Michelle Morgan


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


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; along with developing students' employability, both of which are utilised within her current role.


  • 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)
  • Sports Massage Therapy Certificate, Premier Training (2007)
  • 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 (2015)
  • Emergency First Aid, The FA (2015)

Teaching & Research

Michelle teaches on a number of modules within the School of Sport and Exercise Science, focusing predominantly on Sports Coaching, Reflective Practise and Work-Based Learning.

Michelle teaches on modules including:

  • SPRT1024 - Principles of Inclusive Coaching
  • SPRT2034 - Coaching Pedagogy and Practise
  • SPRT3010 - Sports Coaching Work-Based Learning
  • 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

Awards and Achievements:

  • 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
  • Award at 2015/16 Student Led Teaching Award for Outstanding Module (SPRT3010)
  • Nominee for Outstanding Innovation in Teaching Award at 2016/17 Student Led Teaching Award
  • Nominee for Outstanding Lecturer Award at 2016/17 Student Led Teaching Award
  • 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:

  • Sport and Education working together
  • The impact of sporting role models in primary school education
  • The role of technology within the coaching process
  • Women in Sport

Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy(FHEA)


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, 23rd-25th August.

Learning through Sport DVD

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