School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

PhD opportunities

Julia Sargent

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PhD Student


Julia studied Sport and Social Science as an undergraduate at the University of Bath. During this degree she also undertook a professional placement year working as a Physical Education assistant at Lancing College. After completing her degree in July 2014, Julia was awarded the PhD studentship at Loughborough University.


Title: A pedagogy of technology in Physical Education: Possibility or fallacy?

Julia works within the Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy research group. Her research interests are digital technologies and its relationships with physical education, schools and its users. Her research focuses on physical education teachers and their use of digital technology. Specifically, Julia focuses on the pedagogical use of digital technology in physical education and how teachers develop these practices both inside and outside the formal school context.

External Activities:

BERA Student Bursary Award (Sept 2015)

Careers talk at University of Bath (April 2016)

Taylor and Francis Research Project

Reviewer for Sport, Education and Society Journal (May 2016)

Social Media Administrator for the Leisure Studies Journal (May 2016)

BERA Postgraduate Forum Bursary Award (June 2016)  


Conference Abstracts: 

Sargent, J, Rich, E., 2015. iPadgogy: A visual investigation into the use of the iPad as a pedagogical tool by secondary school, physical education teachers [abstract] Presented at the BERA National Conference 2015, Sept 15th-17th ; Belfast, Northern Ireland.  

Keywords for Discipline and Research Area:

Physical Education, Pedagogy, Digital Technology