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Andrew Newland

School of Education

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Andrew is the Subject Lead for Physical Education in the School of Education. He teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as supporting the supervision of PhD students. Andrew’s research interests include teaching and learning in sports coaching and PE, coach education and the athlete-coach relationship. His PhD focuses on exploring the athlete-coach relationship in high-performance football settings.

Andrew has significant experience in both participation and performance environments. Previously he has worked for eight years as a Physical Education teacher in secondary schools. He is also a UEFA A Licensed football coach and has worked in performance settings for both Liverpool FC and The English FA. He currently works as a Technical Coach with the England Women’s National Talent Pathway.


2018, University of Chester, United Kingdom, MA Educational Leadership
2014, University of Chester, United Kingdom, PGCE
2010, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc Sports Science


The Football Association, United Kingdom, UEFA A License


Newland A, Cronin CJ, Cook GM, Whitehead AE. 2024. The athlete-coach relationship in FA coach education; a black hole? AISEP Conference Public Url

Journal article

Jones L, Tones S, Foulkes G, Newland A. 2023. Physical education mentors in initial teacher training: who cares? International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Newland A, Cronin CJ, Cook GM, Whitehead A. 2023. Developing coaches’ knowledge of the athlete-coach relationship through formal coach education: the perceptions of FA Coach Developers International Sport Coaching Journal, DOI Publisher Url Public Url


Best poster presentation, AIESEP conference, Jyväskylä, Finland. 2024

Other Professional Activity:

The English Football Association - England Women's Talent Pathway, Technical Coach. 2019