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Joanne’s research is on PETE, gymnastics, pedagogy, technology pedagogy and the macro/micropolitical issues that affect practice. The PhD focused on the integration of digital technology into a PETE (physical education teacher education) gymnastics programme and explored the associated micropolitics that influenced its use across varying contexts.


Joanne McVeigh is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and School Sport. She joined Edge Hill in 2010 having worked as a PE teacher at Parklands High School in Chorley (2005-2010).

She currently leads the Level 5 'Contemporary Issues in Practical Physical Education and School Sport Teaching' module, which focuses on the theoretical and practical application of aesthetics activities. Additionally, Joanne leads the Level 4 'Foundations of Physical Education and School Sport: Teaching and Learning', which focuses on the pedagogical approaches to delivering games.


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Loughborough University

Apr 2012Oct 2019

Award Date: 16 Oct 2019

Higher Education, PGCert, Edge Hill University


Physical Education Sport and Dance with QTS, BA, Liverpool John Moores University


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Research Output

Factors influencing the culture of special school physical education: A Gramscian critique

MAHER, ANTHONY., MCVEIGH, JOANNE. & Fitzgerald, H., 11 Sep 2020, In : European Physical Education Review. 26, 4, p. 954-969 16 p.

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    Out of touch: Critical reflections on ‘no touch’ discourses in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

    LANG, MELANIE. & MCVEIGH, JOANNE., 28 Apr 2020, Women's Artistic Gymnastics: Socio-cultural perspectives. Kerr, R., Barker-Ruchti, N., Stewart, C. & Kerr, G. (eds.). London: Routledge

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    The politics of safeguarding and protecting children in sport in England: A history of the present

    MCVEIGH, JOANNE. & LANG, MELANIE., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Palgrave Handbook of Sport, Politics and Harm. Wagg, S. & Pollock, A. (eds.). Palagrave Macmillan: PalgraveMacmillan

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