Jake Bailey

 


Associate Dean Student Engagement, Cardiff Sc​hool of Sport and Health Science

Telephone number: 029 2041 6597
Email address: 
jbailey@cardiffmet.ac.uk

 

As Associate Dean Student Engagement, Jake is driven to support all students within Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences have an outstanding learning experience.

Jake’s expertise lies in curriculum design and delivery. His recent work on the undergraduate portfolio of sport courses led to a successful validation and implementation of curriculum change that affected more than 100 staff and nearly 2000 students. The redesigned portfolio received five commendations from the expert review panel, including for the incorporation of a civic mission project, Open Campus, into the fabric of the curriculum. Over the past two years, Open Campus has given thousands of children from local communities the opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity, led by our students in Cardiff Met’s world-class facilities.

Since taking on the role of Associate Dean Student Engagement, Jake has been working with the Health Programmes to build on their considerable successes and excellent reputation. These programmes, integral to the identity of Cardiff Met and which make such an impact to Welsh and UK society, require careful stewardship as they respond to both the changing health needs of the population and Government policy. I am proud to work in a school that is supporting the Covid-19 response, through the provision of vital equipment to the NHS and other partners, and by engaging in research on the disease.

Jake’s work in curriculum design and pedgogy was recognised by the Higher Education Academy, who accepted Jake as a Senior Fellow in 2014. ​


Research / Publications

  1. Jake's research interests lie in better understanding the problematic social and interactional nature of sports coaching. In particular, his research to date has focused on how coaches can more realistically use their agency to develop athletes in ways that are sensitive to both the individual and the wider social context. A related strand of research focuses on how the theoretical content and pedagogical approaches used in coach education influence its relevance and impact for the coaches it aims to educate. Coupled with his research profile, Jake's history as successful a sports coach and coach educator have given him a platform to influence coach education programmes both internal and external to Cardiff Metropolitan University.

     
    Peer reviewed articles
    1.     Thomas, G.L., and Bailey, J. (under review). Sports coaching as scaffolded practice.
    2.     Bailey, J, Jones, R.L., and Allison, W. (2019). Sports coaches' mentorship: Experience and suggested framework, European Journal of Human Movement, 43, 67-85.
    3.     Barker, N., and Bailey, J. (2016). There's more to coaching than the context: a Bourdieusian account of an embodied athlete. Sports Coaching Review, 4(1), 41-57.
    4.     Jones, R.L., Bailey, J. and Santos, S. (2013). Coaching, caring and the politics of touch: A visual exploration. Sport, Education and Society, 18(5), 648-662.

    Book chapters
    1.     Dennis, C., Bailey, J. and Abbott, S. (2018). Developing academic integration. In R. Matheson, S. Tangney, and M. Sutcliff (Eds.), Transition, in, through and out of Higher Education: International case studies and best practice (pp.113-138). London: Routledge.
    2.     Jones, R.L., Allison, W., and Bailey, J. (2016). Candidates' experiences of elite coach education: tracking the journey. In W. Allison, A. Abraham and A. Cale (Eds) Advances in Coach Education and Development: From Research to Practice (pp. 149-160). London: Routledge.
    3.     Hardman, A., Bailey, J. and Lord, R. (2014). Care and touch in trampoline-gymnastics: Reflections and analysis from the UK. In H. Piper (Ed.), Touch in sports coaching and physical education: fear, risk and moral panic (pp. 151-166). London: Routledge.
    4.     Jones, R. L., Bailey, J., Santos, S. and Edwards, C. (2012). Who is coaching? Developing the person of the coach. In D. Day (Ed.), Sports and coaching: Pasts and futures (pp. 1-12). Crewe: MMU Institute for Performance Research.
    5.     Jones, R. L., Bailey, J. and Thompson, I. (2012). Ambiguity, noticing, and orchestration: Further thoughts on managing the complex coaching context. In P. Potrac, W. Gilbert and J. Denison (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of sports coaching (pp. 271-283). London: Routledge.
    6.     Jones, R.L. and Bailey, J. (2011). Peter Blau: Exchange reciprocity and dependency: how coaches and athletes rely on each other. In R.L. Jones, P. Potrac, C. Cushion and L.T. Ronglan. (Eds.) The sociology of sports coaching (pp. 108-121). London: Routledge.

    Conference presentations
    1.     Bailey J., and Bowles, H. (2016). Field-based learning: A 'flipped' classroom approach. Paper presented at the Learning and Teaching Conference, 7th July, Cardiff Metropolitan University.
    2.     Bowles, H., Bailey, J., Barnett, J.A., Santos, S., Castro, J. and de Martin, L. (2012). Becoming critical: Dilemmas faced by qualitative researchers. Paper presented at Spotlight on Social Sciences Conference, 30th March, Cardiff University.

    3.     Bowles, H., Bailey, J., Barnett, J.A., Santos, S., Castro, J. and de Martin, L. (2012). Becoming critical: Dilemmas faced by qualitative researchers. Paper presented at Spotlight on Social Sciences Conference, 30th March, Cardiff University.
    4.     Bailey, J., Santos, S., Cropley, B. and Jones, R.L. (2012). An evaluation of the pedagogical strategies used on the British Gymnastics UKCC Level 3 Pilot. Paper presented at International Convention on Science Education and Medicine in Sport, 19th-23rd July, Glasgow.
    5.     Santos, S., Bailey, J., Cropley, B. and Jones, R.L. (2012). Introducing the 'Orchestration' metaphor in a coach education course: A case-study. Paper presented at International Convention on Science Education and Medicine in Sport, 19th-23rd July, Glasgow.
    6.     Bailey, J. (2010). Looking for my reality: Touching the social sensibility of sports coaching. Paper presented at Auto/Biography Annual Summer Conference, 8-10th July, University of Leicester.


Teaching and Supervision

Jake delivers on modules in the area of sport coaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is module leader for Understanding Sporting Environments; a postgraduate module that requires students to explore the sporting context and critically consider how it operates. Jake is interested in innovative teaching and learning approaches and has engaged with Problem-Based Learning, electronic assessment and Assessment for Learning to help support student learning. He has successfully mentored two candidates through the Postgraduate Teaching in Higher Education qualification.


Qualifications and Awards

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff)

MSc Sport and Exercise Sciences (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

High Performance Coach: Trampoline-Gymnastics

British Gymnastics accredited Coach Educator and National Trainer

1st 4 Sport Introduction to Assessment Practice in Sport (IAPS)

Shortlisted (to 3) in the Coach Educator of the Year category at the UK Sports Awards (2011)

Welsh Gymnasts Performance Coach of the Year (2015)


External Links

Jake's external activity centres on his work within Gymnastics. His connection with British Gymnastics has created opportunities for students to gain trampoline-gymnastics coaching awards through the curriculum. Jake has been involved in the development of the British Gymnastics L3 UKCC coaching qualification; a project that received Sport Coach UK funding to formally evaluate the pilot course.

·      British Gymnastics Coach Education Development Group (2008-present)

·      British Gymnastics, Coach Education Tutor and National Trainer

External work in Higher Education

External Examiner at Edge Hill University: BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Development; BSc (Hons) Sports Management and Coaching (2017-2020)

Open University panellist: Foundation and BSc Sports Coaching, Bishop Auckland College (2020)

University of Wales panellist: BSc Sports Coaching and Exercise Science, Fd.A. Sports Coaching and Exercise Science. Llandrillo College, North Wales (2007)

External Moderator: BSc Sports Coaching and Exercise Science, Fd.A. Sports Coaching and Exercise Science. Llandrillo College, North Wales (2007-2011)

Sporting / Coaching Profile

Jake is a High Performance Coach in the sport of trampoline-gymnastics who has worked with a number of junior and senior international trampoline-gymnasts. Notable successes include supporting a gymnast to 6th Place in the 2014 European Youth Championships, the final of the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing and to a Silver medal in the 2015 World Age Group Championships. Jake is Chair of Cardiff Ajax Cycling Club and he completed Ironman Wales in 2019.