Dr Paula Murray


School School of Applied Sciences

Department Division of Sport and Exercise Sciences

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+44 (0)1382 30 8247


I am Lecturer in Sport Development and Coaching. My practical experiences in sport development and coaching help to inform my teaching practice. I am currently a Swimming Coach who is recognised as a Coach Practioner by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. Previously, I have worked in sport development as a club development co-ordinator.

My principal research interests are in sports development and sports coaching, and where the two intersect. I have previously focused on athletes’ perceptions of coaches based on their gender and the experiences of female coaches’.  I also have an interest in voluntary sports clubs and athletes use of social media. I am currently a Research Associate of the Observatory for Sport in Scotland.

I completed my PhD in 2017 at Abertay University. This work used a mixed methods approach to explore the experiences of female sport coaches.  Prior to my PhD I studied BSc (Hons) Physical Activity and Health at Abertay University. Previously, I have worked at Loughborough College and Edge Hill University as a lecturer.

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