Chris Emsley known as Chris
BSc Sports Studies
MA Leadership in Sport (current student)
PGCE Secondary (Physical Education)
Chris is a Lecturer on a number of the sports courses here at USW, specifically the BA Sports Leadership & Development and BSc Sports Coaching. Chris is also the Head of the Centre for Employability, Enterprise and Leadership in Sport, as well as playing a key role in the management and development of the student placement programme.
As part of his role at the University, Chris is a Module Leader for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year modules including Fundamentals of Coaching Children, Managing Sport, Physical Education and School Sport, Community Sports Development, Sport Placement, Work Based Learning and Applied Professional Project.
Having long been involved with the placement programme at USW, first as a student himself, then mentoring students as a member of USW Alumni, Chris is enthusiastic and passionate about the importance of high quality, relevant placements and the potential impact they can have.
Professionally, Chris comes from a background working in Sport Development at both Local Authority and National Governing Body level, having worked for Golf Development Wales and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council for three years each. Having a keen interest in the development of sport, Chris is currently a Board Director and Development Group Member for BowlsWales and a member of the working group for ClubSolutions, the club development tool being developed by Sport Wales.
Chris is a Module Leader for a number of sport development and coaching related subjects, as well as being the Head of the Centre for Employability, Enterprise and Leadership in Sport (CEELS), playing a key role in managing the placement programme at USW Sport.
Bowls Wales: Board Director
Bowls Wales: Development Group Member
Active Valleys: Director
Areas of Expertise
Work Based Learning
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