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Research interests

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

Higher Education, PGCert, Edge Hill University


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


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