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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.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The macro policies and micropolitics influencing pre-service secondary school physical education teachers’ interpretations of pedagogy, when using a gymnastics interactive mobile website at one university in England, 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


Research Centres

  • Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport

Research Groups

  • Politics, Pedagogy and Practice Research Group


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