Ann MacPhail

Associate Professor PhD

Contact Details

Professor
Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences
Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
University of Limerick
V94 T9PX
T: +353 61 234155
E: Ann.MacPhail@ul.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Ann MacPhail joined the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences in September 2002 and was the Head of the Department from August 2012 to August 2017. Prior to joining the department, Ann was a Research Associate at Loughborough University for over three years. She has a B.Ed (First Class Honours) Physical Education Degree from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and a Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow. Ann is Associate Editor for the journal Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. Ann is also Associate Editor Revista Pedagogica ADAL / ADAL Pedagogy Journal.

Ann's main teaching and research interests revolve around (physical education) teacher education, young people in sport, curriculum development in physical education, teaching, learning and assessment issues within school physical education, methodological issues in working with young people and ethnography. Ann is Co-Director of the Physical Education, Physical activity and Youth Sport Research Centre (PE-PAYS) Ireland at the University of Limerick (www.pepaysireland.ie)

Research Interests

Physical Education Teacher Education
Teacher Education
Curriculum and Assessment
Curriculum and Instructional Models
Self-study
Young people and physical education / sport
Ethnography

Current postgraduate supervision;

Patricia McCaffrey (PhD) ‘Young Children’s Experiences of Physically Active Play and Physical Education in Primary School’ (Co-supervised with Dr. Nollaig McEvilly, University of Chester, UK)

Suzanne Kennedy (Structured EPS PhD) ‘Nuances of independent and commodified adventure: A sea kayaking perspective’ (Co-supervised with Dr. Peter Varley, University of the Highlands and Islands, UK)

Eileen McEvoy (PhD) ‘Dispositions, Practices and Professional Beliefs of Physical Education Teacher Educators - An International Study’ (Co-supervised with Professor Pilvikki.Heikinaro-Johansson, University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Mats Hordvik (PhD) ‘A physical education teacher educator’s self-study of teaching sport education to pre-service teachers’ (Co-supervised with Professor Lars Tore Ronglan, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway)

Mariana Amaral da Cunha (PhD) ‘Teacher professional identity’ (Co-supervised with Professor Paula Batista and Professor Amândio Graça University of Porto, Portugal)

Ana Margarida Alves Ferreira (PhD) 'Teacher professional identity' (Co-supervised with Professor Paula Batista and Professor Amândio Graça University of Porto, Portugal)

Cassandra Iannuci (Structured EPS PhD) (Co-supervised with Dr. Jaimie McMullen, UL)

Rhoda Sohun (Structured EHS PhD) (Co-supervised with Dr. Ciaran MacDonncha, UL)

Suzy Macken (Structured EPS PhD, UL)

Ursula McCarthy (Structured EPS PhD, UL) (Co-supervised with Dr. Deborah Tannehill, UL)

Yueying Gong (Structured EHS PhD, UL) (Co-supervised with Dr. Ann Marie Young, UL)

Completed postgraduate supervision;

Deirdre Lyons (PhD) ‘Transitions to the future: Exploring the post-school options of Irish junior athletes who specialised early in their chosen sport (2015)

Margaret Kennedy (PhD) The making of a “product to be proud of”: An ethnographic examination of the role of the physical curriculum in elite schooling in the construction of the elite body (Co-supervised with Dr. Martin Power, UL) (2015)

J.T. Deenihan (PhD) ‘Experiences of being a student and a teacher of sport education: A case study of sport education’s inclusion in one PETE programme’ (2012)

Ann Marie Young (PhD) ‘Defining possibilities for learning: The learning trajectories of Irish physical education cooperating teachers’ (2012)

Niamh Kitching (PhD) ‘”Practice” Makes Perfect. Locating Young People in Golf Club Culture’  (2011)

Sarah Meegan (PhD) ‘Including Students with Special Educational Needs in the Mainstream Physical Education Class’ (2007)

Tracy Mahedy (Masters) 'Mother of all Sport': A women's community sports programme

Kate Flynn (Masters) ‘Keep away from gangsters and keep away from drugs, play sports’: Understanding adolescent life in the Limerick Regeneration Areas and potential impacts on sport and physical activity interventions (Co-supervised with Dr. Eimear Enright, University of Queensland, Australia) (2014)

Eoin Ryan (Taught Masters) ‘The provision of games in Irish post-primary schools’ (2013)

Ann Marie Ralph (Masters) ‘Pre-service Teachers’ Interests and Dispositions Towards Involvement in a Physical Education Teacher Education Programme’ (2011)

Therese Hartley (Masters) ‘Physical Education Teacher Education Programme Rhetoric and the Reality of Teaching in School’ (2011)

Eileen McMahon (Masters) ‘Curriculum decision-making: the voice of the students’ (2007)

Books

  Year Publication
2014 Building effective physical education programs.
Tannehill, D., van der Mars, H., & MacPhail, A (2014) Building effective physical education programs. Burlington: MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. [Details]
2013 Research and Practice in Physical Education.
Tannehill, D; MacPhail, A; Halbert, G; Murphy, F. (2013) Research and Practice in Physical Education. Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'International perspectives on the implementation of standards'
MacPhail, A. (2014) 'International perspectives on the implementation of standards' In: Standards-based curriculum development for physical education. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett. [Details]
2014 'Patrick. Watch, practice, perform, reward: meeting (special) learning needs'
MacPhail, A; Campbell, M; Kenny, I; Tindall, D; Tanehill, D (2014) 'Patrick. Watch, practice, perform, reward: meeting (special) learning needs' In: Pedagogical cases in physical education and youth sport. London: Routledge. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'Becoming a teacher educator: legitiamte participation and the reflexivity of being situated'
MacPhail, A. (2014) 'Becoming a teacher educator: legitiamte participation and the reflexivity of being situated' In: Self-study in physical education: The interplay between scholarship and practice. London: Springer. [Details]
2012 'Professional Learning of Primary Generalist Teachers in Ireland: Modelling Sport Education'
MacPhail, A; Tannehill, D. (2012) 'Professional Learning of Primary Generalist Teachers in Ireland: Modelling Sport Education' In: Sport Education: International Perspectives. London, UK: Routledge. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 'Young People's Voices in Sport'
MacPhail, A. (2011) 'Young People's Voices in Sport' In: Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport. London: Routledge. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 'Youth voices in physical education and sport: what are they telling us?'
MacPhail,. A. (2011) 'Youth voices in physical education and sport: what are they telling us?' In: Sport Pedagogy: An introduction for Teaching and Coaching. Harrow: Prentice Hall. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 'Sustainable Sport Education in Primary Education: International Perspectives'
O'Donovan, T.; MacPhail, A.; Kirk, D. (2011) 'Sustainable Sport Education in Primary Education: International Perspectives' In: Sport Education: International Perspectives. London: Routledge. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 'Listening to pupils' voices'
MacPhail, A (2010) 'Listening to pupils' voices' In: Physical Education For Learning: a Guide for Secondary Schools . London: Routledge. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 'Introduction: re-visioning young people's voices in physical education and sport'
O'Sullivan, M.; MacPhail, A. (2010) 'Introduction: re-visioning young people's voices in physical education and sport' In: Young People's Voices in Physical Education and Sport. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Curriculum'
MacPhail, A (2008) 'Curriculum' In: Key concepts in sport and exercise sciences. London: Sage. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2007 'Physical Education and Education through Sport in Ireland'
MacPhail, A; O'Sullivan, M; Halbert, J (2007) 'Physical Education and Education through Sport in Ireland' In: Physical Education and Sport Education in the European Union, volume 2. Paris: Editions Revue EP.S. [Details]
2005 'Sport education in key stage 2 games'
MacPhail, A; Kirk, D; Kinchin, G (2005) 'Sport education in key stage 2 games' In: Sport education in physical education. Research based practice. [Details]
2005 'Physical education in Ireland'
Halbert, J; MacPhail, A (2005) 'Physical education in Ireland' In: International comparison of physical education. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2010 Young People's Voices in Physical Education and Sport
O'Sullivan, M. & MacPhail, A (Ed.). (2010) Young People's Voices in Physical Education and Sport London: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'The rhetoric and reality of research reputation: fur coat and no knickers'
O'Loughlin, D., MacPhail, A. & Msetfi, R. (2015) 'The rhetoric and reality of research reputation: fur coat and no knickers'. Studies In Higher Education, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'Physical Education Teacher Educators: A 25-Year Scoping Review of Literature'
McEvoy, E., MacPhail, A. & Heikinaro-Johansson, P. (2015) 'Physical Education Teacher Educators: A 25-Year Scoping Review of Literature'. Teaching And Teacher Education, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Pre-service teachers' entry onto a physical education teacher education programme, and associated interests and dispositions'
Ralph, AM,MacPhail, A (2015) 'Pre-service teachers' entry onto a physical education teacher education programme, and associated interests and dispositions'. European Physical Education Review, 21 :51-65 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'The story of representation (or not) in contributing to the development of a school subject curriculum'
MacPhail, A. (2015) 'The story of representation (or not) in contributing to the development of a school subject curriculum'. Irish Educational Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Physical Education Teacher Educators Views Regarding the Purpose(s) of Physical Education'
McEvoy, E., Heikinaro-Johansson, P. & MacPhail, A. (2015) 'Physical Education Teacher Educators Views Regarding the Purpose(s) of Physical Education'. Sport Education And Society, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'Physical activity experiences of young people in an area of disadvantage: ‘there's nothing there for big kids, like us’'
McEvoy, E; MacPhail, A. & Enright, E. (2015) 'Physical activity experiences of young people in an area of disadvantage: ‘there's nothing there for big kids, like us’'. Sport Education And Society, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 ''It's the other assessment that is the key': three Norwegian physical education teachers' engagement (or not) with assessment for learning'
Leirhaug, PE,MacPhail, A (2015) ''It's the other assessment that is the key': three Norwegian physical education teachers' engagement (or not) with assessment for learning'. Sport Education And Society, 20 :624-640 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'Writing for publication in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy: Reflections and advice from an editorial team'
David Kirk, Peter Hastie, Ann MacPhail, Toni O'Donovan, Mikael Quennerstedt (2014) 'Writing for publication in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy: Reflections and advice from an editorial team'. Brazilian Journal of Sports Sciences, 36 (4):739-744 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'What examining teaching metaphors tells us about pre-service teachers' developing beliefs about teaching and learning'
Tannehill, D,MacPhail, A (2014) 'What examining teaching metaphors tells us about pre-service teachers' developing beliefs about teaching and learning'. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 19 :149-163 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Leading by example: Teacher educators' professional learning through communities of practice'
MacPhail, A,; Patton, K.; Parker, M. & Tannehill, D. (2014) 'Leading by example: Teacher educators' professional learning through communities of practice'. Quest, 66 (1):39-56 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'Promoting professional learning through on-going and interactive support: Three cases within physical education'
Hastie, P., MacPhail, A., Osinelnikov, O. & Calderon, A. (2014) 'Promoting professional learning through on-going and interactive support: Three cases within physical education'. Professional Development in Education, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'Standing on the periphery: Cooperating teachers' perceptions and responses to the role of supervision'
Young, A.M. and MacPhail, A. (2014) 'Standing on the periphery: Cooperating teachers' perceptions and responses to the role of supervision'. European Physical Education Review, 21 (2):222-237 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Irish physical education teachers' experiences of learning to become a 'teacher of teachers''
Young, A.M. and MacPhail, A. (2014) 'Irish physical education teachers' experiences of learning to become a 'teacher of teachers''. The Open Sports Science Journal, 7 :98-105 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'A Preservice Teacher's Delivery of Sport Education: Influences, Difficulties and Continued Use'
Deenihan, JT,MacPhail, A (2013) 'A Preservice Teacher's Delivery of Sport Education: Influences, Difficulties and Continued Use'. Journal Of Teaching In Physical Education, 32 :166-185 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Alternative assessment in physical education: a review of international literature'
Lopez-Pastor, VM,Kirk, D,Lorente-Catalan, E,MacPhail, A,Macdonald, D (2013) 'Alternative assessment in physical education: a review of international literature'. Sport Education And Society, 18 :57-76 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Preparing physical education preservice teachers to design instructionally aligned lessons through constructivist pedagogical practices'
MacPhail, A,Tannehill, D,Karp, GG (2013) 'Preparing physical education preservice teachers to design instructionally aligned lessons through constructivist pedagogical practices'. Teaching And Teacher Education, 33 :100-112 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'What young people say about physical activity: The Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) Study'
Tannehill, D; MacPhail, A; Walsh, J.; Woods, C. (2013) 'What young people say about physical activity: The Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) Study'. Sport Education And Society, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'Helping Pre-Service and Beginning Teachers Examine and Reframe Assumptions About Themselves as Teachers and Change Agents: Who is Going to Listen to You Anyway?'
MacPhail, A,Tannehill, D (2012) 'Helping Pre-Service and Beginning Teachers Examine and Reframe Assumptions About Themselves as Teachers and Change Agents: Who is Going to Listen to You Anyway?'. Quest, 64 :299-312 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'Introduction to Special Issue'
MacPhail A; O'Sullivan, M. (2012) 'Introduction to Special Issue'. Quest, 62 (2):76-78 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'Special Issue: Moving People Moving Forward. Guest Editorial'
Ann MacPhail (2012) 'Special Issue: Moving People Moving Forward. Guest Editorial'. Physical Education And Sports Pedagogy, 17 (3):227-229 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'Irish primary school teachers' experiences with Sport Education'
Kinchin, GD,MacPhail, A,Chroinin, DN (2012) 'Irish primary school teachers' experiences with Sport Education'. Irish Educational Studies, 31 :207-222 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 'Professional learning as a physical education teacher educator'
MacPhail, A (2011) 'Professional learning as a physical education teacher educator'. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 16 :435-451 [DOI] [Details]
2011 ''Living the curriculum': Integrating sport education into a Physical Education Teacher Education programme'
Deenihan, JT; McPhail, A; Young, AM (2011) ''Living the curriculum': Integrating sport education into a Physical Education Teacher Education programme'. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW, 17 (1):51-68 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 'Curriculum dissemination and implementation in Ireland: principal and teacher insight'
Halbert, J; MacPhail, A (2010) 'Curriculum dissemination and implementation in Ireland: principal and teacher insight'. IRISH EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 29 (1):25-40 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 'A Framework for Lifelong Involvement in Sport and Physical Activity: The Irish Perspective'
MacPhail, A; Hughes, AM; Keane, S; Lyons, D; Quinn, S (2010) 'A Framework for Lifelong Involvement in Sport and Physical Activity: The Irish Perspective'. LEISURE STUDIES, 29 (1):85-100 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 'We had to do intelligent thinking during recent PE: Students' and teachers' experiences of assessment for learning in post-primary physical education'
MacPhail, A; Halbert, J (2010) 'We had to do intelligent thinking during recent PE: Students' and teachers' experiences of assessment for learning in post-primary physical education'. ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATION, 17 (1):23-39 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 'Active Citizenship through sport education'
O'Donovan, T; MacPhail, A; Kirk, D (2010) 'Active Citizenship through sport education'. EDUCATION 3-13 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMARY, ELEMENTARY AND EARLY YEARS EDUC, [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Pupils' and teachers' perceptions of a culminating festival within a sport education season in Irish primary schools'
Kinchin, G; MacPhail, A; Ni Chroinin, D (2009) 'Pupils' and teachers' perceptions of a culminating festival within a sport education season in Irish primary schools'. PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS PEDAGOGY, 14 (4):391-406 [Details]
2009 'A career in teaching: decisions of the heart rather than the head'
O'Sullivan, M; MacPhail, A; Tannehill, D (2009) 'A career in teaching: decisions of the heart rather than the head'. Irish Educational Studies, 28 (2):177-191 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Moving towards quality physical education: Physical education provision in Singapore'
McNeill, M; Lim, BSC; Wang, CKJ; Tan, WKC; MacPhail, A (2009) 'Moving towards quality physical education: Physical education provision in Singapore'. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW, 15 (2):201-223 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Lifestyles and gendered patterns of leisure and sporting interests among Irish adolescents'
MacPhail, A; Collier, C; O'Sullivan, M (2009) 'Lifestyles and gendered patterns of leisure and sporting interests among Irish adolescents'. SPORT EDUCATION AND SOCIETY, 14 (3):281-299 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'Throwing and catching as relational skills in game play: Situated learning in a modified game unit'
MacPhail, A; Kirk, D; Griffin, L (2008) 'Throwing and catching as relational skills in game play: Situated learning in a modified game unit'. JOURNAL OF TEACHING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION, 27 (1):100-115 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'Children's experiences of fun and enjoyment during a season of sport education'
MacPhail, A; Gorely, T; Kirk, D; Kinchin, G (2008) 'Children's experiences of fun and enjoyment during a season of sport education'. RESEARCH QUARTERLY FOR EXERCISE AND SPORT, 79 (3):344-355 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2007 'Learning to teach sport education: The experiences of a pre-service teacher'
McMahon, E; MacPhail, A (2007) 'Learning to teach sport education: The experiences of a pre-service teacher'. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW, 13 (2):229-246 [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Student discourse on physical activity and sport among Irish young people'
Collier, C; MacPhail, A; O'Sullivan, M (2007) 'Student discourse on physical activity and sport among Irish young people'. IRISH EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 26 (2):195-210 [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Evaluation of 'Action for Life' programme at senior cycle in Irish post-primary schools'
Ann MacPhail (2007) 'Evaluation of 'Action for Life' programme at senior cycle in Irish post-primary schools'. National Fitness News, 10 (3):11-12 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2007 'Teachers' views on the construction, management and delivery of an externally prescribed physical education curriculum: Higher Grade Physical Education'
MacPhail, A (2007) 'Teachers' views on the construction, management and delivery of an externally prescribed physical education curriculum: Higher Grade Physical Education'. PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS PEDAGOGY, 12 (1):43-60 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2006 'Irish physical educators' attitude toward teaching students with special educational needs'
Meegan, S; MacPhail, A (2006) 'Irish physical educators' attitude toward teaching students with special educational needs'. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW, 12 (1):75-97 [DOI] [Details]
2006 'Inclusive education: Ireland's education provision for children with special educational needs'
Meegan. S; MacPhail, A (2006) 'Inclusive education: Ireland's education provision for children with special educational needs'. IRISH EDUCATION STUDIES, 25 (1):53-62 [Details]
2006 'The promotion of continuity between PE and co-curricular physical activities: an Irish perspective'
MacPhail, A; Slattery, J (2006) 'The promotion of continuity between PE and co-curricular physical activities: an Irish perspective'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF TEACHING PHYSICAL EDUCATION, 1 (3):40-44 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2006 'Young people's socialisation into sport: Experiencing the specialising phase'
MacPhail A., Kirk D. (2006) 'Young people's socialisation into sport: Experiencing the specialising phase'. Leisure Studies, 25 (1):57-74 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2005 'The implementation of revised physical education syllabus: circumstances, rewards and costs'
MacPhail, A; Halbert, J (2005) 'The implementation of revised physical education syllabus: circumstances, rewards and costs'. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW, 11 (3):287-308 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2005 'THE CONSTRAINTS ON SCHOOL PROVISION OF POST-PRIMARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN IRELAND: PRINCIPALS' AND TEACHERS' VIEWS AND EXPERIENCES'
MacPhail, A; Halbert, J; McEvilly, N; Hutchinson, C; MacDonncha, C (2005) 'THE CONSTRAINTS ON SCHOOL PROVISION OF POST-PRIMARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN IRELAND: PRINCIPALS' AND TEACHERS' VIEWS AND EXPERIENCES'. IRISH EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 24 (1):77-91 [Details]
2005 'A cross-cultural investigation of the use of teaching styles'
Cothran, DJ; Kulinna, PH; Banville, D; Choi, E; Amade-Escot, C; MacPhail, A; Macdonald, D; Richard, JF; Sarmento, P; Kirk, D (2005) 'A cross-cultural investigation of the use of teaching styles'. RESEARCH QUARTERLY FOR EXERCISE AND SPORT, 76 (2):193-201 [Details]
2004 'The social construction of higher grade physical education: The impact on teacher curriculum decision-making'
MacPhail, A (2004) 'The social construction of higher grade physical education: The impact on teacher curriculum decision-making'. SPORT EDUCATION AND SOCIETY, 9 (1):53-73 [DOI] [Details]
2004 'Youth sports leaders' advice on facilitating participation in sport: people, resources and attractors'
MacPhail, A; Kirk, D; Eley, D (2004) 'Youth sports leaders' advice on facilitating participation in sport: people, resources and attractors'. BULLETIN OF THE INT.COUNCIL SPORTS SCIENCE & PHYS. ED, * (*) [Details]
2004 'Athlete and researcher: undertaking and pursuing an ethnographic study in a sports club'
MacPhail, A (2004) 'Athlete and researcher: undertaking and pursuing an ethnographic study in a sports club'. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, 4 (2):227-245 [Details]
2004 'The use of drawings as an evaluative tool: students' experiences of Sport Education'
MacPhail, A; Kinchin, G (2004) 'The use of drawings as an evaluative tool: students' experiences of Sport Education'. PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS PEDAGOGY, 9 (1):87-108 [Details]
2004 'Sport education: Promoting team affiliation through physical education'
MacPhail, A; Kirk, D; Kinchin, G (2004) 'Sport education: Promoting team affiliation through physical education'. JOURNAL OF TEACHING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION, 23 (2):106-122 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2003 'Students' conceptions of sport and Sport Education'
MacPhail, A; Gorely, T; Kirk, D (2003) 'Students' conceptions of sport and Sport Education'. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW, 9 (3):285-299 [Details]
2003 'Young people's socialisation into sport: A case study of an athletics club'
MacPhail, A; Gorely, T; Kirk, D (2003) 'Young people's socialisation into sport: A case study of an athletics club'. SPORT, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY, 8 (2):251-267 [Details]
2003 'Social positioning and the construction of a youth sports club'
Kirk, D; MacPhail, A (2003) 'Social positioning and the construction of a youth sports club'. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT, 38 (1):23-44 [Details]
2003 'Listening to young people's voices: Youth sports leaders' advice on facilitating participation in sport'
MacPhail, A; Kirk, D; Eley, D (2003) 'Listening to young people's voices: Youth sports leaders' advice on facilitating participation in sport'. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW, 9 (1):57-73 [Details]
2002 'Subject choice in Scottish secondary school physical education: Higher Grade Physical Education'
MacPhail, A (2002) 'Subject choice in Scottish secondary school physical education: Higher Grade Physical Education'. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW, 8 (3):305-326 [Details]
2002 'Teaching games for understanding and situated learning: Re-thinking the Bunker-Thorpe Model'
Kirk, D; MacPhail, A (2002) 'Teaching games for understanding and situated learning: Re-thinking the Bunker-Thorpe Model'. J. TEACHING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION, 21 (4):177-192 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2001 'Nominal Group Technique: a useful method for working with young people'
MacPhail, A (2001) 'Nominal Group Technique: a useful method for working with young people'. BRITISH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL, 27 (2):161-170 [Details]
2001 'Coaching for teachers - An evaluation of the programme in Leicestershire'
MacPhail, A (2001) 'Coaching for teachers - An evaluation of the programme in Leicestershire'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF TEACHING PHYSICAL EDUCATION, 32 (2):45-47 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2000 'Pupils' subject choice - Higher Grade Physical Education'
MacPhail, A (2000) 'Pupils' subject choice - Higher Grade Physical Education'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF TEACHING PHYSICAL EDUCATION, 31 (4):42-45 [ULIR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2015 British Education Research Association Conference
Czerniawski, G., MacPhail, A. & Guberman, A. (2015) Teacher educators’ professional learning and development needs British Education Research Association Conference Belfast, [Details]
2015 European Conference on Educational Research
MacPhail, A. & Hartley, T. (2015) Encountering Working Conditions in Schools: Insights from Beginning and Experienced Teachers European Conference on Educational Research Budapest, Hungary, [Details]
2015 AIESEP 2015 International Conference
Hordvik, M., Ronglan, LT. & MacPhail, A. (2015) A physical education teacher educator’s self-study of teaching sport education to pre-service teachers AIESEP 2015 International Conference Madrid, Spain, [Details]
2015 AIESEP 2015 International Conference
Iannucci, C. & MacPhail, A. (2015) The lives and careers of physical education teachers: Twelve years on from graduation AIESEP 2015 International Conference Madrid, Spain, [Details]
2015 AIESEP 2015 International Conference
Kennedy, S. & MacPhail, A. (2015) Shifting the value paradigm in physical activity and sport AIESEP 2015 International Conference Madrid, Spain, [Details]
2015 AIESEP 2015 International Conference
Lyons, D. & MacPhail, A. (2015) Using life history approach to explore the within-career transitions experienced by high performance adolescent athletes AIESEP 2015 International Conference Madrid, Spain, [Details]
2015 AIESEP 2015 International Conference
McEvoy, E., MacPhail, A. & Heikinaro-Johansson, P. (2015) Physical education teacher educators: A scoping review of literature since 1990 AIESEP 2015 International Conference Madrid, Spain, [Details]
2015 AIESEP 2015 International Conference
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A. & Murphy, G. (2015) Teacher empowerment through community of practice: The urban schools group AIESEP 2015 International Conference Madrid, Spain, [Details]
2015 PE-PAYS Forum
Kennedy, S., MacPhail, A. & Varley, P. (2015) Lifetime Adventurers: Motives, values and existential authenticity PE-PAYS Forum University of Limerick, [Details]
2015 PE-PAYS Ireland Forum
McCaffrey, P., MacPhail, A. & McEvilly, N. (2015) ‘What do you think, Furry?’ Puppetry as a playful approach to eliciting children’s perspectives on their experiences of physical education and physically active play PE-PAYS Ireland Forum University of Limerick, [Details]
2015 SHAPE America National Convention
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A., Parker, M. & Moody, B. (2015) Self-study in teacher education SHAPE America National Convention Seattle, WA, [Details]
2015 All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences and Physical Education
McCaffrey, P., MacPhail, A. & McEvilly, N. (2015) Body, movement and play All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences and Physical Education University of Limerick, [Details]
2015 All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences and Physical Education
Kennedy, S., MacPhail, A. & Varley, P. (2015) Exploring an adventure expedition communitas All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences and Physical Education University of Limerick, [Details]
2014 European Conference on Educational Research
Young, A. & MacPhail, A. (2014) Irish Physical Education Cooperating Teachers’ Experiences of Learning to Become a ‘Teacher of Teachers’ European Conference on Educational Research Porto, Portugal, [Details]
2014 AIESEP Specialist Seminar in Outdoor Education
Kennedy, S., MacPhail, A. & Varley, P. (2014) Advocating auto-ethnography in outdoor research AIESEP Specialist Seminar in Outdoor Education Timisoara, Romania, [Details]
2014 The Adventure Conference
Kennedy, S., MacPhail, A. & Varley, P. (2014) Nuances of independent and commodified adventure: A sea kayaking perspective The Adventure Conference Sogndal, Norway, [Details]
2014 The International Mountain and Outdoor Sports Conference
Kennedy, S., MacPhail, A. & Varley, P. (2014) Social organisation in an expedition setting The International Mountain and Outdoor Sports Conference Prague, [Details]
2014 Educational Studies Association of Ireland
MacPhail, A. (2014) Learning trajectories of a teacher educator: legitimate peripheral participation Educational Studies Association of Ireland Athlone, Ireland, [Details]
2014 AIESEP World Congress
McEvoy, E., MacPhail, A. & Enright, E. (2014) ‘Our words don’t matter’: Considering what young people tells us about life and physical activity in a regeneration area AIESEP World Congress Auckland, New Zealand, [Details]
2014 AIESEP World Congress
Patton, K., Parker, M., Tannehill, D. & MacPhail, A. (2014) Professional learning case one: Studying PETE practice. Symposium titled ‘Lifelong learning of teacher educators’ AIESEP World Congress Auckland, New Zealand, [Details]
2014 AIESEP World Congress
Parker, M., Patton, K., Tannehill, D. & MacPhail, A. (2014) Professional learning case three: The creation and development of research team. Symposium titled ‘Lifelong learning of teacher educators’ AIESEP World Congress Auckland, New Zealand, [Details]
2013 Educational Studies Association of Ireland
Young, A. & MacPhail, A. (2013) ‘Opportunities gained, opportunities lost’: The reality of supervision on school placements Educational Studies Association of Ireland Limerick, [Details]
2012 PETE (Physical Education Teacher Education) Conference
MacPhail, A., Parker, M., Patton, K. & Tannehill, T. (2012) Effective Professional Development. What Works? How Can We Get There? PETE (Physical Education Teacher Education) Conference Las Vegas, [Details]
2012 ESAI Annual Conference
Young, A. & MacPhail, A. (2012) Defining Possibilities for Learning: The Learning Trajectories of Irish Cooperating Teachers ESAI Annual Conference University College Cork, Ireland, [Details]
2011 British Education Research Association Conference
MacPhail, A., Young, A.M. & Tannehill, D. (2011) A review of programmatic research in physical education pre-service teacher supervision British Education Research Association Conference Institute of Education, London, [Details]
2011 Reimagining Initial Teacher Education
Young, A. & MacPhail, A. (2011) The provision of developmental experiences for physical education cooperating teachers who contribute to the education of pre-service teachers Reimagining Initial Teacher Education St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
2011 AIESEP 2011 International Conference
Young, A.M. & MacPhail, A. (2011) The provision of developmental experiences for physical education cooperating teachers who contribute to the education of pre-service teachers AIESEP 2011 International Conference University of Limerick, Ireland, [Details]
2011 AIESEP 2011 International Conference
Deenihan. J.T. & MacPhail, A. (2011) What pre-service teachers learn during a Sport Education AIESEP 2011 International Conference University of Limerick, Ireland, [Details]
2011 AERA 2011 Annual Meeting
MacPhail, A. & Hartley, T. (2011) Rhetoric and Reality: The Learning Opportunities of Beginning and Experienced Physical Education Teachers AERA 2011 Annual Meeting New Orleans, [Details]
2010 Irish Social Sciences Platform
Kitching, N. & MacPhail, A. (2010) Innovation in the field: ‘Storying’ golf club culture Irish Social Sciences Platform Maynooth, Ireland, [Details]
2010 AIESEP World Congress
Tannehill, D. & MacPhail, A. (2010) What examining teaching metaphors tells us about pre-service teachers¿ developing beliefs about teaching and learning learning AIESEP World Congress A Coruna, Spain, , 26-OCT-10 - 29-OCT-10 [Details]
2010 AIESEP World Congress
Young, A. & MacPhail, A. (2010) Bridging the Gap between Campus and Classroom: Relationships within Teaching Practice Placements AIESEP World Congress A Coruna, Spain, [Details]
2010 AIESEP World Congress
Deenihan, J.T. & MacPhail, A. (2010) A pre-service teacher¿s experience of delivering Sport Education following an opportunity to `live the curriculum¿ AIESEP World Congress A Coruna, Spain, , 26-OCT-10 - 29-OCT-10 [Details]
2010 PE-PAYS Forum
Ralph, A.M. & MacPhail, A. (2010) Educational discourse in and around physical education PE-PAYS Forum University of Limerick, [Details]
2010 PE-PAYS Forum
Deenihan, J.T. & MacPhail, A. (2010) A case study of one pre-service teacher’s use of sport education after ‘living the curriculum’ during his PETE programme PE-PAYS Forum University of Limerick, [Details]
2010 PE-PAYS Forum
Kitching, N. & MacPhail, A. (2010) Increasing the participation of ‘girls n golf’ PE-PAYS Forum University of Limerick, [Details]
2000 International Conference for Physical Educators. Innovation and application of physical education and sports science in the new millenium - An Asian-Pacific perspective
Kirk, D. & MacPhail, A. (2000) Reconsidering the teaching games for understanding model from a situated learning perspective . In: Chin, M.K, Hensley, L.D. & Liu, Y.K eds. International Conference for Physical Educators. Innovation and application of physical education and sports science in the new millenium - An Asian-Pacific perspective , pp.105-116 [Details]
2009 AIESEP International Seminar
MacPhail, A. (2009) Practicing lifelong learning through my own professional development: The experience of a teacher educator AIESEP International Seminar , 27-MAY-09 - 29-MAY-09 [Details]
2009 British Education Research Association Conference
Deenihan, J.T. & MacPhail, A. (2009) ¿Living the curriculum¿: Integrating curriculum delivery models into teacher education British Education Research Association Conference , 02-OCT-09 - 05-SEP-09 [Details]
2009 NASPE Conference on Physical Education Teacher Education
Goc Karp, G., Tannehill, D. & MacPhail, A. (2009) Preparing pre-service teachers to design instructionally aligned programmes NASPE Conference on Physical Education Teacher Education , 07-OCT-09 - 10-OCT-09 [Details]
2008 American Educational Research Association Conference
MacPhail, A. & Halbert, J. (2008) The refinement and evaluation of assessment for learning instruments in physical education American Educational Research Association Conference , 21-MAR-08 - 28-MAR-08 [Details]
2008 PE-PAYS Forum
MacPhail, A., Collier, C. & O¿Sullivan, M. (2008) Lifestyles and gendered patterns of leisure and sporting interests among Irish adolescents PE-PAYS Forum , 13-JUN-08 [Details]
2008 British Education Research Association Conference
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A. & Goc Karp, G. (2008) Preparing preservice physical education teachers to design and deliver instructionally aligned assessment in physical education British Education Research Association Conference , 03-SEP-08 - 06-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 Conf¿rence Biennale de l'Association pour la Recherche sur l'Intervention en Sport (ARIS)
Kirk, D., MacPhail, A. & Griffin, L. (2008) Lancer et attraper comme activit¿ coop¿rative complexe en situation de jeu : Analyse d'un apprentissage situ¿ lors d'un cycle de sport collectif en situations r¿duites Conf¿rence Biennale de l'Association pour la Recherche sur l'Intervention en Sport (ARIS) , 01-MAY-08 [Details]
2007 Physical Education Futures Conference
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A., & O'Sullivan, M. (2007) Conducting collaborative research: PE PAYS Research Centre Physical Education Futures Conference , 08-OCT-07 - 10-OCT-07 [Details]
2007 Historic Traditions & Future Directions in Research on Teaching & Teacher Education in Physical Education
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A. & O¿Sullivan (2007) PE PAYS Research Centre: A Multidiciplinary Approach Historic Traditions & Future Directions in Research on Teaching & Teacher Education in Physical Education , 11-OCT-07 - 14-OCT-07 [Details]
2007 British Education Research Association Conference
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A., McMahon, E. (2007) Professional development of primary teachers: modelling a physical education curriculum model British Education Research Association Conference , 05-SEP-07 - 08-SEP-07 [Details]
2007 British Educational Research Association conference
O¿Sullivan, M., MacPhail, A., & Tannehill, D. (2007) A career in teaching: Decisions of the heart rather than the head British Educational Research Association conference , 14-SEP-07 - 19-SEP-07 [Details]
2007 British Education Research Association Conference
O'Sullivan, M., Tannehill, D. & MacPhail, A. (2007) Factors influencing pre- service teachers¿ attraction to physical education as a teaching career British Education Research Association Conference , 05-SEP-07 - 08-SEP-07 [Details]
2007 British Educational Research Association Conference
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A., McMahon, E., & NiMhuircheartaigh, J. (2007) Professional development of primary teachers: Modeling a physical education curriculum model British Educational Research Association Conference , 14-SEP-07 - 19-SEP-07 [Details]
2007 British Education Research Association Conference
MacPhail, A., Halbert, J. & Johnson, P. (2007) Students¿ and teachers¿ experiences of assessment for learning in post-primary physical education British Education Research Association Conference , 05-SEP-07 - 08-SEP-07 [Details]
2006 British Education Research Association Conference
MacPhail, A. & Halbert, J. (2006) Principals¿ and teachers¿ views on the current and proposed post-primary physical education curriculum in Ireland . In: * eds. British Education Research Association Conference , 06-SEP-06 - 09-SEP-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
2006 AIESEP World Congress
MacPhail, A., Tannehill, D. & O'Sullivan, M. (2006) The educational experiences of pre-service and beginning physical education teachers . In: * eds. AIESEP World Congress , 05-JUL-06 - 08-JUL-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
2006 AIESEP World Congress
MacPhail, A., Ni Chroinin, D. & Kinchin, G. (2006) Experiences and thoughts of primary school students: Sport, physical activity and physical education . In: * eds. AIESEP World Congress , 05-JUL-06 - 08-JUL-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
2006 AIESEP World Congress
Collier, C., MacPhail, A. & O'Sullivan, M. (2006) Recreation and leisure interests of adolescent youth in Ireland . In: * eds. AIESEP World Congress , 05-JUL-06 - 08-JUL-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
2006 AIESEP Annual Convention
MacPhail, A., O¿Sullivan, M., & Tannehill, D., (2006) The educational experiences of pre-service and beginning physical education teachers AIESEP Annual Convention , 07-JUL-06 - 11-JUL-06 [Details]
2006 PETE Conference
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A., & Collier, C. (2006) Establishing a physical education research centre: PE PAYS Research Centre PETE Conference , 01-OCT-06 - 03-OCT-06 [Details]
2006 2006 National PETE Conference
Tannehill, D., MacPhail, A. & Collier, C. (2006) Developing a Collaborative Pedagogy Research Centre . In: * eds. 2006 National PETE Conference , 12-OCT-06 - 14-OCT-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 4th All Island Sports Development Conference
MacPhail, A. (2005) Lifelong Involvement in Sport and Physical Activity (LISPA) . In: * eds. 4th All Island Sports Development Conference , 20-OCT-05 - 21-OCT-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 8th National Forum
MacPhail, A. & Randles, E. (2005) Developments in physical education teacher education: Ireland and beyond . In: * eds. 8th National Forum , 02-SEP-05 - 04-SEP-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 British Educational Research Association Annual Conference
Collier, C. O'Sullivan, M. MacPhail, A., & O'Connor, P. (2005) Student Discourses on Physical Activity, Health, and Sport among Irish Young People . In: * eds. British Educational Research Association Annual Conference , 04-SEP-05 - 10-SEP-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 British Education Research Association Conference
Collier, C., O'Sullivan, M., MacPhail, A. & O'Connor, P. (2005) Discourses in physical activity, health, and sport among Irish young people . In: * eds. British Education Research Association Conference , 14-SEP-05 - 17-SEP-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 AIESEP World Congress
MacPhail, A. & Halbert, G. (2005) Action for Life for Secondary Schools: Developing Active Lifestyles Through School Curricula . In: * eds. AIESEP World Congress , 17-NOV-05 - 20-NOV-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 British Education Research Association Conference
Kinchin, G.D. & MacPhail, A. (2005) Examining 'festivity' during a culminating event within a sport education season in Irish primary schools . In: * eds. British Education Research Association Conference , 14-SEP-05 - 17-SEP-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 American Educational Research Association
Kirk, D., MacPhail, A. & Griffin, L. (2005) Analysing learning progressions in games using criteria and standards: A situated learning perspective . In: * eds. American Educational Research Association , 11-APR-05 - 15-APR-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 Irish Heart Foundation Conference
MacPhail, A. & Luttrell, S. (2005) Action for Life Senior Cycle . In: * eds. Irish Heart Foundation Conference , 23-SEP-05 - 23-SEP-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2004 British Educational Research Association Annual Conference
Kirk, D. & MacPhail, A. (2004) Year 5 pupils¿ learning progressions in an invasion game unit: An analysis of a teaching experiment in situated learning . In: * eds. British Educational Research Association Annual Conference , 16-SEP-04 - 18-SEP-04 , pp.*-* [Details]
2004 British Educational Research Association Annual Conference
MacPhail, A. & Halbert, J. (2004) Implementing physical education curriculum developments in Irish primary schools . In: * eds. British Educational Research Association Annual Conference , 16-SEP-04 - 18-SEP-04 , pp.*-* [Details]
2004 European Launch of the European Year of Education through Sport
MacPhail, A. (2004) Sport Education: Physical education in the school and in the community . In: * eds. European Launch of the European Year of Education through Sport , 29-JAN-04 - 30-JAN-04 , pp.*-* [Details]
2004 Cork Physical Education Seminar
MacPhail, A. & Halbert, J. (2004) Irish physical education survey 2003 . In: * eds. Cork Physical Education Seminar , 24-SEP-04 - 25-SEP-04 , pp.*-* [Details]
2004 Irish Sport Council Sport for Young People
MacPhail, A. (2004) Taking a child-centred approach to sport and physical activity . In: * eds. Irish Sport Council Sport for Young People , 03-DEC-04 - 03-DEC-04 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 British Educational Research Association Conference
MacPhail, A. & Kinchin, G. (2003) The use of drawings as an evaluative tool: Students¿ experiences of Sport Education . In: * eds. British Educational Research Association Conference , 10-SEP-03 - 13-SEP-03 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 New Zealand Association for Research in Education/Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
MacPhail, A. & Kinchin, G. (2003) The use of drawings as an evaluative tool . In: * eds. New Zealand Association for Research in Education/Australian Association for Research in Education Conference , 29-NOV-03 - 03-DEC-03 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 2nd International Conference: Teaching Sport and Physical Education for understanding
MacPhail, A., Kirk, D. & Griffin, L. (2003) Conceptions of game play through Teaching Games for Understanding and Sport Education . In: * eds. 2nd International Conference: Teaching Sport and Physical Education for understanding , 11-DEC-03 - 14-DEC-03 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 National Coaching and Training Centre 7th National Forum
MacPhail, A. (2003) The role of physical education in the school and in the community . In: * eds. National Coaching and Training Centre 7th National Forum , 05-SEP-03 - 07-SEP-03 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 American Educational Research Association Conference
MacPhail, A. (2002) Nominal Group Technique: Its contribution to obtaining valid and valuable results from young people in educational research . In: * eds. American Educational Research Association Conference , 01-APR-02 - 05-APR-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 British Educational Research Association Conference
MacPhail, A., Kirk, D. & Kinchin, G. (2002) Students¿ alternative conceptions of Sport Education: An institutional-cultural dimension of situativity . In: * eds. British Educational Research Association Conference , 12-SEP-02 - 14-SEP-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 12th Commonwealth International Sport Conference
MacPhail, A., Kirk, D. & Kinchin, G. (2002) Sport Education: Promoting team affiliation through physical education . In: * eds. 12th Commonwealth International Sport Conference , 19-JUL-02 - 23-JUL-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
2001 American Educational Research Association Conference
Kirk, D., Macdonald, D., Glasby, T., Glover, S., MacPhail, A. (2001) Constructing pedagogic discourse in health and physical education: Understanding curriculum change through the work of Basil Bernstein . In: * eds. American Educational Research Association Conference , 10-APR-01 - 14-APR-01 , pp.*-* [Details]
2001 6th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
MacPhail, A. & Kirk, D. (2001) The coach as committed volunteer . In: * eds. 6th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science , 24-JUL-01 - 28-JUL-01 , pp.*-* [Details]
2001 Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference
MacPhail, A. (2001) Discovering the 'coaching self' through ethnography . In: * eds. Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference , 03-SEP-01 - 04-SEP-01 , pp.*-* [Details]
2000 2000 Pre-Olympic Congress. International Congress on Sport Science Sport Medicine and Physical Education
Macdonald, D., Kirk, D., Braiuka, S., MacPhail, A. (2000) Imagining new millenium work practices for health and physical education. 'Possibilities and limitations for remaking health and physical education practice' . In: * eds. 2000 Pre-Olympic Congress. International Congress on Sport Science Sport Medicine and Physical Education , 07-SEP-00 - 12-SEP-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
2000 2000 Pre-Olympic Congress. International Congress on Sport Science Sport Medicine and Physical Education
Kirk, D. & MacPhail, A. (2000) Teaching games for understanding and situated learning: Rethinking the model . In: * eds. 2000 Pre-Olympic Congress. International Congress on Sport Science Sport Medicine and Physical Education , 07-SEP-00 - 12-SEP-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
2000 2000 Pre-Olympic Congress. International Congress on Sport Science Sport Medicine and Physical Education
MacPhail, A. & Kirk, D. (2000) Reality check: A close up view of junior sport through ethnography . In: * eds. 2000 Pre-Olympic Congress. International Congress on Sport Science Sport Medicine and Physical Education , 07-SEP-00 - 12-SEP-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
1999 Scottish Universities Physical Education Association Conference
MacPhail, A. (1999) What influences Physical Education teachers to offer Higher Grade Physical Education? . In: * eds. Scottish Universities Physical Education Association Conference , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1999 Scottish Universities Physical Education Association Annual Conference
MacPhail, A. (1999) Qualitative data collection from secondary school pupils using Nominal Group technique . In: * eds. Scottish Universities Physical Education Association Annual Conference , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2011 AIESEP International Conference,
O'Sullivan, M, Tannehill, D, MacPhail, A (2011) Hosted annual AIESEP International Conference / Steering Committee, Organising Committee and Scientific Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], AIESEP International Conference, UL, LImerick , 22-JUN-11 - 24-SEP-11 [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 Lifetime Achievement Fellowship Award (International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education) International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Association of Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP) Member /
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) / SHAPE Member /
American Educational Research Association Member 30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
British Educational Research Association Member 30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Educational Studies Association of Ireland Member 30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Physical Education Association of Ireland Vice-President, President and Committee member 01-OCT-08 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Technical Advisory Group of the National Coaching and Training Centre * 1899 / 1899
National Coaching and Development Programme Working Group * 1899 / 1899
National Steering Committee for the European Year of Education through Sport * 1899 / 1899
Steering Committee Group for 8th National Forum 'Physical Activity: Common Goals, Different Roles' * 1899 / 1899
Irish Heart Foundation `Action for Life¿ Steering Committee /
Member of National Heart Alliance /
Member of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport (PE-PAYS) Research Centre within University of Limerick, Ireland /
Management Committee Group for 8th National Forum 'Physical Activity: Common Goals, Different Roles' * 1899 / 1899

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Glasgow, Scotland Graduate Assistant /
Loughborough University, UK Research Associate /
University of Limerick, Ireland Head of Department / Associate Professor 30-DEC-99 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2001 University of Glasgow Ph.D. Curriculum Development
1992 University of Edinburgh Bachelor of Education (Honours) Physical Education

Teaching Interests

Ann's main teaching interests revolve around physical education teacher education, young people in sport, curriculum development in physical education, teaching, learning and assessment issues within school physical education, and methodological issues in working with young people.