Staff Profile


Mr Jon Swain

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Human and Life Sciences

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 923211

Profile summary

Dr Swain joined Christ Church University in 2005 to develop motor learning, skill acquisition and coaching modules in the Section of Sport and Exercise Sciences having previously worked at the University of Chichester. He is interested in handedness and non-dominant transfer effects on sport performance. 

Research and knowledge exchange

Dr Swain has provided consultancy services for several sports bodies including the World Squash Federation, England Squash, British Shooting and he is a LTA licenced+ tennis coach.  He has also presented a range of skill acquisition topics for Kent Coaching Network and KentSport and is a Sport Coach UK Talent Foundation tutor.

Teaching and subject expertise

Dr Swain contributes to the following modules;

MSPMD1SEP Introduction to Sport, Exercise & Skill Acquisition

MSPMD2PMC Perceptual and Motor Skills in Sport Coaching

MSPMD3PSC The Psychology of Sport Coaching

MSPMD2SCA The Sport Coach in Action

MSPMD2SCC The Sport Coach in Context

External activities

Dr Swain is the head CCCU tennis coach for the university teams and contributes to the Polo Farm Junior Performance Programme.


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