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    Mark joined Edge Hill in 2009 after working in professional football as a coach, teacher and performance analyst at Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers. Mark was the Head Coach of the Paralympic Sport Goalball leading up to London 2012. Mark still currently coaches in a football academy.  

    Research interests

    Mark’s research interests are in coaching practice, coach learning and the social influences on coaches’ practice and learning. Mark's PhD focused on the (re)construction of coaching philosophy.


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

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy , PhD, Understanding coaching practice in professional youth football: deconstructing coaching philosophy, Loughborough University

    Award Date: 2 Mar 2020

    Sport Coaching, MSc, Loughborough University

    … → 2009

    Sports Coaching and Performance Development , BSc, Edge Hill University

    … → 2005

    Education, PGCert

    Research Groups

    • Sport, Work and Health Research Group
    • Politics, Pedagogy and Practice Research Group


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