Maresha Grewal


Lecturer in Physical Education and Sports Coaching

School of Sport and Exercise Science


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Maresha has a range of industry knowledge having previously taught in FE, worked in Sports Research, and coached in a vast range of sports settings.

Maresha has conducted research within a HE setting as well as worked with National Governing Bodies and Leisure Centres. Her research contribution has mainly focused on inclusivity in sport promoting accessibility for disability, ethnic minorities, women and girls and promoting physical activity engagement post-pandemic.

Maresha has experience coaching ages 2-98 years in a range of environments from multi-sports to martial arts.

Maresha set-up her own Taekwondo club in 2017 and has supported students through gradings/belt promotions and championships at Regional and National level. She has shadow coached the GB Taekwondo Junior Olympic Squad providing elite coaching insight into the principles of coaching on an international platform. As well as coaching regularly in Taekwondo she still actively coaches multi-sports in the community working with leisure centres.

In addition to Maresha’s academic background and industry knowledge her passion for Sport and academia is what led to teaching. Maresha previously taught in FE. She has a passion for sharing knowledge and enjoys supporting students on their individual journeys within the sporting industry.

Outside of coaching, research and teaching Maresha competes Nationally and Internationally in Taekwondo in a range of disciplines: patterns, sparring and team events. Having been a sports scholar at the University herself she is passionate about supporting students in balancing their own responsibilities as student-athletes to promote long-lasting connections with active healthy lifestyles.



  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education in Post Compulsory Education, University of Wolverhampton (2023)
  • Master of Research: Socio-Cultural Studies in Sport and Exercise, University of Worcester (2021)
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Science, University of Worcester (2019)


  • Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing (2023)
  • Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport (2017)
  • Level 2 Award Principles of Sports Coaching (2017)
  • TAGB Taekwondo Instructor (2016)
  • Level 1 Basketball Coach (2014)

Additional Qualifications:

  • TAGB Taekwondo Referee (2023)
  • Emergency First Aid at Work (2023)
  • Netball Umpire (2017)
  • TAGB Taekwondo Umpire (2016)

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Physical Education
  • Sports Coaching
  • Research Methods
  • Socio-cultural Issues in Sport
  • Sport Psychology
  • Skill Acquisition

Research Interests

Undergraduate Research: ‘An evaluation of National Taekwondo Sabums; their understanding of Inclusive practices when teaching people with a Disability in Taekwondo’.

Masters Research: ‘An exploration of Disabled Athletes perception regarding Inclusivity for Disabilities at Participation and Performance level Taekwondo Tournaments in the UK’.

PGCE Research: ‘Exploring whether teacher mental health is a priority or whether it is second to the job’.


Hear Me, See Me Research in FE event 2023: “Is Teacher Mental Health a Priority or is it Second to the Job”.

External Responsibilities

  • Taekwondo Head Coach
  • Health and Community Sports Coach