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Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Teaching (FE/HE)
BSc (Hons) Sports Science and Rugby


Academic Research and Professional Skills
Work Based Learning
Research Methods

Undergraduate Professional Practice Projects
Undergraduate Dissertation Projects
Postgraduate Research Projects

Blended Learning Coordinator – Community Football Coaching and Development Course.


Rainer, P & Jarvis, S. (under review). Primary Physical Education but not of Primary Importance: Secondary PE Teachers Perceptions of the Role of Primary PE. Education 3-13.

Jarvis, S., Williams, M., Rainer, P., Saunders, J., & Mullen, R. (2020).The relationship of family characteristics, parental beliefs and parenting behaviours with the fundamental movement proficiency of primary school children in South East Wales. European Journal of Physical Education. doi:10.1177/1356336X20915225

Rainer, P., & Jarvis, S. (2019). Fundamental Movement Skills and their Relationship with Measures of Health- Related Physical Fitness of Primary School Children Prior to Secondary School Transition: A Welsh Perspective. Education 3-13. doi:10.1080/03004279.2019.1573264.

Jarvis, S., Williams, M., Rainer, P., Jones, E.S., Saunders, J., & Mullen, R. (2018).Interpreting measures of fundamental movement skills and their relationship with health-related physical activity and self-concept. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 22, 88-100. doi:10.1080/1091367X.2017.1391816

Rainer, P., Griffiths, R., Cropley, B., & Jarvis, S. (2015). Barriers to delivering extra-curricular school sport and physical activity in Wales. A qualitative study of 5 × 60 officers views and perspectives. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12, 245-252

Rainer, P., Cropley, B., Jarvis, S., & Griffiths, R. (2012). From policy to practice: The challenges faced by head teachers delivering high quality physical education and school sport within primary schools. Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy, 17, 429-446

Jarvis, S., O’Sullivan, L., Baker, J., & Davies, B. (2009). Interrelationships between measured running intensities and agility performance in sub elite rugby union players. Journal of Research in Sports Medicine, 17, 217-230.


Reviewer for several physical activity and education journals.


Physical Literacy, Fundamental Movement Skills, Physical Activity

Areas of Expertise

Fundamental Movement Skills
Physical Literacy
Health Related Physical Fitness
Children’s Participation in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity

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