Senior Lecturer, Course Leader, School Lead for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Head of Hockey
MA, PGCHE, FHEA, BSc(Hons) 1st Class
Telephone: +44 (0)1242 715279
Course leader of the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Lecturer in Sports Education and Coaching teaching across a plethora of levels and areas within both courses. Passionate about pedagogy and innovation in teaching and learning which forms the foundation for the role as School Lead for Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Very keen sportsman playing hockey at National League level and coaching hockey throughout Gloucestershire.
Academic qualifications (in full)
- MA Sport and Christian Outreach (Distinction)
- PGCHE and FHEA
- BSc (Hons) Sports and Physical Education (1st Class)
- Level 2 EHB (level 3 in progress)
- ECB Coach
- FA Level 1
- SAQ accredited
Areas of research interest and teaching expertise
Research interests include teaching and coaching pedagogy, games based approaches, curriculum design and innovation, outdoor and adventurous activities and sport and character/spiritual development.
Journal articles/ Chapters
Padley, S., Hardman, J., and Vinson, D. (2010) 'Enhancing student learning and experience through creative practice utilising mobile technologies', Innovations in Practice.
Vinson, D., Padley, S., Jeffreys, M., Croad, A., Brady., A and James, D. B. V. (in press) Penalty corner routines in elite women’s indoor field hockey: Prediction of outcomes based on tactical decisions, Journal of Sports Sciences.
Vinson, D., Parker, A., Baker, C., Croad, A., & Padley, S. (2013) Evaluating Good Practice in Coaching Delivery between Governing Bodies of Sport and County Sports Partnerships UK, Leeds: National Coaching Foundation.
Padley, S., and Vinson, D., (2013). Sports Coaching and Young People in the Twenty-first Century. In A. Parker and D. Vinson (Eds), Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Play – policy, intervention and participation (pp. 138-152). London: Routledge.
Vinson, D., Padley, S., and 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. MMU institute for Performance Research; Cheshire.
Padley, S., and Young, E. (2011) BTEC First Sport Level 2 Assignment Pack. HarperCollins; London.
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., Hardman, J., Vinson, D., Clough, J., and Cox, D. (2010) Enhancing student learning and experience through creative practice utilizing mobile technologies, University of Gloucestershire Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care Symposium, 7th-8th June 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.
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.