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Luciana De Martin Silva


  • 38 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Luciana De Martin Silva is a Programme Manager and Principal Lecturer at Hartpury. She teaches in Sports Coaching and Physical Education related modules. She completed her doctoral research at Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2016 investigating Sports Coaching students' learning and identity development and was awarded best PhD defence in the School of Sport. Luciana completed her MA in Education (Sports Coaching) at the University of Bath in 2007 and a BSc in Physical Education (Qualified Teacher and Bachelor degree) at the University of Minas Gerais (UFMG, Brazil) in 2003. Luciana's research interest include Coach Learning and Identity, Sports Pedagogy and Teaching and Learning. She has previous experience as a PE teacher and is the current Head Coach for the England Deaf Women's Futsal team.



Research interests

  • Sports Coaching (the coach-athlete relationship; student learning and coach education)

  • Sports Pedagogy (pedagogical approaches to teaching and coaching – theory and practice)

  • Research Methods (main focus on qualitative methods)

  • Physical Education

  • Sports Performance

  • Sports Sociology (power, discourse, identity)

  • Teaching and Learning

Education/Academic qualification

Teaching in Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate, Cardiff Metropolitan University


Award Date: 1 Jan 2013

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Research Output

  • 38 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 8 Journal Article
  • 5 Poster
  • 3 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
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A aprendizagem do treinador: Um processo de aquisição, participação e transformação.

Translated title of the contribution: The coach's learning: A process of acquisition, participation and transformation.De Martin Silva, L. & Mesquita, I., 2016, Investigação na formação de treinadores: Identidade profissional e aprendizagem . Mesquita, I. (ed.). p. 59-85 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


  • Activities

    Significant Moments and People: Further Insights into Female Coaching Journeys

    P. Lasota (Speaker), , Luciana De Martin Silva (Speaker), , Thomas Legge (Speaker), & Ryszard Chadwick (Speaker)

    Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

    Teaching observations: promoting development through Coaching conversations in Higher Education (Oral Presentation)

    Luciana De Martin Silva (Speaker), , Kate Mori (Speaker), & Thomas Legge (Speaker)

    23 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

    Sports Coaching: Uma experiência britânica

    Luciana De Martin Silva (Speaker)


    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Coaching for Improvement: Moving Towards a Supportive Teaching Observation Scheme within Higher Education

    Thomas Legge (Speaker), , Luciana De Martin Silva (Speaker), & Kate Mori (Speaker)

    Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference