Dr Andy Miles

 

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​Principal Lect​urer

Telephone number: 029 2041 6517
E-mail address: apmiles@cardiffmet.ac.uk 

Andy is a Principal Lecturer and was the School's Director of Enterprise for 10 years building extensive relationships and partnerships with external agencies to facilitate the School's knowledge transfer activities. He has provided a range of consultancy and training services to athletes, coaches, and NGBs and most recently has been involved in the training of trainee Sport and Exercise Scientists through the BASES Supervised experience workshops. This contribution was recognised by the British Association of Sport & Exercise Science (BASES) who awarded Andy Fellowship status in 2012. Andy is also a Fellow of the HEA and also a National trainer for Sports Coach UK.​​

Research / Publications

My main research interests focus on the development of professional practice in different disciplines, specifically sport coaching and sport science. I have a particular interest in reflective practice and mentoring and their role in the development of effective practice in sport science and coaching

List of Publications

Journal Articles

Cropley, B., Hanton, S., Miles, A., and Niven, A. (in press, 2015) Developing the effectiveness of applied sport psychology service delivery: A reflective practice intervention. Psychology of Sport and Exercise

Cropley, B., Hanton, S., Miles, A., and Niven, A. (2010) The value of reflective practice in professional development: An applied sport psychology review. Sports Science Review, 19, 179-209.

Cropley, B., Hanton, S., Miles, A., and Niven, A. (2010) Exploring the relationship between effective and reflective practice in applied sport psychology The Sport Psychologist24, 521-541.

Jones, R.L., Harris, R.A. and  Miles, A. (2009)  Mentoring in sports coaching: A review of the literature. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 14(3), 267-284

Hanton, S., Cropley, B., Miles, A., Mellalieu, S., and Neil, R. (2007) Experience in sport and its relationship with competitive anxiety International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 5, 28-53

Cropley, B., Miles, A., Hanton, S., and Anderson, A. (2007) Improving the delivery of applied sport psychology support through reflective practice The Sport Psychologist21, 475-494.

Hanton, S., Cropley, B., Miles, A., Mellalieu, S.D., and Neil, R. (2007) An in-depth examination of experience in sport. Competitive experience and the relationship with competitive anxiety International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 5, 28-53. ISSN: 1543-2904.

Peter, R., Luzio, S.D., Dunseath, G., Miles, A., Hare, B., Backx, K., Pauvaday, V., Owens, D.R. (2005)  Effects of exercise on the absorption of Insulin Glargine in patients with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 28: 560–565.

Anderson, A.G., Miles, A.P., Robinson, P. and Mahoney, C., (2004) Evaluating the athlete’s perception of the sport psychologist’s effectiveness: What should we be assessing? Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 5, 255-277

Peter, R., Luzio, S.D., Dunseath, G., Miles, A., Hare, B., Backx. K., Pauveday, V., Owens, D.R. (2004)   Exercise does not affect the absorption of insulin glargine in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Diabetologia. 47(Suppl 12): A33.

Peter, R., Luzio, S.D., Dunseath, G., Miles, A., Hare, B., Backx. K., Pauveday, V., Owens, D.R. (2004) Effects of exercise on the absorbtion of insulin glargine in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes. 53(Suppl 2): A323.

Anderson, A.G., Miles, A.P., Mahoney, C, and Robinson, P. (2002) Evaluating the Effectiveness of Applied Sport Psychology Practice: Making the Case for a Case Study Approach. The Sport Psychologist. 16, 432-453.

Anderson, A.G. and Miles, A.P. (1998) Developing a Reflective Practice Model to Evaluate Applied Sport Psychology. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. Vol 10.  S151-152.

MacLaren, D, Miles, A., O'Neill, I., Critchley, M., Grime, S., and Stockdale, H. (1996) Use of Radionuclide Imaging to Determine Gastric Emptying of Carbohydrate Solutions during Exercise. Brit. J. of Sports Medicine, 30(1), p20-23. 

Invited Professional Articles

Knowles, Z., Cropley, B., Huntley, E., and Miles, A. (2014) Critical issues for the development of reflective practice in the sport and exercise sciences The Sport & Exercise Scientist37, 18-19.

Cropley, B., Miles, A., and Peel, J. (2012) Reflective practice: Value, issues, and developments within sports coaching. Sports Coach UK original research. Leeds, UK: SCUK.

Miles, A., Bolton, N., Cooper, S. Fleming, S. and Anderson, M. (2010) Do Activity, Stay Healthy (Dash) Evaluation Final Report.  InVEST, Cardiff, Wales. Sept 2010
 
Miles, A. (2001) Supporting Coach Education – Towards Reflective Practice.  Faster, Higher, Stronger Coachwise and The National Coaching Foundation Leeds, England (10) Jan 2001, 15-16

Miles, A., MacLaren, D., and Reilly, T. (1992) The Efficacy of a New Energy Drink: a Training Study. Science and Football (Barcelona, Spain) (6), Dec 1992, 4-7.

Miles, A. (1996) The Role of Tranquillisers in Sport and Exercise In The Clinical Pharmacology of Sport and Exercise Volume 7 (p272-280) T. Reilly and M. Orme (Eds). Esteve Foundation Symposium VII Sitges, Spain.


Books and Book Chapters

Cropley, B., Miles, A., and Nichols, T. (in press, 2015). Learning to learn: The coach as a reflective practitioner In J. Wallace and J. Lambert (Eds.), Becoming a sports coach London: Routledge.

Cropley, B., Hanton, S., and Miles, A. (2011) The role of reflective practice in applied sport psychology: Contemporary issues for professional practice. In S. Hanton and S. D. Mellalieu (Eds.) Professional practice in sport psychology: A review. London: Routledge.

Miles, A. (2011) The Reflective Coach  In I. Stafford (Ed.). Coaching Children in Sport (pp. 109- 120). Routledge

Miles, A. and Tong, R. (2008) Sports Medicine for Coaches. In R.L. Jones, M. Hughes and K. Kingston (eds).  An Introduction to Sport Coaching – From Science and Theory to Practice, pp 114-125.  Routledge, Abingdon, Oxford, UK.

Miles, A. (2007) Principles of Sports Coaching In R. Barker et al. – BTEC National Sports Studies Second Edition  Harcourt Education, Oxford

Miles, A. (2004) Principles of Sports Coaching. In R. Barker et al. – BTEC National Sports Studies Harcourt Education, Oxford

Miles, A. (2004) What is Sports Coaching? Leeds: Coachwise Business Solutions/The National Coaching Foundation. ISBN: 978-1-902523-51-4.

Miles, A. (2004) Coaching Practice. Leeds: Coachwise Business Solutions/The National Coaching Foundation. ISBN: 978-1-902523-71-2.

Miles, A. (2001) Reflective Practice II. A Distance Learning Resource for The National Coaching Foundation’s BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Sports Coaching. Coachwise and The National Coaching Foundation, Leeds, England

Miles, A. (2000) A Continuous Professional Development Programme for Coaches of Paralympic Swimmers. A Distance Learning Resource -Coachwise and The National Coaching Foundation, Leeds, England

National Coaching Foundation (2000) Emergency First Aid For Sport Edited by A. Miles and N. Cooke Coachwise and The National Coaching Foundation, Leeds, England

National Coaching Foundation (1999) Fuelling Performers. Edited by A. Miles and J. Crosland Coachwise and The National Coaching Foundation, Leeds, England.

Crisfield, P (1998)  Analysing Your Coaching- The Start of Your Journey Towards Coaching Excellence. Edited by P. Cabral and A. Miles Coachwise and The National Coaching Foundation, Leeds, England

Conference Presentations

I have presented papers and posters at over 30 national and international conferences between 1991 and 2014

Teaching and Supervision

I currently teach on a range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate modules in the disciplines of Sport and Exercise Science, Sport and Exercise Medicine and Sports Coaching. My main focus is on the professional development of practitioners and the role of reflective practice and mentoring.

Postgraduate Research Supervision: Doctor of Philosophy
Currently supervising:

  • Ryland Morgans: PhD by Publication – Understanding the physical and technical performance demands and recovery responses to elite soccer in the English Championship and Premiership Leagues. Submitted December 2014 ​

  • Craig Gill: Professional Doctorate. - Developing the effectiveness of mentoring programmes within the Welsh Football Trust. Registered at Cardiff Metropolitan University and co-supervised by Dr Brendan Cropley Expected completion 2015.

  • Emma Huntley: PhD - Exploring critical reflection in psychology-based practice: A qualitative approach to learning and sharing. Registered at Liverpool John Moores University and co-supervised by Dr. Zoe Knowles, and Dr. Brendan Cropley. Expected completion 2016. ​

  • Toby Nichols: Professional Doctorate - Enhancing the education and ongoing development of golf coaches. Registered at Cardiff Metropolitan University and co-supervised by Dr. Rich Neil and Dr. Brendan Cropley. Expected completion 2017.

Completed:

  • Ailsa Anderson - "Evaluating the effectiveness of sports psychology support services". Completed PhD. Coventry University Completed 2000 ​

  • Brendan Cropley - " The Development Of Effectiveness In Applied Sport Psychology: The Utility Of Reflective Practice”   Completed 2009

External Links

  • Sports Coach UK
  • Football Association of Wales and FIFA Centre of Medical Excellence
  • BASES
  • External Advisor at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire

Qualifications And Awards

PhD – Liverpool John Moores University 1995
BSc (Hons) Sport Science – Liverpool John Moores University 1989
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - 2004
Fellow of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences - 2012
1st4Sport Level 3 Workforce Mentoring Qualified Educator - 2011