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Dr Julia Sargent

Julia Sargent

Profile summary

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) 



Unpacking effective mentorship practices for early-career academics: a mixed methods study (2022-01-07)
Sargent, Julia and Rienties, Bart
International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education ((Early Access))

Participatory Research Approaches in Times of Covid-19: A Narrative Literature Review (2021-01-01)
Hall, Johanna; Gaved, Mark and Sargent, Julia
International Journal of Qualitative Methods ((Early Access))

Appreciative inquiry for physical education and sport pedagogy research: a methodological illustration through teachers’ uses of digital technology. (2021)
Sargent, Julia and Casey, Ashley
Sport, Education and Society, 26(1) (pp. 45-57)

‘None of my other teachers know my face/emotions/thoughts’: Digital technology and democratic assessment practices in higher education physical education. (2021)
Sargent, Julia and Lynch, Shrehan
Technology, Pedagogy and Education ((Early Access))

Technology enhanced learning in physical education? A critical review of the literature (2021)
Sargent, Julia and Calderón, Antonio
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education ((In press))

Action research with parkrun UK volunteer organisers to develop inclusive strategies (2020-10)
Fullagar, Simone; Petris, Sandra; Sargent, Julia; Allen, Stephanie; Aktar, Muhsina and Ozakinci, Gozde
Health Promotion International, 35(5) (pp. 1199-1209)

Flipped Learning, Pedagogy and Digital Technology: Establishing Consistent Practice to Optimise Lesson Time (2020)
Sargent, Julia and Casey, Ashley
European Physical Education Review, 26(1) (pp. 70-84)

Using the meaningful physical education features as a lens to view student experiences of democratic pedagogy in higher education (2020)
Lynch, Shrehan and Sargent, Julia
Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 25(6) (pp. 629-642)

[Book Review] Debates in physical education (2020)
Sargent, Julia
Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 11(3) (pp. 282-284)

[Book Review] Digital technologies and learning in physical education: pedagogical cases (2018)
Sargent, Julia
Sport, Education and Society, 23(1) (pp. 108-110)

Flipped Learning in Physical Education: Opportunities and Applications (2022-08-18)
Østerlie, Ove; Killian, Chad and Sargent, Julia
Routledge Focus on Sport Pedagogy
ISBN : 9781032036717 | Publisher : Routledge

Using digital technologies to enhance your teaching of physical education (2020-11-17)
Sargent, Julia and Casey, Ashley
In: Capel, Susan; Cliff, Joanne and Lawrence, Julia eds. A practical guide to teaching physical education in the secondary school
ISBN : 9780367183936 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London

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

When industry meets Education 4.0: What do Computer Science companies need from Higher Education? (2021-10-26)
Iniesto, Francisco; Sargent, Julia; Rienties, Bart; Llorens, Ariadna; Adam, Araceli; Herodotou, Christothea; Ferguson, Rebecca and Muccini, Henry
In : Ninth International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM’21) (Oct 27-29, Barcelona, Spain) (pp. 367-372)

Sharing experiences of an online HEA Fellowship scheme and its impact on learning and teaching (2021-08-31)
Bossu, Carina; Sargent, Julia; Ismail, Nashwa and Wilson, Jane
In : ALT Annual Conference: Shared Experience, Different Perspectives (7-9 Sep 2021, UK/Online)

The CPD2 Change Cycle: Enabling development for Online Higher Education (2021-06-05)
Adams, Anne; FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Sargent, Julia; Bektik, Duygu; Ismail, Nashwa; Bossu, Carina and Clough, Gill
In : CALRG Annual Conference 2021 (15-16 Jun 2021, Milton Keynes) (pp. 24-24)

Education 4.0 and Computer Science: A European perspective (2021)
Rienties, Bart; Balaban, Igor; Ferguson, Rebecca; Herodotou, Christothea; Iniesto, Francisco; Muccini, Henry; Sargent, Julia and Virkus, Sirje
In : Central European Conference on Information and Intelligent Systems (CECIIS) (Oct 13-15, Varazdin, Croatia)

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)

The CPD2 Change Cycle: Enabling development for Online Higher Education
Adams, Anne; FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Sargent, Julia; Bektik, Duygu; Ismail, Nashwa; Bossu, Carina and Clough, Gill
In : CALRG 2021 Online Conference (15-16 Jun 2021, Online)

Exploring Pedagogy And Digital Technology In Physical Education Through Appreciative Inquiry (2018-05-23)
Sargent, Julia
PhD thesis Loughborough University

Innovating Pedagogy 2021: Open University Innovation Report 9 (2021-01-07)
Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Bossu, Carina; Coughlan, Tim; Ferguson, Rebecca; FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Gaved, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea; Rienties, Bart; Sargent, Julia; Scanlon, Eileen; Tang, Jinlan; Wang, Qi; Whitelock, Denise and Zhang, Shuai
The Open University, Milton Keynes.

Innovating Pedagogy 2020: Open University Innovation Report 8 (2020-01-09)
Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Beirne, Elaine; Conole, Gráinne; Costello, Eamon; Coughlan, Tim; Ferguson, Rebecca; FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Gaved, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea; Holmes, Wayne; Mac Lochlainn, Conchur; Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Mairéad; Rienties, Bart; Sargent, Julia; Scanlon, Eileen; Sharples, Mike and Whitelock, Denise
The Open University, Milton Keynes.