Bartle, Gillian


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1995 …2023

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Gillian is lecturer in the School of Education and Social Work. She teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Gillian’s professional interests include philosophy of education, physical literacy, wellbeing, physical education, Olympic education, and research methodologies.

Gillian completed her initial teacher education at the Scottish School of PE, Sport and Leisure, Moray House College Edinburgh, and further studies at the Universities of Stirling, the Peloponnese, and Dundee.

Previous posts were in further education, physical education teacher education and secondary schools. 


Current teaching responsibilities include:

  • Lead for School Office Module, Research Methods
  • Teaching Research Methods
  • Supervising Dissertation students
  • Leading physical education for primary education programmes

Research interests

Current research interests feature phenomenology, (post)qualitative, posthuman and sociomaterialist theory with an ongoing interest in digital methods.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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