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Dr Julia Ellen Sargent

Julia Sargent

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Scholarly Career Development Lecturer
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • LTIA
  • Institute of Educational Technology
  • julia.sargent

Professional biography

Julia is a Lecturer working in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) supporting teaching and research in Academic Professional Development (APD). She is the academic lead for Scholarly Career Development. Her role is mainly focused around the development of pan-university scholarship and use of technology to enhance professional learning and staff development. She also looks at digital pedagogies and how digital technology can support learning and learning materials.

Prior to this role, Julia completed her PhD at Loughborough University in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. She explored how and why physical education teachers' used digital technology.

Research interests

Her research interests include digital technology, technology enhanced learning, teaching, learning, strengths-based approaches and practice-based research. 

Teaching interests

Julia is an FHEA and has taught on a number of research methods modules. She has also taught lectures on the use of digital technology in physical education teaching. 

External collaborations

Julia is a reviewer for the following journals:

  • Sport, Education and Society
  • European Physical Education Review
  • Leisure Studies Journal
  • International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education
  • Physical Education and Sport Pedgagogy (member of the editorial board) 



Flipped Learning, Pedagogy and Digital Technology: Establishing Consistent Practice to Optimise Lesson Time (2019)
Sargent, Julia and Casey, Ashley
European Physical Education Review ((Early Access))
[Book Review] Digital technologies and learning in physical education: pedagogical cases (2018)
Sargent, Julia
Sport, Education and Society, 23(1) (pp. 108-110)
Exploring pedagogies of digital technology in physical education through appreciative inquiry (2018-05-24)
Sargent, Julia and Casey, Ashley
In: Koekoek, Jeroen and van Hilvoorde, Ivo eds. Digital Technology in Physical Education: Global Perspectives. Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport (pp. 69-85)
ISBN : 9781138569881 | Publisher : Routledge
Tools and Technologies for Advancing Professional Development (2019-06-18)
FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Adams, Anne; Bektik, Duygu; Bossu, Carina; Clough, Gill; Ismail, Nashwa and Sargent, Julia
In : CALRG Annual Conference 2019 (17-18 Jun 2019, The Open University, Milton Keynes)
Should teaching be focused on students or content? Evaluating the Tricky Topic process to identify and address student misunderstandings (2019)
Sargent, Julia; Adams, Anne and FitzGerald, Elizabeth
In : ECER Conference (3-6 Sep 2019, Hamburg, Germany)
Exploring Pedagogy And Digital Technology In Physical Education Through Appreciative Inquiry (2018-05-23)
Sargent, Julia
PhD thesis Loughborough University
Blended learning: more than just equal access (2018-09-06)
Sargent, Julia
British Educational Research Association


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