Pat Duffy Carnegie Coaching Festival

Professor Jeanne Keay. Pro Vice Chancellor, Leeds Beckett University.

Professor Keay has a background in teaching of physical education in schools and in higher education, in the areas of education and sport.Professor Keay is a highly successful and active researcher whose interests have centred on all aspects of initial teacher education and professional development, most recently focusing on measuring the impact of teachers’ professional development on children’s learning. She has published widely in this area and maintains her research interests and voluntary work within the physical education sector and continues to advise Government on developments in the subject.

Baroness Sue Campbell CBE – Head of Women’s Football, FA

Baroness Campbell’s role is to examine, review and develop a new strategy for women’s football across the spectrum from grass roots to the elite game. Baroness Campbell is widely regarded as one of the most influential people in British sport.

Sergio Lara Bercial – Senior Research Fellow, Leeds Beckett University & Manager for Strategy and Development, ICCE

Sergio Lara Bercial is Senior Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University and the Manager for Strategy and Development at the International Council for Coaching Excellence. Sergio has a wealth of experience researching children’s coaching and developing coach education materials in this field at country and federation level. Pete Sturgess is the Football Association’s Lead National Coach for the Foundation Phase. He works across the grassroots and professional game. He has helped to design and deliver the Advanced Youth Award and works with skills coaches to provide a world class experience for foundation phase players. The next major project is ensuring that the FA’s DNA is developed in such a way that it provides the framework for all our foundation phase players to have a world class experience.

Julian North, Senior Research Fellow, Leeds Beckett University

Dr Julian North is a Senior Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University. He worked very closely with Professor Pat Duffy on the development of the UK Coaching Framework. Julian has undertaken research work which takes some of the ideas of the Framework forwards. For example, work on participant segmentation modelling, player development systems, coach segmentation and development modelling, effective coach development, and effective coaching practice. This work has been undertaken for a variety of clients across the UK, Europe and Asia.

Dr Hayley Fitzgerald, Reader in Disability, Leeds Beckett University & Visiting Professor, University of Worcester

Dr Hayley Fitzgerald is a Reader in Disability and Youth Sport at Leeds Beckett University and a Visiting Professor at the University of Worcester. Her teaching and research reflects an on-going commitment to explore the inequalities experienced by young disabled people in physical education and youth sport. Hayley’s research adopts a participatory student-centred approach in order to enable young people with multiple disabilities to take a meaningful part in research. Theoretically, her work focuses on reconceptualising social model critiques of disability and notions of inclusion in sport. Key works include Disability and Youth Sport (2009) and Equity and Difference in Physical Education, Youth Sport and Health: A Narrative Approach (2012).

Bob Muir, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader MSc Sport Coaching, Leeds Beckett University

Bob Muir is a senior lecturer and the course leader for the MSc Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University. A practicing basketball for over 20 years across participation and performance settings. He also works with several professional, Olympic and Paralympic sports to explore effective coach learning and development practice.

Andrew Gillott, Performance Pathway Coaching Lead, English Institute of Sport/UK Sport, Consultant Coach Developer

Andrew Gillott is the Performance Pathway Coaching Lead for the English Institute of Sport/UK Sport and a consultant coach developer. He has worked with coaches and performance development practitioners in Olympic, Paralympic and professional sports and the performing arts on and across six continents.

Dave Mellor, Coaching Development Manager, Royal Yachting Association and British Sailing Team

Dave Mellor is the Coaching Development Manager for the Royal Yachting Association and British Sailing Team. He has been a PE teacher and sailing coach since the early 1990s and now works with coaches and managers at the podium potential and Olympic stages of sailing’s performance pathway.

Dr Andrew Abraham, Head of Subject for Sport Coaching, Leeds Beckett University

Dr Andrew Abraham is the head of Subject for Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University. His teaching and research are focused in coaching practice, coach education and talent development. Andrew has been involved in supporting the promotion of professional development activities in coaching.

Martin Diggle, Elite Youth Coach Development Lead, The Football Association

Martin Diggle is the Elite Youth Coach Development Lead at The Football Association. His role focuses on developing football coaches working in youth academies of professional football clubs across all four divisions. Martin also leads the Advanced Youth Award for the FA. Martin has previously worked for Leeds Beckett University from 2008 – 2010. Prior to this Martin was the assistant manager of the Bolton Wanderers Youth Academy.