Ellie Gennings

Dr Ellie Gennings

  • Lecturer in Sports Coaching
  • DH207,
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Ellie is a Lecturer in Sports Coaching at Bournemouth University. Ellie’s research interests take a broad and holistic approach to sports coaching, where she is interested in social and environmental issues. In 2021, she completed a mixed-methods psychology-based PhD. Her research sought to understand adolescent wellbeing from the perspective of children, develop and validate a psychometric measure of wellbeing, and enabled her to understand the role of the outdoors within physical activity intervention programmes. She is the lead collaborator between Bournemouth University and Andrew Simpson Foundation where she has recently supported the launch of their most recent initiative #boatgen.

In her professional practice, Ellie is working towards becoming a UK Coaching licenced tutor. Other professional work includes: the evaluation of the RFUs talent pathway system; consultancy with British Canoe; involvement with CPD events at both Birmingham City FC and QPR community.

Ellie has experience teaching across a range of units at Bournemouth University, including Coach and Athlete Welfare, Applied Sport Psychology, and Conducting Research in Sport and Exercise...


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 SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"

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Journal Articles

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Coach and Athlete Welfare
  • Conducting Research in Sport and Exercise
  • Applied Sport Psychology


  • Bournemouth University Evaluation of Stormbreak and NHS Dorset Project (Strombreak, 01 Oct 2022). Awarded
  • Socio-cultural barriers to participation in watersports (BU - Charity Impact Fund., 23 Jan 2022). Awarded

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Research findings were presented at the House of Lords on behalf of the Andrew Simpson Foundation to support their charity impact event.


  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow,

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