From intern to practitioner to academic: the role of reflection in the development of a ‘Sports Scientist’

Doncaster, Greg (2018) From intern to practitioner to academic: the role of reflection in the development of a ‘Sports Scientist’. Reflective Practice. pp. 1-14. ISSN 1462-3943 DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2018.1538951

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Abstract

Following my progression and development from an undergraduate Sports Science student to my present position as a lecturer in Coaching and Performance, I sought to reflect upon this journey and how each significant stage of my development has either challenged, developed or influenced my career. In attempting to articulate and disseminate such information I have utilised reflective accounts which have been recorded throughout this time. Consequently, the current paper seeks to present a reflective account of key stages within my own development and career, beginning with the initial stages of a newly graduated sports science intern, into a novice practitioner undertaking a PhD before finally attaining a full-time position in academia. As such, it is hoped that those seeking employment or working in the Sports Science industry will themselves be able to utilise the information provided with their own personal and professional development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Development, Reflective Practice, Sports Science, Practitioner
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Sports Science
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 13:50
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/10606

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