Michelle Morgan

michelle-morgan

Course Leader for Sports Coaching Science and Senior Lecturer (Teaching) in Sports Coaching Science

Academics

Contact Details

email: m.morgan@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855562

Michelle Morgan joined the University of Worcester School of Sport and Exercise Science full-time in 2011, after fulfilling a number of part-time roles within the School during both her undergraduate and MSc studies. Michelle has a range of experiences in sports coaching (both in the UK and USA) with a Netball specialism as a UKCC Level 3 coach. In her role as Course Leader and Senior Lecturer for the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Science degree, Michelle uses her industry and academic experiences to support and develop students’ understanding of the demands of the sporting industry, including the skills and qualities needed to be employable.  

Qualifications:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, SEDA (2014)
  • MSc in Sports Coaching, University of Worcester (2011)
  • BSc Sport Studies and Physical Education, University of Worcester (2007)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2014)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid, MHFA England (2018)
  • Level Two Football Coaching, The FA (2007)
  • Level Two Netball Coach, 1st4Sport (2012)
  • Level Three Netball Coach, 1st4Sport (2016)
  • Level One Assistant Coach, England Basketball (2010)
  • Level Three in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF), 1st4Sport (2016)
  • Safeguarding Children, The FA 
  • Emergency First Aid, The FA 

Teaching & Research

Michelle teaches on a number of modules within the School of Sport and Exercise Science, focusing predominantly on Sports Coaching, the dynamics around team sport and building coach-athlete relationships.

Michelle teaches on modules including:

  • Principles of Inclusive Coaching
  • Coaching Pedagogy and Practice
  • Group Dynamics in Sport
  • Intra and Inter Personal Skills for Sports Coaching
  • Senior Lecturer, Module Leader and Course Leader
  • Earn as you Learn Lead for School of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Coaching and Performance Lead for Women in Sport and Exercise (WISE)
  • Student-Coach Mentor
  • England Netball Tutor

Awards and Achievements:

  • 2019 University of Worcester Teaching Award
  • 2016 Nominee for the Teacher of the Year at the England Netball Goalden Globes (West Midlands)
  • 2014 Winner of the Contribution to Sport within Higher Education Award at the Worcester City Sports Awards 2014/15
  • Nominee for Students Choice Awards (2018/19, 2017/18, 2016/17) including: Module Excellence Award, Outstanding Lecturer Award and Award for Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor
  • 2018 Coach at Visions in Education Netball Camp in La Manga, Spain
  • 2016 Head Coach of the University of Worcester at the FISU World University Netball Games in Miami, Florida
  • 2016 Assistant Coach of International Netball Tournament at Disney World, Florida
  • 2015/16 Director of Netball (University of Worcester), securing 3 promotions, BUCS National Trophy and Premier Play-Off Winners
  • 2014 Head Coach of International Netball Tournament at Disney World, Florida

Research Interests:

  • The impact of sporting role models in primary school education
  • The role of technology within the coaching process
  • Women in sport
  • Player and coaches’ ethical standpoint and attitudes to winning in youth sport
  • Learning journey for coach educators and coaches within NGB Coach Education

Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy(FHEA)

Publications

Vinson, D., Beeching, K., Morgan, M. and Jones, G. (2017) Collaborative evaluation of individual and team performance in training and match environments using the Coach Logic online platform, International Sports Coaching Journal, 4(1), 47-62.

Vinson, D., Beeching, K., Morgan, M. and Jones, G. (2015) Investigating the use of the Coach Logic platform to facilitate collaborative evaluation of individual and team performance in training and match environments amongst athletes and coaching staff, 3rd International Coaching Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe, 9th-10th September.

Muir, A., Vinson, D., Beeching, K., Morgan, M., and Jones, G. (2015) Investigating the use of the Coach Logic platform to facilitate collaborative evaluation of individual and team performance in training and match environments amongst athletes and coaching staff, 10th International Conference of the International Council for Coaching Excellence, Vierumäki, Finland, 23th-25th August.

Learning through Sport DVD

Presenter at UKCC Level 4 Coaching Conference on the Impact of Mentoring in the Coaching Journey