PgCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Manchester Metropolitan University (2017).
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017).
PhD, Understanding community coaches' experiences of everyday coaching practice: A narrative-biographical study. The University of Hull (2014).
Postgraduate Training Scheme (Research), The University of Hull (2011).
BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance, The University of Hull (2010).
Lecturer in Sport and Physical Activity: Leeds Trinity University.
Research Assistant: Manchester Metropolitan University.
Lecturer in Sports Coaching: Bishop Burton College P/T (HE).
Lecturer in Sports Coaching: Hull College P/T (HE).
Swimming Coach: East Riding of Yorksire Council (P/T).
Community Disability Youth Worker: Barnardo's (P/T).
FdA and FdSc Link Tutor for the collaborative programmes the Department validates for FE colleges in Manchester.
The Faculty Academic Quality and Standards Committee Member.
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BSc (Hons) Sport: Coaching and Development (SCAD)
BSc (Hons) Manchester City Community Football Coaching (MCFC)
BSc (Hons) Sport, Physical Activity and Health (SPAH)
Unit Leader for Introduction to Coaching Practice (MCFC) (L4).
Unit Leader for Sport Science and Coaching Practice (SCAD) (L4).
Unit Leader for Social Aspects of Physical Activity (SPAH) (L4).
Working in High Performance Sport (SCAD) (L6).
Project Supervisor (L6).
Unit Leader for Issues in Pedagogy (L7).
Project Supervisor (L7).
PhD Consterdine, A. (In progess). Power, control and micro-politics within elite track and field athletics in the UK. Manchester Metropolitan University (Co-Supervisor).
MRes Haviland, N. (Completed 2018). Understanding healthy lifestyles: a phenomenological and sociodemographic exploration of parental and child perceptions. Manchester Metropolitan University (Co-Supervisor).
Dawson, R. (2017). MSc. A novice strength and conditioning coach’s experiences of the complex and contested nature of working in professional sport. University of Hull.
June 2018 - External panel member - Sheffield Hallam University / collaborative validation panel: collaborative partner Stockport College (FdSc Sport Coaching).
Dr Ben Ives (Manchester Metropolitan University).
Dr Ashley Allanson (Ohio University).
Dr Lee Nelson (Edge Hill University).
Professor Paul Potrac (Northumbria University).
LA. Gale, B. Ives (2019). Unpacking the challenges, tensions and realities of the community sports coaching profession. Manchester Metropolitan University.
LA. Gale, B. Ives, P. Potrac, L. Nelson Trust and Distrust in Community Sports Work: Tales from the "Shop Floor". Sociology of Sport Journal.
LA. Gale (2017). Book review: Sport coaching concepts: a framework for coaching practice (2nd ed). Sports Coaching Review. pp.1-5.
L. Nelson, P. Potrac, D. Gilbourne, A. Allanson, LA. Gale, et al. (2013). Thinking, Feeling, Acting: The Case of a Semi-Professional Soccer Coach. Sociology of Sport Journal. 30(4), pp.467-486.
LA. Gale, WG. Taylor, MD. Cooke (2018). Mentoring in community sports coaching. In: F. Chambers (Ed). Learning to mentor in sports coaching: a design thinking approach. London: Routledge.
B. Ives, LA. Gale, P. Potrac, L. Nelson (2018). The Interplay between Identity and Emotion in Community Sport Coaches Work. In: In C. Corsby and C. Edwards (Eds.), Context, contingency and culture: The sports coach as 'bricoleur'. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.,
B. Ives, LA. Gale, L. Nelson, P. Potrac (2016). Enacting Youth Sport Policy: Towards a micro-political and emotional understanding of community sports coaching work. In: K. Green & A. Smith (eds) Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport. London: Routledge.
J. Toner, M. Aidan, LA. Gale (2016). Jean Piaget: Learning and the stages of athlete development. In: L. Nelson, R. Groom & P. Potrac (eds) Learning in Sports Coaching: Theory and Application. London: Routledge.
A. Consterdine, WG. Taylor, LA. Gale Power, control and politics in high-performance sport. Liverpool John Moores University, UK, 11/5/2018.
B. Ives, LA. Gale, P. Potrac, L. Nelson “I just wanted to snap”: Exploring anger in community sports coaching. Cheshire, UK., 25/4/2018.
B. Ives, L. Nelson, P. Potrac, LA. Gale ‘Enacting Sport Policy: A community sports coaches lived experience of zero hours contract work’. Plymouth, UK, 17/11/2017.
LA. Gale, B. Ives, P. Potrac, L. Nelson ‘Exploring Trust, Distrust and Trustworthiness in Community Sport Coaching’. Gloucestershire, UK, 8/9/2017.
B. Ives, LA. Gale, P. Potrac, L. Nelson ‘Identity and Emotion in Community Sport Coaches Work’. Cardiff, UK, 6/9/2017.
A. Consterdine, W. Taylor, LA. Gale ‘The case of Jess Varnish; cycles of power, resistance, and visibility’. Cardiff, UK, 6/9/2017.
LA. Gale, P. Potrac, L. Nelson, B. Ives 'Surviving austerity' community sport coaches' understandings of workplace relations'. Manchester, UK, 16/3/2017.
CRiC Coaching in the Community Symposium:
'unpacking the challenges, tensions, and realities of the community sports coaching profession'
Sports Coaching Review
Applied Coaching Research Journal (UK Coaching)
On-Going Funded Research Projects:
Feb-2019 - Aug 2019 - Reading FC Community Trust 'Community Evaluation Report' Ben Ives (PI), Laura Gale and John Daniels (CI).
Report Contributor For Completed Funded Research Projects:
April 2015 - Canoe England 'Coaching Workforce Audit'.
March 2014 - Sport England 'Volunteer Insight'.
Podcast: Episode 3 with 'Coaching With an Accent' on soundcloud station: https://soundcloud.com/user-532650358 discussing @CRiC_2018 event.