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Dr Georgia Allen-Baker

Senior Lecturer

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Georgia is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. Her primary responsibilities include teaching in the fields of Sport Development. Georgia contributes to teaching at all levels delivering lectures, seminars and practical sessions across a wide range of modules.

Georgia completed her undergraduate degree in Applied Sport Sciences and an MSc in Sport Psychology at Northumbria University in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Whilst completing her studies, Georgia worked as a Community Development Coach and delivered sport sessions in schools and across the local community. After graduating, she worked for the NHS for two years, mainly as an exercise coordinator for an acute mental health hospital. She then successfully applied for a PhD studentship at Brunel University London. Whilst completing her PhD, Georgia taught at Brunel and at the University of West London. Before moving back to Northumbria as a Senior Lecturer, Georgia worked at York St John University as a Lecturer in Youth Sport and PE. Additionally, Georgia is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Georgia Allen-Baker

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • ‘We just thought everyone else is going so we might as well’: middle-class parenting and franchised baby/toddler swimming, Allen, G., Velija, P., Dodds, J. 4 Mar 2021, In: Leisure Studies
  • ‘Don’t touch my bag’: The Role of Superstition in Professional Male Boxing, Allen-Baker, G., Thornton, C., Riby, H. 1 Mar 2020, In: The Sports Psychologist
  • Taught not caught: exploring male adolescent experiences of explicitly transferring life skills from the sports hall into the classroom, Allen, G., Rhind, D. 19 Sep 2018, In: Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
  • Enablers and barriers for male students transferring life skills from the sports hall into the classroom, Allen-Baker, G., Rhind, D., Koshy, V. 1 Jan 2015, In: Qualitiative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health

PGR Supervision

Rachael Bland Exploring role conflict and the lived experiences of student-para-athletes: a qualitative phenomenological study. Start Date: 01/06/2018


  • Psychology PhD June 01 2013
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017

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