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Dr Alexandra Consterdine

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Faculty of Science

Dr Consterdine is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Sport, Exercise and Health at Liverpool John Moores University. Originally trained as a PE teacher, Alexandra has extensive experience of lecturing in Further and Higher Education in sport science and sport coaching programmes at a number of levels since 1997. After completing an MSc in Exercise and Sport, Alex began teaching physiology and coaching disciplines at Manchester Metropolitan University. This led to a duel teaching and research role at MMU, where she completed her PhD on power and high-performance athletics in 2021. Since then she has held teaching and research positions at the University of Birmingham and Nottingham Trent University, teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her work draws upon poststructuralist and postmodern theory and sensibilities to take a contemporary and critical perspective in (re)conceptualising the high-performance coach-athlete relationship(s).

Journal article

Consterdine A, Newton J, Piggin S. 2013. ‘Time to take the stage’: a contextual study of a high performance coach Sports Coaching Review, 2 :124-135 DOI Publisher Url

Consterdine A. Provocative, disruptive and re-orientating approaches to sports coaching research Sports Coaching Review, :1-12 DOI Publisher Url

Books (authored)

Ives B, Potrac P, Gale L, Nelson L. Community Sport Coaching Routledge DOI Publisher Url