Dr Joanne Cliffe PhD, MSc, BEd (Hons)

School of Education
Senior Lecturer
Programme Leader PGDipEd Secondary Physical Education

Contact details

Address
School of Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Joanne Cliffe is Programme Leader for the Post Graduate Diploma in Physical Education (QTS) for Secondary Education. Until 2020, Joanne led the highly successful MA Teaching Studies Programme and continues to advise to the programme and supervise students. Joanne’s previous experience in higher education included contributions to the PGCE Physical Education course at Loughborough University. Her background is in teaching in secondary education and her posts have included, Head of Physical Education, Head of Sixth Form, Co-ordinator for BTEC / GNVQ Advanced Diplomas, LEA Vocational Advisor. Her research interests lie in Physical Education, teaching and learning, educational leadership, emotions and emotional intelligence.

Qualifications

  • PhD 
  • MSc Educational Leadership
  • BEd (Hons) Physical Education and Human Movement Studies  

Teaching

  • PGDipEd (QTS) Physical Education
  • MA Teaching Studies
  • EdD Supervision
  • PhD Supervision

Other activities

2020-present: Research Ethics Committee: external panel member, Royal Academy of Dance

2019-Present: International Lead for Department of Teacher Education

2018-present: Times College International Committee, Nanjing, China

2018-present: Education Sub-committee at the Royal Academy of Dance, London

2017-present: Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers: CPD Committee

2014-2020: Equality and Diversity Lead for School of Education

2011-present: Trustee Ashby-De-La-Zouch Endowed Schools Foundation

2011-2014: Governor and Trustee Ashby-De-La-Zouch Endowed Schools Foundation

EdD Supervision to Completion:

Roseilee Linton (2018) ‘Personal Capacity: An exploration into the extent to which the personal capacity of school leaders influences their response to challenges that occur in the changing educational landscape’

Jacqui Ecoeur (2020) ‘Leadership for learning: A study of middle managers' roles in college-based higher education’

External Examiner Appointments:

2014-2018: Royal Academy of Dance/University of Bath PGCE Dance Teaching, Masters

2013-2014: Royal Academy of Dance/University of Surrey PGCE Dance Teaching, Masters

2012-2016: Sheffield Hallam University PGCE Physical Education 

2009-2012: Leeds Metropolitan University PGCE Physical Education

2010-2012: Stockton on Tees Local Authority PGCE Physical Education

2007-2009: University of Warwick GTP Physical Education Programme

Publications

Books:

Capel, S., Cliffe, J., and Lawrence, J. (2021) A practical guide to teaching physical education, 5th edition, Abingdon: Routledge

Capel, S., Cliffe, J., and Lawrence, J. (2021) Learning to teach physical education in the secondary school, 3rd edition, Abingdon: Routledge

Williams, A. and Cliffe, J. (2011) Primary PE: Unlocking the Potential, Maidenhead and New York: Open University Press

Book Chapters:

Cliffe, J. (2021) Your philosophy of physical education, in S. Capel, J. Cliffe and J. Lawrence (eds) A practical guide to teaching physical education, 5th edition, Abingdon: Routledge

Cliffe, J. (2021) Long-term planning: schemes of work, in S. Capel, J. Cliffe and J. Lawrence (eds) A practical guide to teaching physical education, 5th edition, Abingdon: Routledge

Cliffe, J. (2021) Medium and short-term planning: units of work and lesson plans, in S. Capel, J. Cliffe and J. Lawrence (eds) A practical guide to teaching physical education, 5th edition, Abingdon: Routledge

Capel, S. and Cliffe, J. (2021) Starting out as a physical education teacher, in S. Capel, J. Cliffe and J. Lawrence (eds) Learning to teach physical education in the secondary school, 3rd edition, Abingdon: Routledge

Book Chapters (peer reviewed):

Cliffe, J. (2019) Female school leadership and emotional management: coping in ‘special measures’, in I. Oplatka and K. Arar (eds) Emotion Management in Teaching and Educational Leadership: A Cultural Perspective, Bingley, UK: Emerald. pp. 67-87.

Papers:

Fuller, K., Cliffe, J. and Porritt, V. (2020) Joining up networks for women leading in education, BELMAS Research and Development Grant: Final Report, BELMAS.

Cliffe, J. (2018) "Emotional intelligence testing for headteachers: globalization or lost in translation", Journal of Professional Capital and Community, Vol. 3 Issue: 3, pp. 223-240, https://doi.org/10.1108/JPCC-12-2017-0033 

Cliffe, J., Fuller, K. and Moorosi, P. (2018) Secondary school leadership preparation and development: Experiences and aspirations of members of senior leadership teams, Management in Education, Vol 32, Issue 2, pp. 85 – 91 https://doi.org/10.1177/0892020618762714

Cliffe, J. (2016) Female Headship and Life History Research: Using Emotional Turning Points. Creative Education, 7, 2774-2790. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ce.2016.718258

Fuller, K., Cliffe, J. and Moorosi, P., (2015) Women's leadership preparation within the senior leadership team Planning and Changing: An Educational Leadership and Policy Journal. 46(3/4), 388-415

Fuller, K., Cliffe, J. and Moorosi, P. (2014) An investigation into women’s leadership preparation within the senior leadership team (SLT). Final report, BELMAS.

Cliffe, J.E. (2011) Emotional Intelligence: A Study of Female Secondary School Headteachers, Educational Management Administration & Leadership. vol. 39 no. 2 pp.205-218  ISSN: 1741-1432. DOI: 10.1177/1741143210390057

Other Contributions:

Cliffe, J.E. (2008) The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Female Secondary School Leadership, Working Paper, July 2008. http://www.ioe.mmu.ac.uk/cue/research.php

Cliffe, J.E. and Robinson, J.F. (2008) Measuring Emotional Intelligence: A Comparison of Different Methodologies in a Study of Female School Leaders,Working Paper, July 2008. http://www.ioe.mmu.ac.uk/cue/research.php

Robinson, J.F. and Cliffe, J.E. (2006) Digital natives: C21st teaching for C2st learning for C21st kids, Working Paper 2. July 2006. http://www.ioe.mmu.ac.uk/cue/research.ph