National Teaching Fellow 2005
Philip has a diverse range of roles within the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure at Liverpool John Moores University. He leads research activity in Physical Education, Sport, Dance and Outdoor Education. He is part of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning which focuses upon professional leadership and learning. Additional roles include acting as faculty Disability and Staff Development Co-ordinator.
Philip's particular areas of expertise are in disability and Special Educational Needs in Physical Education. He has written several books and journal articles on the topic area. He also has a particular interest in the views and opinions of children and adults with disabilities in relation to their experiences of education. he has advised governments and professional associations nationally and internationally on a range of disability issues and is an External Examiner for an Erasmus funded European Masters in Adapted Physical Activity and regularly supervises PhD students and undertakes viva's.
Philip's National Teaching Fellowship project involved tracking disabled students from application, enrolement, course delivery and into employability. He has used this to establish a set of best practices for supporting disabled students in Higher Education. recently Philip gained £200,000 from the HEA along with two NTF colleagues from Liverpool John Moores to assess 'wicked competencies' in higher education. the purpose of the project is to try and establish the various perceptions lecturers, employers and students have in relation to this aspect of the skills agenda.
Director of the School of Education, Leisure and Sport Studies
Liverpool John Moores University