• 192 Citations
  • 6 h-Index

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Personal profile


Mark joined Edge Hill in 2009 after working in professional football as a coach, teacher and performance analysis at Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers.

Research interests

Mark’s research interests are in coaching practice, coach learning and the social influences on coaches’ practice and learning.


Mark coordinates and teaches a number of modules that integrate pedagogy and practical knowledge in coaching practice.

Education/Academic qualification

Sport Coaching, MSc, Loughborough University

… → 2009

Sports Coaching and Performance Development , BSc, Edge Hill University

… → 2005

Education, PGCert

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Research Output

The impact of video feedback on professional youth football coaches’ reflection and practice behaviour: a longitudinal investigation of behaviour change

Partington, M., Cushion, C., Cope, E. & Harvey, S., 20 Aug 2015, In : Reflective Practice. 16, 5, p. 700-716

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 20 Citations (Scopus)
    148 Downloads (Pure)

    A critical analysis of the conceptualisation of ‘coaching philosophy’

    Cushion, C. & Partington, M., 17 Aug 2016, In : Sport, Education and Society. 21, 6, p. 851-867 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 31 Citations (Scopus)
    1227 Downloads (Pure)
  • 91 Citations (Scopus)

    A review of the use of a systematic observation method in coaching research between 1997-2016

    Cope, E., Partington, M. & Harvey, S., 15 Nov 2016, In : Journal of Sports Sciences.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    741 Downloads (Pure)

    An investigation of professional top-level youth football coaches’ questioning practice

    Cope, E., Partington, M., Cushion, C. & Harvey, S., 7 Aug 2016, In : Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. 8, 4, p. 380-393 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    242 Downloads (Pure)



    • 1 Editorial work

    Routledge (Publisher)

    MARK PARTINGTON (Reviewer)

    1 Jan 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work