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Maeve Murray

Lecturer - Physical Education

About Research



Having graduated with a First Class BSc Honours degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Maeve further completed her PGCE in Physical Education and Religion Studies at University of Ulster.

Maeve continued to work as a Head of Physical Education in Northern Ireland prior to achieving an MSc by Research through Swansea University with a focus on motor competence, fundamental movement skills and physical activity.

Maeve has extensive practitioner experience in both Physical Education and sports coaching. She is a level 2 netball coach and has held numerous prominent positions in coaching and leadership in this sport and is still an active player. She works collaboratively with a number of education authorities and governing bodies of sport throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Maeve has experience of lecturing in sport and exercise sciences, physical education, sports coaching and research methods.


Research profile

Invited presentations

  • Murray, M., McNarry, M.A., Hill, P., Stratton, G. & Mackintosh, K.A. Measuring and Defining Children’s Fundamental Movement Skills. United Kingdom & Ireland Motor Competence Network Meeting, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Oral Presentation
  • Murray, M., Hill, P. McNarry, M.A., Mackintosh, K.A. & Stratton, G. Evaluating FMS During Late Childhood and Adolescence. United Kingdom & Ireland Motor Competence Network Meeting, Cork, Republic of Ireland. Oral Presentation

Research seminars

  • Murray., M., McNarry, M.A., Stratton, G. & Mackintosh, K.A. Developing objective assessment methods of Fundamental Movement Skills through visualisation. Applied Sport Technology Exercise and Medicine Research Centre (A-STEM) Postgraduate Conference, Swansea, Wales, UK. Oral Presentation.

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