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Colleen Hardy

Senior Lecturer in Education with Primary Physical Education Specialism

Institute of Education

Contact Details


tel: 01905543001

Colleen lectures on the BA (Hons) Primary Initial Teacher Education degree and also on the PGCE in Primary Education.  She also leads the PGCE Primary PE Specialist pathway. Colleen works closely with primary schools and has organised cross-curricular events for them.  Colleen taught in a range of schools during her school-teaching career.  She also worked for a large Outdoor Education company both in the UK and overseas for 10 years undertaking a variety of roles including Group Leader, Centre Manager, Austrian Ski Manager and Learning Skills Manager.

Colleen teaches Physical Education on both the PGCE and Undergraduate courses and on the PE specialist research module as part of the PGCE course. She has taught Beyond the Classroom and is also now teaching on the Primary and Outdoor Education course.


MSc Leading and Managing Physical Education and Youth Sport
Diploma for Teachers of Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties
PGCE Secondary Physical Education with Mathematics
BA Hons Recreation and Community

Teaching interests
BA Hons) in Primary ITE/PCGE in Primary Education
Primary Physical Education
Beyond the Classroom

Member of the Association for Physical Education