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Liam McCarthy

Senior Lecturer - Physical and Sport Education

About Research Media

Biography

I am a coach, coach educator and coach developer, with national and international experience and a global outlook. In the last decade, I have been responsible for building coaching systems, pathways and programmes from the ground up. I have overseen the development of over 20,000 coaches and coach developers and continue to do so.


Research

PUBLICATIONS

Stoszkowski, J., & McCarthy, L. (2019). Heutagogy: Panacea or predicament in higher education? Retrieved from https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/heutagogy-panacea-or-predicament-in-highereducation

McCarthy, L. and Stoszkowski, J. (2018) A heutagogical approach to coach education: what worked for one particular learner, how and why? Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies, 12, 1, 317-336

Stoszkowski, J., & McCarthy, L. (2018). Students’ perceptions of the learner attributes required for (and resulting from) heutagogical learning. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, (14).

Stoszkowski, J., & Mccarthy, L. (2018). “Who Wouldnt Want to Take Charge of their Learning?”. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice,6(2), 104-107. doi:10.14297/jpaap.v6i2.330

McCarthy L., & Brady, A. (2017). Coaching the coaches: The use of appreciative reflection and appreciative inquiry in the development of sports coaches. In: Brady, A & Grenville-Cleave, B. Positive Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity: An Introduction. Routledge. London.

Stoszkowski, J., McCarthy, L., & Fonseca, J. (2017). Online Peer Mentoring and Collaborative Reflection: A Cross-institutional Project in Sports Coaching. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. 5(3), 118-121.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

McCarthy, L., Piggott, D., & North, J. (2018). A realist evaluation of assessment
approaches in coach education: what works for which coaches in what
circumstances and why?. Presented at, USCCE North American Coach Development
Summit. June 18th - June 20th 2018. Orlando, FL.

McCarthy, L., & Brady, A. (2018). Coaching the coaches: Seeking to enhance coach
development process and practice. Presented at, USCCE North American Coach
Development Summit. June 18th - June 20th 2018. Orlando, FL.

McCarthy, L., Muir, B., & Paterson, K. (2017). Successful Coaching Strategies in Elite
Women’s Football: A Player and Coach Perspective. Presented at, International
Council for Coaching Excellence. July 31st - August 2nd 2017. Liverpool, UK.

McCarthy, L. (2017). A Realist Evaluation of UK Coach Education Programmes:
What works, how and why? Presented at, St Mary’s University Post Graduate
Research Conference. June 15th 2017. London, UK.

McCarthy, L., Piggott, D,. & North J. (2017). A Realist Evaluation of Assessment
Approaches in Coach Education: What aspects of assessment work in coach
education programmes, for what coaches, and why? Presented at, United States
Centre for Coaching Excellence: 20th National Coaching Conference. May 22nd - 24th
2017. Atlanta, GA, USA,

Fonseca, J., McCarthy, L., & Stoszkowski, J. (2017). Online Peer Mentoring and
Collaborative Reflection: A Cross-institutional Project in Sports Coaching .
Presented at, United States Centre for Coaching Excellence, 20th National Coaching
Conference. May 22nd - 24th 2017. Atlanta, GA. USA.

McCarthy, L. (2016). Making Sense of Handball . Presented at, Teaching Games for
Understanding 6th International Conference. July 24th - 27th 2016. Cologne, Germany.

McCarthy, L. (2016). The Practical Application of Learning Theory: A Case-Study of
Deliberate Practice with Level 4 Students. Presented at, St Mary’s University
Teaching and Learning Conference. June 28th 2016. London, UK.

McCarthy, L. (2016). Successful Coaching Strategies in Elite Women’s Football: A
Player and Coach Perspective . Presented at, SHAPE America 2016 National Coaching
Conference. June 21st - 23rd. Seattle, WA. USA.

McCarthy, L. (2016). Making Sense of Handball . Presented at, AIESEP - Blazing new
trails: Future directions for sport pedagogy and physical activity. June 8th - 11th 2016.
Laramie, WY. USA.

McCarthy, L. (2016). Optimising Athlete Learning . Presented at Leinster Rugby
Coaching Conference. April 9th 2017. Dublin.

RESEARCH CLUSTERS

Liam McCarthy leads the Realist Research Cluster at St Mary’s University. You can find out more information on the aims and impact of this work at:   https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/research/areas/education-and-teaching/realist.aspx

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Liam McCarthy is the sole international representative on the United Stated Centre for Coaching Excellence (USCCE) North American Coach Development Summit 2019 (Colorado Springs, CO) planning committee.



Media enquiries

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