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Dr. Jean McArdle

Title:

Programme Leader BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching and Performance

School/ Department:

Health Sciences - Sport And Exercise Science

Room Name/ Num:

210 O'Connell Bianconi - Health Sciences Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Dr Jean Mc Ardle is the programme leader on the BSc in Sports Coaching and Performance and is a member of the Centre for Health Behaviour Research in WIT.  Jean completed a BA/BSc in Sport Science and Irish Studies in St Mary's University College, London before completing an MA in Irish Studies with Sport Sociolgy in The Queen's University, Belfast. Jean completed her PhD in WIT which focused on education policy with particular emphasis on; Physical Education in the Primary School sector. Jean has been lecturing in WIT since 2001. 

Research

Publications: 

Laura Finnegan, Jean Mc Ardle, David Richardson, Martin Littlewood (2018) Somewhat United: Primary Stakeholder Perspectives of school-boy football in Ireland. Managing Sport and Leisure

Laura Finnegan, Jean Mc Ardle, David Richardson, Martin Littlewood, (2016) “The influence of date and place of birth on youth player selection to a National Football Association elite development programme” Journal of Sport Science  

Jean Mc Ardle (2015) Amataeurism and Professsionalism: Sportsmanship and the Irish, Sports Studies and Sportsmanship: Essays from a Multi-disciplinary Perspective, Mc Farland Publishing, New York (In Press)

Jean Mc Ardle and Laura Finnegan (2015) Football on Film. The Portrayal of Sportmanship Sports Studies and Sportsmanship: Essays From a Multi-disciplinary Perspective, Mc Farland Publishing, New York (In Press)

Ciara Losty, Jean Mc Ardle (2012) These Sporting Times: The Social and Sporting Impact of the Current Economic Climate on the GAA, Ireland: Economic, political and social issues. NOVA Publications

Reports:

Ciaran Doyle, Laura Finnegan and Jean Mc Ardle, 2013, An Investigation in to the FAI Emerging Talent Programme, September, 2013 FAI Report

Lynne Brennan and Jean Mc Ardle, 2009 Youth Health and Well-being in Kilkenny, Ossory Youth Project, HSE

Jean Mc Ardle and Rachel Mc Evoy, 2005 Munch and Crunch, Analysis of a Healthy Lunch Project, HSE

Conferences:

Jean Mc Ardle (December 13th – 14th, 2016) Muscular Capitalism, The re-creation of sporting identity and the shifting social paradigm within mediated Irish sports. The Royal Society of Ireland, Popular Culture, The Queen’s University of Belfast

Jean Mc Ardle and Ciara Losty (June 12th – 15th, 2013) These Sporting Times: The Social and Sporting Impact of the Irish Economic Climate in the GAA. ISSA World Congress of Sociology of Sport, Vancouver, Canada

Richard Byrne/ Jean Mc Ardle 21-24 /09 /2011‘Rugby Is My Life’: Self concept and talent Identification in Rugby in Ireland International Society for the Social Sciences of Sport Olomouc, Czech Republic

Jean Mc Ardle /Christopher O’Connor 15/07/2011 Amateur Athletes playing in a Professional Culture: An examination of the use of supplements in the GAA International Conference on the Sociology of Sport Havana, Cuba

Christopher O’Connor / Jean Mc Ardle04/12/2010 Athletes and Supplements. A need for Education? 6th International Continental Coach  Conference Arnhem , Netherlands

Richard Byrne/ Jean Mc Ardle 03/04/2010 Talent Identification: No country for Old Men6th International Continental Coach  Conference Arnhem , Netherlands

Teaching

Teaching Subject Areas:

Coach Education
Sport Pedagogy
Sociology of Sport
Social Psychology and Sport
Motor Behaviour
Irish Studies

International Experience:
St John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, September 2014 – December 2014: 
Lecturing in Sport Psychology, Sport Sociology and Contemporary Irish Culture (full semester)

Professional

External Examiner Roles:
UUJ: University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, Co. Antrim Northern Ireland, External Examiner BSc Sports Coaching 2015 - 2018
DKIT: Dundalk IT, Co Louth, Ireland External Examiner BA in Sport, Exercise and Enterprise 2013 - 2016

 

QQI: Representative member for the QQI in the area of Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education
QQI Representative on Junior Cycle NCCA Short Course framework in Physical Education 2014
QQI Representative on NCCA Senior Cycle Physical Education Curriculum Committee 2009 - 2014
NCCA: Physical Education Review Committee Member 2009 - 2015
IASS: Member of International Association of Sociology of Sport
IPPEA (Irish Primary Physical Education Association)
PEAI (Physical Education Association of Ireland)
PEPAYS Advisory Group

Practical Experience

NCTC (National Coaching and Training Centre / Coaching Ireland): Level Two Tutor
Foundation Level Coaching Qualifications: AAI, FAI, Kick Start 1, Volleyball, IRFU, Mini Rugby, GAA
AAI: Level One Coaching Award
AAI: Level two NCTC Tutor Athletics Ireland
Basketball Ireland: Level one tutor
ICCE Member