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Martin Longworth


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Research interests

My research area comprises a critical sociology of sports coaching and pedagogy. The purpose is to examine the complexity of the inter-active coaching context, and how practitioners manage the power-ridden dilemmas that arise, in an attempt to develop greater ‘reality grounded’ preparation programmes for students and coaches. In an attempt to explore such uncertainties, dilemmas and micro-political actualities I embrace a range of qualitative research methods as ways of better understanding sports coaching and sport performance.

Current Teaching

Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and PE. His leadership responsibilities are to Programme manage the MSc Sports Coaching provision alingside teaching and module leading across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. He achieved Fellow status of the Higher Education Academy in 2018.

External positions and memberships

International Journal of Sport Sciences – Peer Reviewer

British Sociological Association – Member 

Football Association of Wales – Licenced Coach. FAW C Certificate and FAW/UEFA B Licence Tutor

Union of European Football Associations – Licenced Coach

Previous Positions

Lecturer in Sports Coaching & Performance, University of Wolverhampton. 2017-2019

Tutor in Sports Coaching and Football, Cardiff Metropolitan University. 2014-2017

Module Co-ordinator (Research Methods), Bridgend College. 2016-2017


Education/Academic qualification

Sports Coaching, SportD, Cardiff Metropolitan University


Teaching in Higher Education and Professional Practice, PgC, University of Wolverhampton


Sports Coaching, MSc, Cardiff Metropolitan University


Sport & PE, BSc, Cardiff Metropolitan University


External positions

FAW/UEFA B Licence Tutor, Football Association of Wales

1 Jun 2019 → …

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Research Output

  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
  • 1 Master's Thesis

Exploring The Reality of Student-Coaches’ Work-Based Learning

Longworth, M., 2019, Exploring research in sport coaching pedagogy: Context and contingency. Corsby, C. L. T. & Edwards, C. N. (eds.). Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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

Exploring The Reality of Student-Coaches’ Work-Based Learning

Longworth, M., Sep 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

An [Auto]-Ethnographic Study of A Football Coach’s Experience in Coach Education

Longworth, M., 2015, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis