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Declan Hamblin

Senior Lecturer

    I am a Senior Lecturer in Secondary Physical Education responsible for all aspects of the planning, delivery and evaluation of the PGCE and School Direct programmes. My work involves liaising with partnership schools and observing our trainee teachers. I gained a joint BSc (Hons) from Trinity & All Saints, College of University of Leeds, in Physical Education & Recreation with Business Management & Administration in 1992. I then attended the Chelsea School, University of Brighton for my PGCE in 1992/93. I taught in Co. Durham for just over two years before volunteering with VSO in the Eastern Caribbean for over three years, where I had responsibility for training and managing eleven staff. I then set up a community based sport development agency in Oracabessa, Jamaica. I was responsible for delivering teacher education in the local schools and national colleges amongst many other projects. I returned to the UK in 2002 and took up post as Head of Department of a secondary school in Islington, where we were involved in many national innovative projects. I became an Advisory PE Teacher for the Borough in 2004. From 2005 until 2011 I worked within a School Sport Partnership taking on many roles and responsibilities, which included teacher training. From 2011 I returned to being a Head of Department. I joined UEL in January 2013. I was awarded Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in July 2014.


    I am currently studying for my professional doctorate in education at UEL. In 2004 I was awarded an ESU Walter Hines Page Scholarship to study behaviour management in Physical Education in the USA. In 2009 I won a Goldsmith's Company Grant for Teachers Award to enable research into Olympic Host City youth participation.


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    Physical Education assessment from 2014: assessing without limits

    Hamblin, Declan. 2014. Research in Teacher Education, Vol. 4 (No.2). 25-33.



    I have an interest in developing creative Secondary Physical Education teachers during Initial Teacher Training, plus the use of assessment methods in Physical Education, International Physical Education curricula and Girls' engagement in Secondary Physical Education.



    PGCE & School Direct Secondary Physical Education
    Member of the Association for Physical Education; Committee member for the London Region & former Vice Chair for the National Subject Association