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Research Profile

Mrs Emma

Senior Lecturer in Education (ITE - PE)

  • Emma Whewell first studied Sports Science and Physiology at the University of Leeds. She went on to study a PGCE in Physical Education at Durham University.

    After graduating Emma worked as a physical education teacher in Bradford and following this Leeds as head of PE teaching children in key stages 3-5. In 2002 Emma moved to a school on the outskirts of Newcastle where she was working as a Head of Year and PE teacher.

    She joined the University of Northampton in 2006 as part of the School of Educations Initial Teacher Training team. Whilst working here she has completed her MA in Education focussing on the teaching of children classed as vulnerable. She is currently studying for her PhD which focuses on identity formation in primary PE teachers.

  • BA (QTS) Primary Education teaching on:

    • Foundation subjects years 1 and 2
    • Physical Education Specialism year 3
    • Principle module
    • Professional studies
    • Practitioner researcher
    • Expertise in primary education modules

    PGCE Primary 3-7 and 5-11 teaching on:

    • Teaching, learning and assessment

    BA Sports Development and Physical Education teaching on:

    • An introduction to PE and school sport
    • Teaching, learning and assessment in PE
    • Critical issues in PE
  • Emma Whewell is currently studying for her PhD which focuses on identity formation in newly qualified primary PE teachers.

    She is also involved in the eTwinning projects and Digital Leaders working with schools and HEI’s in Europe to improve access to and usage of mobile technology. Emma runs the Future Focused Teachers online course designed to support newly qualified and graduating teachers in transitioning into the role.

    Emma has supervised MA students who are pursuing an MA in the field of Physical Education.