Dr Kerry Harris



Senior Lecturer and Performance​ Director: Cardiff M​​​et LAFC

Telephone number: 029 2041 7278
Email: kharris@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Kerry is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching . She is also the Performance Director for Cardiff Met LAFC. Kerry joined the school in 1999 as an undergraduate, and continued her studies with an MSc in Sport Coaching. Later, she went on to successfully complete a PhD and whilst doing so, a PgC tHE. During her postgraduate studies, Kerry fulfilled several academic and sporting positions at the university. These included Football Development Officer, Technical Director for the Cardiff Met Football Academy and Head Coach for the women's football programme, whilst also undertaking various other external coaching roles.  Kerry holds the FAW/UEFA A and Elite Youth A License.

Research / Publications

Kerry's research interests focus on the development of professional practice in sport coaching through the use of action research. Additionally, Kerry is interested in learning theory and the socio-relational and pedagogic aspects of sport coaching.

Clements, D., Morgan, K. & Harris, K. (2020). Adopting an Appreciative Inquiry approach to propose change within a national talent development system. Sport, Education and Society, 27 (3), 286-299

Clements, D., Morgan, K. & Harris, K. (2022). Investigating the use of Appreciative Inquiry as a process for coach development within a National Governing Body talent development programme. Sport, Education and Society.

Harris, K. & Jones, R.L. (2012). Enhancing coaches' experiential learning
through Communities of Practice (CoPs): An action research study. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert.

Jones,R.L., Morgan, K. & Harris, K. (2012). Developing coaching pedagogy: Seeking a better integration of theory and practice. Sport, Education and Society, 17( 3), 313-329.

Morgan, K., Thomas, G. & Harris, K. (2016). Albert Bandura: Observational learning in coaching. In L. Nelson, R. Groom & P. Potrac (Eds.). Learning in Sports Coaching: Theory and Application. London: Routledge.

Teaching and Supervision

Kerry currently delivers on modules in the areas of sport coaching and pedagogy at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including the Taught Doctorate in Sport Coaching. Kerry is also the module leader for Developing Coaching Practice, a master's degree module.She previously fulfilled the roles of both Year Tutor (Sport and Physical Education), module and activity leader for football at all undergraduate levels at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She has supervised at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is currentlysupervising at Doctoral level for a number of level 8 students. 

Qualifications and Awards

FAW/UEFA A and Elite Youth A License

B.Sc. Sport Coaching, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

M.Sc. Sport Coaching, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

Ph.D. Sport Coaching, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

PgCE Teaching in Higher Education, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Sporting / Coaching Profile

Welsh Universities National Manager/ Head Coach (2004 – 2010)

Welsh Regional Girls Squad Coach (2005 – 2007)

Great British Students Assistant Coach at the World University Games (2009)

Cardiff Met Football Academy Technical Director (2008 – 2011)

Cardiff Met WFC Head Coach/ Performance Director (2003 – Present)

During her time at Cardiff Met, Kerry has coached the women's football club to several BUCS League and Championship titles, FAW domestic league and cup titles and also, six times secured a place in the UEFA Women's Champion's League Qualifying Rounds. 2014 and 2019 were by far her most successful coaching years, winning four out of five major competitions including the domestic treble.