Dr. Lindsey Kilgour
Course Leader: MSc Physical Activity, Exercise and Health Practice and Senior Lecturer in Exercise Psychology
Telephone: +44 (0)1242 715162
- Course Leader - MSc Physical Activity and Health
- Module Tutor for SP4403, SP5005, SPX319 and SP7005..
At Foundation and Undergraduate level, I contribute to a range of modules on the Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Education and Sport Development programmes.
At Postgraduate level, I lead and contribute to modules on the Physical Activity, Exercise and Health Practice and Sports Development Policy courses, as well as the Department wide Research Methods module.
I supervise students on placement modules across all three levels at Undergraduate level and level 3 dissertations with students from a range of programmes, as well as independent study/practitioner base modules and large-scale projects at Postgraduate level.
Sporting Honours: Great Britain and England International in Swimming (1987-1990) Youth and Intermediate,
100m and 200m Butterfly National Champion (1987, 1989).
Practice: Member of a University-wide group working on the development of Healthy Workplace Initiatives at the University (2006-2010). These developments informed more recent work conducted with funding from the Centre for Enterprise and Innovation at UoG (January-July 2011), which focused on the promotion of a Healthy Workplace toolkit to external businesses.
Recent involvement in a number of projects working with for external partners, including: an evaluation of the ‘Get Up, Get Out, Get Active’ campaign in Gloucestershire (Active Gloucestershire), a systematic review of Play, Playwork and health outcomes and interventions (Playwork Partnerships), and exploration of multi-sector approaches for sport and physical activity for Caerphilly Borough Council.
- Doctor of Philosophy - University of the West of England (part time), thesis title: Gender, outdoor physical activity and fear:
The social and cultural positioning of risk in visual discourses (2001-2006)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Teaching and Learning (part time) - University of Wolverhampton (1998-2000)
- MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences - Leeds Metropolitan University (1994-1995)
- BA (Hons) Human Movement Studies - Leeds Metropolitan University (1991-1994)
Areas of research interest and teaching expertise
Physical activity, health and well-being, mostly from a psycho-social perspective; gender issues in sport, exercise and physical education; physical activity and health policy; research methods (qualitative methods); physical activity referral schemes.
Gender, spatiality, fear and physical activity; gender and health; socio-cultural issues pertaining to gender and PE participation; psycho-social issues pertaining to overweight, obesity, dieting and body image; active transport and healthy travel in women and children; healthy workplace initiatives; health literacy in schools; pupils health and well-being.
I am currently supervising 8 postgraduate research students at both MRes and PhD level. These research studies incorporate a breadth of academic and applied areas including: health policy, community nursing practice, student perceptions of safety, and contemporary practices in sport and exercise psychology.
During 2011-2012, I was involved in a number of research projects, funded by REF money, which range from exploring health literacy in schools, to designing an on-line pupil health (which I was the lead) and well-being survey for schools in South-East Wales (in partnership with Caerphilly Borough Council).
Member of the Faculty Research Ethics Panel (2010- ).
Kilgour, L. (2007) Gender, spatiality and fear: Young women’s experiences of outdoor physical activity, Annals of Leisure Research,10 (2), 215-234
Owens, C., Crone, D., Kilgour, L., and El Ansari, W. (2010). 'The place and promotion of well-being in mental health services: a qualitative investigation'. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 17, 1-8
Kilgour, L. and Parker, A. (2012) Gender, physical activity and fear: Women, exercise and the Great Outdoors. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 5 (1), 43-57
Kilgour, L., Matthews, N., Christian, P. and Shire, J. (2013) Health literacy in schools: prioritising health and well-being issues through the curriculum. Sport, Education and Society, DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2013.769948
Jordan, F., Kilgour, L., and Morgan, N.(eds) (2007). Academic Renewal: Innovation in Leisure and Tourism Theories and Methods. LSA Publication No.97:Eastbourne, UK
Hill, D.M., Matthews, N., Kilgour, L., & Davenport, T. (2012). Sport, physical activity and self-esteem. In A. Parker & D. Vinson (Eds.), Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play: Policy, intervention and participation, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge
Kilgour, L. (2003) Women, outdoor physical activity and fear: theoretical explorations, presented at Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, July 2003, Roehampton, University of Surrey
Aitchison, C. and Kilgour, L. (2004) Geographies of gender and physically active leisure: overcoming the gendered, spatialised and embodied nature of fear in the promotion of public health, presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Conference March 2004, Philadelphia, USA
Kilgour, L. (2004) Discourses of safe and unsafe environments: Young women’s experiences of fear of victimisation and outdoor physical activity, presented at Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, July 2004, Leeds Metropolitan University
Kilgour, L. (2006) Gender and outdoor physical activity relations: considerations for active travel initiatives and environmental sustainability, presented at European College of Sports Sciences (ECSS) Annual Conference, 6th-8th July 2006, Lausanne
Matthews, N, Kilgour, L and Callaghan, C (2008). Lifestyle physical activity choices of children and young people: An exploration of the Gloucestershire Pupil On-line survey, European College of Sports Sciences (ECSS) Annual Conference, 9th-12th July 2008, Estoril
Currently external examining
University of Salford