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Sam Richardson

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Faculty of Science

Sam Richardson is a PhD student and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Sam's research is focused on exploring underrepresented sport coaches' perceptions and application of Game-based and nonlinear (e.g., constraints led approach) pedagogies. Sam’s other research interests include; sport pedagogy, coach education, research methodologies, and systematic reviews. Alongside his research, Sam also works as a Teaching Support Officer at LJMU and in the youth sport sector as a sports coach.




2016, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, MA Youth and Community Work (merit)
2013, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, BA Honours Sports Development and Coaching (1st class)

Academic appointments

Teaching Support Officer, Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
Part-Time Lecturer, School of Life Sciences and Education (Sport and Exercise), Staffordshire University, 2018 - 2018

Journal article

Richardson SJ, McRobert AP, Vinson D, Cronin CJ, Lee C, Roberts SJ. 2023. Systematic review of sport coaches’ and teachers’ perceptions and application of game-based and constraints-led pedagogy: A qualitative meta-study Quest, :1-22 DOI Publisher Url Public Url


Richardson S. Using a multidisciplinary approach and pedagogical cases to design a Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) resource for sport practitioners. Publisher Url

Teaching qualification:

LJMU Teaching and Learning Academy 3is – Information, Ideas and Insights. 2019