Dr. Don Vinson
Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching
Telephone: +44 (0)1242 715277
Don is Course Leader of the undergraduate Sports Coaching programmes and the School’s Lead for Teaching, Learning and Assessment.
- PhD (2007); ‘Development of REFERQUAL; an Instrument for Evaluating Service Quality in GP Exercise Referral Schemes, University of Central Lancashire
- PGCert (2006); ‘Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’, Liverpool John Moore’s University
- BSc (Hons) (2001) ‘Physical Education and Sport Science with Mathematics’, University of Hull
England Hockey L3 Coach Award (TBC 2013)
Areas of research interest and teaching expertise
Don’s interests surround sports pedagogy, performance analysis and research methods. Don’s research follows similar themes and he is currently investigating innovative pedagogies in a variety of coaching settings.
Don is also an elite hockey coach, working as Head Coach at Sutton Coldfield Ladies Hockey Club in the England Hockey League Premier Division. As part of this role, he is currently leading a group of staff and students in an innovative indoor hockey project concerning performance norms and tactical structures.
Don is also currently involved with commissioned research for Sports Coach UK concerning coach development initiatives between National Governing Bodies of Sport and County Sport Partnerships.
Other research/consultancy/grant funding
- £4,000 - National to local, local to national: An evaluation of good practice in coaching delivery between Governing Bodies of Sport and County Sport Partnerships - Sports Coach UK - successful
- £5,000 - Innovative coaching pedagogies - Internal award to broaden the submission to REF 2014 - successful
- £3,500 - Developing authorship in sport development - Internal (CETL) award - successful
Vinson, D., Padley, S., Brady, A., Jeffreys, M., Croad. A., & James, D. V. B. (2013) ‘Penalty corner routines in elite women’s indoor field hockey: prediction of outcomes based on tactical decisions’, Journal of Sports Sciences, 31(8), 887-893
Vinson, D., Adams, I., Ibbetson, A. B., & Baugh, P. (2012) ‘Investigating the conceptual gap between patient expectation and perception of GP and Exercise Professional interactions in Physical Activity Referral Schemes’, Innovations in Practice, 7(1), pp. 19-30
Vinson, D., & Parker, A. (2012) ‘Exercise, service and support: Client experiences of Physical Activity Referral Schemes (PARS)’, Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 4(1), pp. 15-31
Fairclough, S.J., Hilland, T.A., Vinson, D., & Stratton, G. (2012) 'The Physical Education and School Sport Environment Inventory. Preliminary validity and reliability.', Environment and Behavior, 44(1), pp. 50-67
Padley, S., Hardman, J., and Vinson, D. (2010) 'Enhancing student learning and experience through creative practice utilising mobile technologies', Innovations in Practice, 3(1), pp. 58-65
Vinson, D., Nixon, S., Walsh, B., Walker, C., Zaitseva, E., & Mitchell, E. (2010) Investigating the relationship between students’ transition into university and the engagement with peers, staff and the discipline, Active Learning in Higher Education, 11(2), pp. 131-143
Hilland TA, Stratton G, Vinson, D., Fairclough S. (2009) The Physical Education Predisposition Scale: Preliminary development and validation, Journal of Sports Sciences, 27(14), pp. 1555-1563
*** Please note I married in July 2009 and changed my name ***
Cock, D., Nixon, S., Walker, C., Mitchell, E., Walsh, B. and Zaitseva, E. (2008) Understanding student engagement: evaluation of an intensive five-week transition programme, Innovations in Practice, 1(1), pp. 36-43
Cock, D., Adams, I. C., Ibbetson, A. B., and Baugh, P. (2006) REFERQUAL: A pilot study of a new service quality assessment instrument in the GP exercise referral scheme setting, BMC Health Services Research, 6(61)
Harrison, R., Cock, D. (2004) Increasing response to a postal survey of sedentary patients - A randomised controlled trial, BMC Health Services Research, 4(31)
Parker, P., and Vinson, D. (2013) Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play: Policy, Intervention and Participation, London: Routledge.
Parker, A. and Vinson, D. (2013) Introduction: Youth sport physical activity and play, in A. Parker and D. Vinson (Eds.) (2013) Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play: Policy, intervention and participation, Abingdon: Routledge, 1-9.
Vinson, D. and Lloyd, M. (2013) Moving forward from the Physical Education, School Sport and Young People Strategy, in A. Parker and D. Vinson (Eds.) (2013) Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play: Policy, intervention and participation, Abingdon: Routledge, 126-137.
Padley, S. and Vinson, D. (2013) Sports coaching and young people in the twenty-first century, in A. Parker and D. Vinson (Eds.) (2013) Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play: Policy, intervention and participation, Abingdon: Routledge, 138-151.
Vinson, D. and Parker, A. (2013) Afterword: Reconsidering youth sport physical activity and play, in A. Parker and D. Vinson (Eds.) (2013) Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play: Policy, intervention and participation, Abingdon: Routledge, 179-186.
Vinson, D., Padley, S., & Jeffreys, M. (2012) Looking beyond 2012 - ethical conflicts for coaching: a review of key UK sport-based policy, IN D. Day (Ed.) Sports and Coaching: Pasts and futures, Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University Institute for Performance Research, 13-34
Cock, D., Adams, I. C., Ibbetson, A. B., and Baugh, P. (2008) The impact of the physical leisure environment on client adherence. In Gilchrist, P. and Wheaton, B. (eds) Whatever happened to the Leisure Society? Theory, debate and policy, Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association. pp. 47-72
Vinson, D., Brady, A., Padley, S., Croad, A., & Jeffreys, M. (2012). Professional Pedagogies? Exploring Coach Behaviours, Session Contexts and Player Perceptions of Innovative Coaching Approaches. International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS), Glasgow, July
Vinson, D., Brady, A., Padley, S., Croad, A., & Jeffreys, M. (2012). Towards ‘professional’ pedagogies? Investigating the coach behaviours, session contexts and player perceptions of game-based approaches, The 5th International Teaching Games for Understanding Conference, Loughborough University, July
Memory, J., & Vinson, D. (2011) ‘Belief on the Bounce? Exceptional cases of religious resurgence among the youth of Europe’, The Value(s) of Europe Conference, Tillburg University, 24th-25th November
Walsh, B., Nixon, S., & Vinson, D. (2011) ‘Investigating the relationship between student engagement and transition into Higher Education', International Conference on the First Year Experience, 21st-24th June
Jeffreys, M., Vinson, D., Padley, S., Brady, A., & Croad, A. (2011) ‘Looking Beyond 2012 – Ethical Conflicts for Coaching: A Review of UK Sport-Based Policy', Institute for Performance Research Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 25th-26th June
Padley, S., Brady, A., Croad, A., Jeffreys, M., & Vinson, D., (2011) ‘Embedding Communities of Practice in Cross-Cohort Collaborative Coaching Activities – An Action Research Project', Institute for Performance Research Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 25th-26th June
Vinson, D., Croad, A., Padley, S., Brady, A., & Jeffreys, M. (2011) ‘Investigating Sports Coaching Pedagogies in Games Contexts', Institute for Performance Research Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 25th-26th June
Padley, S., Jeffreys, M., and Vinson, D. (2010) ‘Sports coaching policy and young people’, Fit for London, 2012? An assessment of UK sport policy in comparative context, University of Birmingham, 19th July 2010
Vinson, D., Padley, S., and Hardman, J. (2010) ‘Enhancing student learning and experience through creative practice utilizing mobile technologies’, Higher Education Academy Conference, 22nd-23rd June 2010
Walsh, B., and Cock, D. (2009) ‘Challenging the status quo: student engagement and transition in higher education’, Higher Education Academy Conference, Manchester, 30th June – 2nd July 2009
Cock, D., & Nixon, S. (2008) Re-thinking the concept of Induction — the student perception, European First Year Experience Conference, 7th-9th May 2008
Cock, D., Adams, I., Ibbetson, A. B., & Baugh, P. (2007) The impact of the physical leisure environment on client adherence, Leisure Studies Association, 3rd-5th July 2007
Membership of professional bodies
Sports Coach UK; England Hockey
Currently external examining
- University of Derby: BA (Hons) Sport and Exercise Studies; JHS Sport and Exercise Studies, 2011-2015
- University of Roehampton: Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching Practice, 2010-2014