Lucy's main research interest focuses on teaching and learning in higher education, specifically teaching and assessment practices that influence student engagement. She also has a keen interest in community sport development with a focus on how sport can be used as a vehicle for behavioural change.
List of Publications
Wheatley, L. (2012) 'Feeding back to feed forward: formative assessment as a platform for effective learning '
What Works? Student retention and success, HEA, York, 28th-29th March, 2012.
Anderson, M. Wheatley, L. Wall, M. and
Tong, R. J. (2011) Formalised student volunteering opportunities – impact in sport development and coaching: In Enhancing Graduate Impact
in Business and Management, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, Tourism. (Eds. P. Kemp and R. Atfield), Newbury: Threshold Publ. pp 142-152.
Wheatley, L. (2010). The contribution of a personal response system to enhanced engagement and learning. Available at:
Wheatley, Lucy Rose (2007) Sport action zones: empowering local communities? The regional manifestation of a national initiative, Durham theses, Durham University. Available at Durham E-Theses Online:
Thompson, Kevin, Anderson, K., Garland, Stephen and Wheatley, Lucy (2005)
Effect of heavy and light training periods on blood glucose response during rowing. Journal of Sports Sciences, 23 (2). p. 200.
Lucy is the module leader for Introduction to Sport Development (SSP4004), Personal Development Planning (SSP5050) and Developing Communities through Sport (SSP6064) and also teaches on Introduction to Physical Activity and Behaviour Change (SSP4006) and Sport Development in Practice (SSP5056).She is a Level 5 and 6 personal tutor for Sport Development students and supervises undergraduate dissertation students.