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Tom Hounsell

Lecturer - Physical and Sport Education

About Research


Tom joined the Physical and Sport Education degree programme in September 2016. Prior to joining St Mary’s University Tom spent six years employed full-time at a leading professional football club, working as a Football & Education head coach and a academy coach. Tom continues to work with this football club part time as a Youth Phase (U15) Academy Coach.


Tom has previously undertaken Coach behavior observation with a focus on effective questioning, as a consequence of the EPPP review. Results were collated to aid in the development of the academy coaching model and review of the syllabus.

Tom has recently finished studying a MSc in Sports Coaching at Loughborough University and focused on whether Game Centred Approach principles can be embedded into one-to-one coaching contexts for his final dissertation.

Research Interests:

  • Coaching pedagogy
  • Coaching sociology
  • Performance/coach behaviour analysis
  • Coach Education