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Sport Studies Leisure and Nutrition

Dr Barbara Walsh

Dr Barbara Walsh

Telephone: 0151 231 5319

Biography

Barbara is Director of School for Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition, she is a National Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. These prestigious awards are internationally recognised and cover evidence of leadership in enhancing, influencing, supporting and transforming the student and staff learning experiences. Barbara has held a number of leadership positions in education and sport coaching. Throughout her life as a leader, she has always used her passion for excellence to inspire and motivate the next generation through her personal style of insight, rigour, dedication, openness and generosity with ideas and time.

Degrees

Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, MSc

Publications

Journal Articles

Saad KA, Walsh B, Mallaburn A, Brundrett M. 2017. EXPLORING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES IN MALAYSIAN’S SCHOOLS International Journal of Eduction Psychology and Counselling, 2 :1-18 >Link

Morley D, Maher A, Walsh B, Dinning T, Lloyd D, Pratt A. 2017. Making reasonable adjustments for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities: pre-service teachers’ perceptions of an online support resource British Journal of Special Education, 44 :203-219 >DOI

Money J, Dinning T, Nixon S, Walsh B, Magill C. 2016. Co-Creating a Blended Learning Curriculum in Transition to Higher Education: A Student Viewpoint Creative Education, 07 :1205-1213 >DOI

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

Walsh B, Nixon S, Walker C, Doyle N. 2015. Using a Clean Feedback Model to Facilitate the Learning Process Creative Education, 06 :953-960 >DOI

Walsh BA, Magill C, Nixon S, Dinning T, Money J. 2015. Can a blended learning approach enhance student’s transition into higher education? A study to explore perceptions, engagement and progression. International Journal of Advancement in Education and Social Sciences, 3 :1-7

Walsh BA. 2013. A radical re-modelling of induction- the staff experience LJMU Innovations in Practice, 2

Walsh BA, Heitt S, Smears E, Cronin S, Adams J. 2011. A risky business: creative learning in education Teacher Education and Assesment Network Journal, 2

Vinson D, Nixon S, Walsh B, Walker C, Mitchell E, Zaitseva E. 2010. Investigating the relationship between student engagement and transition Active Learning in Higher Education, 11 :131-143 >DOI

Walsh BA, Cock D, Nixon S, Mitchell B. 2008. Understanding student engagement; evaluation of an intensive five-week transition programme CETL Innovations in practice, 1 :36-43

Walsh BA, Cock D, Nixon S, Walker C. 2008. USING MOVIES TO STIMULATE LEARNING IN SPORT SUBJECTS HLST case study,

Walsh BA. 2008. Who said being a subject mentor is a cushy number CETL Innovations in practice, 1 :44-47

Internet Publications

Whitehead AE, walsh B, cronin C, quayle L, Whittaker E. 2016. Back to Netball changing lives! >Link

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Smears E, Walsh B, Hiett S. 2015. The Art of Professional Practice in Education International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

Walsh B, Cronin S, Smears E, Adams J, Stanley G, Elton-Chalcraft S, Hiett, S. Creativity and Beginning Teachers; beliefs and attitudes in times of policy emergence and political change BERA

Walsh BA, Heitt S, Smears E, Adams J, Cronin S. At the crossroads, Creativity Policy Emergence. Canterbury Christ Church University Teacher Education Conference

Walsh BA. Investigating the relationship between student engagement and transition into Higher Education International Conference on The First-Year Experience

Walsh BA. An exploration of teacher’s beliefs and attitudes about creativity in education during times of policy emergence and professional challenge. 39th British Educational Research Association Conference

Walsh BA. How can a university-based programme of Initial Teacher Education provide an appropriate environment for student teachers' professional development? 39th British Educational Research Association Conference

Walsh BA, Nixon S. Investigating the relationship between student engagement and transition into Higher Education 24th International Conference on The First-Year Experience,

Walsh BA, Nixon S, Walker CA. Cleaning up the F word in the classroom 4th Annual Escalate Initial Teacher Education Conference

Walsh BA, Doyle N. Using the Clean Feedback Model Learning to be professional throufgh a life wide curriculum

Walsh BA, Nixon S, Walker CA. PDP Learning @ Best fifth European First year experience conference

Walsh BA, Nixon S, Walker CA. Learning journeys:supporting the student learning experience 4th European First year experience conference

Chapters

Walsh BA, Money J. 2014. Planning for pupils' learning in broader dimensions of the curriculum Capel S. A practical guide to teaching physical edcuation in the secondary school :69-82 Routledge. Oxon 978-0-415-81482-9

Walsh BA, Jepson M, Turner T. 2009. Learning to Teach in the Secondary School Capel S, Leask M, Turner T. Learning to Teach in the Secondary School :173-185 Routledge 9780415495325

Walsh BA. 2005. Developing school provision for children with dyspraxia Jones N. Developing school provision for children with dyspraxia :51-58 Sage Publications Ltd 9781412910378

Walsh BA, Vickerman P, Money J. Planning for an inclusive apporach to learning and teaching in physical education Capel S, Whitehead M. Learning to teach physical education in the secondary school Routledge. Abingdon Oxon

Walsh BA, Vickerman P, Money J. Planning an inclusive approach to learning and teaching Capel S, Whitehead M. Learning to teach physical education in the secondary school Routledge. Oxon

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: National Teaching Fellow, Awarding body: Higher Education Academy

Award title: Most outstanding Programme Award, Awarding body: LSU

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Curriculum design; stepping stones or stumbling blocks to learning?, Conference title: LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, Place/location of conference: LJMU, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Learning Journey’s in Higher Education., Conference title: A Northern Taste of Clean, Place/location of conference: The Wirral, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Capturing student’s attention and curiosity, Conference title: afPE PEITT conference, Place/location of conference: Wolverhampton, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Student perceptions of a blended learning approach to their first six weeks at university, Conference title: Liverpool John Moores Teaching and Learning Conference, Place/location of conference: Art and Design Academy LJMU, Presentation type: Oral presentation

External committees:

Committee name: sport, physical education and coaching undergraduate degrees, Organisation: Sheffield Hallam University

Committee name: Undergraduate physical education department, Organisation: University of Chichester, Position: external examiner to the 4 year physical education BS(Hons) with QTS programme

Committee name: PGCE Physical Education department, Organisation: Leeds Metropolitan University, Position: External Examiner

Committee name: Physical Education department, Organisation: University of Brighton, Position: External Examiner

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

Name of University: Liverpol John Moores University, Award gained by the student: PhD

Name of University: Liverpool John Moores University, Award gained by the student: PhD

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Fellow of the association for Physical Education, Organisation: Association for Physical Education

Fellowship title: Fellow of the Higher Educaton Academy, Organisation: Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies:

Association of National Teaching Fellows, Higher Education Academy

coach educator, England Hockey Board

Research Grants Awarded:

England Netball, Back to Netball Impact Study, PI - Amy Whitehead, Co Applicants - David Morley, Barbara Walsh, Laura Quayle, Grant value (£): 10,000, Duration of research project: 3 months

Liverpool City Council, The City of Learning Collaborative Action Research project, Marion Jones, Grant Stanley, Jan Murphy, Grant value (£): £50,000, Duration of research project: 3 years

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, An Investigation into the Understanding and Implementation of State Guidance and Policy on Creativity by Intending and Recently Qualified Teachers, Sandra Heitt, Elizabeth Smears, Sue Cronin, Jeff Adamas, Grant value (£): £62,500, Duration of research project: 3 years

Equality and Human Rights Commission, Increasing participation and attainment for disabled children, Track Dinning, Grant value (£): £110,000, Duration of research project: 1 year

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: Qualified Teacher Status

Title of qualification gained: Qualified Teacher Status