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Harvey Anderson

A Grounded Theory of expert coaches' Experiential Model of the Fast Bowling Technique

For his Professional Doctorate, Harvey is looking to discover whether expert fast bowling coaches have a model or theory about the fast bowling technique and, if so, what it is and where it comes from. Through a previous study of the empirical literature, Harvey demonstrated that there was no clear model of the ideal fast bowling technique in cricket. Without an evidence-based model, Harvey is looking to uncover what expert fast bowling coaches use to help them coach fast bowling, with a particular emphasis on the technical aspects of the bowling action. It is thought that experts’ experiential knowledge is a valuable source, and will add further to the knowledge within the field.

Harvey is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching & PE at Sheffield Hallam University, teaching on both Post graduate and Undergraduate coaching programmes. He has a BSc (Hons) in PE & Sport Science from Loughborough, an MSc in Sport & Exercise Science and attended a PG Cert in Sport & Exercise Biomechanics (as part of CPD). Harvey is also a Coach Educator for the ECB, a Level 3 coach, and has worked Internationally as the National Coach of the Isle of man, and consulted to the Sri Lankan National Development Squad, the Punjab Cricket Association, and spent 7 years working with the Leeds Bradford MCCU. Harvey has also played First Class Cricket.

In his spare time, Harvey still plays cricket, as well as competing in Muay Thai Boxing and Boxing, but it is as a father of two children that he enjoys spending most of his time.

Research Output:

2010:

Conference presentation: Developing Youth and Talent Development Graduate Coaches - research into practice. Abraham, Muir, Morgan, Duffy, Anderson, McKeown and Diggle. Conference: 6th Continental Conference of the International Council for Coach Education, December 1-4, 2010, Papendal, Netherlands, At Papendal, Netherlands

2011:

Conference Paper: Developing Youth and Talent Development Graduate Coaches - research into practice. Abraham, Muir, Morgan, Duffy, Anderson, McKeown and Diggle. Conference: New Directions in Sports Coaching, Leeds Metropolitan University., At Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

2016:

  1. Conference Presentation: Arbitrage as Research Method. 2016 Method Conference Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  2. Conference Presentation: Myth Busting! We are NOT a skeleton with singular muscular attachments!. Biomechanics Symposium 2016, Universidad San Jorge, Zaragoza, Spain, May 2016.
  3. Conference Presentation: 'Arbitrage' and the development of coaches and coaching research. 2016 AIESEP International Conference, June 8-11, 2016. University of Laramie, Wyoming, USA
  4. Conference Poster: ‘STOP! We are not a skeleton with singular muscular attachments!’. 10th International Strength Training Conference, November 29-December 3, 2016, Kyoto Japan.
  5. Conference Poster: ‘The S&C Framework’. 10th International Strength Training Conference, November 29-December 3, 2016, Kyoto Japan.

2017:

  1. Conference panel moderator: INTERACTIVE PANEL: Building Successful High Performance Sports Teams. HPSCE Summit, 8-9 June 2017. Dublin Ireland.
  2. Conference presentation: ‘’Coaching’ concentration in elite male Cricketers: a longitudinal mixed methods study’. ICCE Global Coaching Conference 2017, Liverpool UK
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