Peter Laird

Peter Laird

Peter Laird

Programme Leader Sport, Exercise and Health Science

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 Activity

  • Key speaker at conference

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Teaching Fellow
  • Member of the HEA

 

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


15 results

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. [YouTube]
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...

A History of the British American Football Coaches Association

Other
Laird, P. (2019)
A History of the British American Football Coaches Association. http://www.bafca.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/BAFCA-history.pdf
The roots of a coaching association for UK American Football can be traced to 1986. This article traces its origins to the modern day highlighting the important role the coach...

Blog Jan ’19 – Sidelines

Other
Laird, P. (2019)
Blog Jan ’19 – Sidelines. http://www.bafca.co.uk/news/blogs/blog-jan19/
Learn The Game. Learn Coaching. Learn about your Players. Stick to the Plan (but be prepared to adapt).

Make the National Student Survey work for you

Other
Laird, P. (2018)
Make the National Student Survey work for you. [internal]. Edinburgh
Laird, P. (2018). Make the National Student Survey work for you. The Bones, (April 2018), Edinburgh Napier University.