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 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.  He is also a member of the following learned societies and professional bodies:

Association for Physical Education (afPE)

British Canoeing (BC)

British Educational Research Association (BERA)

British Mountaineering Council (BMC)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL)

International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP)

Mountain Training Association (MTA)                                                            

Key Research Interests

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 physical education teachers' lifestyle sports professional development.  Current projects include the quality of teacher-pupil relationships, the development of pupils’ health knowledge, sports coaching and online learning, sports coaching and biographical learning, and the role of adults who teach physical education. 

Lee has a longstanding interest in physical education curriculum design.  As an international physical education consultant, he has led and assisted on many global physical education curriculum development projects.  Lee has designed physical education curriculums that have been used in over one hundred countries worldwide.

Teaching Interests

Lee's main teaching responsibilities are on the suite of BSc Physical Education, Sport, and Health programmes, where he is module leader for Policy and Practice in Physical Education (Level 5) and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Level 6).  He also contributes to the delivery of the EdD programme and supervises research projects at undergraduate (BSc) and postgraduate (MA, MRes, EdD, and PhD) levels. 

External Activities

Physical Education Consultant for Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CIE) (2011 - present)

Academic Link for City College Norwich (BSc Sport, Health and Exercise BSc Sport, Health and Exercise [Health, Fitness, Strength and Conditioning], and BSc Sport, Health and Exercise [Coaching and Development]) (2008 - present)

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

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

External Examiner for 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 Extenuating Circumstances Panel (School of Education and Lifelong Learning)

Chair of Faculty Appeals and Complaints Panel (Faculty of Social Sciences)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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