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Oliver Hooper, Dr

Teaching Associate at Loughborough University

Oliver Hooper graduated from Loughborough University in 2014 with a first class BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science. Subsequently, he remained at the University to undertake a PhD within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. Oliver’s research is located within the field of physical education (PE) and sport pedagogy and his doctoral research broadly centred on health-related teaching and learning within PE. Specifically, this research explored pupils’ conceptions of ‘health’ within PE and schools. On completion of his PhD in 2018, Oliver was appointed as a Teaching Associate in Pedagogy and Qualitative Research Methods within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Oliver is a BERA ECR Network co-convenor and was elected to BERA Council in 2018 as ECR representative. He sits on BERA’s Engagement Committee. Oliver is also co-convenor of the EERA Resarch in Sport Pedagogy SIG. 

Oliver Hooper's contributions

Engagement Committee

The role of the Engagement Committee is to: Ensure that BERA supports its members appropriately in the light of our three strategic objectives: to advance research quality; build research...

Early Career Researcher Network

The BERA Early Career Researcher Network aims to offer support for those who are in the process of completing their masters, doctorate or EdD in education, as well as those who have completed...


BERA Council and Committees

BERA Council is supported by a number of standing committees and steering groups who are tasked with actioning the decisions of BERA Council. BERA Council is made up of the following: The...