Faculty of Arts & Sciences: Sport & Physical Activity

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Laura Purdy

Laura is a Senior Lecturer in Coach Education in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity. Her academic work in this area has focused on power and interaction in the coaching process, coaches’ pedagogical actions and identity construction. She recently authored the book Sports Coaching: The Basics for Routledge.

Since arriving at Edge Hill University in 2013, Laura’s research interests have extended from the interactions between coaches, athletes and administrators to the various conditions and contexts in which elite/professional coaches and athletes/players operate. Her publications focus on welfare, representation and advocacy of sport workers (e.g. coaches, athletes/players, etc.) in diverse European contexts. This line of inquiry is reflected in her delivery of undergraduate modules on sports workers’ welfare.