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Dr Shrehan Lynch

Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education


    I am a physical education lecturer and teacher educator at the University of East London. I teach trainee teachers on the PGCE, school direct, and apprenticeship programme. I specialize in research on teacher education, physical education, and social justice. My Ph.D. (awarded December 2018 from the University of Alabama, USA) examined transformative pedagogies in primary and secondary physical education and teacher education. I adopt social justice and critical/feminist theories to frame my work and draw upon narrative and ethnographic inquiry. Before lecturing, I was a PE teacher in an inner-city school in London. During my Ph.D I worked as teaching faculty in the Department of Kinesiology and was a Qualitative Research Assistant at the University of Alabama.


    Research Interests:

    - Sociocultural issues in physical education

    - Teaching for social good in public schools

    - Critical/transformative pedagogical approaches in higher education

    - Qualitative research methods such as visual inquiry, digital ethnography, narrative inquiry, and action based research


    Recent publications:

    Lynch, S., & Curtner-Smith, M. D. (Online First) "“You have to find your slant, your groove:” One Physical Education Teacher’s Efforts to Employ Transformative Pedagogy." Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. Doi: 10.1080/17408989.2019.1592146

    Lynch, S., & Kuntz, A.M. (Online First) A critical autoethnography of a doctoral students’ research journey: Learning to take risks in the academy. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education. Doi: 10.1080/25742981.2019.1588762

    Lynch, S., & Curtner-Smith, M. D. (Online First) U.S faculty members engaging in transformative PETE: A feminist perspective. Sport Education & Society. Doi: 10.1080/13573322.2018.1560255

    Lu, J., Mumba, M. N., Lynch, S., Li, C., Hua, C., & Allen, R. S. (2019) Trait mindfulness and nursing students’ psychological stress: A regression and mediation analysis. Nurse Education Today, 75, 41-46.

    Lynch, S., & Curtner-Smith, M. D.  (2018) U.S faculty members engaging in transformative PETE: A feminist perspective. Sport Education & Society. doi: 10.1080/13573322.2018.1560255

    Lynch, S., Richards, K.A.R., & Pennington, C. (2018) “What’s the middle ground? Am I ever going to be the perfect teacher?:” Self-study of a Doctoral Student’s Acculturation Process. Studying Teacher Education: A Journal of Self-Study of Teacher Education Practice. doi:10.1080/17425964.2018.1462154

    Lynch, S., & McLoughlin, G. (2018) Optimizing the learning environment for students in physical education: Integrating theories of motivation. Active & Healthy Journal, 25(1).

    Lynch, S., & Ottaway, S. (2018). Back to school netball style: An emerging highly inclusive game for physical education or sport. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 89(4), 54-57. doi:10.1080/07303084.2018.1431469

    Richards, K.A.R., Lynch, S., & Sinelnikov, O. (2017). Doctoral students as teaching mentors for preservice physical education teachers. International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance, 9(1).





    Available for doctoral supervision

    In areas: teacher education, teachers, teaching, sociocultural issues, social justice, critical and transformative pedagogies, narrative inquiry, critical autoethnography, digital ethnography