Type of Fellowship: Specialist
Year of Fellowship: 2010
Youth sport trust Fellow
Lisa is passionate about the power of sport being used as a vehicle to promote better opportunities in life, and is an active ambassador herself. As of September 2012 Lisa took on the role of ‘Senior Lecturer in Sport Policy and Strategic Sports Development’ at Southampton Solent University, where one of her specialist units is on sport development through strategic cross-sector partnerships. Lisa is thoroughly enjoying working with the next generation of industry practitioners in order to promote the 'Power of Sport'.
Previously Lisa was the Partnership Development Manager (PDM) for the Toynbee School Sport Partnership based in Hampshire. Her role was a full time strategic management position responsible for developing and managing partnerships within and beyond education, in order to ensure that every young person had the opportunity to engage in Physical Education (PE) and Sport.
Lisa trained as a secondary PE teacher at Exeter University and following achieving her 1st class honours degree, she has worked continuously within education. During her 10 years of PE teaching, Lisa progressed to subject leader before embarking on her work within the School Sport Partnership infrastructure. An important aspect of her work involved strategically linking key partners across the wider community, with a collective aim of ensuring that all young people had access to ‘high quality’ PE, sport and physical activity opportunities.
Lisa believes in establishing positive and meaningful relationships with and between educational institutions and community providers, in order to create opportunities that reflect the demands of young people. By working in partnership, programmes can be put in place that are appropriate and engaging and encourage a ‘life-long’ commitment to sport and physical activity. Lisa has always promoted the importance of creating ‘healthier futures’ by encouraging young people from an early age to play sport and be physically active.
Take a look at Lisa's research
Current principal role: Senior Lecturer in Sport Policy
Current principal organisation: Southampton Solent University
Other leadership role 1: Unit Leader
Other organisation 1: Southampton Solent University
Research: The Power of Sport
Research topics: Community development; Equality; Sports; Young people;
Secondment host: Sport4Schools