Robert Griffiths known as Rob Griffiths
BSc. (Hons) (Cardiff University); Exec MBA (University of Glamorgan); Member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)
Rob Griffiths is currently the Head of Football Coaching and Development with oversight of the academic football courses and the collaborative partner provision. Prior to this, he was the Scheme Leader for MSc Sport Management and Award Leader for BA (Hons) Sports Development. Rob has been teaching at the University since 2005 within the disciplines of sport management and sports development. Previous to his academic role, Rob spent 7 years as Operations Manager of the Centre for Sport, Health and Exercise at USW. He is the current Chair of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity in Wales and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
His current main teaching subjects are within the areas of community sports development and sport policy.
Academic Manager with responsibility for:
Collaborative Partner Colleges
Academic football courses
Coordinating national and international partnerships within sport
Griffiths, R., Probert, J., & Cropley, B. (2018). The Flipped University: Exploring Student Progression in Football Coaching and Development. Education + Training 60(5) 375-388.
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 & Health Vol 12(2), 245-52
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 & Sports Pedagogy Vol 17(4) 429-446
Griffiths, R. and Rainer, P. (2010) Designing a degree programme ‘fit’ for the sport industry. Journal of Applied Research In Higher Education Vol 2(1), 47-57.
Griffiths, R. & Rainer, P (2009) Supporting high-quality extra-curricular primary school sport in Wales: an evaluation of a university/community partnership initiative. Journal of Managing Leisure, Vol 14(4), 286-301.
Griffiths, R. & Rainer, P (2009) Examining the challenges to delivering high quality PE and school sport in Wales. Journal of the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management. Vol 68(7).
Rainer, P. & Griffiths, R (2008) Secondary School High Quality Extra Curricular PE – The Role of the 5×60 School Sport Programme in Wales. Journal of the Association for Physical Education Winter 2008. Vol 3(4).
Griffiths, R (2008) Sporting Challenges in the Valleys. Journal of the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management. Vol 67(1).
Griffiths, R. (2007) A Fitter Wales?: a focus on the Welsh Assembly initiatives for improving physical activity in Wales. Journal of the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management. Vol 66(2).
Griffiths, R., Bradshaw, E & Adewumi, O. (2008) An evaluation of the Reflex Exercise Referral Scheme in Caerphilly CBC
Bradshaw, E & Griffiths R (2008) An evaluation of the Prescription for Active Living Scheme (PALS) in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Rainer, P. & Griffiths, R. High quality extra-curricular physical education and school sport – A Welsh perspective through the 5×60 School Sport programme. International Council for Coach Education (ICCE) Global Coach Conference, Vancouver, Canada. November 13th, 2009.
Griffiths, R. & Rainer, P. Supporting high quality extra-curricular primary school sport in Wales: The deployment of student coaches. International Council for Coach Education (ICCE) Global Coach Conference, Vancouver, Canada. November 13th, 2009
Griffiths, R. The UK Sport Industry – 2012 and Beyond. CRAC Conference, University of Lancaster, 6th June 2009.
Rainer, P & Griffiths R. Hitting the Target – Missing the Point Keynote Presentation. South Wales Sports Development Conference, University of Glamorgan, 18th December 2008.
Griffiths, R. & Rainer, P. Delivering High Quality PESS in Wales in the Primary School – Dragon Sport. Association for Physical Education National Conference, Chester, 2nd-4th July 2008.
Rainer, P. & Griffiths, R. Delivering High Quality PESS in Wales the Secondary School – 5×60 School Sport. Association for Physical Education National Conference, Chester, 2nd-4th July 2008.
Griffiths R and Rainer P. Designing a Sports Development degree fit for the industry. Studying Sports Development: An International Conference, Brunel University, 26th April 2008.
Griffiths, R., Kitska, C, & Medlicott, C. Active Young People in Rhondda Cynon Taf. ISRM Wales & West Winter Seminar, University of Glamorgan, 30th January 2008.
Griffiths R & Rainer P. Enhancing the employability of sports graduates: an integration of community placements. HLST Annual Conference, Oxford Brookes University, 17th September 2007.
Griffiths R . Implementing Quest, the quality scheme for leisure and sport, within the Higher Education Sector. Universities & Colleges Sport Conference, University of Glamorgan, 13th April 2006.
USW Sport Board
University Sports Scholarship Committee
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2012 Strategic Insight Partnership with sportRCT – Developing a social enterprise for sports development: Active Community Enterprise
2008 An evaluation of the Reflex Exercise Referral Scheme in Caerphilly CBC
2008 An evaluation of the Prescription for Active Living Scheme (PALS) in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Reviewer for Journal of Physical Activity & Health
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