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Juliet Paterson

Lecturer of Sport, Health and PE

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

01752 636700 Ext:8670

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Role Summary


Juliet teaches across the Physical Education, Sport Coaching and Health and Wellbeing undergraduate programmes. She is a qualified primary school teacher and has led PE in a number of schools.

In addition to this, Juliet was South West Lead for British Triathlon's children’s coach development initiative ‘Skills School’, supporting the design and development of this programme nationally. For British Triathlon, she developed PE teacher resources contributing to the 'My Personal Best' Youth Sport Trust Initiative (2020) and co-produced the 'Coaching Children and Young People in Triathlon Development Programme' (2019), as well as the Triathlon in Schools Teacher Development Programme (2020). As a Triathlon Coach Educator and Assessor, she has tutored coaches supporting them to achieve their Level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications.

Juliet's teaching experiences and coaching qualifications include a wide range of sports, including traditional sports such as hockey and rowing, modern sports such as triathlon and individual sports such as athletics and swimming. Juliet has worked with a range of age groups and experience levels, from young children in primary school and club settings, through to regional academy athletes.



  • Current studies: PhD - Centalising Children's meaningful experiences in Primary PE, Plymouth Marjon University
  • MA - Coaching Children and Young People, Plymouth Marjon University
  • PGCE Primary, Anglia Polytechnic University
  • BA (Hons) - Sport Studies, De Montfort University, Bedford



  • BA Physical Education
  • BA Sport Coaching and Physical Education
  • BSc Health & Wellbeing Practitioner
  • BA Sport Development & Coaching



Juliet is specifically interested in research considering: Children's meaningful experiences of Primary PESSPA provision; Student engagement; Children as co-researchers; Youth Particpatory Action Research; Co-production and co-design.



Paterson, J and Gibson, K (2020) Chapter 11. Performing in Chaos: Coaching Transition to Young Triathletes using Positive Pedagogy. In: Applied Positive Pedagogy in Sport Coaching (Light, R.L. & Harvey, S., 2020): International Cases. Routledge, New York. ISBN 9781003043812.

Budzynski-Seymour, E., Tuvey, S., Paterson, J., Jones, M., Steele, J. (Preprint) The Two Converging Paths of Social Marketing and Behavioural Economics: A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis of Their Effect on Physical Activity and Nutrition Behaviours in Children.   

Other Interests


Being outdoors, not sitting and writing!!

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