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Track Dinning

Track Dinning

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Biography

Track has worked for Liverpool John Moores Univerity for several year and having held various non-academic and management roles, including Sport Facility Management and the Business Development Manager for LJMUs Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Track joined the academic team in the School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition in 2007. Now with over 12 years’ experience of teaching and research, Track was part of the founding team of the Sport Business programme at LJMU for which she now has specific responsibility of its leadership. Her main teaching focus is in the field of sport management and student enterprise. In addition to her teaching role Track leads on employability and enterprise across the school and its eight undergraduate programmes looking at models of how to embed competencies that are highly desired by employers across the programmes. Her current research for her PhD is a critical examination of such approaches. Track is currently part of the team developing a Joint Master in Global Sport Leadership and Management with Southern Connecticut State University, USA.
In 2007, Track set up Sport Start Academy at LJMU that employs over 40 students and provides freelance coaching to schools and local community organisations. Sport Start is also used to provide many students with placement and project opportunities. In addition to using Sport Start, Track also has an extensive knowledge and network of sport organisations which she draw from to enhance the students’ experience and placement opportunities. More recently to stay connected to her network, she is a Non – Executive Director for an alumni social enterprise and has founded the Sport Business Newsroom
Track is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE (formerly, the Higher Education Academy) a fellow of the National Council for Graduation Enterprise, and member of The British Academy of Management and the European Associate of Sport Management. She was highly commended by the Enterprise Educator UK in 2011 for her work and received VC awards for External Engagement and Entrepreneurship in 2014 and Teaching and Learning in 2016. In addition in 2014 Track won ‘Best Personal Tutor’ of the Year at the Liverpool Student Union Awards.

Degrees

2008, Liverpool John Moores University, Unitied Kingdom, PGCert Learning and Teahcing
1990, Sheffield University, United Kingdom, M.Medical Science
1989, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, BSc(hons) Sport and Exercide Science

Academic appointments

Programmes Manager, Liverpool John Moores Univerisity, 2016 - present
Programme Leader:Sport Business, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - 2016
Principal Lecturer: Student Enterprise and External Engagement, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2015

Publications

Highlighted publications

Dinning T. 2019. Articulating entrepreneurial competencies in the undergraduate curricular Education and Training, 61 :432-444 DOI

Dinning TM. 2018. Assessment of Entrepreneurship in Higher Education: An evaluation of current practices and proposals for increasing authenticity Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 11 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Dinning TM. 2017. Preparing sport graduates for employment: satisfying employers expectations Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 7 DOI Public Url

Dinning T. 2017. Embedding employability and enterprise skills in sport degrees through a focused work - based project; a student and employer viewpoint Ünlü H. Cogent Education, 4 DOI Public Url

Dinning T, Brown S. 2016. Fostering learning for capability and assessing authentically: a vision for Enterprise Education Winkel D. Experiential Entrepreneurship Exercises Journal, one :100-112 Public Url

Dinning TM. 2015. Dispelling the Myth of How to Develop Enterprise/Entrepreneurship Skills in University Students: A Staff Perception Study Creative Education, 6 :1584-1596 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Dinning TM. 2013. Successes and Challenges of Developing Entrepreneurial Skills within the curriculum in Higher Education Innovations in Practice, 8 :115-128

Dinning TM. Sport Start: Creating a model to enhance student employibility through employer engagment CETL Journal: Innovations in Practice, 2 Publisher Url

Journal article

Dinning T. 2019. Articulating entrepreneurial competencies in the undergraduate curricular Education and Training, 61 :432-444 DOI

Dinning TM, Walsh B, Money J, Money S, Maher A. 2018. Supporting reasonable adjustments for learners with disabilities in physical education: An investigation into teacher’s perceptions of one online tool Cogent Education, :1-11 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Dinning TM. 2018. Assessment of Entrepreneurship in Higher Education: An evaluation of current practices and proposals for increasing authenticity Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 11 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Dinning TM. 2017. Preparing sport graduates for employment: satisfying employers expectations Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 7 DOI Public Url

Dinning T. 2017. Embedding employability and enterprise skills in sport degrees through a focused work - based project; a student and employer viewpoint Ünlü H. Cogent Education, 4 DOI Public Url

Morley D, Maher A, Walsh B, Dinning TM, Lloyd D, Pratt A. 2017. Making reasonable adjustments for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities: pre-service teachers' perceptions of an online support research British Journal of Special Education, 44 :203-219 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Money J, Nixon S, Tracy F, Hennessy C, Ball E, Dinning T. 2017. Undergraduate student expectations of university in the United Kingdom: What really matters to them? Cogent Education, 4 :1-11 DOI Public Url

Dinning T, Brown S. 2016. Fostering learning for capability and assessing authentically: a vision for Enterprise Education Winkel D. Experiential Entrepreneurship Exercises Journal, one :100-112 Public Url

Dinning TM, Maghill CA, Money J, Walsh B, Nixon S. 2016. Can a blended learning approach enhance students transition into higher education? A study to explore perception , engagement and progression. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCEMENT IN EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 3 :1-7 Public Url

Dinning TM. 2015. Dispelling the Myth of How to Develop Enterprise/Entrepreneurship Skills in University Students: A Staff Perception Study Creative Education, 6 :1584-1596 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Dinning TM. 2013. Successes and Challenges of Developing Entrepreneurial Skills within the curriculum in Higher Education Innovations in Practice, 8 :115-128

Money J, Dinning T, Nixon S, Walsh B, Magill C. Co- Creating a Blended learning Curriculum in Transition to Higher Education: A Student Viewpoint. Creative Education, DOI Public Url

Dinning TM. Sucesses and challenges of developing entrepreneurial skills within the curriculum in higher education. CETL Journal Innovation in Practice, 8

Dinning TM. Sport Start: Creating a model to enhance student employibility through employer engagment CETL Journal: Innovations in Practice, 2 Publisher Url

Beattie I, Dinning TM, Williams L. Continuing the Sport Development spirit using P2P networking as the catalyst. CETL Journal: Innovations in Practice, 1

Conference publication

Dinning TM. 'Making things happen’ in an enterprising way Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool John Moores University

Dinning TM. SPORT START: Giving Students a Start in the World of Work. E-Evolve Enhancing Employability Conference

Dinning TM. Enterprise Education within a Faculty International Enterprise Educators Programme

Dinning TM, Magill C, Money J, Walsh B, Nixon J. Doing things differently: Blended learning AfPE ITTE Conference

Dinning TM, Magill C, Money J, Walsh B, Nixon S. Blended learning activities to support the transition process European First Experience Conference

Dinning TM, Magill C, Money J, Walsh B, Nixon S. Student perceptions of a blended learning approach to their first five weeks at university Teaching and Learning Conference

Dinning TM. The LJMU Experience Enterprise in the classroom

Dinning TM. Enterprise Education in Universitues-presentation of a case study International Enterprise Educators Conference

Dinning TM, Crehan E, Schofield C, Hookham-Williams C. Battleship : A Business plan model International Enterprise Educators Conference

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Developing an approach to embedding enterprise in the curriculum: landscape, approaches and principles through research and practice, International Enterprise Educators Conference, Leed Beckett University, Oral presentation 05/09/2018

Are you hungry? The Enterprise tapas: developing entreprenurial students through innovative curriculum design, Liverpool John Moores University Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool, Oral presentation 13/06/2018

The Enterprise Tapas (2018), LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 13/06/2018

Teaching strategies to engage learners (2016), LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, LJMU, Oral presentation 15/06/2016

External committees:

British University Collage Sport (BUCS) - North West Region, British University Collage Sport (BUCS), HEI Representative, http://www.bucs.org.uk/homepage.asp

Childwall Fiveways Trust, A collaboration of schools, business and HEIs, Board member

Healthiness Steering Group, Healthiness Ltd, Steering group member 2014 - 2018 Director from 2019, http://healthinessltd.co.uk/

Industrial connections:

County Sport Partnership - Merseyside Sport, Development of sport related project linking sports governing bodies to the student workforce

England Athletics, Athlete -fit

England Badminton, No Strings badminton Project developed as part of the sport development curriculum

English Lacrosse, Set up a temporary liverpool development officers post to support Lacrosse development in Liverpool . This was a students role and was part of testing new models of working with organisations. This project more recently has been re launched for 2014

Equality and Human Rights Commission, Raising participation and attainment in disabled children in school

Insitute of Swimming and the ASA, Tutor on the IOS National Teaching Plan for Teachers Programme

Liverpool City Council, Developed projects to support LCC delivery of sport across the city. Supported programmes such as , sports links, street games, merseyside youth games

Liverpool School Sport Partnership, Delivered projects to support the LSSP deliver of sport across Liverpool school. Projects include active playtime, afterschool clubs, and provision of sports coaches

Rugby Union, Student Ambassador Programme

Tennis Foundation and the LTA, Students Tennis Coordinator Programme This is a three year project. Funding secured to employ a University tennis coordinator

Award:

Enterprise Educator of the Year - Highly Commended, Enterprise Educators UK

The Amazing Tutor of the Year Award, Liverpool Students Union

VC Teaching and Learning Award of Excellence, Liverpool John Moores university

Vice Chancellor Award of Excellence, LJMU

Research Grants Awarded:

Equality and Human Rights Commission, Raising Attainment in Disabled Children, Barbara Walsh, Grant value (£): £37,000, Duration of research project: 2 years

Lawn Tennis Association, Continuation of the university tennis programme, Grant value (£): 5000, Duration of research project: 12 months

Lawn Tennis Association, University Tennis Coordinator, Grant value (£): £20,000

Sport England, Sportivate, Tom Flectcher, Grant value (£): £3200

Tennis Foundation, University Tennis, Grant value (£): £10,000, Duration of research project: 2 years

Fellowships:

Fellow of the HEA, Higher Education Academy

Fellow of the National Council of Enterprise Education, National Council for Enterprise Education

Other invited event:

Higher Education Academy Employibility Good Pratcise Event, HEA: London, Following a brief presenation on the subject, led a discussion forum: Title 'Sport start an enterpriseing model of engagment for students and stakeholder'

International Enteprise Educators Programme, Manchester Metropolitan University, Presented on the impact of the IEEP course to potential new delegates

Publish my Pedaggoy, Liverpool John Moores University, The presentation covered my personal journey and top tips of how I have started to develop a research profile over the past 3 years

Membership of professional bodies:

Member of The Chartered Institute of Management, Sport and Physical Activity, The Chartered Institute of Management, Sport and Physical Activity, http://www.cimspa.co.uk/

Member of The Higher Education Academy, The Higher Education Academy, http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/

Teaching qualification:

Post Graduate Cerificate in Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education - Learning & Teaching in Higher Education