Daniel’s research interests focus in the areas coaching and physical education. Enhancing player and pupil feedback in teaching and coaching with improved learning is one area of particular interest. Motivational climate within Sport, Rugby and PE settings has been his focus in recent years. Daniel been working with Birmingham University and Sport Wales on the Empowering PE research project which looks at motivation and Empowering principles. His PhD was completed under the supervision of Joan Duda (Director of Studies) as well as Paul Appleton and Anna Bryant. The aim was to explore the relationship between empowering climates, quality of motivation and PE. Daniel would like to develop his research profile with rugby specific and coaching research alongside his interest in PE. Daniel is currently supervising a PhD in talent identification and a MRes in student identities and has supervised numerous MSc research projects in the fields, of coaching, PE and Sports Psychology.
Morgan, K., Milton, D., & Longville, J. (2020). Motivating pupils for learning in physical education. In Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School (pp. 183-198). Routledge.
Milton, D., Appleton, P. R., Bryant, A., Duda, J. L., & Quested, E (Accepted with revisions). Examining the mediating role of motivation in the relationships between teacher-created motivational climates and quality of engagement in Welsh secondary school Physical Education. European Physical Education Review
Choi, S. M., Sum, K. W. R., Leung, F. L. E., Wallhead, T., Morgan, K., Milton, D., ... & Sit, H. P. C. (2020). Effect of sport education on students’ perceived physical literacy, motivation, and physical activity levels in university required physical education: a cluster-randomized trial. Higher Education, 1-19.
Milton, D., Appleton, P. R., Bryant, A., & Duda, J. L. (2018). Initial Validation of the Teacher-Created Empowering and Disempowering Motivational Climate Questionnaire in Physical Education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37(4), 340-351.
Milton, D., Appleton, P., Quested, E., Bryant, A. & Duda, J. (2015). Empowering and disempowering climates and Welsh pupils' motivation and engagement in PE. International Physical Literacy Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 2015.
Milton, D., Appleton, P., Bryant, A. & Duda, J. (2020). Promoting more positive motivational climates and healthy experiences in PE via school tailored Empowering PE™ training and the development of a community of practice. Physical and Health Education for Life Long Learning, Online Presentation, Cardiff, July 2020.
Presentations and Research Webinars
Milton, D. (2019). Season Planning Using Empowering Coaching Principles. Birmingham University, Birmingham, Wales, June, 2019.
Milton, D. (2020). Motivational Climate: Creating an empowering rugby environment: From Theory to Practice. Canada Rugby Football Union. Online. April 2019.
Milton, D. (2020). Building an empowering university rugby programme: Key Learnings. Guelph University. Online. April 2019.
Milton, D. (2020). Motivational Climate: From Theory to Practice. Cadoxton Primary School, Online, Wales, June, 2020.
Milton, D. (2020). Games Based Approaches to Coaching: Using Empowering Principles. Welsh Rugby Union, Online, Wales, July, 2020.
Milton, D., Appleton, P., Bryant, A. & Duda, J. (2021). Promoting more Empowering PE™ in PE and Sports settings. Trent University, Online, March, 2021.
Milton, D., Appleton, P., Bryant, A. & Duda, J. (2021). Promoting more Empowering PE™ via the development of a professional development programme using the principles of community of practice. Birmingham University, Online, December, 2021.