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Julie Binney

Julie Binney BSc (Hons), PGCE

Senior Lecturer


Julie has been a Senior Lecturer in the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity since 2002. Her specialist area is Physical Education, and she has previously worked as a teacher in secondary school and asa lecturer in further education. Her professional relationships with colleagues and students are based on collaborative working, open dialogue, integrity and respect. Julie has worked in the Initial Teacher Training and with school and college based mentors helping facilitate the professional development of  postgraduate PE trainees.


With undergraduate learners, Julie works hard to create active learning spaces which are truly democratic and participatory, where all voices are valued and where individual learner experiences and their context form the basis for students to personalise their own learning journey. She recently completed an Advancing Professional Practice Masters qualification with distinction. She also works as a pedagogical mentor for the Graduate Training Assistants and less experienced members of the Sport Academy teaching team.

In 2016, Julie was awarded the Sheffield Hallam University Inspirational teaching Award by the Vice Chancellor in recognition of the commitment and supporting the learning needs of the students who voted for her.

Specialist areas of interest

Julie's areas of professional interest is power relations in  physical education and wider workspaces, gender relations in physical education, and performativity in higher education.


Subject area

Physical Education


Physical Education and School Sport


Sociology and Philosophy of Physical Education
Research Methods
Physical Education Spaces
Identity and the Body
Outdoor and Adventure Activities

Other activities

Sheffield OLP University Technical College Governor

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