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Dr Georgia Allen-Baker

Assistant Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Georgia is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. Her primary responsibilities include teaching in the fields of Sport Development. Georgia contributes to teaching at all levels delivering lectures, seminars and practical sessions across a wide range of modules.

Georgia completed her undergraduate degree in Applied Sport Sciences and an MSc in Sport Psychology at Northumbria University in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Whilst completing her studies, Georgia worked as a Community Development Coach and delivered sport sessions in schools and across the local community. After graduating, she worked for the NHS for two years, mainly as an exercise coordinator for an acute mental health hospital. She then successfully applied for a PhD studentship at Brunel University London. Whilst completing her PhD, Georgia taught at Brunel and at the University of West London. Before moving back to Northumbria as a Senior Lecturer, Georgia worked at York St John University as a Lecturer in Youth Sport and PE. Additionally, Georgia is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Georgia Allen-Baker

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  • ‘Every day we’d have an arranged activity, so she’d have football, swimming, dance, gymnastics’: A sociological analysis of parenting and sports-based enrichment activities for the under-fives., Velija, P., Allen, G. 9 Apr 2024, In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
  • ‘Hearing Their Voice’: The Experiences of Physical Education with Pupils Diagnosed with Severe Learning Disabilities, Allen, G., Radley, R., Milne, B., Velija, P. 23 Mar 2024, In: Sport, Education and Society
  • Eye movement desensitization reprocessing as a treatment for PTSD in conflict-affected areas, Scott-Bell, A., Allen, G., Howatson, G., Kiernan, M., Wippich, A., Farrell, D. 19 Jan 2023, In: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
  • 'If lecturers are at home, they can’t tell their kids to shut up’: University student engagement with blended learning during Covid-19: A mixed methods study, Thornton, C., Peart, D., Hicks, K., McCullogh, N., Allen, G. 21 Apr 2023, In: Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • Parents perceptions of online physical activity and leisure with early years children during Covid-19 and beyond, Allen, G., Velijab, P. 2 Jan 2023, In: Leisure Studies
  • Understanding the challenges and impact of training on referral of postnatal women to a community physical activity programme by health professionals: a qualitative study using the COM-B model, Allin, L., Haighton, C., Dalkin, S., Das, J., Allen, G. 1 Jan 2023, In: Midwifery
  • Online learning in higher education in the UK: Exploring the experiences of sports students and staff, McCullogh, N., Allen-Baker, G., Boocock, E., Peart, D., Hayman, R. 1 Nov 2022, In: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
  • Toddler and pre-school children's physical activity during a pandemic, Allen, G., Velija, P. 22 Dec 2022, Transforming Leisure in the Pandemic, Taylor & Francis
  • Using animations to support student learning in undergraduate physiology, Peart, D., Keane, K., Allen, G., Bruce-Martin, C., Rumbold, P. 8 Aug 2022, In: Journal of Biological Education
  • ‘We just thought everyone else is going so we might as well’: middle-class parenting and franchised baby/toddler swimming, Allen, G., Velija, P., Dodds, J. 4 Mar 2021, In: Leisure Studies

  • Katharine Wilkin Teacher-led yoga in primary schools: what are the different outcomes when Key Stage 1 teachers use videos versus stories / scripts, and do these two yoga-groups differ from a ‘treatment as usual’ control? Start Date: 01/10/2023
  • Rachael Bland An exploration of student-para-athletes' lived experiences of role fulfilment, negotiation and conflict within the dual-career context, a social-relational approach. Start Date: 01/06/2018 End Date: 25/10/2022

  • Psychology PhD June 01 2013
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017


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