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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
  • Mentoring: skills, knowledge and attributes of a successful physical education mentor

    Whewell, E., 8 Sep 2020, (Accepted/In press) Springer Encyclopedia. Springer

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportEntry for Dictionary/Encyclopedia

  • Open Access
  • WELLBEING AND NURTURE: PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL SECURITY IN CHILDHOOD

    Clark, H., Royal, P., WEST, H., McGlone, P. F., Walker, A. P. S., Devine, S. L., Barlow, J., Albon, D. D., Elfer, D. P., Norman, D. A., Sigman, D. A., Graham, C., Hutchinson, C., Harris, D. G., Upton, L., Thomas, J., Jephcott, M., Whewell, E., Lumsden, E., Revell, E. & 9 others, Hodgson, A., Salt, K., Lochrie, P., Brown, P. F., Murray, D. A., Murray, D. P., Lubrano, M., Day, K. & Gribble, J., 14 Jul 2020, APPG Fit and Healthy Childhoods. 70 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

    Open Access
    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
  • Primary Physical Education Teacher Identity

    Whewell, E., 31 Aug 2019, Encyclopedia of Teacher Education: Living Edition. Peters, M. A. (ed.). Springer, p. 1-5 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportEntry for Dictionary/Encyclopedia

  • 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

    Merged Futures 2020

    Iain Douglas (Chair), Helen Caldwell (Participant), Beth Garrett (Participant), Grant Malloch (Participant), Emma Whewell (Participant), Patrice Seuwou (Participant), Charlotte Patrick (Participant), David Blandy (Participant), Perry Timms (Participant), Richard Beards (Organiser), David Bevan (Organiser), Leah Thompson (Participant), Dean Hanley (Participant), Ken Punter (Participant), Cecil Gray (Participant), Mark Parrish (Participant), Judi Alston (Participant), Andy Campbell (Participant), Gabriella Okeefe (Participant), James Cushing (Participant), Heather Cowley (Participant), Nicolo Carpignoli (Participant), Steve Walsh (Participant), Clare Elsby (Participant) & Sean Toru (Participant)

    12 Jun 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopOrganising a conference or workshopResearch

    Merged Futures Radio Interview for NLive

    Emma Whewell (Author), Helen Caldwell (Author), Beth Garrett (Author) & Grant Malloch (Author)

    Jun 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

    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 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

    File

    Identity in NQT’s

    Emma Whewell (Author)

    26 Apr 2018

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

    File