Amy is a Lecturer of Physical Education at the University of Wolverhampton. Her research interests currently lie in how teachers construct quality for themselves in Secondary Physical Education, at the start of the thesis phase of her Doctorate in Education. Prior to becoming a university lecturer in January 2017, Amy taught PE across Key Stages 1-5 as well as the early years, in state, academy and independent schools. Immediately prior to joining the University of Wolverhampton, Amy worked as Head of PE and Head of House at Chase Grammar School in Cannock. In this role, Amy encouraged a holistic approach to Physical Education across the school, while continuing studies part-time for a Master’s degree in Education.
Amy’s initial academic education began with a BSc in Sport and Physical Education at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (now Cardiff’s Metropolitan University). Following this, she continued studies for her PGCE in Secondary Physical Education and on completion and a return home to Worcestershire, the Masters in Education at Worcester University, whilst starting in her first PE teaching role at Madeley Academy in Telford. Studies have now continued and after successful completion of the taught phase of the Doctorate as mentioned above, the thesis phase has begun, for completion in 2020.
Amy has an extensive range of coaching experiences as well as camp managing experience in the UK and abroad. Various coaching qualifications, volunteering experiences and awards have reflected this over a period of thirteen years. Personally, Amy enjoys participating in a range of sports and physical activities, with early passions particularly for hockey and running. Teaching was a passion decided on early in her career, where she now hopes to instil this enthusiasm in students who will enter the profession in future.