Professor Julia Longville

​ ​ ​ ​ ​Cecilia Hannigan-Davies ​Position:Dean for Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
​School:​ Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
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Research & Qualifications

MSc, BEd (Hons), CertEd, SFHEA 

Julia Longville has an MSc in Coaching Science (UWIC), a BEd (Hons) Aesthetics and Human Movement Studies (University of Wales), a Certificate of Education (Barry Teacher Training College) and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently studying for a PhD in Mental Health Literacy in High Performance Athletes.

Research Interests:
• Leadership and Management
• Pedagogy
• Mentoring
• Reviewing Learning
• Teaching and Assessment
• Inspection Secondary Sector
• Physical Literacy in Schools and the Community
• Mental Health Literacy

Enterprise and Research Profile:
Julia has made a significant contribution to enterprise activities in the university through her work as a reigistered inspector; as a consultant providing whole School training and development for primary and secondary schools in Wales; oragnising conferences and providing bespoke training at regional level. 

She has contributed to research projects and publications in education and sport. Her main research interest is underpinned by the disciplines of physical education, pedagogy and wellbeing.


Julia Longville has been Dean in the Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy since July 2018. She has worked in education and sport for the past 40 years starting her career as a secondary Physical Education teacher in Coedylan Comprehensive School before moving to Whitchurch High School as Head of Girls’ PE. With 31 years' experience in higher education Julia has led significant change in teaching and learning within the university. 

Julia Longville was educated at Barry Grammar School for Girls and Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School, Barry. She has an MSc Coaching Science degree from UWIC and a Certificate of Education teaching qualification and a BEd (Hons) from Barry Teacher Training College. Julia is an Estyn Registered Inspector and education consultant. 

Julia is passionate about teaching and learning and ensuring that all learners experience high quality teaching that inspires them to move on to higher education and employment in their chosen profession. 

Previous Posts
Julia previously held the posts of Acting Dean in the Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy (September 2017), Deputy Dean Learning and Teaching (DDLT) in the Cardiff School of Education (2016-2017), Principal Lecturer Student Experience in the Cardiff School of Sport at Cardiff Metropolitan University (2013-2016), Senior Lecturer in the Cardiff School of Sport (2000-2013), Her Majesty’s Inspector for Education and Training (HMI) Estyn (1998-2000), Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education (1987-1998), Head of Girls’ Physical Education Whitchurch High School Cardiff (1979-87) and Physical Education Teacher Coedylan Comprehensive School Pontypridd (1978-1979.) 

External Roles
Julia was elected as a Sport Wales Board Member and served for two terms (2012-2018). She was Chair of the Sport Wales Community Sport Project ssupporting the implementation of a new Community Sport Project across Wales. She also chaired the Sport Wales Physical Literacy Expert Group that developed and implemented a Physical Literacy Framework in Wales. She represented the Board on the Sport Wales Advisory Group that published 'Acting. Today for an Active Tomorrow: Trends that will transform Sport in Wales (2014)'. She was a member of the Sport Wales Performance Management Group that developed and implemented a performance management system for sport across Welsh Local Authorities, National Governing Bodies and Sport Wales. 

Julia is a former international athlete, playing netball for Wales at European and World Championship level. She is also a former international coach leading teams in European, Commonwealth Games and World Championships. She has coached at all representative levels including the first U21 World Youth Games in Canberra, Australia (1988); National Coach in the World Championships Sydney (1994); National Coach Commonwealth Games Melbourne (2006); Assistant Coach in the Commonwealth Games, Manchester (2002) and World Championships, Jamaica (2003). 

Julia now shares her leadership and management experiences as a mentor to high performance sports coaches and leaders in higher education.