Research Profile

Fiona Catherine Chambers

Biography

I am the Head of the School of Education, a Senior Lecturer in PE and Sport Pedagogy and a Hasso-Plattner Institute-certified Design Thinking Coach. I am an educational visionary and an academic leader who uses a human-centred, problem-solving mindset (design thinking) to innovate. I bring multiple and diverse stakeholders together to develop approaches that achieve our UCC goals in teaching, research and civic engagement. I am a maven, connecting people into powerful networks to enact educational change at third-level, schools and in the community. I have honed these skills over a 30 year career spanning a 6 year career as a senior bank official and 12 year career as a middle manager and a teacher of physical education, science and wellbeing. I believe that all scholarship must have impact.  This professional goal is delivered through a focus on  enhancing the learner’s experience in formal, non-formal and informal settings. My teaching, research and civic engagement focuses  particularly on the areas of (a) Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, (b)  Mentoring, and (c) Social Innovation.

Since 2009, I have been a reviewer on 12 international high impact peer review journals and a reviewer for Routledge books. Since 2009, I have published 3 edited books, 14 books, 33 book chapters, 17 peer reviewed articles and 117 conference papers. I have written books for teachers and pupils in the area of Wellbeing. My edited academic books are on Mentoring and on Digital Wellbeing (with Routledge). My latest edited book 'Threshold Concepts in Physical Education - A design thinking approach' is has just gone to press with Routledge. 

I have the following International Research Leadership Roles; (i) InvitedMember of UNESCO Scientific Committee for Physical Activity (2019-date); (ii) Elected as Secretary General, Association Internationale des Écoles Superiéure d’Éducation Physique (AIESEP) (2018 -2022); (iii) Founder and Link Convenor of European Educational Research Association (EERA) Network on Research in Sport Pedagogy (2011 – 2018) (iv) Invited Member of European Council of Research in Physical Education and Physical Activity (CEREPS) (2016 – present)  which develops policy to support high quality research in physical education in Europe. 

I have been an Invited Visiting Scholar:  (a) during my sabbatical leave in 2016, at (i) Teachers’ College Columbia University, New York,  (ii) University of North Carolina at Greensboro (The Ellen Griffin Scholar award) (2016); (iii) The University of Athens, Georgia (2016); and (b) in 2018 at McGill University Montreal (Jennifer Wall Scholar).  I also been an Invited Keynote at the following conferences:  (i) MOVE Congress in Budapest (2019) and Rome (2014), and (iii) the Industrial Research and Design (IRDG) national conference in design thinking (2017, 2018, 2020), and (iv) East China Normal University Shanghai (2014). 

I have founded a number of national and international entities. In 2009, I co-founded Physical Education Teacher Education Ireland to drive policy and curriculum change in PE teacher education. In addition, since 2008, I have worked as PE Advisor to the Teaching Council of Ireland.  In 2011, I co-founded All Island All Active (AIAA), a multisectoral knowledge exchange platform which promotes physical activity amongst vulnerable groups on the island of Ireland through evidence-based practice. I co-developed the first Made2Move Club within university and communities using design thinking. In 2011, I co-founded the European Educational Research Association Network 18: Research in Sport Pedagogy and am currently a convener of this network. In 2019, I co-founded WickED, a platform which uses design thinking to develop educational solutions to complex societal challenges.  In April 2020 I founded the #AIESEPConnect global networking and knowledge-sharing event. Later that month, I founded the Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity to crowd source ideas for incubation - a reimagining of sport and physical activity during and post pandemic.

June 2020

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Research Interests

My teaching, research and civic engagement focuses  particularly on the areas of (a) Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, (b)  Mentoring, and (c) Social Innovation. 

June 2020

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
PGDip Innovation Through Design ThinkingHigher Education Authority (HEA)01-SEP-20€1,440,000.00
Erasmus plus Sport Programme - European Physical Education ObservatoryEuropean Union01-JAN-1831-DEC-20€18,848.00
Development of Creative Communications CPD modules and resources for STEM professionals and teachersEnterprise Irl25-JUN-1825-JUN-19€9,645.00
Made to Move on UCC CampusMiscellaneous29-SEP-1730-DEC-19€9,500.00
Sport for Life All IslandOther: Not Listed20-SEP-1320-SEP-16€362,000.00
EI"H2020 Proposal Preparation CS-2015-1187"Dr F ChambersEnterprise Irl27-NOV-1426-AUG-15€1,261.00
Developing effective mentor pedagogies to support pre-service teacher learning on Teaching Practice.Miscellaneous01-APR-1231-MAR-13€5,500.00
Effective mentoring within Physical Education Teacher Education.Miscellaneous Non Exchequer01-APR-1030-JUN-11€1,988.00
The Telemachus Mentor Training ProgrammeOther: Not Listed01-SEP-0901-SEP-10€4,000.00
World Anti Doping Agency: “One Resource Kit for Teachers”Other: Not Listed17-JUN-14€55,000.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2018)It's Your Wellbeing Teachers' Resource Book.
F.C. Chambers, A. Jones & A. Stackpoole (2018) It's Your Wellbeing Teachers' Resource Book. Dublin: Mentor Publications. [Details]
(2018)It's Your Wellbeing: Senior Cycle Social Personal and Health Education.
F.C. Chambers, A. Jones & A. Stackpoole (2018) It's Your Wellbeing: Senior Cycle Social Personal and Health Education. Dublin: Mentor Publications. [Details]
(2017)Minding Me 3: My Wellbeing.
F. C. Chambers; A. Jones; A. Stackpoole (2017) Minding Me 3: My Wellbeing. Dublin: Mentor Books. [Details]
(2017)Minding Me 2: My Wellbeing.
F.C. Chambers; A. Jones: A. Stackpoole (2017) Minding Me 2: My Wellbeing. Dublin: Mentor Books. [Details]
(2017)Minding Me 1, 2 &3: My Wellbeing Teachers Resource Book.
F.C. Chambers; A. Jones; A. Stackpoole (2017) Minding Me 1, 2 &3: My Wellbeing Teachers Resource Book. Dublin: Mentor Books. [Details]
(2017)Minding Me 1: My Wellbeing.
F.C. Chambers; A. Jones; A. Stackpoole (2017) Minding Me 1: My Wellbeing. Dublin: Mentor Books. [Details]
(2013)Learning Wall - A Cauldron of Curriculum and Instructional Models.
Luttrell, S. & Chambers, F.C. (2013) Learning Wall - A Cauldron of Curriculum and Instructional Models. Dublin: e-print.ie. [Details]
(2013)Minding Me Series: Teachers Resource Book.
Chambers, F.C., Jones, A. & Stackpoole, A.; (2013) Minding Me Series: Teachers Resource Book. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]
(2013)Pathways for Teacher Implementation - Senior Cycle Physical Education Curriculum and Instructional Models.
Luttrell, S. & Chambers, F.C. (2013) Pathways for Teacher Implementation - Senior Cycle Physical Education Curriculum and Instructional Models. Dublin: e-print.ie. [Details]
(2013)Minding Me 1: Social Personal and Health Education for First Years.
Chambers, F.C., Jones, A. & Stackpoole, A.; (2013) Minding Me 1: Social Personal and Health Education for First Years. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]
(2013)Minding Me 3: Social, Personal and Health Education for Third Year Students.
Chambers, F.C., Jones, A. & Stackpoole, A.; (2013) Minding Me 3: Social, Personal and Health Education for Third Year Students. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]
(2013)Minding Me 2: Social Personal & Health Education for Second Years.
Chambers, F.C., Jones, A. & Stackpoole, A.; (2013) Minding Me 2: Social Personal & Health Education for Second Years. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]
(2010)It's Your Life: Teachers' Resource Book.
Chambers, F.C. & Stackpoole, A.; (2010) It's Your Life: Teachers' Resource Book. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]
(2010)It's Your Life: Senior Cycle Social Personal and Health Education.
Chambers, FC; Stackpoole, A; (2010) It's Your Life: Senior Cycle Social Personal and Health Education. Dublin: Mentor. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Mental fitness in higher education: Intervention Mapping programme design'
O' Brien N.;Lawlor M.;Chambers F.;O'Brien W. (2020) 'Mental fitness in higher education: Intervention Mapping programme design'. Health Education Journal, [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Every Minute Counts: Patterns and Times of Physical Activity Participation in Children From Socially Disadvantaged Areas in Ireland'
Belton, S;Breslin, G;Shannon, S;O'Brien, W;Fitzpatrick, B;Haughey, T;Chambers, F;Powell, D;McCullagh, D;Brennan, D (2019) 'Every Minute Counts: Patterns and Times of Physical Activity Participation in Children From Socially Disadvantaged Areas in Ireland'. Journal Of Physical Activity &Amp; Health, 16 :333-339 [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Levels of wellbeing, resilience, and physical activity amongst Irish pre-service teachers: a baseline study§'
O’Brien, Niamh; Lawlor, Martin; Chambers, Fiona; Breslin, Gavin; O’Brien, Wesley (2019) 'Levels of wellbeing, resilience, and physical activity amongst Irish pre-service teachers: a baseline study§'. Irish Educational Studies, [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)'The Effect of Sport for LIFE: All Island in Children from Low Socio-Economic Status: a Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial'
Breslin, Gavin; Shannon, Stephen; Rafferty, Ruth; Fitzpatrick, Ben; Belton, Sarahjane; O’Brien, Wesley; Chambers, Fiona; Haughey, Tandy; Hanna, Donncha; Gormley, Richard; McCullough, Darryl; Brennan, Deirdre; (2019) 'The Effect of Sport for LIFE: All Island in Children from Low Socio-Economic Status: a Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial'. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, [Details]
(2018)'Learning to be human in a digital world: a model of values fluency education for physical education'
Chambers, Fiona; Sandford, Rachel (2018) 'Learning to be human in a digital world: a model of values fluency education for physical education'. Sport, Education And Society, :1-14   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'What is "effective' CPD for contemporary physical education teachers? A Deweyan framework'
Armour, K;Quennerstedt, M;Chambers, F;Makopoulou, K (2017) 'What is "effective' CPD for contemporary physical education teachers? A Deweyan framework'. Sport Education and Society, 22 :799-811 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Physical activity and wellbeing of 8–9 year old children from social disadvantage: An all-Ireland approach to health'
Breslin, Gavin., Fitzpatrick, Ben., Brennan, Deirdre., Shannon, Stephen., Rafferty, Ruth., O'Brien, Wesley., Belton, Sarahjane., Chambers, Fiona., Haughey, Tandy., McCullagh, Darryl., Gormley, Richard., Hanna, Donncha (2017) 'Physical activity and wellbeing of 8–9 year old children from social disadvantage: An all-Ireland approach to health'. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 13 :9-14 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'The Age-Related Association of Movement in Irish Adolescent Youth'
Lester, Diarmuid., McGrane, Bronagh., Belton, Sarahjane., Duncan, Michael J., Chambers, Fiona C., O'Brien, Wesley (2017) 'The Age-Related Association of Movement in Irish Adolescent Youth'. Sports (Basel, Switzerland), 5 (77):1-16 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Every minute counts: Patterns and times of physical activity participation in younger children'
Belton, S., Breslin, G., O’Brien, W., Fitzpatrick, B., Haughey, T., Shannon, S., Chambers, F., Powell, D.. McCullagh, D., & Brennan, D. (2017) 'Every minute counts: Patterns and times of physical activity participation in younger children'. Journal of Science and Medicine In Sport, [Details]
(2016)'Coaching and Coach Education in Ireland'
Chambers, F;Gregg, R (2016) 'Coaching and Coach Education in Ireland'. International Sport Coaching Journal, 3 :65-74 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'What is ‘effective’ CPD for contemporary physical education teachers? A Deweyan framework'
K. Armour; M. Quennerstedt; F.C. Chambers; K. Makopoulou (2015) 'What is ‘effective’ CPD for contemporary physical education teachers? A Deweyan framework'. Sport Education and Society, [Details]
(2014)'‘Sport & Exercise Pedagogy’. The case for a new integrative sub-discipline in the field of Sport & Exercise Sciences/ Kinesiology/Human Movement Sciences'
Armour, K.M. & Chambers, F.C. (2014) '‘Sport & Exercise Pedagogy’. The case for a new integrative sub-discipline in the field of Sport & Exercise Sciences/ Kinesiology/Human Movement Sciences'. Sport Education and Society, (Special Issue):1-14 [Details]
(2012)'School-university partnerships and physical education teacher education student learning: A fruitful division of labour?'
Chambers, F;Armour, K (2012) 'School-university partnerships and physical education teacher education student learning: A fruitful division of labour?'. European Physical Education Review, 18 :159-181 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Progression in physical education teachers' career-long professional learning: Conceptual and practical concerns'
Armour, K;Makopoulou, K;Chambers, F (2012) 'Progression in physical education teachers' career-long professional learning: Conceptual and practical concerns'. European Physical Education Review, 18 :62-77 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Mentoring as a profession-building process in physical education teacher education'
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K., Luttrell, S., Bleakley, E.W., Brennan, D.A. & Herold, F.A. (2012) 'Mentoring as a profession-building process in physical education teacher education'. Irish Educational Studies, 31 (3):345-362 [Details]
(2011)'Do as we do and not as we say: teacher educators supporting student teachers to learn on teaching practice'
Chambers, FC,Armour, KM; (2011) 'Do as we do and not as we say: teacher educators supporting student teachers to learn on teaching practice'. Sport Education and Society, 16 :527-544 [DOI] [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2020)Threshold Concepts in Physical Education: A design thinking approach
F.C. Chambers; D. Aldous; A.S. Bryant (Ed.). (2020) Threshold Concepts in Physical Education: A design thinking approach London: Routledge. [Details]
(2019)Design Thinking for Digital Wellbeing: Theory and Practice for Educators
Chambers, F.C., Murphy, O., Jones, A. & Sandford, R.A (Ed.). (2019) Design Thinking for Digital Wellbeing: Theory and Practice for Educators London: Routledge. [Details]
(2018)Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching: A Design Thinking Approach
F.C. Chambers (Ed.). (2018) Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching: A Design Thinking Approach London: Routledge. [Details]
(2015)Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Fiona C. Chambers (Ed.). (2015) Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2020)AIESEP Specialist Seminar
F.C. Chambers, D. Aldous, A.S. Bryant (2020) Design Thinking Workshop Pedagogies to promote Physical Literacy AIESEP Specialist Seminar [Details]
(2020)Design Thinking Ireland (IRDG)
Chambers, F.C. (2020) Teaching Design Thinking to Non-Design Students in Third Level Design Thinking Ireland (IRDG) Zoom, , 23-JUN-20 - 25-JUN-20 [Details]
(2019)ED-FEST
Chambers, F.C., Brennan, D.A., O’Sullivan, G., Adamakis, E. (2019) A Praxis Model of Digital Wellbeing for Education (and Physical Education) ED-FEST UCC, , 04-DEC-19 - 04-DEC-19 [Details]
(2019)ED-FEST
Chambers, F.C., Jones, A., Murphy, O. & Sandford (2019) A Praxis Model of Digital Wellbeing for Education (and Physical Education) ED-FEST UCC, , 04-DEC-19 - 04-DEC-19 [Details]
(2019)Learning Connections
Chambers F.C (2019) Design Thinking Process and Incubation Learning Connections [Details]
(2019)Learning Connections
Chambers, F.C., Brennan, D.A., O’Sullivan, G., Adamakis, E. & Kelleher, C. (2019) Made2Move Learning Connections UCC, , 06-DEC-19 - 06-DEC-19 [Details]
(2019)MOVE Congress, Budapest
Chambers, F.C., Brennan, D.A., O’Sullivan, G., Adamakis, E. & Kelleher, C. (2019) Community Made2Move MOVE Congress, Budapest Budapest, , 16-OCT-19 - 18-OCT-19 [Details]
(2019)European Conference on Educational Research
Chambers, F.C., Brennan, D.A., O’Sullivan, G., Adamakis, E. (2019) Made2Move: Designing a Physical Activity Intervention in a university with, for and by students European Conference on Educational Research Hamburg, , 03-SEP-19 - 07-SEP-19 [Details]
(2019)European Conference in Educational Research
Chambers, F.C., Sandford, R., Murphy, O. & Jones, A. (2019) A Praxis Model of Digital Wellbeing for Physical Education European Conference in Educational Research Hamburg, , 03-SEP-19 - 07-SEP-19 [Details]
(2019)European Educational Research Association ECER Conference
O’Brien, W; Chambers, F; Lester, D; (2019) Rationale and study protocol for the project FLAME non-randomized controlled trial: A multi-component, school-based motor competence intervention for adolescent youth European Educational Research Association ECER Conference Hamburg, , 03-SEP-19 - 06-SEP-19 [Details]
(2019)4th CEREPS Summit, Charles University, Prague, 1-3 July
Chambers, F.C., Sandford, R., Murphy, O. & Jones, A. (2019) A Praxis Model of Digital Wellbeing for Physical Education 4th CEREPS Summit, Charles University, Prague, 1-3 July [Details]
(2019)4th CEREPS Summit, Charles University, Prague, 1-3 July
1. Chambers, F.C., Brennan, D.A., O’Sullivan, G., Adamakis, E. (2019) Chambers, F.C., Brennan, D.A., Made2Move: Designing a Physical Activity Intervention in a university with, for and by students 4th CEREPS Summit, Charles University, Prague, 1-3 July [Details]
(2019)AIESEP, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York 19 – 22 June
Costa, J., MacPhail, A.,Belton, S.J., O’Brien, W.,Adamakis, E., Chambers, F.C. & Tannehill, D. & Weeldenburg, G. (2019) Innovative approaches to PETE Curricula Design and Implementation in Ireland AIESEP, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York 19 – 22 June [Details]
(2019)AIESEP, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York 19 – 22 June
Chambers, F.C., Sandford, R., Murphy, O. & Jones, A. (2019) A Praxis Model of Digital Wellbeing for Physical Education AIESEP, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York 19 – 22 June [Details]
(2019)AIESEP, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York 19 – 22 July
Chambers, F.C., Brennan, D.A., O’Sullivan, G., Adamakis, E. (2019) Made2Move: Designing a Physical Activity Intervention in a university with, for and by students AIESEP, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York 19 – 22 July [Details]
(2019)AIESEP, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York 19 – 22 June
Costa, J., Adamakis, E., O’Brien, W., Dania, A., Onofre, M., Ferro, N. & Chambers F.C. (2019) A Comparative Study of school placement in three European Physical Education Teacher Education programmes AIESEP, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York 19 – 22 June [Details]
(2019)National Health Promotion Conference, NUIG, 13th June
Chambers, F.C., Brennan, D.A., O’Sullivan, G., Adamakis, E. (2019) Made2Move: Designing a Physical Activity Intervention in a university with, for and by students National Health Promotion Conference, NUIG, 13th June [Details]
(2019)National Health Promotion Conference, NUIG, 13th June
Chambers, F.C., Sandford, R., Murphy, O. & Jones, A. (2019) A Praxis Model of Digital Wellbeing for Physical Education National Health Promotion Conference, NUIG, 13th June [Details]
(2019)National Forum for Teaching and Learning
Chambers, F.C. & Sammon, D. (2019) CU:PID: Design Thinking for Policy Development in Higher Level National Forum for Teaching and Learning [Details]
(2019)International Physical Literacy Conference
O’Brien, W; Philpott, C; Donovan, B; Chambers, F; Belton, S; Lester, D; (2019) Evaluating the efficacy of the Project FLAME intervention in the development of adolescent physical literacy International Physical Literacy Conference Winnipeg, , 08-MAY-19 - 10-MAY-19 [Details]
(2019)International Physical Literacy Conference
O’Brien, W; Chambers, F; Belton, S; & Lester, D; (2019) Project FLAME - a motor competence approach to school-based physical literacy promotion for Irish adolescents International Physical Literacy Conference Winnipeg, , 08-MAY-19 - 10-MAY-19 [Details]
(2018)European Educational Research Association 2018 Bolzano 4-7 September
Chambers, F.C., Costa, J., Onofre, M., O'Brien, W., Cuthbert, B. Haughey, T.J., Gregg, R. Vaugh, T. & Moles, J. (2018) Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching: A design thinking approach European Educational Research Association 2018 Bolzano 4-7 September [Details]
(2018)European Educational Research Association ECER Conference
Chambers, Fiona; Costa, João; Onofre, Marcos; O’Brien, Wesley; Cuthbert, Brian; Haughey, Tandy; Gregg, Robin; (2018) Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching: A design thinking approach European Educational Research Association ECER Conference Bolzano, Italy, , 05-SEP-18 [Details]
(2018)European Educational Research Association 2018 Bolzano 4-7 September
O'Sullivan, G., Chambers, F.C. & Brennan, D.A. (2018) Made to Move: A physical activity intervention in a university setting European Educational Research Association 2018 Bolzano 4-7 September [Details]
(2018)European Educational Research Association 2018 Bolzano 4-7 September
Chambers, F.C., Sandford, R.A., Schaefer, L., Hooper, O. & Moles, J. (2018) CREATEing Research with Children and Young People: Values, Voice and Ethics European Educational Research Association 2018 Bolzano 4-7 September [Details]
(2018)International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP) World Congress
Chambers, Fiona; Costa, João; Onofre, Marcos; O’Brien, Wesley; Cuthbert, Brian; Haughey, Tandy; Gregg, Robin; (2018) Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching: A design thinking approach International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP) World Congress Edinburgh, Scotland, , 26-JUL-18 [Details]
(2018)AIESEP World Congress 2018 Edinburgh 25-28 July
Costa, J., Chambers, F.C., Onofre, M. & Martins, J. (2018) Challenges and opportunities for enhancing PETE programmes through digitally-based design thinking AIESEP World Congress 2018 Edinburgh 25-28 July [Details]
(2018)AIESEP World Congress 2018 Edinburgh 25-28 July
Chambers, F.C., Sandford, R.A., Schaefer, L., Hooper, O. & Moles, J. (2018) CREATEing Research with Children and Young People: Values, Voice and Ethics AIESEP World Congress 2018 Edinburgh 25-28 July [Details]
(2018)AIESEP World Congress 2018 Edinburgh 25-28 July
Cuthbert, B., Chambers, F.C. & McCullick, B.A. (2018) Elite Youth Gaelic Footballers And Their Holistic Development: The Academy Experience AIESEP World Congress 2018 Edinburgh 25-28 July [Details]
(2018)AIESEP World Congress 2018 Edinburgh 25-28 July
Chambers, F.C., Costa, J., Onofre, M., O'Brien, W., Cuthbert, B. Haughey, T.J., Gregg, R. Vaugh, T. & Moles, J. (2018) Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching: A design thinking approach AIESEP World Congress 2018 Edinburgh 25-28 July [Details]
(2018)CEREPS Lisbon 27-29 June
Chambers, F.C. (2018) CREATEing Research with Children and Young People - Values, Voice and Ethics: Monitoring and Evaluation from a new perspective CEREPS Lisbon 27-29 June [Details]
(2018)American Educational Research Association Conference, New York, 13-17 April
Chambers, F.C. Sandford, R.A., Schaefer, L. Moles, J. & Hooper, O.R. (2018) CREATEing Research with Children and Young People: Values, Voice and Ethics American Educational Research Association Conference, New York, 13-17 April [Details]
(2017)International Conference in Coaching Excellence
B. Cuthbert, F.C. Chambers & B.A. McCullick (2017) Elite Youth Gaelic footballers and their holistic development: The Academy Experience International Conference in Coaching Excellence Liverpool, UK, , 31-JUL-17 - 02-AUG-17 [Details]
(2017)European Conference in Educational Research
F.C. Chambers, O. Murphy & A. Jones (2017) Developing Digital Wellbeing for Teachers and Pupils: A Design Thinking Approach European Conference in Educational Research Copenhagen, Denmark, , 21-AUG-17 - 25-AUG-17 [Details]
(2017)International Conference in Coaching Excellence
F.C. Chambers & R.A. Sandford (2017) Lost in translation? Proposing a model of values fluency for Coach Education International Conference in Coaching Excellence Liverpool, UK, , 31-JUL-17 - 02-AUG-17 [Details]
(2017)International Society of Sports Psychology
F.C. Chambers & R.A. Sandford (2017) Lost in translation? Proposing a model of values fluency for Physical Education International Society of Sports Psychology Seville, Spain, , 11-JUL-17 - 14-JUL-17 [Details]
(2017)International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Conference
Lester, Diarmuid., Chambers, Fiona C., McGrane, Bronagh., O'Brien, Wesley (2017) Gender related differences in ‘fundamental’ and ‘functional’ movement within an Irish adolescent school-based population International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Conference Victoria, Canada, , 08-JUN-17 [Details]
(2017)PEPAYS Research Forum
Lester, Diarmuid., O'Brien, Wesley., McGrane, Bronagh., Chambers, Fiona C. (2017) Differences in ‘fundamental’ and ‘functional’ movement within an Irish adolescent school-based population PEPAYS Research Forum University of Limerick, Limerick, , 16-JUN-17 [Details]
(2017)PHE Canada & PESIC National Conference, St John’s, Newfoundland 4-7 May
Chambers, F.C., Jones, A. & Murphy, O. (2017) Digital Wellbeing in Schools PHE Canada & PESIC National Conference, St John’s, Newfoundland 4-7 May [Details]
(2017)PHE Canada & PESIC National Conference, St John’s, Newfoundland 4-7 May
Chambers, F.C. & Sandford, R.A. (2017) Lost in Translation: Proposing a model of values fluency for physical education PHE Canada & PESIC National Conference, St John’s, Newfoundland 4-7 May [Details]
(2017)PHE Canada & PESIC National Conference, St John’s, Newfoundland 4-7 May
Chambers, F.C. & Sandford, R.A. (2017) Lost in Translation: Proposing a model of values fluency for physical education PHE Canada & PESIC National Conference, St John’s, Newfoundland 4-7 May [Details]
(2017)European Conference in Educational Research
F.C. Chambers & R.A. Sandford (2017) Lost in Translation: Proposing a model of values fluency for physical education European Conference in Educational Research Copenhagen, Denmark, , 21-AUG-17 - 25-AUG-17 [Details]
(2017)International Conference in Coaching Excellence
G.Byrne, F.C. Chambers & T. Cassidy (2017) INSIDE THE WORKINGS OF A COACH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME: A CASE STUDY OF CURRICULUM ENACTMENT BY ONE NGB IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND International Conference in Coaching Excellence Liverpool, UK, , 31-JUL-17 - 02-AUG-17 [Details]
(2017)International Conference in Coaching Excellence
N. O'Regan, F.C. Chambers & B.A. McCullick (2017) COACH EDUCATION IN IRELAND: EVALUATION OF THE PROCESS OF DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING A NEW COACHING PATHWAY WITHIN THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND International Conference in Coaching Excellence Liverpool, UK, , 31-JUL-17 - 03-AUG-17 [Details]
(2017)International Conference in Coaching Excellence
J.Gomez, J. Bradley & F.C. Chambers (2017) ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT BY EXPLANATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS OF A MONITORING QUESTIONNAIRE AIMED AT THE IRISH THIRD LEVEL STUDENT ATHLETE: THE RECOVERY STRESS-QUESTIONNAIRE (REST-Q SPORT) International Conference in Coaching Excellence Liverpool, UK, , 31-JUL-17 - 02-AUG-17 [Details]
(2016)European Conference in Educational Research
Chambers, F.C. & Sandford, R.A. (2016) Values Literacy in Sport & Physical Education European Conference in Educational Research Dublin, Ireland, , 22-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 [Details]
(2016)European Conference in Educational Research
G.Breslin; W. O'Brien; S.J. Belton; F.C.Chambers; B. Fitzpatrick; D.A. Brennan (2016) Physical Activity and Wellbeing of 8-9 year old children from Social Disadvantage: An All Island Approach European Conference in Educational Research , 22-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 [Details]
(2016)European Conference in Educational Research
A. Carraro; F.C. Chambers; L.McCuaig; D. MacDonald; M. Greguol (2016) Values Based Education through Sport and Physical Education European Conference in Educational Research , 22-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 [Details]
(2016)European Conference in Educational Research
F.C. Chambers; T. Cassidy; G. Byrne; B. Cuthbert, N. O'Regan; R Svensson & A. Hewetson (2016) Sport Developments in Coaching: Ireland, New Zealand and Sweden European Conference in Educational Research Dublin, , 22-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 [Details]
(2016)European Conference in Educational Research
F.C. Chambers; G.Breslin; D.A. Brennan (2016) Using Design Thinking to Develop a Mentor Training Programme European Conference in Educational Research , 22-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 [Details]
(2016)ICSEMIS
A. Carraro; F.C. Chambers; L.McCuaig; D. MacDonald; M. Greguol (2016) Values Based Education through Sport and Physical Education ICSEMIS Santos, Brazil, , 31-AUG-16 - 04-SEP-16 [Details]
(2016)ICSEMIS
Chambers, F.C. & Sandford, R.A. (2016) Values literacy in Sport and Physical Education ICSEMIS Santos, Brazil, , 31-AUG-16 - 04-SEP-16 [Details]
(2016)AIESEP, Laramie, WY 8-11 June
Carraro, A., Chambers, F.C., Brandl-Bredenbeck, H.P., Gobbi, E., McCuaig, L. & MacDonald, D. & Greguol, M. (2016) Blazing New Trails: Future directions for Sport Pedagogy and Physical Activity AIESEP, Laramie, WY 8-11 June [Details]
(2016)American Educational Research Association Conference
F.C. Chambers; G.Breslin; D.A. Brennan (2016) Developing an ecological, reflexive and praxis-oriented mentor-training programme for teachers: A Design Thinking approach American Educational Research Association Conference , 08-APR-16 - 11-APR-16 [Details]
(2016)American Educational Research Association Conference
F.C. Chambers; J. Sherry; W.O'Brien; O.Murphy; G. Breslin (2016) James: Physical Education Teacher American Educational Research Association Conference Washington, DC, , 08-APR-16 - 11-APR-16 [Details]
(2015)IASCE Conference 2015 Cooperative Learning: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century
Cahill, K. and Chambers F.C. (2015) Deploying digital tools for cooperative learning in a physical education teacher education setting IASCE Conference 2015 Cooperative Learning: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century Odense, Denmark, , 01-OCT-15 - 03-OCT-15 [Details]
(2015)European Conference on Educational Research
F.C. Chambers, D.A. Brennan & G. Breslin (2015) Sport for Life All Island: Using a Terroir of Mentoring Schematic as a guide for effective mentor training European Conference on Educational Research Budapest, , 07-SEP-15 - 11-SEP-15 [Details]
(2015)European Educational Research Association
F.C. Chambers; D.A. Brennan; G. Breslin; (2015) Using A Terroir of Mentoring Schematic As An Effective Mentor Training Approach For Mentor-Mentee Dyads European Educational Research Association Budapest, [Details]
(2015)AIESEP
F.C. Chambers; D.A. Brennan; G. Breslin; (2015) Sport for Life All Island: Using a Terroir of Mentoring Schematic as a guide for effective mentor training AIESEP Madrid, , 08-JUL-15 - 11-JUL-15 [Details]
(2015)American Educational Research Association
Chambers, Fiona; Brennan, Deirdre; Breslin, Gavin; O' Brien, Wesley (2015) The Sport for Life All Island (SFLAI) programme American Educational Research Association Chicago (United States), [Details]
(2014)EU Move Congress
Chambers, F.C. & Brennan, D.A. (2014) All Island All Active: A hybrid approach to physical activity promotion EU Move Congress Rome, Italy, , 22-OCT-14 - 25-OCT-14 [Details]
(2014)European Conference on Educational Research
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K., Herold, F.A., McFlynn, P., Brennan, D.A., Luttrell, S. & Bleakley, W. (2014) Professional learning for PE teachers/Coaches: An ecological approach to mentoring European Conference on Educational Research Porto, Portugal, , 01-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14 [Details]
(2014)European Conference on Educational Research
Chambers, F.C., Brennan, D.A., Breslin, G. & O'Brien, W. (2014) All Island All Active: Using a hybrid architecture to promote lifelong physical activity European Conference on Educational Research Porto, Portugal, , 01-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14 [Details]
(2014)World Conference on Physical Education and Sport
Chambers, F.C. (2014) All Island All Active: Using a hybrid Architecture in physical activity promotion World Conference on Physical Education and Sport East China Normal University, Shanghai, , 23-JUL-14 - 28-JUL-14 [Details]
(2014)World Conference on Physical Education and Sport
Chambers, F.C. (2014) Professional learning for PE teachers: An ecological approach to mentoring World Conference on Physical Education and Sport East China Normal University, Shanghai, , 23-JUL-14 - 28-JUL-14 [Details]
(2014)World Conference on Physical Education and Sport
Chambers, F.C. (2014) Using Curriculum and Instructional Models as Pedagogical and Assessment Tools in Physical Education World Conference on Physical Education and Sport East China Normal University, Shanghai, , 23-JUL-14 - 28-JUL-14 [Details]
(2014)AIESEP World Congress
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K., Herold, F.A., McFlynn, P., Brennan, D.A. & Bleakley, E.W. (2014) Designing Sustainable Models of Mentoring for Sports Clubs AIESEP World Congress University of Auckland, New Zealand, , 10-FEB-14 - 13-FEB-14 [Details]
(2014)AIESEP World Congress
Chambers, F.C. (2014) Mentoring in Physical Education and Sport Coaching: Lessons Learned
 - A Conceptual Overview AIESEP World Congress University of Auckland, New Zealand, , 10-FEB-14 - 13-FEB-14 [Details]
(2014)AIESEP World Congress
Chambers, F.C. (2014) Mentoring in Physical Education and Sport Coaching: Lessons Learned
 AIESEP World Congress University of Auckland, New Zealand, , 10-FEB-14 - 13-FEB-14 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'3 in 5 Citizens by 2025: All Island body targets physical inactivity'
Chambers, F.C. & Brennan, D.A. (2013) '3 in 5 Citizens by 2025: All Island body targets physical inactivity' Sport and Citizenship Scientific Journal Sport, Health and Well-Being, 23 :12-12. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2020)'Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education in the Republic of Ireland from 1995 - 2020: Policy and Research'
F.C. Chambers, T. Vermes (2020) 'Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education in the Republic of Ireland from 1995 - 2020: Policy and Research' In: CEREPS Anthology. Germany: Münster. [Details]
(2020)'Design Thinking: Pedagogy, Process, Mindset and Space'
F.C. Chambers (2020) 'Design Thinking: Pedagogy, Process, Mindset and Space' In: F.C. Chambers; D. Aldous; A.S. Bryant (eds). Threshold Concepts in Physical Education: A design thinking approach. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2020)'Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education in the Republic of Ireland from 1995 - 2020: Policy and Research'
F.C. Chambers, T. Vermes (2020) 'Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education in the Republic of Ireland from 1995 - 2020: Policy and Research' In: CEREPS Anthology. Germany: Münster. [Details]
(2020)'Threshold Concepts for Physical Education: From Conceptual Possibilities to Pedagogical Realities'
A.S. Bryant, D. Aldous, F.C. Chambers (2020) 'Threshold Concepts for Physical Education: From Conceptual Possibilities to Pedagogical Realities' In: Threshold Concepts in Physical Education: A design thinking approach. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2020)'Design Thinking: Pedagogy, Process, Mindset and Space'
F.C. Chambers (2020) 'Design Thinking: Pedagogy, Process, Mindset and Space' In: F.C. Chambers; D. Aldous; A.S. Bryant (eds). Threshold Concepts in Physical Education: A design thinking approach. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2020)'Threshold Concepts for Physical Education'
D. Aldous. F.C. Chambers (2020) 'Threshold Concepts for Physical Education' In: F.C. Chambers; D. Aldous; A.S. Bryant (eds). Threshold Concepts in Physical Education: A design thinking approach. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2020)'Physical Education: Threshold Concepts, Liminality and Flow'
F.C. Chambers & D. Duffy (2020) 'Physical Education: Threshold Concepts, Liminality and Flow' In: F.C. Chambers; D. Aldous; A.S. Bryant (eds). Threshold Concepts in Physical Education: A design thinking approach. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2020)'Endnote – Final Thoughts and Future Directions'
F.C. Chambers, D. Aldous, A.S. Bryant (2020) 'Endnote – Final Thoughts and Future Directions' In: Threshold Concepts in Physical Education: A design thinking approach. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2020)'Made2Move 3.0: PETE Students as design thinkers'
Chambers, F.C., Brennan, D.A., O’Sullivan, G., Adamakis, E. (2020) 'Made2Move 3.0: PETE Students as design thinkers' In: Risto Marttinen, Erin E. Centeio, Thomas Quarmby (eds). Before and After School Physical Activity Programs: Frameworks, Critical Issues and Underserved Populations. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2019)'Digital Well-being'
Anne Jones, R.A. Sandford & Dr. Fiona C. Chambers (2019) 'Digital Well-being' In: Design Thinking for Digital Wellbeing: Theory and Practice for Educators. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2019)'Communication and Collaboration: the global and connected citizen'
Dr Fiona Chambers (2019) 'Communication and Collaboration: the global and connected citizen' In: Design Thinking for Digital Wellbeing: Theory and Practice for Educators. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2019)'A praxis model for digital wellbeing'
Dr Fiona Chambers (2019) 'A praxis model for digital wellbeing' In: Design Thinking for Digital Wellbeing: Theory and Practice for Educators. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2019)'Personal Values Compass'
Dr Fiona Chambers (2019) 'Personal Values Compass' In: Design Thinking for Digital Wellbeing: Theory and Practice for Educators. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2019)'Design thinking: Empowering teachers to educate for digital wellbeing'
Dr Fiona Chambers (2019) 'Design thinking: Empowering teachers to educate for digital wellbeing' In: Design Thinking for Digital Wellbeing: Theory and Practice for Educators. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2019)'Implementing the Personal Values Compass: application to values dilemmas'
Dr Fiona Chambers (2019) 'Implementing the Personal Values Compass: application to values dilemmas' In: Design Thinking for Digital Wellbeing: Theory and Practice for Educators. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2016)'Promoting physical activity in Ireland: All Island All Active (AIAA)'
G. Breslin, F.C. Chambers & D.A. Brennan (2016) 'Promoting physical activity in Ireland: All Island All Active (AIAA)' In: Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies. London: Wiley. [Details]
(2016)'JAMES: PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER AND PE-CPD TUTOR'
F.C. Chambers; J. Sherry; W.O'Brien; O.Murphy; G. Breslin (2016) 'JAMES: PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER AND PE-CPD TUTOR' In: ‘Pedagogical Cases: Digital Technologies in Youth Physical Activity, Physical Education & Sport’. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2016)'Promoting physical activity in Ireland: A case study of All Island All Active (AIAA)'
Breslin, G., Chambers, F.C. & Brennan, D.A (2016) 'Promoting physical activity in Ireland: A case study of All Island All Active (AIAA)' In: S. Cotterill, N. Weston & G. Breslin (eds). Sport and exercise psychology: Practitioner case studies. London: Wiley Blackwell. [Details]
(2014)'Introduction'
Chambers, F.C. (2014) 'Introduction' In: F.C. Chambers (eds). Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. Routledge: London. [Details]
(2014)'WILLIAM A 15-year-old sport-crazy Millennial in Ireland'
Chambers, F;Murphy, N;Nolan, Y;Murphy, O (2014) 'WILLIAM A 15-year-old sport-crazy Millennial in Ireland' In: PEDAGOGICAL CASES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND YOUTH SPORT. LONDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
(2014)'The Pedagogy of Mentoring: Process and Practice'
Chambers, F.C, Luttrell, S., Armour, K., Bleakley, E.W., Brennan, D.A. & Herold, F.A. (2014) 'The Pedagogy of Mentoring: Process and Practice' In: F.C. Chambers (eds). Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014)'Mentoring Pre-service Teachers within a School-University Partnership'
Chambers, F.C. (2014) 'Mentoring Pre-service Teachers within a School-University Partnership' In: Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014)'Mentoring: A Primer'
Chambers, F.C., Templin, T.J. & McCullick, B.A. (2014) 'Mentoring: A Primer' In: F.C. Chambers (eds). Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014)'Designing Sustainable Models of Mentoring for Sports Clubs'
Walsh, J. & Chambers, F.C. (2014) 'Designing Sustainable Models of Mentoring for Sports Clubs' In: F.C.Chambers (eds). Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014)'Training Mentor Teachers across the Career-span'
Chambers, F.C., Herold, F.A., McFlynn, P. & Brennan, D.A. (2014) 'Training Mentor Teachers across the Career-span' In: F.C. Chambers (eds). Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014)'William, a 15-year-old sport-crazy in Millenial Ireland'
Chambers F.C., Murphy N., Murphy O., Nolan Y.M. (2014) 'William, a 15-year-old sport-crazy in Millenial Ireland' In: Pedagogical Cases in Physical Education and Youth Sport. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. [Details]
(2014)'The Mentor Pedagogy Toolbox: An Ecological Systems Perspective'
Chambers, F.C. (2014) 'The Mentor Pedagogy Toolbox: An Ecological Systems Perspective' In: F.C. Chambers (eds). Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2012)'Conceptualising teaching as learning: the challenge for teacher education'
Armour, K., Chambers, F.C. & Makopoulou, K.; (2012) 'Conceptualising teaching as learning: the challenge for teacher education' In: Debates in Physical Education Teaching (The Debates in Subject Teaching Series). London: Routledge. [Details]
(2011)'Discourse Analysis'
Hall, K. & Chambers, F.C.; (2011) 'Discourse Analysis' In: Doing Research in Physical Education and Youth Sport. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2011)'Learning theory for effective learning in practice'
Chambers, F.C.; (2011) 'Learning theory for effective learning in practice' In: Sport Pedagogy: An Introduction for Coaching and Teaching. London: Prentice Hall. [Details]
(2010)'Career-long Professional Learning for the Professional Physical Education Teacher'
Armour, K.M., Makopoulou, K., Chambers, F.C. &Duncombe, R. ; (2010) 'Career-long Professional Learning for the Professional Physical Education Teacher' In: Physical Education for Learning. London: Continuum. [Details]
(2009)'The Learning Teacher in Physical Education'
Armour, K.M., Makopoulou, K. & Chambers, F.C.; (2009) 'The Learning Teacher in Physical Education' In: Historic Traditions and Future Directions of Research on Teaching and Teacher Education in Physical Education. West Virgina University US: FIT. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2013)Developing effective mentor pedagogies to support pre-service teacher learning on Teaching Practice (Mentor‐Ped): A Capability Maturity Model for Mentor Teachers [CM3T].
Chambers, F.C., Herold, F.A, McFlynn, P., Brennan, D.A., Armour, K. (2013) Developing effective mentor pedagogies to support pre-service teacher learning on Teaching Practice (Mentor‐Ped): A Capability Maturity Model for Mentor Teachers [CM3T]. Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South, Armagh, Co. Antrim. [Details]
(2012)Effective Mentoring within Physical Education Teacher Education.
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K., Luttrell, S., Bleakley, E.W., Brennan, D.A. & Herold, F.A. (2012) Effective Mentoring within Physical Education Teacher Education. Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South, Armagh, Northern Ireland. [Details]
(2011)Effective Mentoring in Physical Education Teacher Education.
Chambers, F.C., Armour, K., Bleakley, E.W., Brennan, D.A., Herold, F.A. & Luttrell, S.; (2011) Effective Mentoring in Physical Education Teacher Education. Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South, Armagh. [Details]

CD

 YearPublication
(2013)Pathways for Teacher Implementation: Senior Cycle Physical Education Curriculum and Instructional Models.
Luttrell, S. & Chambers, F.C. (2013) Pathways for Teacher Implementation: Senior Cycle Physical Education Curriculum and Instructional Models. CD [Details]

DVD

 YearPublication
(2012)Arts, Science and Education for All.
Kathy Hall, Alicia Curtin, Karl Kitching, Tracey Connolly, Caitriona Ni Laoire, Siobhan Dowling, Fiona Chambers (2012) Arts, Science and Education for All. DVD [Details]
(2007)Physical Education Advocacy Resource: Move to Learn, Love to Move.
Chambers, F.C. & Luttrell, S. (2007) Physical Education Advocacy Resource: Move to Learn, Love to Move. DVD [Details]
(2005)Digital Video in Physical Education: A Project Investigating the Use of Digital Video in the Teaching and Learning of Physical Education.
Chambers, F.C., Darmody, M., Gortz, H., Luttrell, S.,McGrath, S., Moynihan, C., Sheehan, T., Warren, D., Weir, T. & Woods, S. (2005) Digital Video in Physical Education: A Project Investigating the Use of Digital Video in the Teaching and Learning of Physical Education. DVD [Details]

Manual

 YearPublication
(2013)Promoting Numeracy and Literacy in Physical Education.
Chambers, F.C. (2013) Promoting Numeracy and Literacy in Physical Education. Manual [Details]
(2010)Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility.
Chambers, F.C. & Luttrell, S. (2010) Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility. Manual [Details]

Online Multimedia

 YearPublication
(2013)PE Teach.
Chambers, F.C. & Luttrell, S. (2013) PE Teach. Online Multimedia [Details]

Video recording / TV

 YearPublication
(2015)Children don’t get enough physical activity.
O' Brien, Wesley; Chambers, F.C. (2015) Children don’t get enough physical activity. Video recording / TV [Details]

Podcast - Media

 YearPublication
(2019)AIESEP Strategy.
Fiona Chambers (2019) AIESEP Strategy. US: Podcast - Media [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2018Professor Jennifer Wall Scholar McGill University
2016Ellen Griffin Scholar University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity To reimagine sport and physical activity during and post pandemic27-APR-20 /
WickED Founder01-JAN-19 /
All Island All Active Founder08-NOV-12 /
European Educational Research Association Network 18: Research in Sport Pedagogy Link Convenor and Founder23-JAN-11 /
Physical Education Association of Ireland Member of Executive03-OCT-09 /
Physical Education Teacher Education Ireland Board Member and Founder01-OCT-09 /
Association Internationale des Écoles Superièure d'Education Physique Secretary General27-JUL-18 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2020)Hasso Plattner Institute Virtual Engagement Exchange,
F.C. Chambers (2020) Digital Wellbeing in the time of Covid19. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Hasso Plattner Institute Virtual Engagement Exchange, Online . [Details]
(2015)European Conference on Educational Research,
F.C.Chambers (2015) Link Convener Network 18: Research in Sport Pedagogy. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], European Conference on Educational Research, Budapest , 07-SEP-15 - 11-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)European Conference on Educational Research,
F.C.Chambers (2015) Chair of Symposium: Physical Education Teacher Education: Challenges and Future Directions. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], European Conference on Educational Research, Budapest , 07-SEP-15 - 11-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)European Conference on Educational Research,
F.C. Chambers (2015) Chair Emerging Researcher Conference. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], European Conference on Educational Research, Budapest , 07-SEP-15 - 11-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)European Conference on Educational Research,
F.C.Chambers (2015) Discussant: Joint Session - Network 18 and 27 - Teaching Traditions and Learning in PE and Science Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Conference on Educational Research, Budapest , 07-SEP-15 - 11-SEP-15. [Details]
(2014)European Conference on Educational Research,
Chambers, F.C. (2014) Network 18: Research in Sport Pedagogy. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Conference on Educational Research, Porto, Portugal , 01-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)European Conference on Educational Research,
Chambers, F.C. (2014) Professional Learning: A Focus on H2020 Funding. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], European Conference on Educational Research, Porto, Portugal , 01-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)European Conference on Educational Research,
Chambers, Fiona; Brennan, Deirdre; Breslin, Gavin; O' Brien, Wesley (2014) All Island All Active: Using a hybrid architecture to promote lifelong physical activity. [Oral Presentation], European Conference on Educational Research, Porto, Portugal , 01-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14. [Details]
(2013)Physical Education Association of Ireland,
Chambers, F.C. (2013) Curriculum and Instructional Models; Pathyways for Implementation. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Physical Education Association of Ireland, Waterford Institute of Technology , 11-OCT-13 - 12-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)Irish Leisure and Management Conference,
Chambers, F.C. (2013) The Future of Lifeguarding in Ireland. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Irish Leisure and Management Conference, City Hall, Cork , 03-OCT-13 - 03-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)Physical Education Association of Ireland,
Chambers, F.C (2013) Promoting Numeracy and Literacy in Physical Education. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Physical Education Association of Ireland, Waterford Institute of Technology , 11-OCT-13 - 12-OCT-13. [Details]
(2012)Sport and Citizenship:“Sport as a tremendous vehicle for education, citizenship and interculturality: which priorities for the “Erasmus for all,
Chambers, F.C. (2012) Sport policies and programs to support and promote citizenship and interculturality in Europe. [Invited Oral Presentation], Sport and Citizenship:“Sport as a tremendous vehicle for education, citizenship and interculturality: which priorities for the “Erasmus for all, Kurt Salmon, Neuilly sur Seine, Paris , 30-OCT-12 - 30-OCT-12. [Details]
(2011)AIESEP Conference,
Chambers, F.C.; (2011) Chair of Poster Evaluation Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], AIESEP Conference, University of Limerick , 22-JUN-11 - 25-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)AIESEP Conference,
Chambers, F.C.; (2011) Joint Chair of Volunteer, Transport Committee, Delegate Conference Bag. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], AIESEP Conference, University of Limerick , 22-JUN-11 - 25-JUN-11. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
UCC Reasonable Accommodations Policy Committee Chair2020 /
UCC Sport Leadership Team Member2018 /
National Outdoor Education and Training Centre Member2020 /
UCC Teaching Spaces Committee Member2019 /
Ludgate Hub Education Advisory Committee Member2019 /
Member of UNESCO Scientific Committee for Physical Activity Member2019 /
Educational Research Association (EERA) Network on Research in Sport Pedagogy Co-Convenor2018 /
UCC Sport Strategy Working Group Member2018 /
UCC Sport Strategy Working Group - Academic Programmes Chair2018 /
UCC Study Skills Steering Committee Member2018 /
European Council of Research in Physical Education and Physical Activity (CEREPS) Member2016 /
Educational Research Association (EERA) Network on Research in Sport Pedagogy Link Convenor and Founder2012 / 2018
UCC Sport Strategy Steering Committee Member2017 /
Academic Council Learning and Teaching Chair2017 /
CACSSS Student Affairs Committee Chair2015 /
Scientific Committee AIESEP Madrid 2015 Member2015 /
UCC Sport Policy Committee Member2014 /
Scientific Committee EERA 2014, Porto Member2014 /
Scientific Committee EERA 2013 Istanbul, Turkey Member2013 /
UCC Committee on Elite Athlete Entry 2012 /
Scientific Committee EERA 2012 Cadiz Member2012 /
Review of Office of Sport and Recreation Chair2011 /
School of Education Senior Management Committee Member2011 /
CACSSS Student Affairs Committee Member2012 /
AERA SIG Exemplary Paper Nominations 2012 Committee 2012 /
UCC Steering Committee on Design of CPD training for Post Doctoral staff 2011 /
CACSSS Recruitment Committee Representing School of Education2011 /
CACSSS Graduate Studies Committee Member2010 / 2013
School of Education Research Committee 2010 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Education , UCC Permanent Whole time Senior Lecturer in Education (Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy)01-SEP-07 / 31-DEC-10
UCC Fixed Part time Lecturer01-SEP-06 / 01-AUG-07
Loughborough University Leicestershire, UK Temporary Part time Lecturer01-DEC-05 / 01-FEB-07
Carrigaline Community School, Carrigaline, Co. Cork Permanent Whole time Secondary Teacher01-AUG-99 / 01-AUG-07

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2020Hasso Plattner Institute HPI Certificate in Design Thinking CoachingDesign Thinking Coaching
2017IDEO Design Thinking CertificateDesign Thinking: Storytelling for Influence
2017IDEO Design Thinking CertificateDesign Thinking: From Ideas to Action
2015Industrial Research and Development Design Thinking CertificateDesign Thinking Masterclasses
2008Loughborough University, UK PhDIrish Physical Education Teacher Education Students and their Professional Learning: The Teaching Practice Experience
2004Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK MScPE
1995University of Limerick BAPhys Ed.
1988Thomond College of Education, Plassey, Limerick CertificateCeardteastas Gaeilge

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FunctionalFunctionalBasic
Irish FluentFunctionalFunctional

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Teaching Council of Ireland
Fiona works as a PE Advisor for the Teaching Council reviewing registration applications by both individuals and institutions
Cardiff Metropolitan University
External Examiner
University of Birmingham
External Examiner
Institute of Technology Tralee
External Examiner
Dublin City University
External Examiner
Cork Institute of Technology
External Examiner
University of Limerick
External Examiner
University of Ulster
External Examiner

Outreach Activities

 Description

Community Made2Move: A community-based peer mentoring programme to support the community to become physically active

Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity: Reimagining sport and physical activity during and post the pandemic. This hackathon crowdsources ideas for incubation. We are supported by WHO and UNESCO and 20 other partnerships around the globe (TAFISA, ISCA, PHE Canada, Sport for Life Canada, IOC, AIESEP, CEREPS EUPEA, Federation of Irish Sports, Sport Ireland, Cork Sports Partnership, National Outdoor Education and Training Centre, UBQT Design School, TactHub, The Rugby Site, APO)

Made2Move: University-based Club which uses trained student peer mentors (MoveMentors) to support students to become more physically active.

Invited Scholar Lecture, Teachers' College, Columbia University
Global problems, local solutions: The Teacher as social entrepreneur
Tuesday, 5th April, 2016





WickED: A platform that uses design thinking to develop educational solutions to complex societal problems.

Invited Scholar Lecture: University of Greensboro, North Carolina

Curriculum and Context: A case study

22nd February 2016




Invited Scholar Lecture: University of Greensboro, North Carolina, US
Design Thinking and Social Innovation

22nd February 2016




Invited Scholar Lecture: University of Georgia, Athens, US
Mentoring in Coach Education

18th February 2016

Visiting Scholar:
Lydon Baines Johnson Elementary School, Brooklyn, New York
January - June 2016


All Island All Active

Dr. Fiona Chambers and Professor Deirdre Brennan (University of Ulster) founded All Island All Active in November 2012.
The new All Island All Active cross border body provides leading academics, practitioners, politicians, policy
makers, parents, active sport participants and strategic industry partners a space to collaborate to develop
common pedagogical (teaching and learning) strategies in Sport and Physical Activity settings across schools,
clubs and communities on the Island of Ireland. It is argued that by working together through AIAA, we can be
more effective in our shared aim of encouraging individuals and communities to become and remain physically
active across the lifespan. This unique body of stakeholders have committed to a unified approach to the
promotion of quality lifelong Sport and Physical Activity. Importantly, this enabling platform will enable
stakeholders to pool their knowledge and expertise to develop effective evidence-based pedagogical
strategies that can have genuine impact in supporting the public to initiate and maintain participation in Sport
and Physical Activity throughout their lives. AIAA is distinct on the Island of Ireland in its commitment to
innovative multidisciplinary and robust research shaped by the needs of public, private, community and
voluntary sectors. A recent AIAA funding workshop rallied leaders from the Sport and Physical Activity industry
responsible for inspiring, steering, funding, managing, coordinating, volunteering, researching and reporting
on participation in Sport and Physical Activity. This engagement led to the design of a unified AIAA focus; ‘‘To
improve levels of physical activity across the Island of Ireland through effective teaching and learning
strategies: 12% increase in physical activity levels in 12 years.


Project Draíocht: I am a member of the UCC Steering Committee of Project Draíocht.  The Project comprises a university hub of four universities - UCC, Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee and Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut. The hub, based on the Dingle Peninsula educates visiting students in the areas of Irish culture.  I am currently developing a programme on The Culture of Irish Sport for this Project.

Sport for Life All Island

Working with our students in 36 Cork Primary Schools to deliver a Physical Activity and Health programme and to measure impact of this programme on physical activity levels and general wellbeing.

School Placement in 55 Secondary Schools and 36 Primary Schools

Telemachus Mentor Training Project.  This was established in 2006 to train PE teachers to mentor PE pre-service teachers on Teaching Practice.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
The Journal Of Physical Activity And Health Referee01-JAN-11 -
The Journal Of Sport And Physical Activity Referee01-JAN-11 -
Journal Of Teacher Education Referee01-JAN-10 -
The Journal Of Teaching In Physical Education Referee10-SEP-10 -
The Journal Of Physical Activity And Health Referee01-JAN-11 -
Journal Of Irish Educational Studies Referee01-JAN-13 -
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 Description

Reviewer of the Office of Sport and Recreation UCC [December 2011-March 2012]

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

I am the Head of the School of Education, a Senior Lecturer in PE and Sport Pedagogy and a Hasso-Plattner Institute-certified Design Thinking Coach. I am an educational visionary and an academic leader who uses a human-centred, problem-solving mindset (design thinking) to innovate. I bring multiple and diverse stakeholders together to develop approaches that achieve our UCC goals in teaching, research and civic engagement. I am a maven, connecting people into powerful networks to enact educational change at third-level, schools and in the community. I have honed these skills over a 30 year career spanning a 6 year career as a senior bank official and 12 year career as a middle manager and a teacher of physical education, science and wellbeing. I believe that all scholarship must have impact.  This professional goal is delivered through a focus on  enhancing the learner’s experience in formal, non-formal and informal settings. My teaching, research and civic engagement focuses  particularly on the areas of (a) Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, (b)  Mentoring, and (c) Social Innovation. 

Some of my teaching is outlined below: 
A Undergraduate Courses
ED2318 Creativity and Innovation in Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport   
ED2319 Residency                                   
ED4313 Approaches to Teaching and Assessment in PE                              
ED4315 Research Project                                                                                                                
B.  Graduate Courses                                                                                                     
ED6050 Sport Pedagogy in Physical Education and Youth Sport
ED6065 Wellbeing for Health
ED6606 Wellbeing for Health [Masters in Youth, Art, Sport & Education]

Cohort PhD Teaching [2019-2023]

UCC Digital Badges
Made2Move
Digital Fluency

Social Innovation
WickED: A platform that uses design thinking to develop educational solutions to complex societal challenges
(a) CU:PID - Connected University: Policy Innovation Design: Using design thinking to develop impactful policy
(b) Penny Works: Developing Transition Work Programmes for homeless people
(c) Made2Move: Trained peer mentors support friends and family to become more physically active; 
 Made2Move MoveMentor training in UCC and in two community groups. 
(d) Digital Wellbeing to the Centre for Recovery and Social Integration (CRSI) 

Design Thinking Workshops
I coordinate many design thinking workshops:
The Motor Competence Special Interest Group UK and Ireland (2019); National Association for Principals and Deputy Principals Region 7 (2017, 2018); CEREPS (2016,. 2017); AERA (2015) AIESEP (2019, 2020); EERA (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) 
                                

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2013Bridie O'Brien UCCMEd
2013Declan O'Connell UCCMEd
2012David Walsh UCCMEd
2012Donal McCormack UCCMEd
2011Brendan Kiely UCCMEd
2011Steven O'Connor UCCMEd
2010Aine Daly UCCMEd
2010Lorraine O'Keeffe UCCMEd
2010Una Nation UCCMEd
2009Dermot Coakley UCCMEd

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Byrne Gary Doctoral Degree
O Brien Niamh Doctoral Degree
Philpott Conor Timothy Masters Degree by Research
Mc Sweeney Denise Doctoral Degree
Lester Diarmuid Patrick Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2021Curriculum and Assessment ED3313Curriculum and Assessment
2021Outdoor Learning ED6604Outdoor Learning
2021Models of Physical Education ED6605Models of Physical Education
2021Professional Issues in Education ED4312Professional Issues in Education
2021Development and Global Citizenship Education (DGCE) UW0012Development and Global Citizenship Education (DGCE)
2021Inclusion: Policy and Practice in PE Sport and Physical Activity ED3324Inclusion: Policy and Practice in PE Sport and Physical Activity
2021Research Project Design ED3319Research Project Design
2021Creativity and Innovation in Physical Education, Sport, Physical Activity and Education (Arts Subjects) ED2318Creativity and Innovation in Physical Education, Sport, Physical Activity and Education (Arts Subjects)
2021Residency (in France or Gaeltacht) ED2319Residency (in France or Gaeltacht)
2021Approaches to Teaching and Assessment in Physical Education ED4313Approaches to Teaching and Assessment in Physical Education

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Professor Joe Feller UCCIRELAND
Dr Manolis Adamakis UCCIRELAND
Professor David Sammon UCCIRELAND
Dr. Orla Murphy UCCIRELAND
Professor Patrick Fitzpatrick UCCIRELAND
Professor Dave Sammon University College CorkIRELAND
Dr. Wesley O'Brien University College CorkIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Dr Oliver R. Hooper Loughborough UniversityUNITED KINGDOM
Trevor Vaugh Maynooth UniversityIRELAND
Professor Manfred Pferzinger University of Applied Sciences, KremsAUSTRIA
Dr. Oliver Hooper Loughborough UniversityUNITED KINGDOM
Anirban Bhattacharya UBQTINDIA
Dr Anna Bryant Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityUNITED KINGDOM
Dr David Aldous Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityUNITED KINGDOM
Dr. Joanne Moles University of LimerickIRELAND
Dr. Lee Schaefer McGill UniversityCANADA
Dr. Rachel Sandford Loughborough UniversityUNITED KINGDOM

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