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Elaine’s teaching background is in teaching Secondary and Primary Physical Education across local authorities in Scotland. Elaine also spent a significant time in the United States of America, working in a variety of fields including the professional sports industry, secondary education, higher education and middle school education.


Elaine is the programme leader for the PGDE Secondary programme within the Division of Education. Elaine contributes to the PE Inputs on the PGDE Primary, B.A. Education and Pg. Cert Primary PE within the Division. Elaine also lectures on wider issues and Health and Wellbeing within these courses and contributes to Masters provision in this area. 

Current research activities

Elaine completed her M.Ed. degree at the University of Glasgow where her research revolved around the role of Physical Education in increasing academic performance and the most effective method of Initial Teacher Education. 

While at the University of Chicago, Elaine was part of a research project that was attempting to discover the key components of an effective Physical Education programme. 

Elaine is currently undertaking her PhD studies where she is investigating the levels of perceived preparedness in recent graduates of Initial Teacher Education.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy

External positions

External Examiner - Secondary SCITT, University of Suffolk

1 Sept 20231 Sept 2027

Chief External Examiner, PGCE Secondary, Cardiff Metropolitan University

1 Feb 20201 Jul 2022

External Examiner, PGCE Secondary PE , Cardiff Metropolitan University

1 Sept 20161 Jul 2022


  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • Physical Education
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Teacher Preparedness


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