Cedric English

Cedric English

Dr Cedric English

Lecturer

Biography

My keen interest in coaching research and development comes initially from my practical coaching experience. I have over 25 years of experience as a professional cricket player and coach playing across a variety of environments in the UK, South Africa, New Zealand and Scotland. My previous roles in cricket have included operating as a full-time professional cricket player and coach in South Africa (1992-2000), England (1993), Scotland (1998-2013) and New Zealand (2010). Currently I am a lead International Youth Coach working with the Scottish U17's, 18's and 19's. I have been involved in three u17 European Qualifying events and two U19 World Cups, Bangladesh (2016) and South Africa (2020). I am also a Cricket Scotland Level 3 coach mentor and assessor and a contributing member of the Cricket Scotland High Performance Coaching Group.

My academic qualifications are as follows;
I obtained by my PgCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in 2015 and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I completed by PhD studies into the South African Cricket Development Pathway Environments in 2017.

My main interests in coaching lie now in the research of effective coaching practice and the development and application of evidence-based coach development and education at elite, elite development and participation levels. I am currently the programme leader for the BSc Developing Athletes through Professional Practice and the BSc Football Coaching, Performance, and Development. My other teaching and research interest include talent development environments, sports organisational culture, leadership, strategic performance management in sport.

My work to date includes collaborations and partnerships with the Scottish Football Association, Scottish Rugby, Scottish Gymnastics, Cricket Scotland, UKSport, Sportscotland, Scottish Volleyball, Scottish Basketball, British and Scottish Handball, Hearts of Midlothian Football Club.

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of external validation panel invited by SQA to scrutinise the new programme specification documentation for the new High National Diploma (HND) Sports Coaching and Development programme
  • Member of Quality Design Team invited by Sportscotland and the SQA to advise on and design the new Scottish Coach Education Framework
  • Member of external validation panel invited by SQA to scrutinise the new programme specification documentation for the new High National Certificate (HNC) Sports Coaching and Development programme

 

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4 results

Exploring the coach-administrator relationship within the SA cricket development environment

Journal Article
English, C., Nash, C., & Martindale, R. (in press)
Exploring the coach-administrator relationship within the SA cricket development environment. European Sport Management Quarterly, https://doi.org/10.1080/16184742.2020.1749689
Research question: The increased competitive demands placed on modern sports organisations, intensifies pressures on coaches to produce positive results. These factors may in...

The effects of structural change: An investigation into the South African cricket development pathway

Journal Article
English, C., Nash, C., & Martindale, R. (2018)
The effects of structural change: An investigation into the South African cricket development pathway. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, https://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2018.1434811
Sports organisations face immense challenge, both structurally and organisationally, in coordinating talent development processes. This complex interaction may be exacerbated...

A qualitative exploration of the South African cricket development environment

Thesis
English, C. V. A qualitative exploration of the South African cricket development environment. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/978840
It may be argued that there are fewer sporting environments where politics and sport are so intertwined, however having undergone significant socio-political changes and devel...

Learning Through Communities of Practice in Sports Coaching

Book Chapter
Nash, C., & English, C. (2015)
Learning Through Communities of Practice in Sports Coaching. In C. Nash (Ed.), Practical Sports Coaching. , (242-255). Abingdon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge
Nash, C., & English, C. (2015). Learning Through Communities of Practice in Sports Coaching. In C. Nash (Ed.), Practical Sports Coaching (242-255). Abingdon: Taylor & Francis ...

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