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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Donna Windard

I joined the School of Sport, Coaching, and Exercise Science in November 2008 having worked and studied at Brunel University. I specialise in research which increases our understanding of the impact of recent UK sport and educational policies on the structure and organisation of PE, teachers’ ideologies and teachers’ pedagogies. I currently supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Lincoln, and contribute to a number of research groups including HART and YSR.

Department Responsibilities

Programme Leader for the (BSc Hons) PE and Sport programme. Personal Tutor for BSc Sport Development and Coaching and BSc PE and Sport. Co -Chair of School Athena Swan Self Assessment Team. Member of School Ethics Committee. Module leader for Sport Development Environment, Advanced Research Methods, Contemporary Issues in PE and New Directions in PE.

Subject Specialism

Physical education policy and practice


  • PhD Social Policy
  • Teaching Fellow: Higher Education Academy (2012)
  • 1st Class BA (Hons) Sport Studies & Education Studies (University of Wales Trinity St David)


  • MacMillan Get Active Feel Good Research: £9,000 (2015)
  • Interdisciplinary Multi-skills Playground Research: £19,000 (2010)
  • Evaluation of the Obesity Prevention Scheme, North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus: £12000 (2009)


2015: Evaluation of the MacMillan Get Active Feel Good Programme, Lincolnshire Sport & Macmillan Cancer Support. 2011: Evaluating the impact of the introduction of multi-skill areas (playground markings) into primary schools within Lincolnshire. 2009: Evaluation of the Obesity Prevention Scheme, North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus. Ongoing: Lincolnshire County Multi-skills Academy Ongoing: Extra-curricular sport support for Schools in Lincolnshire

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Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Member of the Association for Physical Education