Peter Laird

Biography

A Masters in Education from Glasgow University and moved into lecturing from Further Education.
Pete has been at Edinburgh Napier with the Sport & Exercise Science course since October 2001 and is the current Programme Leader for the Sport Exercise & Health Science courses with specific interests in teaching, coaching and performance analysis. He is also a Teaching Fellow and a Fellow of the HEA.
Pete is the Head Coach of the university’s American Football team, the Knights, and also coaches the Great Britain Student team.

Research Areas

News

Esteem

Conference Organising Activity

  • Key speaker at conference

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Member of the HEA
  • Teaching Fellow

 

Non-executive Directorship

  • BAFCA Director

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Working through sport with local children to gain university admission.

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External Examiner

 

Reviewing

  • Academic reviewer for Routledge Publishers

 

Date


18 results

An examination of athlete self-directed film study viewing times prior to a competitive game

Report
Laird, P., & Clark, J. (2022)
An examination of athlete self-directed film study viewing times prior to a competitive game. BAFCA
This study examined individual player video viewing times prior to a game over the course of a competitive season. Analysis of whether viewing times were directly influenced b...

BAFCA 10 Year Vision

Report
Laird, P., & Hill, W. (2021)
BAFCA 10 Year Vision. BAFCA
To be effective, coaches need to fulfil several different roles within a team, these include technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of our game. It is therefore vit...

Britballin and BAFCA are joined by BAFRA

Digital Artefact
Laird, P. (2021)
Britballin and BAFCA are joined by BAFRA. [YouTube]
Adam and Pete are joined by BAFRA president Davie Parsons and James Ford- Bannister (recruiting)

Coaches Round table - DB's

Digital Artefact
Laird, P. (2021)
Coaches Round table - DB's. [YouTube]
A round table discussion with Great Britain national coaches discussing Defensive Back play

Analytics in Football

Digital Artefact
Laird, P. (2021)
Analytics in Football. [YouTube]
A round table discussion with sports analysts and coaches on the current development and application of analytics in Football.

Britballin in partnership with BAFCA chat with Coach Bill Curry

Digital Artefact
Laird, P. (2021)
Britballin in partnership with BAFCA chat with Coach Bill Curry. [YouTube]
A vodcast interview with coaching legend, author, and three time Super Bowl winner, Coach Bill Curry.

Coach John Beam - Ready Ready?

Digital Artefact
Laird, P. (2021)
Coach John Beam - Ready Ready?. [YouTube]
A vodcast interview with star of the netflix series Last Chance U, Coach John Beam.

The Coach that Never Punts - Coach Kelley

Digital Artefact
Laird, P. (2021)
The Coach that Never Punts - Coach Kelley. [Online Video]
An online interview and discussion with analytics guru Coach Kevin Kelley.

Sport opens up avenues to young people with few options for development

Other
Laird, P. (2020)
Sport opens up avenues to young people with few options for development. https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/sport-opens-avenues-young-people-few-options-development-pete-laird-3007768

Coaching Dropout: A Study of volunteer Head Coaches in American Football

Report
Laird, P. (2020)
Coaching Dropout: A Study of volunteer Head Coaches in American Football. https://www.bafca.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Coaching-Dropout-A-Study-of-volunteer-Head-Coaches-in-American-Football.pdf: British American Football Coaches Association
This was a longitudinal study from a population of UK based American Football Head Coaches (n=49) who had who had left their posts over three off-seasons covering two competit...