Sarah Hunt

Professor of Sport and Physical Activity

Research Group and Institute

  • Politics, Pedagogy & Practice Research Group


Sarah is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the BA(Hons) Physical Education and School Sport, in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity. Sarah is also a member of the Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport (CPSS).

After obtaining her undergraduate BA (Hons) in Sports Studies and completing the PGCE in Secondary Physical Education at Edge Hill University, Sarah taught Physical Education at St Mary’s Catholic High School in Tyldesley for several years. Sarah returned to Edge Hill to take up a lecturing post on the Physical Education and School Sport Degree in September 2007. Sarah has since obtained a MA Education and PG Cert in Teaching and Learning Support in HE. Sarah is currently undertaking a PhD at Leeds Beckett University.


Sarah’s research examines the discursive regimes that underpin adult-child physical interactions within school Physical Education, analysing the place and impact of touch within physical educators’ pedagogical practice.

External Engagement

Sarah’s external engagement activities include:

  • External Examiner at the University of Cumbria for BA (Hons) Physical Education
  • Member of afPE

Selected Publications

LANG, M. and PINDER, S., 2017. Telling (dangerous) stories: a narrative account of a youth coach’s experience of an unfounded allegation of child abuse. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 9:1, 99-110. DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2016.1246469