youth Sport, University of Edinburgh.

Bachelor of Education (2003) - Physical Education, University of Edinburgh.


Current Research Interests

  • Pedagogy
  • Teachers' (inter)actions in the classroom
  • Qualitative research methods


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