Staff Profiles


Mrs Alison Carney

Faculty Lead, Student Recruitment, Retention and Success

School: Faculty of Education Undergraduate Programmes

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 922142

Profile summary

Alison Carney is a Senior Lecturer in the Childhood Studies department working with the Physical Education team to deliver a variety of PE programmes. She graduated from Chelsea School of Human Movement, Brighton, with a BEd (Hons) in Physical Education with Special Educational Needs as a subsidiary subject. She started her teaching at a 11-16 comprehensive in Coulson, Surrey before moving to another secondary 11-18 school in Surrey as Head of Girls PE. After a move to the Kent coast she was seconded one day a week to Canterbury Christ Church University and then  subsequently employed full time from April 1999. After various changes in contract due to bringing up a family Alison now works on a 0.8fte. She has also worked in variety of educational settings over the years including teaching PE in primary  schools Alison has represented her County, Region and Country at Netball and also been involved in coaching County netball at school girl level. Alison teaches Physical Education on the Physical Education, Sports and Excercise Science degree, on the BA Primary undergraduate degree, to School Direct (primary) students and also on the Foundation Degree with a PE specialism. Alison's interests include craetivity in PE, learning outside the classroom and the holistic nature of PE to develop children's physical literacy.

Teaching and subject expertise

Physical Education and Sport and Exercise degree: Year 1 Learning through Practical Activities and Module Leader for Year 2 Pedagogy for Physical Education.

Foundation Degree with PE specialism: Module Leader for PE Curriculum 1 and 2 and the Teacher of Physical Education

School Direct (primary): Lead tutor for Physical Education

School Direct (secondary): Dance tutor

BA (Primary): Teach PE to the Year 1 students and teach asa Swim Teachers Award for Year 2 students

Publications and research outputs

the asa (2013) Learning the Lesson: The Future of School Swimming. The 2013 School Swimming Census. Case Study: University puts spotlight on swimming for new teachers: How a senior lecturer places swimming at the core of PE learning. the asa


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