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Senior lecturer Physical Education and Sport Coaching, Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Colum Cronin is an academic member of staff at Liverpool John Moores University who leads the MSc. Sport Coaching course, and teaches on the BA Physical Education and BSc Sport Coaching degrees. On these courses, Colum shares his research, which predominantly explores how coaches can develop caring relationships with athletes. He is the co-author of the book, Care in Sport Coaching, published by Routledge. Colum's other research interests include disability sport coaching and coach education. He is an associate editor of the academic journal Sports Coaching Review, and was awarded the AIESEP (International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education) Young Scholar of the Year Award 2019. He has worked with a number of sporting organisations such as the Football Association and UK Coaching.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Liverpool John Moores University