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Ms Susan Walker

Ms Susan Walker

Telephone: 0151 231 5440

Biography

I was an Operator Intelligence and Security in the British Army for 3 years and then spent 5 years in Hong Kong as a Sports Coach and Netball Development Officer. Immediately prior to taking up a post at Liverpool John Moores University, I worked as a Head of P.E. in Gloucestershire and an SSCO for the Gloucester School Sports Partnership. I also became a moderator for the GCSE P.E Course and a member of the Institute of Educational Assessors and more recently a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and External Examiner. I began my post at the University in 2007.

Degrees

2014, LJMU, United Kingdom, MSc Sports Science
2006, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, BSc Sports Science
1998, University of Gliucestershire, United Kingdom, PG Cert Research Methods
1997, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, PGCE Physical Education and Geography

Academic appointments

EXTERNAL EXAMINER, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, St Mary's University Twickenham London, 2014 - 2017
EXTERNAL EXAMINER, TEACHER EDUCATION, University of Southampton, 2014 - 2018

Publications

Journal article

Sprake A, Walker S. 2015. 'Blurred lines': The duty of physical education to establish a unified rationale EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW, 21 :394-406 >DOI >Link

Walker S, McCarthy E. 2014. Physical literacy & the effect of teacher/learner interactions: insights from Secondary School teaching Innovations in Practice, 9 :32-43

Walker S. 2012. What are the views of Key Stage 2 children with Down syndrome regarding their experience of Physical Education in a mainstream school? Innovations in Practice,

Walker S, Dorkin N. 2010. DOES THE MOTIVATIONAL CLIMATE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION LESSONS AFFECT THE ANXIETY LEVELS OF PUPILS? CETL Journal, 3 :3-15

Patent

Walker S. 2009. Developing Practical ABCs

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Fellow of HEA, Higher Education Academy

Conference organisation:

INTERNATIONAL PHYSICAL LITERACY CONFERENCE 2016, EVENTS MANAGER

Fellowships:

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies:

Associate, Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors

Member, Association for Physical Education

Other invited event:

Physical Literacy Conference, Malaysia, Delivered a number of presentations at Conferences across Malaysia.