Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Education Studies
I am a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Society. I joined the University in August 2020 with over 10 years' experience in a Further Education (FE) college as Higher Education (HE) Programme Leader for both Sports Coaching and Exercise Health and Fitness courses.
I have a wealth of experience in developing learners for academic progression across all levels and providing mentoring support to trainee teachers and newly appointed staff. I am passionate about developing the academic ability of my students and supporting their personal development.
Teaching and supervision
I am Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Education studies. I am the Research and Scholarship lead for Secondary STEM and PE with QTS, BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS and BA (Hons) Education Studies. My specialisms include Research Methods and Psychology, I am highly motivated to contribute to the future career aspirations of my students.
I am currently undergoing Doctoral studies towards a PhD titled 'Theory of Planned Behaviour and student motivation to take part in employability enhancing volunteering opportunities within sport and exercise.
My research focuses on education and targets student engagement in one specific behaviour of volunteering and focuses upon the beliefs which underpin the intention to potentially carry out this act and further enhance key employability skills.
I am driven by my research to develop programmes that accurately and realistically develop learners to successfully seek employment that satisfies and meets employer expectations.
Thornton, Claire, Miller, Phillip and Perry, Kelly (2019) The impact of group cohesion on key success measures in higher education. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 44 (4). pp. 542-553. ISSN 0309-877X
Conference or Workshop Item
Perry, Kelly, Archer, David and Leyland, Sandra (2021) How to prepare graduates for future employability that meets the expectations of employer needs. In: 3rd Annual Faculty of Education & Society Staff Research Conference: Professions Facing, 14 June 2021, University of Sunderland.
Perry, Kelly, Archer, David and Leyland, Sandra (2017) Student motivation to take part in employability enhancing volunteering opportunities within Higher Education Sport and Exercise degree programmes. In: University of Sunderland Research conference, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)
Perry, Kelly, Archer, David and Leyland, Sandra (2016) Theory of Planned Behaviour and student motivation to take part in employability enhancing volunteering opportunities within sport and exercise. In: RAISE 2016 Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement, 8-9 Sep 2016, Loughborough, UK. (Unpublished)
- Physical education
- Sports coaching
- Exercise, health and fitness
- Research methods, qualitative and quantitative
- Employability and volunteering