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Dr. Mark Hickman

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport and Wellbeing

Greenbank Building, GR145

+44 (0) 1772 89 5714

MTHickman@uclan.ac.uk

Nearly thirty years' experience working as a professional in the outdoor industry. River guiding in over 20 different countries. High level performance coach.

Mark is research active within the area of sport and exercise science and is a member of the Institute of Coaching and Performance.

Qualifications

BA (Hons), MA, EdD, PGCE, PGCRSS, FHEA

Research

Leadership development in remote conditions

Expeditionary Work at UCLan

  1. Arctic Norway 2009: British Schools Exploring Society.
  2. Svalbard 2010: British Schools Exploring Society.

Teaching

BA (Hons) Outdoor Leadership
BA (Hons) Adventure Sports Coaching

External Activities

  • Currently developing external links with the Institute for Outdoor Learning
  • British Association of Snowsport Instructors
  • Glenmore Lodge
  • CCUSA
  • Outlook Expeditions
  • Magic Bus India

Key Note Speeches & Presentations

  1. Key Note Speaker: Scottish Canoe Association Annual Conference – September 2011: Emotional Intelligence Leadership and Coaching.
  2. Key Note Speaker: BASI Annual Conference – October 2011: Performance Enhancement in Coaching Snow sports.
  3. Presenter: IOL Northern Conference January 2012: Enhancing the transfer of learning from educational expeditions in remote environments.
  4. Presenter: IOL Northern Conference January 2013 – Using research to challenge assumptions about outdoor practice.
  5. Presenter: IOL Northern Conference January 2014: Outdoor Education as a Public Health Issue.

Papers

  1. Hickman, M. and Palmer, C. (2011b) Viva Voce: the living voice (of criticism). Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies, 5, (1), 137-146.
  2. Hickman, M. and Eaton, J. (2011) My doctoral experience. Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies, 5, (1), 129-140.
  3. Stokes, P., Hickman, M., Wisser, M., Scott, P., Moore, N., Russell, N. and Rowland, C. (2012). Tools and Models in Outdoor Management Development Approaches: a Reappraisal of the Literature from the Field. 5th Annual EuroMed Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business. Conference Readings Book Proceedings. 4th-5th October, Gilon-Montreux, Switzerland.
  4. Stokes, P., Moore, N., Hickman, M., Scott, P. and Rowland, C. (2013). Recasting the ‘technologies’ of outdoor management development: an interpretivist perspective on the tools, models and processes used in the field. Journal of Global Business Advancement, 6 (4), 299-317.
  5. Hickman, M. and Collins, D. (2014). The operation and impact of participants’ trans-expedition reflective practice: structuring and optimising the transfer process. Pastoral Care in Education: An International journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development. 32 (2), 157-163.
  6. Jewitt, D. and Hickman, M. (2013) Going round in circles: developing reflective practice within research informed teaching, from a student to trainee-teacher perspective. Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies, 7, 1, 11-26.
  7. Spence, S., Hickman, M. and Palmer, C. (2013) Using qualitative research  to investigate neuroscience in a teaching and learning environment. Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies, 7, 1, 87-102.
  8. Hickman, M. and Collins, D. (In Review). Terrain traps: barriers to effective reflective practice in undergraduate vocational outdoor leadership students.

Other Presentations

  1. Hickman, M. and Palmer, C. (2011). Teaching critical reflective practice: a framework for practical application in outdoor and physical education. Presentation at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, London Institute of Education, 5th-8th September.
  2. Hickman, M. and Palmer, C. (2012). The 3i model – a guide to critical reflective analysis in Outdoor Education. Presentation at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, London Institute of Education, 4th-6th September.
  3. Hickman, M., Beynon, B. and Inkster, A. (2014). The Outdoors and Public Health: Climbers aged 60+. Presentation at the Museum of the Great Outdoors, Sheffield 4th – 6th April.
  4. Jewitt, D., Hickman, M. and Palmer, C. (2014). The cycle of reflective practice: developing prescience in further education students. Presentation at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference. London Institute of Education, 23rd – 25th September.
  5. Spence, S., Hickman, M. and Palmer, C. (2014). Science or Fiction: what is the current knowledge of neuroscience in further education? Presentation at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference. London Institute of Education, 23rd – 25th September.

Miscellaneous

  1. Organiser 1st Student Research Informed Teaching (RIT) Presentation. IOL Northern Conference January 2013.
  2. Organiser 2nd Student Research Informed Teaching (RIT) Presentation. IOL Northern Conference January 2014.
  3. Advisory Board Member for JQRSS – December 2013.
  4. Visiting Scholarship in Outdoor Adventure Education: Montana State University at Billings, USA. March and April 2014.