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Dr Judith Andrea McLaughlin
B.Ed (Hons), Ph.D.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
Health & Leisure Studies
Building: Central Building
Room: M211
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 90 384 389


Background & Qualifications

       Qualified as a primary teacher (PE) from Stranmillis in 1990
       Completed a Ph.D. and lectured part-time at the University of Ulster from 1990-1994
       Employment: 1994-96 Policy Development officer (play & Leisure) with PlayBoard and Newtownabbey Borough Council, 1996-1998 European Projects/Funding Officer with the Childhood Fund, 1998-2001 manager of Early Years Curriculum/specialist staff with NiPPA The Early Years Organisation, 2001-2005 Manager/Childcare Partnership Co-ordinator with Ulster Community & Hospitals Trust.


BEd Courses / M-Level Courses / Other Teaching :
             Lecturing: 1990-1994 (University of Ulster)- B.Ed Physical Education Modules and B.Sc Sports Studies sociology and practical studies modules. 2005-present (Stranmillis University College)BSC -Contemporary Issues in Health, Community Health Promotion, Research Methods, Project Management, Dissertations. BA - Small Scale Projects

Scholarship and Research

Recent Publications/Conference Papers
             1995, Ph.D. - 'An Evaluation of the contribution of sport to Community Relations in Northern Ireland'
             1996 - 'Play for All' - Play and Leisure Policy, Newtownabbey Borough Council.
Research Interests
             The contribution of government initiatives/interventions to long-term improvements in children's health, well-being and educational attainment.


       Advisor of Studies

External Interests / Community Service

       On the Board of Directors of 'Doodlebugs Creative Workshops'