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Dr Clive Palmer

Senior Lecturer in Physical Education, Coaching and The Outdoors
School of Sport and Health Sciences

Clive teaches across a range of subjects within socio-cultural sport, PE, coaching and education. He is an HEA National Teaching Fellow (2019) and a UKCGE Recognised Research Supervisor. He is a strong advocate of research informed teaching and actively promotes opportunities to showcase student writing which communicates experiences and discoveries through the study of sport.

Clive is Editor of The Sporting Image Series (2009 to date) and also the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies (2007 to date). Clive was appointed at UCLAN in 2008 to lead on a new UKCC Level 4 Masters degree in Elite Sports Coaching. Since then he has been Programme Leader on the BA Sports Studies and BA Coaching degrees and designed and led the MA in Outdoor Practice. Clive is also the School Research Ethics lead and Research Degree Tutor for PG students - Supervising MAs, MPhil-PhDs and conducting Examinations at level 7/8. Clive is a Senior Research Fellow in the THRiVE Research Centre (for Midwifery). New in 2021, Clive has designed and introduced a new PhD by Portfolio pathway to widen participation to learning at Level 8.

Clive has taught across many sectors of educational provision including HE (predominantly), FE and mainstream Secondary schools, Outdoor Education Centres and private commercial activity providers. My teaching approaches draw from my varied life experiences as a sports performer, sports coach, and aircraft engineer - formally an RAF Apprentice. My experiences of working in other sectors of education such as Youth Service, adults with disabilities/learning difficulties, Referral Units, has reinforced the importance of being a credible and approachable teacher in a broader context, and I very much bring this ethos to my work at UCLan. I gained my Fellowship of the HEA in 2013, and am currently a Senior Fellow.