Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science, Director of Studies
School of Sport
T: 01904 876313
I am a Principal Lecturer and Head of Sports and Exercise Sciences at York St John University, responsible for undergraduate degree provision, incorporating delivery of underpinning scientific theory and practical coaching and pedagogical principles across a range of associated areas.
Additionally, I am responsible for managing the Strength and Conditioning programme provision for a professional football club which provides numerous internships for students at the University.
Finally, I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have been awarded an e-Pedagogy Teaching Fellowship for the innovative work completed in the fields of teaching, learning and assessment in Sports and Exercise Science.
I teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including Sports Coaching, Strength and Conditioning and Training Interventions. My Undergraduate dissertation supervision consists of projects focusing upon training interventions and their effects upon performance variables in Professional Soccer.
As a University Teaching Fellow my teaching has been recognised as innovative and engaging, with module delivery containing contemporary teaching strategies including flipped classrooms, blended learning approaches and the employment of video feedback.
I have presented at the University’s teaching and learning conference for a number of years showcasing a range of teaching, learning and assessment strategies employed within Sports and Exercise Science programmes.
My research interests lay predominantly in two fields. The first is focused upon the utilisation of technology within the Higher Education teaching environment. In particular the main focus within this has been upon embedding innovative assessment and feedback strategies into undergraduate sports teaching. More recently work is focused upon the emerging role that technology can play in both the classroom and on the field in terms of developing effective, reflective practitioners.
The second key aspect of my research interests are in leading the Strength and Conditioning research group at York St. John University. This group is concentrated upon the evaluation of training and performance within elite level professional Soccer. Specifically the group is currently investigating in-season training interventions to maintain and improve performance capacity and the physical qualities associated with effective deceleration.
Peer-reviewed publications (available on RaY)
Scholarly Presentations and Publications:
Accepted for oral at European College of Sport Science 21st Annual Congress (2016): Harper, D.J., Jordan, A., Wilkie, B., Liefeith, A., Metcalfe, J., Thomas, A., Kiely, J. Isokinetic strength qualities that differentiate rapid deceleration performance in academy male youth soccer players. Vienna, Austria, 2016.
Accepted for oral at European College of Sport Science 21st Annual Congress (2016): Jordan, A., Thomas, A., Wilkie, B., Harper, D., Liefeith, A., Metcalfe, J. Training induced changes in external load on academy soccer players. Vienna, Austria, 2016.
Wilkie, B and Liefeith A. (2016) Can you hear the students? The use of student one minute papers to enable agile module delivery and facilitate student success. Talking About Teaching Conference. York, UK, January 2016.
Liefeith, A. and Wilkie, B. (2015). Blended Learning and developing an online presence to support inclusivity. Talking About Teaching Conference. York, UK, January 2015.
Wilkie, B and Liefeith A. (2014). Impact of Audio Video Feedback on Student Success. Higher York e-learning Conference. York, UK, May 2014.
Wilkie, B and Liefeith A. (2013). Emerging Signature Pedagogy: Contemporary Assessment and Feedback Strategies. University of Bolton Teaching and Learning Conference. Bolton, UK, June 2013.
Wilkie, B and Liefeith A. (2013). The Role of Video and e-feedback in Assessment. Higher York e-learning Conference. York, UK, May 2013.
Wilkie, B and Liefeith A. (2013). The Role of Video and online feedback in non-traditional teaching environments. Talking About Teaching Conference. York, UK, January 2013.
Wilkie, B and Liefeith A. (2012). The Use of Video Feedback in Teaching and Learning. Talking About Teaching Conference. York, UK, January 2012.
Wilkie, B and Liefeith A. (2012). Wireless Tablet Technology: Its use in Electronic Assessment and Feedback. Talking About Teaching Conference, York, UK, January 2012.
Wilkie, B. and Hodgeson, T. (2008) Recovery and Performance in Professional Rugby League. British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Annual Conference.
Wilkie, B. and Coneyworth, P. (2008) Injuries and Conditioning in Professional Rugby League. British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Annual Conference.
Dixon, E and Wilkie, B (2007) Exercise Rehabilitation in the Fire Service. 6th International World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain. Barcelona, Spain, November 2007.
I have a comprehensive profile of professional experience within Strength and Conditioning, having worked with elite level athletes and professional sports teams in both team sports (Soccer and Rugby) and individual sports (Cycling and Endurance running).
I currently lead a Strength and Conditioning team focused upon the long term development of elite level Soccer players. Students are provided internship opportunities to work alongside me in both the delivery and evaluation of contemporary training interventions within Soccer.
Associated with this applied work I head a research group evaluating Strength and Conditioning training within professional Soccer, focused upon exploring optimal training strategies to develop key performance variables.