Staff Profile


Alison Frances Carney

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Psychology and Life Sciences

Campus: Canterbury Main Campus

Tel: 01227 922142

Profile summary

Alison Carney is a Senior Lecturer working to deliver a variety of Physical Education degree 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 full time and as Programme Director for the Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) 'top up' for Physical Education and Physical Activity.  Alison has represented her County, Region and Country at Netball and also been involved in coaching County netball for U18's. Alison teaches Physical Education on the BSc (Hons) Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science degree and on the Initial Teacher Education pathways for both primary and secondary (PGCE and School Direct). Alison's interests include pedagogy and teaching styles and the importance of creativity to develop learning across a range of domains.

Research and knowledge exchange

Invited alumni from the BSc Physical Education & Sport and Exercise Science and BA Physical Education and Physical Activity degrees to present key findings from their Independent Studies at the Faculty of Education ‘Research and Teaching and Learning Conference’ February 2019

Carney. A. (2018) Workshop presentation ‘Academic progression on an employment based degree programme’ for the Learning and Teaching Conference and Scholarship Day, February 2018 ‘Students as Partners in Learning’

Carney, A. (2014) Using Laban’s Analysis of Movement to support Lesson Planning in Dance Kent PE Conference

Carney, A. (2012) Creativity and PE Kent PE Conference

Teaching and subject expertise

Foundation Degree Physical Education and Physical Activtiy: Year 1 Level 4 Module Lead: 'Teaching and Coaching across the Curriuclum' and 'Learning in Phsyical Education and School Sport'. Year 2 Level 5 Module Lead 'Pedagogical Models for Games' and 'Pedagogical Models for Physical Activity and Health'

BSc (Hons) Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science degree: Module Lead Year 3 Level 6  'Pedagogy for Practical Activity'

School Direct (primary): Tutor for Physical Education

School Direct (secondary): Tutor for Physical Education

PGCE (secondary): Tutor for Physical Education

Member of Association for Physical Education (AfPE)

Fellow of Higher Education Academcy

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

2014/2015 Primary PE Project: National College for Teaching and Leadership

Howells, K. with Carney, A., Castle, N., and Little, R. (2018) Mastering Primary Physical Education. London New York: Bloomsbury Academic


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