Kirsty Lawie

Senior Lecturer in PE and International Coordinator roles


Kirsty graduated from the University of Chichester first in 2010 with a BA Honours Degree in Adventure Education. She then completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Physical Education then went out to work as a PE teaching in local Secondary schools. Kirsty Joined the University of Chichester in 2012 when she started her Masters in Education focusing on inclusion and autism. Since then Kirsty has become a senior lecturer working across various degrees in the Institute of Sport. Kirsty teaches both on the Undergraduate degrees and the Post graduate degrees.

Kirsty is currently undertaking her PhD titled “Critical perspectives of transgender policies and practice in British Secondary Physical Education”.

Kirsty enjoys a variety of sports both contemporary and adventurous.



(2019) FHEA

(2015) MA Education University of Chichester

(2011) PGCE

(2010) BA Hons Adventure Education


4602 Professional issues in teaching and coaching

515 Outdoor learning Woodland and Beach schools

509 Pedagogy of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Primary QTS PE core PE years 1 and 2


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PhD researcher topic area ‘Trans’itional education.

Interested in areas such as inclusion, ASD and impacts of outdoor learning environments

Research Output


Lawie, K. (2019) Barriers for Transgender Students in PE. School Sport (74). pp. 30-31. 4593453725

Lawie, K. (2018) Autism in Adventure Education. Horizons Magazine (84). pp. 14-15. ISSN 1462-0677

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Adrian Penrose
Coach Development Officer (Women & Girl's)
Amber Chafe
Lecturer in Sports Therapy
Benjamin Sharpe
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Lecturer in Psychology, Programme Coordinator for the BSc Criminology and Forensic Psychology

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