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Michael Ayres

Michael is responsible for developing the Centre’s enterprise and research activities. Prior to joining St Mary’s Michael worked in a variety of Sports Development roles within inner London establishing a range of success projects that promoted  physical activity and sport. Michael currently holds the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification.

For the last nine seasons Michael has worked part time in a variety of coaching, physical development and sport science roles with a Premiership Football Club Academy. In 2013 Michael was elected onto the Teaching games for Understanding International Advisory Board. He has an MSc in Applied Sport Science. He has been invited to speak at a range of International conferences and has begun to develop his research portfolio.


Sam Page

Sam's profile can be viewed on the School of Sport, Health and Applied Science web section.
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Amy Price

Amy is passionate about exploring ways in which video game design principles can inform learning design for sports coaching pedagogy and coach development. 

She has worked with a variety of professional organisations to advise and support staff around this concept, including Leinster Rugby Club, Fulham Football Club and The English Football Association.

Amy's research into video game design pedagogy is the focal point of her Professional Doctorate studies.

Amy is an FA Affiliate Tutor at Level 1, 2 and 3 (UEFA B), and an FA Coach Mentor for female coaches in Surrey. Amy is also a UEFA A Licence football coach, and actively coaching within Foundation Phase football. 

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