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Dr Emma Huntley

Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psy

Sport & Physical Activity

Dr Emma Huntley

Department: Sport & Physical Activity

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Emma joined Edge Hill in 2006 after completing her BSc (Hons) in Sport & Exercise Science at the same institution (awarded by Lancaster University in 2005). Since then, she was awarded her PG Cert in HE Teaching in 2010, and is one of 3 departmental staff to hold BASES Accreditation (since 2013) in Sport Science Support (specialising in Psychology). Emma’s PhD research, awarded by Liverpool John Moores University in 2021, explored reflective practice engagement and development within trainee sport and exercise scientists and is a continuing area of interest.

Research Interests

Emma’s research focuses on reflective practice and sports practitioners, with a particular focus on sport and exercise scientists. She was awarded her PhD in 2021, which explores reflective practice (RP) efficacy and development over time within sport and exercise science (SES) practitioners engaged in BASES supervised experience (SE). Emma’s research on reflective practice in sport has also informed a revised version of the BASES Reflective Practice core workshop (commencing Autumn 2020) which all BASES SE delegates or trainee sport and exercise scientists in the UK must complete.


Emma is a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology and member of the Sport and Exercise Science team in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity where she also is module leader for Professional Practice in Sport and Exercise Science and Applied Sport Psychology, both modules at Level 6.