Suzy Drane




Telephone number: 029 2041 7299
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Suzy is a lecturer in Sport Development and Performance Sport. 

She joined the school in 2011 following the completion of a BSc and MSc at the university, in Sport Development and Physical Activity and Health respectively. 

Working alongside the programme director she has contributed to the design of the new Sport Development course and is now part of the delivery team for these.

Suzy continues to balance teaching at the university with her Netball playing commitments. Currently she is part of the Celtic Dragons franchise playing in the national Netball Super League and is the current Wales captain.​

Research / Publications

My main research interest focuses on how sport can be used as a vehicle for the development of people. I am also interested in how sport impacts on health and the application of sport policy into practice.
BSc thesis title: A critical analysis of the effectiveness of the Welsh Netball academy
MSc thesis title: A critical analysis of the implementation of Sport Wales’ physical activity and health agenda: The 5x60 programme. A case study.

Teaching and Supervision

I am the module leader for Problem-Based Learning in Sport Development (SSP4005), Sport Development in Practice (SSP5056), and Analysis and Application in Netball (SSP6075) and activity leader for Netball for the modules: Introduction to Applied Principles and Techniques in Professional Practice (SSP4001), and Sport Techniques and Analysis (SSP5067). I also teach on Introduction to Sport Development (SSP4004). I am a Level 4 and 6 Year tutor and Level 4 and 6 personal tutor for Sport Development students and supervise undergraduate dissertation students.

Qualifications and Awards

BSc (Hons) Sport Development. UWIC 2004- 2007
MSc Physical Activity & Health. UWIC 2007-2011
PGCtHE. 2012- present

External Links

Sport / Coaching Profile

Welsh Netball Coach Education Tutor

Welsh International Honors at Youth (2002- 2005) & Senior Level (2005- current). Representing Wales at numerous European Championships, Commonwealth Games, World Championships.
UWIC Alumni student.
Current Cardiff Met AU Netball Coach.​