Biography

Dr Lee Beaumont is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and the Director of Learning, Teaching and Quality in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.  He joined the School in September 2007 on a year-long secondment and was appointed full-time in September 2008.  Prior to working at UEA, Lee taught for six years in the state education sector.  Lee has also held a variety of posts within the coaching, sports science, and fitness industry sectors. 

Lee’s main teaching responsibilities are on the BA Physical Education programme.  He also contributes to the MA (Educational Practice and Research) and MRes programmes and supervises research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  Lee is also a member of the Faculty Appeals and Complaints Panel (FACP).

Lee holds a BSc in Sports Studies with Leisure Studies from De Montfort University (Bedford), an MSc in Sports Science from Loughborough University, and an EdD in Physical Education, a PGCE in Physical Education (Secondary), and a PGCHEP in Higher Education Practice from the University of East Anglia.

Research Interests

Physical education pedagogy
Health-related policy and practice within the physical education curriculum
The promotion of healthy, active lifestyles in young people

Membership of Professional Bodies

Association for Physical Education (afPE) 
International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP)
International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) 
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

 

 

 

 

 

Key Research Interests

Lee is a member of the Sport, Health and Education (SHE) Research Group.  His research interests lie in the area of physical education pedagogy, with a particular emphasis on health-related policy and practice within the physical education curriculum and the promotion of healthy, active lifestyles in young people.  Lee’s most recent project investigated teachers’ and pupils’ perceptions of the delivery of health-related exercise in physical education.  Current projects include the quality of teacher-pupil relationships, the development of pupils’ health knowledge across the transition from primary to secondary school, and the evaluation of a capoeira education project. 

Current doctorial students

Jane Hibberd (2nd Supervisor EdD)

James Skinner (1st Supervisor EdD)

Andrea Hall (1st Supervisor EdD)

Thomas Leeder (2nd Supervisor PhD)

Khalil Ahmed (2nd Supervisor EdD)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Publications

Refereed conference proceedings

Beaumont, L. C. (2014). Pupils' experiences of health-related exercise in physical education.  Proceedings of the 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children (p.43).  Toronto, Canada: Active Healthy Kids Canada. 

Beaumont, L. C., Warburton, V. E., & Jowett, S. (2013). The teacher-pupil relationship in physical education: Pupils' motivation, achievement and well-being.  5th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Rochester, USA.

Warburton, V. E., Beaumont, L. C., & Jowett, S. (2013). The teacher-pupil relationship: Effects on physical education teachers' motivation and well-being.  5th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Rochester, USA.

Beaumont, L. C. (2013). Pupils' preferences for the health-related exercise activities in physical education lessons. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical activity (ISBNPA) Annual Meeting, Ghent, Belgium.  

Beaumont, L. C. (2012). PE teachers’ perceptions of the delivery of health-related exercise in physical education.  International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS), Glasgow, UK.

Beaumont, L. C. (2012). Pupils’ perceptions of the delivery of health-related exercise in physical education.  Association for Physical Education (afPE) National Conference, Enstone, UK.

Beaumont, L. C. (2012). The delivery of health-related exercise in physical education: A qualitative observational study.  Association for Physical Education (afPE) National Conference, Enstone, UK.

 

Published Abstracts

Beaumont, L. C. (2014). Pupils' experiences of health-related exercise activities in physical education.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11 (Suppl. 1), S128.

Beaumont, L. C. (2012). Pupils' perceptions of the delivery of health-related exercise in physical education.  Physical Education Matters, 7, 51.

 

Funded research

£500 from EDU Pump Priming Research Fund: 'PE students' perceptions of navigation in physical education' (PI: Dr Lee Beaumont).  2013.

£250 from The Bedford Physical Education Old Students' Association Education Projects Fund: 'An evaluation of the capoeria and mainstream education project' (PI: Dr Lee Beaumont; Co-I: Dr Victoria Warburton).

£1324 from EDU Pump Priming Research Fund: ‘The quality of teacher-pupil relationships in physical education: A key factor for pupils' achievement, motivation and well-being’ (PI: Dr Victoria Warburton; Co-Is: Dr Lee Beaumont and Dr Sophia Jowett [Loughborough University]).  2012.

  

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

Consultancy

Academic Adviser/Link for FdA in Sport, Health and Exercise and BSc in Applied Sport, Health and Exercise at City College Norwich (2008 – Present).

Physical Education Consultant for University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) (2011 – Present). 

  • £1914.00 - Development of a Physical Education Grade 12 Course Plan for the Kazakhstan Integrated Programme of Development (KIPD) project.
  • £1914.00 - Development of a Physical Education Grade 11 Course Plan for the Kazakhstan Integrated Programme of Development (KIPD) project.
  • £2815.80 – Four-Day Subject Programme Development Workshop in Kazakhstan for the Kazakhstan Integrated Programme of Development (KIPD) project.
  • £542.50 – Review of a Physical Education Grade 12 Teaching Guide for the Nile Egyptian Schools (NES) project.
  • £525.60 – Review of a Physical Education Grade 11 Teaching Guide for the Nile Egyptian Schools (NES) project.
  • £242.20 - Review of a Physical Education Grade 2 and 3 Teaching Guide for the Nile Egyptian Schools (NES) project.
  • £80.80 - Review of a Physical Education Grade 6 Teaching Guide (Unit 4 - Outdoor and Adventurous Learning) for the Nile Egyptian Schools (NES) project.
  • £50.00 - Review of the Advanced Subsidiary/Advanced GCE Physical Education Specification for Pearson UK/Edexcel’s GCE Physical Education Specification Redevelopment Project.
  • £2000.00 - Literature Review on ‘Recruitment Strategies into Sport’ for Active Norfolk’s Sport England “Get Healthy, Get Into Sport” Project (with Co-R: Dr Victoria Warburton). 

 

External Examiner

University of Bedfordshire - BA (Hons) Physical Education (Secondary) leading to the award of QTS (2014 - present).

City of Oxford College (associate partnership college of Oxford Brookes University) - FdSc and BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation (2015 - present).

Solihull College (associate partnership college of Oxford Brookes University) - FdSc Coaching Science, BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science, and BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science (Coaching) (2014 - present).

 

Validation Event Membership

Panel Member for the revalidation of FdSc in Sports Coaching at Easton College (July 2010). 

Course Team Member for the validation of BA (Hons) Sport, Health and Exercise at City College Norwich (May 2010). 

Panel Member for the validation of FdSc in Sport, Health and Exercise at UCS Great Yarmouth (March 2010). 

Panel Member for the validation of FdSc in Sports Development and Coaching at UCS Bury St. Edmunds (February 2010). 

Panel Member for the validation of FdA in Football Development and Coaching at UCS Lowestoft (November 2008).

 

Teaching Interests

Lee teaches on the BA Physical Education programme and is module leader for Policy and Practice in Physical Education (Level 5), Inclusive Physical Education (Level 5), and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Level 6).  He also contributes to the delivery of the MA Educational Research and Practice programme.  Lee supervises research projects at undergraduate (BA) and postgraduate (MA, MRes, EdD, and PhD) levels. 

Administrative Posts/Responsibilities

Director of Learning, Teaching and Quality for the School of Education and Lifelong Learning

Executive Team Member for the School of Education and Lifelong Learning

Student Representative Officer for the School of Education and Lifelong Learning

Promotions Committee Member for the School of Education and Lifelong Learning

Course Directors' Teaching Committee Member for the School of Education and Lifelong Learning

Social Sciences Faculty Appeals and Complaints Panel Member