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Professor Beverley Hale

Professor in Learning and Teaching | +44 (0) 1243 816347

Within the university my responsibilities are split 0.7 in the Institute of Sport and 0.3 University wide.

In the Institute of Sport, I teach undergraduate and postgraduate research methods and statistics, with responsibility for the coordination of Level 7 modules. I offer statistical support to PhD students and to staff as required as well as to some colleagues in St Richards and Queen Alexandra Hospitals and beyond. 

Across the wider university community, I have joint responsibility for staff development in the areas of learning and teaching as well as responsibility for some elements of quality monitoring and policy development in Learning and Teaching.

I am programme leader for the Advance HE accredited Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and the University Certificate in Learning and Teaching which are taught programmes for early career academic and support staff. In addition, I mentor and act as an internal assessor for the Advance HE accredited FHEA and SFHEA by CPD routes.



1978-1981 West Sussex Institute of Higher Education, B.Ed. Mathematics

1993-1996 Sheffield Hallam University, M.Sc. Applied Statistics with Statistical Education

2000-2001 University College Chichester, PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

2004-2010 Kingston University, Ed.D. Thesis title ‘How might the development of pedagogic strategies enhance sports science students’ attainment of statistical literacy in higher education?


  • Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS).
  •  Chair of the Statistics in Sport section of RSS.
  • Member of the Discussion Meeting Committee for RSS.
  • Senior Fellow of Advance HE (SFHEA)
  • Registered as an approved Academic Associate of Advance HE


(Last five years)


Arakeri, G., Aljabab, A., Nagaraj, M., Hunasgi, S., Patil, S., Hale, B., Merkx, M.A.W., Gomes, C., Gomez, R., & Brennan, P.A. (2019). A potential new oral mapping (OM) method in clinical evaluation and documentation of oral submucous fibrosis – a prospective clinical crossover study. Oral Pathology and Medicine, 48, 315-320.  DOI:10.1111/jop.12821

McMorris, T., Barwood, M., Hale, B.J., Dicks, M.  & Corbett, J. (2019). Cognitive fatigue effects on physical performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis:Corrigendum Physiology and Behavior, 198, 158.



Lowry, R.G. Hale B.J., Draper, S.B. & Smith M.S. (2018). Rock drumming enhances motor and psychosocial skills of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 65, 152-161.

McMorris, T., Barwood, M., Hale, B.J., Dicks, M.  & Corbett, J. (2018). Cognitive fatigue effects on physical performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Physiology and Behavior, 188, 103-107.

Arakeri, G., Thomas, D., Aljabab, A.S., Hunasgi, S., Rai, K.K., Hale, B., Fonseca, F.P., Gomez, R.S., Rahimi, S. Merkx, M.A.W., & Brennan, P.A. (2018). TFM classification and staging of oral submucous fibrosis: A new proposal Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine, 47, 403-409



Blacker, S.D., Coakley, S.L. Walker, E. Hale, B., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P., Roberts, R. & Myers, S.D. (2017). Gender differences in British army infantry representative military task performance:377 Board#198 May 31 9. Medicine and Science in Sport & Exercise 49, 95. DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000517087.64027.2a

Coakley, S.L., Myers, S.D., Walker, E., Hale, B., Jackson, S., Greeves, J.P., Roberts, R. & Blacker, S.D. (2017). A predictive model of 12.8km loaded march performance for male and female British army personnel:1247 Board #2 June 1 8. Medicine and Science in Sport & Exercise 49:335-336 DOI:10.1249/01.mss.0000517791.25297.fe

McMorris, T., Hale, B., Barwood, M., Costello, J. & Corbett, J. (2017). Effect of acute hypoxia on cognition: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 74, 225-232. DOI 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.01.019.

Stephenson, L. & Hale, B. (2017). An exploration into effectiveness of existential-phenomenological therapy as a UK NHS psychological treatment intervention. Journal of Humanistic Psychology.  DOI: 10.1177/0022167817719178

Walker, E., Blacker, S.D., Rayson, M.P., Coakley, S.L., Knapik, J.J., Gebhart, J.J., Hale, B., Brown, P.E.H., Jackson, S. Greeves, J.P. & Myers, S. (2017). Identification and verification of critical physically demanding tasks undertaken by Royal Marines: 374 Board #195 May 31 9. Medicine and Science in Sport & Exercise 49:94. DOI:10.1249/01.mss.0000517084.18285.44.



 Davey, T., Lanham-New, S.A.,  Shaw, A.M.,  Hale, B., Cobley, R., Berry, J.L., Roch, M.,  Allsopp, A.J. & Fallowfield, J.L. (2016). Low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D is associated with increased risk of stress fracture during Royal Marine recruit training. Osteoporosis International 27, 171-179. DOI 10.1007/s00198-015-3228-5.

Matharu, J., Hale, B., Ammar, M., & Brennan, P.A. (2016). Short message service (SMS) texting as a method of communication during on call: prevalence and experience of medical staff in a large acute NHS Trust in the UK. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 54,  863-867. DOI: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2016.05.034

Reuther, W.J., Hale, B.J., Matharu, J., Blythe, N., & Brennan, P.A. (2016).  Do you mind if I vape? The immediate effects of electronic cigarettes on perfusion in buccal mucosal tissue – a pilot study. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 54, 338-341. DOI: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2015.12.001



Arakeri, G., Colbert, S., Patil, S.G., Hale, B., Merkx, M.A.W. & Brennan, P.A. (2015). Salivary pooling: Is it specific to particular regions in oral submucous fibrosis? British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 53, 275-278. DOI: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2014.12.009.

McMorris, T., Hale, B.J., Corbett, J. Robertson, K. & Hodgson, C.I. (2015). Does acute exercise affect the performance of whole-body, psychomotor skills in an inverted-U fashion? A meta-analytic investigation. Physiology and Behavior,141,180-189.

DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2015.01.010

Wong, Y-K, Stearn, S., Moore, S. & Hale, B. (2015) Angina at Low heart rate And Risk of imminent Myocardial infarction (the ALARM study): a prospective, observational proof-of-concept study. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 15, 148. DOI 10.1186/s12872-015-0140-z​

McMorris, T. & Hale, B.J. (2015). Is there an acute exercise-induced physiological/biochemical threshold which triggers increased speed of cognitive functioning? A meta-analytic investigation. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 4, 4-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.jshs.2014.08.



As a statistician my research disciplines are varied because my interest is in applying statistics to enable understanding and evaluation of data in exercise, health and education.

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