Lesley has been a lecturer at the University of Birmingham, School of Education since 1999 and teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Her research interests focus primarily upon sport policy and sports coaching and she has recently written book chapters on youth sport development in the UK and partnership approaches to the delivery of youth sport and physical education. She is currently writing and publishing a range of articles that focus upon the governance of sport, the work of County Sport Partnerships, the PE & Sport Strategy for Young People (PESSYP) and the life histories of female PGA golf teaching professionals.
Lesley is Programme Leader for a BA Sport PE and Coaching Science course and one of two Welfare Tutors for the School of Education. Her teaching involves delivery on a range of undergraduate modules within the BA Sport, PE and Coaching Science degree, the BA Applied Golf Management Studies degree and PGCE Primary and Secondary PE courses.
Phillpots, L (2012) An analysis of the policy process for physical education and school sport: the rise and demise of school sport partnerships International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics 1–19, iFirst Article
Grix, J. and Phillpots, L. (2011) Revisiting the ‘Governance Narrative’: ‘Asymmetrical Network Governance’ and the Deviant Case of the Sports Policy Sector, Public Policy and Administration. 26(1) 3-19. DOI: 10.1177/0952076710365423
Phillpots, L., Grix, J. and Quarmby, T. (2010) Unpacking the Paradox: Centralised Grass-Roots Sport Policy and “New Governance”. A Case Study of County Sports Partnerships in the UK, International Review for the Sociology of Sport. DOI: 10.1177/1012690210378461
Phillpots, L. (2010). Sport and Young People in the UK In The Routledge Handbook of Sports Development, Houlihan B, Green M (Editors), Routledge, London, ISBN: 9780415479967.
Bailey, R., Dagkas, S. & Phillpots, L. (2010) The nature and function of sport pedagogy: review of published English-language work 2008-2009, International Journal of Physical Education, 47, 2-9
Phillpots, L (2009) Working in Partnerships in R. Bailey (Ed) Physical Education for Learning. London, Continuum.
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