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Qualifications

BSc Sports Studies
PGCE Physical Education (Secondary)
MA Leadership in Sport (current student)

About

Chris is a Lecturer on a number of the sports courses here at USW, specifically the BSc Sports Coaching and Development. 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 Introduction to Sports Coaching, Physical Education and School Sport, Community Sports Development, Sport Placement, Work Based Learning, Creatively Teaching Physical Education, Health and Wellbeing 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 on a students’ development.

Experience

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.

Responsibilities

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.

Memberships

Higher Education Academy (Fellow)

External

Bowls Wales: Board Director
Bowls Wales: Development Group Member
Active Valleys: Director

Areas of Expertise

Sport Development
Physical Education
Governance and Leadership
Work Based Learning

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