Bev Smith



​Principal Lecturer
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Cert. Ed. (Dist) Human Movement Studies
B.Ed (Part 1)
M.A. Sport and Leisure
Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods 

Academic Leadership
Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator
School Advocate for Internationalising the Curriculum

Sporting Profile
Former International gymnast (GB and Wales)
Former National Gymnastics Coach (Wales)
International Judge (F.I.G).
Churchill Fellow (1978)
Director (Board Member), Sportscoach UK
Chair, UK Coaching Committee (sportscoach UK)
Chair, Coaching Standards Group (sportscoach UK)

Accredited Assessor for Sport (Level 3 Introduction to Assessment Practice in Sport)
Accredited Senior Tutor and Trainer for Sports Coach UK
Accredited Advisor for UK Sport's 100% ME initiative (Drugs Awareness Training)
Accredited Consultant and Trainer for UK Sport's ACE (Athlete Career and Education) programme   

Research Interests
Enhancing the student learning, teaching and assessment experience
Undertaking the Professional Doctorate (Ed D) in learning and teaching
Coaching practice in women's artistic gymnastics
Responsible for Qualitative research – Evaluation of Welsh Assembly Government's Free Swim Initiative, 2004-2007

ACE (UK) Facilitator 

Membership of Professional Bodies
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Founder Member, Institute for Sport, Parks and Leisure
Honorary Life Member, Welsh Gymnastics Ltd