Lee Beaumont

Lee Beaumont


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Personal profile


Dr Lee Beaumont is an Associate Professor in Physical Education in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.  He joined the School in September 2007 on a year-long secondment and was appointed full-time in September 2008.  Prior to working at UEA, Lee taught for six years in the state education sector.  Lee has also held a variety of posts within the coaching, sports science, outdoor, and fitness industry sectors. 

Lee’s main teaching responsibilities are on the suite of BSc Physical Education, Sport, and Health programmes.  He also contributes to the MA (Educational Practice and Research) and EdD programmes and supervises research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  

Lee holds a BSc in Sports Studies with Leisure Studies from De Montfort University (Bedford), an MSc in Sports Science from Loughborough University, and an EdD in Physical Education, a PGCE in Physical Education (Secondary), and a PGCert in Higher Education Practice from the University of East Anglia.


Membership of Learned Societies and Professional Bodies

Association for Physical Education (afPE)

International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP)

International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)

British Canoeing (BC)                                                                                                                 

Mountain Training Association (MTA)                                                                 

British Mountaineering Council (BMC)

Institute of Outdoor Learning (IOL)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)                                                                                                                                                                                                    







Key Research Interests and Expertise

Lee is a member of the Sport, Health and Education (SHE) Research Group.  His research interests lie in the area of physical education and sport pedagogy, with a particular emphasis on health-related policy and practice within the physical education curriculum, the promotion of healthy active lifestyles in young people, sports coaching, outdoor education, and lifestyle sports.  Lee’s most recent project investigated teachers’ and pupils’ perceptions of the delivery of health-related exercise in physical education.  Current projects include the quality of teacher-pupil relationships, the development of pupils’ health knowledge across the transition from primary to secondary school, and the evaluation of a capoeira education project. 



Teaching Interests

Lee teaches on the suite of BSc Physical Education, Sport, and Health programmes and is module leader for Policy and Practice in Physical Education (Level 5), Analysis and Classification of Sport (Level 6), and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Level 6).  He also contributes to the delivery of the MA Educational Research and Practice and EdD programmes.  Lee supervises research projects at undergraduate (BSc) and postgraduate (MA, MRes, EdD, and PhD) levels. 




External Activities

External Examiner

Univeristy of Bedfordshire (BA Physical Education [Secondary] leading to the award of QTS) (2014-2019)

Solihull College (FdSc Coaching Science, BSc Applied Sports Science, and BSc Applied Sports Science [Coaching]) (2014-2018)

City of Oxford College (FdSc and BSc Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation) (2015-2018)

Administrative Posts

  • Member of Promotions Committee (School of Education and Lifelong Learning)
  • Chair of UG and PGT (non-PGCE) Extenuating Circumstances Panel (School of Education and Lifelong Learning)
  • Chair of Faculty Appeals and Complaints Panel (Faculty of Social Sciences)



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