Dr Pamela Murray


Senior Lecturer in Leadership

Department of Management and Finance

Contact Details

email: p.murray@worc.ac.uk

I enjoy enhancing student and client performance using a combination of experiential, educational and psychological development methodologies. The University suits my philosophy of education in that students are robustly challenged whilst being carefully supported. I appreciate working collaboratively with peers and seniors in WBS, across the University and externally. There are many opportunities for me to inform my teaching practice through working in the local community and in a range of sectors.

PGCert in Education
MA Leadership Studies
PhD Coaching Science
MPhil Sport Psychology
MSc Recreation Management
BA (Dist) Sports Coaching and Management
Extensive professional qualifications

Teaching & Research

Leadership Theory
Leadership Development
Performance Leadership
Coaching Science
Sports Psychology
Mentoring Practice
Self Awareness & Regulation
Learner Development & Autonomy
Emotional Intelligence
Professional Development

Performance Leadership
Military Cognition
Coaching Science
Applications of mentoring & coaching to enhance personal effectiveness & performance
Community Engagement
Wellbeing & Exercise Adherence
Equality issues

Professional Bodies

Fellow, IMSPA Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity
Fellow, The Higher Education Academy Member, Coaching & Mentoring Network
Member, Chartered Management Institute
Member, European Council of Coaching and Mentoring
Accredited Coach, Sports Coach UK
Member & Coach, Federation of Inline Speed Skating


Murray, A., McKenna, Murray, P. and Kirk, D. (In process). The complexities of facilitating student motivation and metacognition in and around the physical education curriculum. A tale of two cities, a complex endeavor.

Murray, A., Adams, S., Kaitell, E. & Shaughnessy, J. & Murray, P. (2018). Using learning domains to complement primary physical education teacher education in primary school settings. Learning Matters, Physical Education Matters, Official Journal of the Association for Physical Education, 13, 2; 54-57.

Murray, A., Murray, P. & Adams, S. (2018). Disrupting pedagogical discourse of Music through Physical Education. AfPE Matters, Physical Education Matters, Official Journal of the Association for Physical Education; 13, 2; 81.

 Murray, A.M. and Murray-Hopkin., P.F. (2014). Developmentally Appropriate Health and Skill Related Fitness Training in Physical Education. Physical Education Matters, Official Journal of the Association for Physical Education. Spring, 9,1; 62-67.

Murray, A.M., Murray-Hopkin, P., Woods, G., Patel, B. and Paluseo, J. (2013). Developmentally appropriate resistance training in physical education. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Dance. Strategies, a Journal for Physical and Sport Educators. March/April, 26, 2; 23-29.

Murray-Hopkin, P. (2011). Application of methodologies from coaching and from mentoring to advance leadership practice in the Royal Air Force; Presented at 7th Annual Coaching and Mentoring Research Conference, International Centre for Coaching and Leadership Development: Keynote Speaker.

Murray-Hopkin, P. (2011). Performance Leadership. Journal of Industrial and Commercial Training.

Carr, K., Thatham, P. & Murray-Hopkin, P. (2010). Cognitive Heuristics and Cognitive Biases: Pitfalls for the Unwary. Joint Services Staff College, Shrivenham.

As an invited member on the Expert Working Panel in collaboration with the Equality and Human Rights Commission, contributor to Annual Report to the Secretary of State, Subject: The Complaints Procedures in the Ministry of Defence, March 2010.

Murray-Hopkin, P. (2009). En vivo leadership. 9th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe , IESEG School of Management, Conference Proceedings, Catholic University of Lille.

External Responsibilities

Editorial Board for International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring

Text Reviewer for International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring

Text Reviewer with Oxford University Press for subject of Leadership

Text Reviewer with SAGE Press for subject of Leadership

Text Reviewer for Routledge Press for subject of Coaching

Level 3 Coach, Sport UK with Federation of Inline Speed Skating

Current PhD Projects


Coaching and Mentoring