Dr Gus Ryrie

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Gus Ryrie (Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching) is an academic member of staff with teaching duties. Gus teaches on the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Sport Coaching programmes, across a range of practical and theory based modules. His main area of interest is exploration of the coaching process from a psycho-social perspective. Gus’ research interests are related to this area. Research topics include: how community sport coaches define their role(s) in different settings (for example, sports clubs, in-school coaching and coaching disabled participants) and methods to support effective coach development in community settings.

Degrees

2017, University of Chester, United Kingdom, PhD -, Socio-Psychology/Sport Coaching
2005, University College Chester, United Kingdom, MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
1999, Chester College of Higher Education, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Sport Science with History

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores, 2020 - present
Senior Lecturer, School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2020
Teaching/Research Assistant, Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure, Liverpool John Moores University, 2008 - 2010

Chapters

Ryrie A, Lafferty M. 2019. 'Its not just part of my life, it is my life': The paradoxical identities of a community judo coach Gale L, Ives B. Sports coaching in the community: Developing knowledge and insight Manchester Metroplitan University. Manchester

Report

Huntley T, Whitehead A, Cronin C, Williams C, Ryrie A, Townsend R. 2019. Pan-European Work Force Audit (Output 1) and Best Practice Case Study (Output 2) Report. The Experiences of Coaches in Paralympic and Disability Sport Author Url Publisher Url

Journal article

Cronin C, Ryrie A, Huntley T, Hayton J. 2017. 'Sinking and swimming in disability coaching': a narrative of coaching in a new context Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Roberts SJ, Ryrie A. 2014. Socratic case-method teaching in sports coach education: reflections of students and course tutors Sport, Education & Society, 1 :63-79 DOI

Roberts SJ, Reeves MJ, Ryrie A. 2014. The influence of physical activity, sport and exercise motives among UK based university students Journal of Further & Higher Education, DOI

Ryrie A, Cullinane D, Roberts SJ. 2013. The use of technological based assessment in developing the self-directed learner: a case study in sport coaching Innovations in Practice, 8 :100-109

Roberts SJ, Fairclough SJ, Ryrie A, Sharpe L. 2012. A computer-based observational analysis of physical education teachers and youth sport coaches pedagogic behaviour International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport,, 3 :498-506 DOI

Conference publication

Whitehead AE, Morley DM, Quayle L, Reeves M, Ryrie A. 2016. How the UK population are using technology to engage in Sport and or Physical Activity http://naspspa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2016-NASPSPA-Abstract-Supplement-6-13-16.pdf, NASPSPA Author Url

Ryrie A, Cullinane D, Roberts S, Reeves MJ. 2015. Empowering self-directed learning in undergraduate students: A case study for sport coach education 10th ICCE Global Coach Conference

Ryrie A, Money J, Fairclough SJ, Holland E. Understanding fundamental movement skills in primary and special education school settings: the perspectives of teachers and sports coaches. British Educational Research Association (BERA),

Ryrie A, Roberts SJ, Reeves, M . Developing pedagogy and practice: supporting and assessing sports coaching students with electronic technologies 16th Annual SEDA Conference 2011: Using Technology to Enhance Learning

Ryrie A, Lafferty ME, Wheeler, T. How do I define what I do? Issues and perspectives of community youth sport coaches (Oral Presentation) 9th ICCE Global Coach Conference

Ryrie A, Cronin C, Huntley T, Hayton J. 'Sinking and swimming in disability coaching': A narrative of coaching in a new context ICCE 11th Global Coach Conference

Poster

Ryrie A, Lafferty ME, Wheeler T. 2015. Empowering performance and development in elite sport settings: The explicit and implicit role of the coach (Poster Presentation) 10th ICCE Global Coaching Conference

Ryrie A, Lafferty ME, Wheeler T. Professional role complexity: The perspectives of community youth sport coaches (Poster Presentation) 9th ICCE Global Coach Conference

Thesis/Dissertation

Ryrie A. Sport coaching in a community setting: How do community sport coaches' define their role? Lafferty ME, Wheeler TJ.

Highlighted activities

Fellowships:

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, HEA. 2010

Professional activities

Other invited event:

UK Coaching Research Conference, Derby County Football Club, Becoming an Effective Coach of Disabled Performers. 2020

Cluster for Research into Coaching (CRiC) 5th International Conference 2019, Worcester, Think Aloud and Sport Coaching Seminar. 2019

Conference presentation:

Using ‘Think Aloud’ to reflect on mentor practice: A collaborative action research approach in grassroots football, International Council for Coaching Excellence, Global Coaching Conference, Tokyo, Poster presentation. 2019

Research Grants Awarded:

Sports Coach UK, Coaching & new technology, Grant value (£): 12,000, Duration of research project: 8 months. 2015

Erasmus Plus, Erasmus Plus, Para-Disability Coach Education and Learning Project- Enhancing Para-disability sport coaches' learning, mobility and employment with reference to a Para-Disability European Sport Coaching Framework and Massive Open Online Course, LJMU Team: Dr Amy Whitehead, Professor Philip Vickerman, Dr Colum Cronin, Dr Gus Ryrie, Ms Catherine Walker, Dr Nicola Rowley and Dr James Rudd, Grant value (£): £334,355, Duration of research project: 3 years. 2018, Grant value (£): 334, 355.

Fellowships:

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, HEA. 2010

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