Emma Whewell

Emma Whewell

Dr. Emma Whewell, Lecturer, University of Northampton, UK

In: Emma Whewell first studied Sports Science and Physiology at the University of Leeds. She went on to study a PGCE in Physical Education at Durham University. After graduating Emma worked as a physical education teacher in Bradford and followed this Leeds as head of PE teaching children in key stages 3-5. In 2002 Emma moved to a school on the outskirts of Newcastle where she was working as a Head of Year and PE teacher.

She joined the University of Northampton in 2006 as part of the Initial Teacher Training team. She is currently the Program Leader of the BA Sports Development and Physical Education degree. Whilst working there she has completed her MA in Education focusing on the teaching of children classified as vulnerable. She has completed her Ph.D. on the formation of identity in newly qualified teachers.

Emma is a member of the Primary Physical Education European Network group and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for a fit and healthy childhood. She is an external examiner for Leeds Trinity University's Accelerated Physical Education degree and an external consultant for other teacher training providers.



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