Philippe Crisp

Programme Leader for Sport Development and Coaching

About

Prior to starting work at the University of Chichester Philippe previously taught elsewhere in Higher Education as well as in the Further Education, Coach Education, and Adult Vocational Education Sectors. Philippe has a strong vocational background and is a qualified FE lecturer, assessor and internal verifier, a coach educator for several NGBs, as well as being a Licensed British Weightlifting Coach. Before working in education he worked in the fields of Adolescent/Youth work, Sports Development, and as a gym instructor/PT.

In addition to this, Philippe also played professional sport for a number of years. Whilst Philippe has played a number of sports to performance level, perhaps of most note is that he was part of the NFL International Player Development Programme and played in a variety of different European and Pan-European leagues as an American football player. Alongside this, Philippe played for Great Britain in Australian Rules football, played national level club qualifiers in Sevens Rugby, and has competed internationally in several strength sports.

Philippe places a great emphasis on community engagement within his University senior lecturer role, and has run numerous sports days, after school clubs, and sports festivals focusing on youth and disability participation in partnership with other organisations including Out There!, Sussex Cricket Club, Brighton and Hove Albion, Boccia England, and Active Sussex

Professional

Personal Education

MPhil Sports Coaching (Education) (Birmingham); BA Hons Leisure and Sport Studies (Brighton); MA Sport, Culture, and Society (with Distinction; Brighton); PGCert L&THE (Brighton); PG Cert Sport Development (Brighton), FHEA

Administration and Membership

Programme Leader Sport Development and Coaching

Professional Development Advisor

External Examiner – University of Worcester 2015+

External Examiner – University of Brighton 2015+

Higher Education Academy – Fellow

Institute for Learning – Member

Political Studies Association

British Weightlifting (Licensed Coach – equivalent L3)

International All-Round Weightlifting Association (IAWA) – International referee

Sport: Probing the Boundaries: An inter-disciplinary sports studies journal. Member of the Editorial Advisory Board. Journal reviewer.

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Publications

Thesis

Crisp, P. M. (2013) An Investigation of Community Coach Perceptions of Sport Intervention Programmes (unpublished MPhil thesis), University of Birmingham, Birmingham.

Books

Crisp, P. The Line in the Sand for British Strength Sports: The Creation of a Drug Free for Life Ethos, In ID. Net – Sport 5, eBook. IN PRESS

Crisp, P. (2016) All-Round Weightlifting: Small Spaces, Big Weights – the Recreation and Reconceptualisation of a Strength Sport, In ‘The Playing Field -Making sense of Spaces and Places in Sporting Culture’. Oxfordshire: Inter-Disciplinary Press. ISBN: 978-1-84888-452-6

Crisp, P. (2016) Sport facilitators – re-examining the role of coaches in community projects. In ‘Sport, Identity and Community’. Oxfordshire: Inter-Disciplinary Press. ISBN: 978-1-84888-435-9

Articles

Crisp, P. (2014) Sport facilitators – re-examining the role of coaches in the community. Conference Proceedings: ID. Net – Probing the Boundaries – Sport 3 Global Conference, September, Oxford.

Lecture Presentations

Crisp (2016) The Line in the Sand for British Strength Sports: The Creation of a Drug Free for Life Ethos. ID. Net – Probing the Boundaries – Sport 5 Global Conference, September, Oxford.

Crisp (2016) Austerity, Resource Constraints and what comes ‘next’ for Community Coaches: The use of Meaningful Participation and Incrementally given Roles of Responsibility, Political Studies Association Sport and Politics Conference, March, Bournemouth.

Crisp (2015) Visions of Weightlifting. British Society of Sports History South Winter Workshop on ‘Sport, Leisure and Visual Culture’, December, Chichester.

Crisp (2015) All-Round Weightlifting: Small Spaces, Big Weights. The Recreation and Reconceptualisation of a Strength Sport. ID. Net – Probing the Boundaries – Sport 4 Global Conference, September, Oxford.

Crisp (2015) Coach mentoring – impacts on the mentors, not the ‘mentees’. A case study of the ActiveSussex Coach Support Officers scheme, Third Biannual International Coaching Conference, September, Crewe.

Statham, Crisp, and Sims (2014) Informal Development of Coaches, CSP Coaching Conference, October, Leeds.

Crisp (2014) What’s the story? The Out There and University of Chichester 2014 Sportivate project, ActiveSussex Sportivate Induction Forum, September, Brighton.

Sims and Crisp (2014) Community Support officers: evaluation of The Sportivate CSO support scheme 2013-14, ActiveSussex Sportivate Induction Forum, September, Brighton.

Crisp (2014) Sport facilitators – re-examining the role of coaches in community projects, ID. Net – Probing the Boundaries – Sport 3 Global Conference, September, Oxford.

Sims and Crisp (2014) The Coach Support Officer Role 2013 – Interim Evaluation Findings, CSO Forum, January, Brighton.

Crisp (2013) Meaningful relationships, human contact, and purposeful engagement – the coach view of best practice in sport intervention projects, University of Brighton, Sport and Leisure Cultures conference: Sport, Leisure and Social Justice, September, Eastbourne.

Crisp (2013) Measuring the value of sport intervention programmes – understanding change through empowerment, University of Chichester Research Conference, June, Chichester.

Crisp (2013) Coaching placements – values and contributions to student learning and the industry skills gap, University of Chichester Learning and Teaching Conference, June, Chichester.

Crisp (2013) Sportivate Coach Support Officers – ‘Mentoring’, ActiveSussex, February, Brighton.

Crisp (2012) Perceptions of Community Sport Coaches on the Effectiveness of Sport Intervention Programmes, CREST Symposium ‘Sustainable Communities’, September, London.

Commissioned Reports

Sims, J. and Crisp, P. (2015) Executive Summary: Sportivate – best practice and support: An Active Sussex case study, Chichester, Department of Sport Development and Management – University of Chichester.

Sims, J. and Crisp, P. (2015) Sportivate – best practice and support: An Active Sussex case study, Chichester, Department of Sport Development and Management – University of Chichester.

Crisp, P. (2014) CSO – ACTION SETS 2014, Chichester, Department of Sport Development and Management – University of Chichester.

Crisp, P. (2013) Mentoring – the Coach Support Officer Role 2013 – a pilot study: Interim Evaluation, Chichester, Department of Sport Development and Management – University of Chichester.

Crisp, P (2013) An evaluation of the CoachSussex Bursary scheme – one year on, Chichester, Department of Sport Development and Management – Brighton, Active Sussex Library of Sport.

Crisp, P. and Twitchen, A. (2013) Embedding Sports Leaders UK courses in an HEI course – a case study and recommendations, Chichester, Department of Sport Development and Management – University of Chichester.

Crisp, P. and Statham, A. (2012) Participation in Community Programmes: Coach Needs and Requirements, Brighton, Active Sussex Library of Sport.

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Research

Philippe has presented at over a dozen peer reviewed conferences and has also undertaken consultancy or partnership work with Sports Leaders UK, Dimensions (Out There! Sports and Leisure), and the Sussex County Sports Partnership. He also helped set up and oversee the nationally recognised Coach Support Officer scheme run by Active Sussex. He also sits on the editorial board for the journal Sport: Probing the Boundaries.

Areas of interest include:

  • Culturally specific sports
  • Physical Culture and strength athletics
  • Community, youth, and participation coaching
  • The community sports coaching and development int
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Research Output

Article

Crisp, P. (2023) Industry experience and supporting part-time academic professionals: professional sport and academic development parallels. International Journal for Academic Development. pp. 1-2. ISSN 1470-1324 10.1080/1360144x.2022.2161212

Crisp, P. and Sims, J. (2022) Heart Disease After Covid: Exacerbated Future Health Risks Aligned to Previous and Existing AAS/Androgen Use. Acta Facultatis Educationis Physicae Universitatis Comenianae, 62 (2). pp. 134-141. ISSN 2585-8777 (In Press) 10.2478/afepuc-2022-0012

Crisp, P. and Statham, A. (2022) Participation and Youth Sport Coaching Good Practice - An Overview and Reflection of the Active Sussex Coach Support Officers Scheme. Acta Facultatis Educationis Physicae Universitatis Comenianae, 62 (2). pp. 213-233. ISSN 2585-8777 (In Press) 10.2478/afepuc-2022-0019

Crisp, P. and Brackley, P. (2022) A Premier League Football in the Community Program’s “New” Coaches and Support Systems: Practitioner Reflections. International Sport Coaching Journal, 10 (1). pp. 126-136. ISSN 2328-918X 10.1123/iscj.2021-0067

Hamblin, M. and Crisp, P. (2022) Negative Focus, Self-Doubt, and Issues of ‘Tool Proficiency’: Beginner-Coaches’ Reflections on Reflective Practice. Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research, 95 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1899-4849 10.2478/pcssr-2022-0007

Crisp, P. and Sims, J. (2022) COVID-19, Public Health Strategies and Post Pandemic AAS/Androgen Use: A Commentary/Short Communication. Acta Facultatis Educationis Physicae Universitatis Comenianae, 62 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2585-8777 10.2478/afepuc-2022-0001

Crisp, P. (2022) Changing Behaviours in Community Sport: A Precis of Sport Programme Practice and the Principle of Empowerment for Participants. Research Journal of Sports and Health Psychology, 4 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2694-6297 10.36266/RJSHP/121

Crisp, P. (2022) Group-Game Engineering: A Mini-Review of how Leadership, Meaningful Activity, and Focusing on Inclusivity can Support Community Sport Coaching Practice. Research Journal of Sports and Health Psychology, 4 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2694-6297 10.36266/RJSHP/120

Crisp, P. (2022) Post Sport Programme Journeys: Evidence for Longer Lasting Effects of Sport for Social Change Programmes. Research Journal of Sports and Health Psychology, 4 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2694-6297 10.36266/RJSHP/122

Crisp, P. and Bright, D. (2021) Risk vs. Hazard: Is it time to redefine our view of dangerous sports? Journal of Emerging Sport Studies, 6. pp. 1-10. ISSN 2562-3184 10.26522/jess.v6i.3595

Crisp, P. and Sims, J. (2021) Public health concerns and increased risk of severe COVID-19 disease through androgen use. Current Opinion in Endocrinology Diabetes Obesity, 28 (6). pp. 625-629. ISSN 1752-296X 10.1097/MED.0000000000000674

Crisp, P. (2021) Community engagement, extending higher education student learning and raising aspirations of primary school children: initial reflections. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 23 (1). pp. 169-177. ISSN 1466-6529 10.5456/WPLL.23.1.169

Crisp, P. (2021) The Effectiveness of Sport within Social Intervention Projects: A UK Case Study. Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research, 89 (1). pp. 55-65. ISSN 1899-4849 10.2478/pcssr-2021-0006

Crisp, P. (2021) Toward a Multidimensional Framework of Expertise and Professionalism in Sport Coaching. The Case for Adding Reflexivity to Reflective Practice. Journal of Sport and Games, 2 (3). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2642-8466 (In Press)

Crisp, P. and Sims, J. (2020) COVID-19 and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids (AAS) as Immunosuppresors: Is it Time to Revisit Government Policy and Governance Arrangements on AAS? Archives of Sports Medicine, 4 (2). pp. 245-246. ISSN 2578-6334 10.36959/987/260

Crisp, P. (2020) Experience, Competence, and Developing Practitioner Skills – A Personal Reflection on how an On-Site Community Engagement Programme benefits HE Sport Coaching Students. Innovative practice in Higher Education, 4 (2). pp. 199-212.

Crisp, P. (2020) ‘Real-World Coaching. Student Reflections on Work Based Placements and being in the ‘flow’. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 25 (3). pp. 318-336. ISSN 1747-5112 10.1080/13596748.2020.1802943

Crisp, P. (2020) Autonomy, pro-social behaviour, and working to the future: how coaches in the community can model “Next” practice for their participants. Managing Sport and Leisure. ISSN 2375-0472 10.1080/23750472.2020.1829988

Crisp, P. (2020) Leadership, Bridging, and Group-Game Engineering: Guidelines for Community Sport Coaches. International Sport Coaching Journal. pp. 1-10. ISSN 2328-918X 10.1123/iscj.2020-0005

Crisp, P. (2020) Leadership, empowerment and coaching: how community sport coaches in the UK can effect behavioural change in disadvantaged youth through incrementally given roles of responsibility. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1940-6959 10.1080/19406940.2020.1725095

Crisp, P. (2020) Sports coach mentoring programmes: A mini-review of how structured support can benefit the professional practice of mentors. Journal of Tourism & Sports Management, 1 (2). pp. 55-58. ISSN 2642-021X

Crisp, P. and Sims, J. (2020) Towards A Natural for Life Movement in Sport: Health Implications, Cheating, And Why Anabolic Steroid Users Should Be Banned for Life. Bio Medical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research, 24 (4). pp. 18368-18370. ISSN 2574-1241 10.26717/BJSTR.2020.24.004070

Crisp, P. (2020) Building Capacity of Community Sport Coaches - An Emotional Intelligence Approach to Practice and Delivery. Journal of Sport and Games, 2 (3). pp. 14-18. ISSN 2642-8466

Crisp, P. (2019) Sidestepping Talent ID Models: Avoiding Early Specialisation, Maintaining Participation, and Focusing on the Participant as an Athlete. Journal of Sport and Games, 1 (4). pp. 16-21. ISSN 2642-8466

Crisp, P. and Sims, J. (2019) Sport and second chances? All drug cheats should be banned for life, here’s why. Journal of Emerging Sport Studies, 2. ISSN 2562-3184

Crisp, P. (2019) Inclusion and SEN coaching: how accelerated learning and ‘workplace’ immersion can help develop core sport coaching skills. Support for Learning, 34 (3). pp. 326-338. ISSN 1467-9604 10.1111/1467-9604.12260

Crisp, P. (2019) The Line in the Sand for British Strength Sports. No Second Chances and the Creation of a Drug Free for Life Ethos. Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research, 84 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1899-4849 10.2478/pcssr-2019-0015

Crisp, P. (2019) Deep learning and self-sufficiency - rediscovering the joy of learning through doing: A case study of an HE disability - sport programme. Choregia Sport Management International Journal, 15 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1791-4027 10.4127/ch.2019.0138

Crisp, P. (2019) Youth Sport Coaching and the Importance of Maintaining Participation: Why Evidence Must Underpin Notions of Performance, Talent, and Development. Archives of Sports Medicine, 3 (2). pp. 162-165. ISSN 2578-6334

Crisp, P. (2019) Developing expertise in sport coaching through engagement with disability programmes. HE student-coaches, reflection, and meta-cognition. Acta Facultatis Educationis Physicae Universitatis Comenianae, 59 (1). pp. 21-32. ISSN 0520-7371 10.2478/afepuc-2019-0003

Crisp, P. (2019) Sports Coaching and Youth Sports. A Case Study on How Good Practice in Sport England Funded Projects can be Monitored. Journal of Sport and Games, 1 (1). pp. 15-24. ISSN 2642-8466

Crisp, P. (2018) Sports Coach Mentoring – Impacts on the Mentors, not the ‘Mentees’. A Case Study of the Active Sussex Coach Support Officers Scheme. The Sport Journal, 19. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1543-9518

Crisp, P. (2018) Coaching placements and incidental learning – how reflection and experiential learning can help bridge the industry skills gap. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (13). pp. 1-28. ISSN 1759-667X

Book Section

Crisp, P. and Bright, D. (2021) COVID-19, lockdowns, and blended learning: Students’ perceptions, and academics’ reflections, of moving to online sports coaching classes. In: Discovering Learners' and Educators' Experiences and Perceptions. IKSAD Publishing House, Turkey, pp. 19-42. ISBN 9786258007145

Crisp, P. (2016) All-Round Weightlifting: Small Spaces, Big Weights - the Recreation and Reconceptualisation of a Strength Sport. In: The Playing Field - Making Sense of Spaces and Places in Sporting Culture. Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, pp. 157-166. ISBN 9781848884526

Crisp, P. (2016) Sport facilitators – re-examining the role of coaches in community projects. In: Sport, Identity and Community. Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 73-88. ISBN 9781848884526

Monograph

Sims, J. and Crisp, P. (2015) Executive Summary: Sportivate - best practice and support: An Active Sussex case study. Project Report. Active Sussex, Falmer, Brighton.

Crisp, P. (2013) Mentoring - the Coach Support Officer Role 2013 - a pilot study: Interim Evaluation. Project Report. Active Sussex, Falmer, Brighton.

Crisp, P. (2013) An evaluation of the CoachSussex Bursary scheme – one year on. Project Report. Active Sussex Library of Sport, Brighton, UK.

Crisp, P. and Twitchen, A. (2013) Embedding Sports Leaders UK courses in an HEI course - a case study and recommendations. Project Report. Sports Leaders UK, Chichester. (Unpublished)

Conference or Workshop Item

Crisp, P. and Sims, J. (2019) Coaching Hub First Annual Coaching Symposium. In: Coaching Hub Symposium, 19 June 2019, Cloisters, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester.

Other department members

Adrian Penrose
Coach Development Officer (Women & Girl's)
Amber Chafe
Lecturer in Sports Therapy
Benjamin Sharpe
Benjamin T. Sharpe
Lecturer in Psychology, Programme Coordinator for the BSc Criminology and Forensic Psychology

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