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Gareth Williams is a Senior Lecturer on the Physical Education and School Sport BA (Hons) programme.

He joined Edge Hill in 2006 having spent 23 years as a schoolteacher in various Liverpool schools (Head of Department and Internal Coordinator for ‘Gifted and Talented’).

Research interests

Gareth’s research looks at education policy with reference towards PE and a particular focus on middle management roles. In 2010 he took on the lead editing role and joint authorship for Black’s Dictionary for PE and School Sport. From 2011 to 2014 Gareth organised the Edge Hill University Physical Education Conference, an annual event held in conjunction with the North Western Counties PE Association.

Education/Academic qualification

PE, Sport and Dance, MA, Liverpool John Moores University

… → 2001

Education, PGCert

… → 1983

PE and History, BA, University of Birmingham

… → 1982

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Research Output 2008 2019

physical education
Open Access
physical education
secondary school

Whole - school management issues concerning the PE department: ‘a natural division of labour?

Williams, G. & Williams, D., Jul 2013, In : School Leadership & Management. 33, 5, p. 515-528

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

division of labor
physical education
school initiative

Black's Dictionary of Physical Education and School Sport

Williams, G., Pinder, S., Thomson, A. & Williams, D., 2010, A & C Black Publishers. 208 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Gifted and Talented in PE... or is it Sport?

Williams, G., 2008, In : Physical Education Matters. 3, 3, p. 19-22

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2011 2016

  • 2 Examination

BA (Hons) in Physical Education

2016 → …

Activity: Examination typesExamination

BSc (Hons) in Sports Studies


Activity: Examination typesExamination