Dr Colin Lewis

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Colin Lewis is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Colin is an academic member of staff and teaches on the BSc Sport Coaching and BA (Hons) Physical Education programmes at Liverpool John Moores University. In 2020, Colin formed part of the Physical Education team that was nominated by the students for the Amazing Course Team Award at the 2020 Amazing Teaching Awards. Colin’s teaching includes Applied Pedagogy, the Coaching Process and Personal and Professional modules, to name a few. He is also the Year Tutor for Level 4 on the PE programme. Colin is also the Link Tutor for the Sports Coaching and Performance programme at Nelson and Colne College.

Colin completed his PhD at Liverpool John Moores University in January 2017. Under the supervision of Dr Simon Roberts, his thesis examined how gendered issues are associated with the complexities of formal coach education. Prior to his PhD studies, he obtained an MSc in Sport and Exercise Science from Manchester Metropolitan University and a BA (Hons) in Sports Coaching Development from Liverpool John Moores University.

He is an active researcher in the areas of gender-based violence and inequality in sport, coach education, physical literacy and disability sport. He is a member of the LJMU PAD research group and the Football Exchange. Additionally, he is a male champion of the LJMU Football Exchange Women's Network.

Colin is also a UEFA B coach and has worked as a coach at Tranmere Rovers FC, Everton Ladies FC and within their Girls Centre of Excellence, and at Liverpool Feds Ladies FC as 1st Team Manager.

Having completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCert), Colin is now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Degrees

2017, Liverpool John Moores University, England UK, PhD - Gender Spaces in Coach Education
2012, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England UK, MA - Sport & Exercise Science
2011, Liverpool John Moores University, England UK, BA (Hons) Sports Coaching Development

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching / Physical Education, SES, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Postdoctoral Researcher, SSLN, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - 2017
Senior Lecturer in Sport Development, SSLN, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - 2018

Postgraduate training

PG CERT in Teaching and Learning, England, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - 2020

Chapters

Robinson E, Lewis C, Foulkes J, Wilkie B, Woods C, Sweeting A, Rudd J. 2021. Development of Creative Movement through Enriched Game Design Rudd J, Renshaw I, Savelsbergh G, Chow JY, Roberts W, Newcombe D, Davids K. Nonlinear Pedagogy and the Athletic Skills Model. The Importance of Play in Supporting Physical Literacy :169-177 Routledge. Oxon, UK Publisher Url

Wilkie B, Foulkes J, Lewis C, Woods C, Sweeting A, Robinson E, Rudd J. 2021. Measuring Physical Literacy: A Fresh Approach Rudd J, Renshaw I, Savelsbergh G, Chow JY, Roberts W, Newcombe D, Davids K. Nonlinear Pedagogy and the Athletic Skills Model. The Importance of Play in Supporting Physical Literacy :161-168 Routledge. Oxon, UK Publisher Url

Lewis C, Roberts S, Andrews H. 2017. Women into coaching - are you sure? Kilvington D, Price J. Sport & Discrimination Routledge

Book

Robinson E, Lewis C, Rudd J, Foulkes J, Wilkie B, Woods C, Sweeting A. 2021. Nonlinear Pedagogy and the Athletic Skills Model: The Importance of Play in Supporting Physical Literacy :1-180 9780367457945 DOI

Journal article

Ju W, Lewis C, Laws A, Evans M, Bradley P. 2021. The Validity and Reliability of an Integrated Approach for Quantifying Match Physical-Tactical Performance Biology of Sport, Public Url

Sawiuk R, Lewis CJ, Taylor WG. 2021. “Long ball” and “balls deep”: a critical reading of female coach-learners’ experiences of the UEFA A licence Sports Coaching Review, 10 :110-127 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Lewis C, Roberts S, Andrews H. 2020. A Creative Writing Case Study of Gender-Based Violence in Coach Education: Stacey’s Story Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 28 :72-80 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Reeves MJ, McRobert A, Lewis C, Roberts SJ. 2019. A case study of the use of verbal reports for talent identification purposes in soccer: A Messi affair! PLoS One, 14 DOI Author Url Public Url

Roberts SJ, McRobert AP, Lewis C, Reeves MJ. 2019. Establishing consensus of position-specific predictors for elite youth soccer in England Science and Medicine in Football, DOI Author Url Public Url

Lewis CJ, Roberts SJ, Andrews HJ. 2015. 'Why am I putting myself through this?' Women football coaches' experiences of the Football Association's coach education process Sport, Education and Society, 23 :28-39 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Lewis CJ, Groom R, Roberts SJ. 2014. Exploring the value of a coach intervention process within women's youth soccer: A case study International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, DOI

Lewis CJ, Reeves MJ, Roberts SJ. Improving the physical and mental wellbeing of typically hard-to-reach men: an investigation of the impact of the Active Rovers project Sport in Society, DOI Author Url Public Url

Thesis/Dissertation

Lewis CJ. Gendered Issues Associated with the Complexities of the Football Association’s Coach Education Process Roberts SJ, ANDREWS HJ, VICKERMAN P. Public Url

Membership of professional bodies:

Licenced Coach, The Football Associations Licenced Coaches. 2021

Male Champion of the LJMU Football Exchange Women's Network., Football Exchange Women's Network. 2021

Media Coverage:

Salford City Radio 94.4FM Presented by Kimmy Petruzzi. Interview topic: Research on Women in Football - Inequality. 2020

TalkSport (1089 AM) presented by Paul Hawksbee and Andy Jacobs as a live ‘on air’ guest. Interview topic: Women’s football and the growth of women’s football coaches and existent underlining coach education issues. 2017

7Waves Radio Wirral (92.1 FM) presented by Craig Harrison and interviewed as a live ‘on air’ guest. Interview topic: Disability football across the Wirral. 2012

Award:

Shortlisted for the Amazing Course Team Award 2020, Amazing Teaching Awards - LJMU Student Union. 2020

Conference presentation:

Football in Lockdown: A Creative Writing Case Study of Gender-Based Violence in Coach Education: Stacey’s Story, Football Collective: Football in Lockdown, Oral presentation. 2020

‘Why am I putting myself through this?’ Women football coaches’ experiences of the Football Association's coach education process, The World Congress of Science and Football 2015, Oral presentation.

Formal coach education. The realism of inclusion, The Third International Coaching Conference 2015, Oral presentation.

Gender-Based Violence in Coach Education, The Football Collective – Challenging The Narrative 2018, Oral presentation.

'Gendered Issues Associated with the Complexities of Formal Coach Education, LJMU Sports Coaching Student Conference (Pre-ICCE Conference Programme - July 2017), Oral presentation.

'Sport and Discrimination: 'I cannot believe they keep coming back!' Male and Female Football Coaches' Experiences of the Football Associations Formal Coach Education Process’., The Power of Sport Student Conference 2018, Oral presentation.

Sports coaching and performance: Sociological issues associated with the complexities of the coaching process among female sports coaches, Faculty Research Conference LJMU 2015, Oral presentation.

The Female Perspective of Formalised Coach Education, Sport and Discrimination 2016, Oral presentation.

Women in Coach Education, Kick It Out 2016, Oral presentation.

Women in Football. The Coaching Profession, Sport and Discrimination Conference 2015, Oral presentation.

Conference organisation:

2019 LJMU Power of Sport Student Conference, Organiser Lead, https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/conferences/the-power-of-sport. 2019

Fellowships:

Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy.

External committees:

Cheshire FA Disability Steering Group, Cheshire FA.

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