Ms Helen Keane

Lecturer in Physical Education

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518854 Location: WD202, WD building, Walsall Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport & Human Science Areas of expertise: Physical Education


My main specialism is Physical Education but also have a passion within the field of Sport Psychology after completing my MSc in this area in 2004. Professional experience includes teaching/lecturing Physical Education in Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Post-16 and Higher Education. My teaching career began in a Specialist Sports College in the West Midlands, teaching Physical Education. I have taught in schools in the UK and Italy, with experience of delivering the International Baccalaureate and the UK National Curriculum. Currently I teach and lead on a range of undergraduate modules on the BA (Hons) Physical Education degree and have recently taught on the Top Up degree at the Mauritius Branch Campus. I am actively involved in the early stages of research and I am collaborating with colleagues on a number of projects. Areas that I wish to explore further are: UK trained PE specialists pedagogical transition into the International Baccalaureate, Inquiry based teaching in Physical Education and Physical Play and Self-Regulation in Early Years.

Research interests

  • International teaching
  • Early Years Physical Play


  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science (Sport Psychology Pathway) - 2004
  • PGCE Physical Education - 2005


Current study

  • Doctorate in Education (beginning in Autumn 2016)

Previous professional experience

  • University of Wolverhampton: Lecturer in Physical Education 2014–to date
  • International School of Milan – Monza section: Physical Education Curriculum Leader 2010-2014
  • Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Sports College: Teacher of Physical Education i/c Student Empowerment through Leadership -  2005-2010

Further information

Current appointment [April, 2014]

Lecturer in Physical Education

Institute of Sport

I teach across Levels 4 to 6 on the BA (Hons.) Physical Education degree.  My roles include teaching and leading on the following modules; Child Development through Play, Introduction to Teaching, Introduction to Movement Concepts, and Child Development through Physical Education: The Primary Years. I am also a dissertation supervisor for undergraduate degrees. My involvement in innovative curriculum development has witnessed the modification of modules at level 4 and 5 to meet the needs of the students. In addition to module leadership, I am actively engaged with Outreach and Development within the Institute of Sport, building sustainable relationships with family and non-family secondary schools in the local areas.