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Biography

Emma Whewell first studied Sports Science and Physiology at the University of Leeds. She went on to study a PGCE in Physical Education at Durham University. After graduating Emma worked as a physical education teacher in Bradford and following this Leeds as head of PE teaching children in key stages 3-5. In 2002 Emma moved to a school on the outskirts of Newcastle where she was working as a Head of Year and PE teacher.

She joined the University of Northampton in 2006 as part of the Initial Teacher Training team. She now teaches across the FAST and FHES faculties providing the physical education modules on the Sports Development and Physical Education degree. Whilst working here she has completed her MA in Education focussing on the teaching of children classed as vulnerable. She has completed her PhD on the formation of identity in newly qualified teachers.

Emma is a member of the Primary Physical Education European Network group and the All Party Parliamentary Group for a fit and healthy childhood. She is an external examiner for Leeds Trinity University’s Accelerated Physical Education degree

Research Interests

Emma Whewell’s PhD is written on the formation of identity in newly qualified teachers.

Emma is a member of the Primary Physical Education European Network group and the All Party Parliamentary Group for a fit and healthy childhood.

She is also involved in the eTwinning projects and DLAB2: Developing Changemakers an Erasmus+ project. This involves working with schools and universities in five European countries to improve access to and usage of mobile technology including AR and VR .

Emma runs the Future Focused Teachers online course designed to support newly qualified and graduating teachers in transitioning into the role.

Emma has supervised MA students who are pursuing an MA in the field of Physical Education.

Teaching Interests

BA (QTS) Primary Education

  • Wider Curriculum modules
  • Research Practitioner and principal module
  • Professional studies
  • Expertise in primary education modules

PGCE Primary 3-7 and 5-11

  • Teaching, learning and assessment

BA Sports Development and Physical Education

  • An introduction to physical education and school sport
  • Teaching, learning and assessment in PE
  • Critical issues in PE
  • Dissertation supervision

External Roles

Emma is a member of the Primary Physical Education European Network group and the All Party Parliamentary Group for a fit and healthy childhood. She is an external examiner for Leeds Trinity University’s Accelerated Physical Education degree.

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Research Output

Digital Learning Across Boundaries: Augmented and virtual reality supporting changemaking in an international context.

Caldwell, H., Whewell, E., Malloch, G. & Garrett, B., 16 Jun 2020.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePoster

File
  • Mental Health Through Movement

    Clark, H., Royal, P., WEST, H., Randall, D. V., Silk, P. M., Patnail, D. A., Shahid, S., Yelling, D. M., Coleman, N., Wright, C., Kay, S., Bagnall, P., Sigman, D. A., Adams, S., Albon, D. D., Murray, D. A., Murray, D. P., Hodgson, A., Hill, R., Whewell, E. & 13 others, Palmer, G., Lee, D., Javor, A., Lubrano, M., Salt MBE, K., Lochrie, P., Thomas, J., Jephcott, M., Norman, D. A., Manners, D. L., Pearson, J., Murray, J. & Howells, D. K., 1 Oct 2019, APPG Fit and Healthy Childhoods. 57 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

    Open Access
    File
  • The Primary PE and School Sport Premium

    Clark, H., Royal, P., WEST, H., Randall, D. V., Murray, D. A., Coleman, N., Griggs, D. G., Whewell, E., Foster, S., Bayfield, A. S., Wright, C., Thornton-Bousefield, K., Denington, J., Williams, S., Rollins, N., Healey, M., Sexton, K., Pearson, J., Platt, G., Crichton, M. & 5 others, Davies, C., Dryer, G., Harris, J., Palmer, G. & Wilson, D., 1 Feb 2019, APPG Fit and Healthy Childhoods. 55 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

    Open Access
    File
  • Switched on iPads Science

    Caldwell, H., Heaton, R., Whewell, E. & Grantham, S., 18 Mar 2015, London: Rising Stars.

    Research output: Book/ReportGuide or Manual

  • Equality in the primary school: Physical Education

    Whewell, E. & Hardman, J., 24 Nov 2011, Equality in the Primary School: Promoting Good Practice Across the Curriculum. Hill, D. & Robertson, L. H. (eds.). 1st ed. Continuum, p. 195-213 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Yoga and the Massage in Schools

    Whewell, E. & Watts, M., 2 Jun 2010, In : Physical Education Matters. 5, 2, p. iii-v

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

  • Prizes

    Personal Tutor of the Year

    Whewell, Emma (Recipient), 3 Mar 2018

    Prize

    Activities

    Digital Learning Across Boundaries: Using technologies to support changemaking in an international context

    Helen Caldwell (Author), , Emma Whewell (Author), , B. Garrett (Author), & G. Malloch (Author)

    12 Jun 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

    Digital Learning Across Boundaries: Using technologies to support changemaking in an international context.

    Emma Whewell (Invited speaker), , Helen Caldwell (Invited speaker), , Beth Garrett (Speaker), & Grant Malloch (Speaker)

    12 Jun 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

    How does mobile technology facilitate teachers to learn outdoors?

    Helen Caldwell (Author), , Emma Whewell (Author), & Emma Whewell (Author)

    29 May 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

    Identity formation in NQT PE specialists

    Emma Whewell (Speaker), , vicky Randall (Speaker), , Annette McGlochlin (Speaker), & Julie Pearson (Speaker)

    25 Jul 201828 Jul 2018

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSymposiumResearch

    How does mobile technology facilitate teachers to learn outdoors.

    Emma Whewell (Invited speaker), , Helen Caldwell (Invited speaker), & Rebecca Heaton (Speaker)

    18 Jan 2018

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

    Identity in NQT’s

    Emma Whewell (Author)

    26 Apr 2018

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

    File

    Technology Outdoors

    Emma Whewell (Author)

    2017

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationTeaching

    Digital Leaders Across Boundaries- Using technology to enhance learning and teaching

    Emma Whewell (Speaker), & Helen Caldwell (Invited speaker)

    15 Jun 2016

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopResearch