Dr Charlie Corsby

Lecturer in Sport Coaching

Telephone number: 029 2041 7316
Email address: ccorsby@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Charlie is a lecturer in Sport Coaching at the Cardiff School of Sport. Charlie joined the teaching team in 2016 and is working towards a Ph.D. in Sport Coaching, which is due for completion this year. Alongside his academic responsibilities, Charlie represents Cardiff Metropolitan Football Club in the Welsh Premier League.

Research / Publications

The focus of my research interests relates to sociological issues within sport coaching, most notably that of coaches’ interaction and their everyday endeavours. I am involved in the sport coaching research group at the Cardiff School of Sport, and currently research the everyday interactions of coaches through an ethnomethodological perspective. I am interested in a range of qualitative research methods as ways of better understanding coaching.

Peer reviewed articles

Jones, R. L., & Corsby, C. (2015). A case for coach Garfinkel: Decision making and what we already know. Quest, 67(4), 439-449.

Conference presentations

Corsby, C. (2014). 'Coaches social competency: Garfinkel, contingency and the ethno-methods of context'. Conference poster presentation, Cardiff Metropolitan Poster Symposium, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Corsby, C., Jones, R.L., & Harris, K. (2014). 'Coaches social competency: Respecting the rules of practice'. Conference poster presentation, 4th International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, Loughborough University, United Kingdom.

Corsby, C., Jones, R.L., & Harris, K. (2015). 'Garfinkel, competency and contingence: The   unwritten rules of practice'. Conference presentation, 3rd International Coaching Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.

    Teaching and Supervision

    I currently deliver on a range of modules within the area of sport coaching, predominantly at undergraduate level. I am a member of the teaching team for Applied Principles and Techniques in Professional Practice (SSP4001). In addition, I was a member of the creation and validation of the Doctorate in Sport Coaching (DSC). The programme includes modules such as, ‘critical, creative and transformative thinking’ and ‘phenomenology of coaching’.

    Qualifications and Awards

    B.Sc. Sport Coaching (1st Class), Cardiff Metropolitan University (2013)

    M.Phil transfer to Ph.D, Cardiff Metropolitan University (2015)

    Ph.D. Sport Coaching, Cardiff Metropolitan University (2017)

    UEFA ‘B’ Licence Coach (Youth & Senior)

    Academic Recognition

    2013 Winner of the Gwyn Williams award for best all-round male undergraduate student

    Awarded Santander Outward Mobility Scholarship (2015)

    External Links

    I am a member of three professional bodies, including:

    • British Sociology Association (BSA)

    • International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA)

    • Football Association of Wales (FAW)

    Sport / Coaching Profile


    Cardiff Metropolitan University F.C. Welsh Premier League Squad

    South-West England Regional Squad player (2009)

    Dorset County Football Player

    Bournemouth District Football Player


    Head coach of Cardiff Metropolitan F.C. Development Squad