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Dr Linda Allin

Associate Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Linda Allin is Associate Professor in Sport Development, in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation.  Her main teaching area is in community sport development and her main research interests lie in the value of sport, physical activity and the outdoors for women and other disadvantaged groups. Her PhD in 2003 explored women's career identities in outdoor education and she has a number of publications relating to women's experiences in the outdoor industry. Linda has over 20 years experience in Higher Education and in addition to subject research she has a passion and commitment to the ongoing enhancement of teaching and learning. As current Director of Employability in the Department, she strives to ensure that student preparation for the world after university is underpinned by relevant and up to date knwoledge and scholarship.

Linda Allin

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Conducting Evaluation Research with Exercise Referral Schemes as an Insider, Hanson, C., Allin, L. 22 Jan 2020, SAGE Research Methods Cases, SAGE
  • The enactment of setting policy in secondary school physical education, Wilkinson, S., Penney, D., Allin, L., Potrac, P. 24 Jun 2020, In: Sport, Education and Society
  • The Profile of Higher Education Sport Students in England, Hayman, R., Coyles, A., Allin, L. 1 Aug 2020, In: Innovative Practice in Higher Education
  • How do participant experiences and characteristics influence engagement in exercise referral?, Hanson, C., Oliver, E., Dodd-Reynolds, C., Allin, L. 20 Feb 2019, In: BMJ Open
  • New academics’ experiences of induction to teaching: an Activity Theory approach, Mathieson, S., Allin, L., Penlington, R., Black, K., Orme, E., Anderson, E., Hooper, H., McInnes, L. 31 Dec 2019
  • Publishing and disseminating outdoor studies research, Allin, L., Prince, H., Humberstone, B. 12 Aug 2019, Research Methods in Outdoor Studies, Taylor & Francis
  • Engaging the wider academic community in a postgraduate certificate in Academic Practice : the issue of standards, Reimann, N., Allin, L. 2018, In: International Journal for Academic Development
  • Women, physicality and the outdoors, Allin, L. 31 May 2018, The Palgrave Interntaional Handbook of Women and Outdoor Learning, Cham, Palgrave
  • Adventure revisited, Beames, S., Humberstone, B., Allin, L. 2 Oct 2017, In: Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning
  • Exploring Social Integration of Sport Students during the Transition to University, Allin, L., Coyles, A., Hayman, R. 1 Jul 2017, In: Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice


  • Academic Studies in Education MA June 01 2011
  • Sociology PhD July 31 2003
  • Psychology MSc September 01 1992
  • Physical Education PGCE July 31 1992
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2007

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Shaun Wilkinson The Enactment of Setting in Secondary School PE: Teacher and Pupil Perspectives Start: 06/04/2018

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