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Philippe Crisp

Programme Leader for Sport Development and Coaching

phil.crisp@chi.ac.uk | +44 (0) 1243 816109

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. 

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.

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 interface