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25 Feb 2016

University Lecturer receives Research Writing award

Dr Ashley Casey, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has received a Research Writing award for his paper titled, entitled I just remember rugby”: Re-membering Physical Education as More Than a Sport.

The paper, co-authored with Professor Mikael Quennerstedt, Örebro University, Sweden, has been selected from the 86th volume of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (RQES) as the best paper.

Dr Casey’s  paper investigates how boys communicate previous experiences of physical education by analysing what boys remember about PE two years after they last participated.

Making use of autobiographical memory theory, the paper concludes by suggesting that memories of learning goes beyond the simple consequence of participating and involves many social, cognitive and affective learning outcomes.

Awarded by The Society for Health and Physical Education’s (SHAPE America), the award is designed to identify outstanding contributions of scholarship from papers published in each volume of the RQES.

SHAPE is the national association for health and physical education practitioners in America. It is the largest association of its kind in the world represents thousands of practitioners.

Dr Casey comments, “I am delighted and honoured to receive this award. To be recognised by your peers, internationally, for the contribution you make to scholarship in your field is a humbling experience and is certainly the cherry on top of what was a great paper to research and write.”

The award will be presented 7 April at the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Minneapolis.