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

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.

Engaging students in learning: managing retention and reducing attrition.

Presentation / Conference
Pollock, C., Brown, N., Chalmers, C., Laird, P., & Laybourn, P. (2010, January)
Engaging students in learning: managing retention and reducing attrition. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University staff conference, Edinburgh Napier University
No abstract available.

Notational analysis of scoring techniques in competitive men’s karate

Journal Article
Laird, P., & McLeod, K. (2009)
Notational analysis of scoring techniques in competitive men’s karate. International journal of performance analysis in sport, 9(2), 171-187. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2009.11868475
The aim of this study was to determine frequencies of scoring techniques executed during a series of karate fights and whether there was a difference between the techniques us...

Eyewitness Recollection of Sport Coaches

Journal Article
Laird, P., & Waters, L. (2008)
Eyewitness Recollection of Sport Coaches. International journal of performance analysis in sport, 8(1), 76-84
The current study is based on the works of Franks and Miller (1986) Eyewitness Testimony in Sport which measured coaches' observational accuracy from one half of an internatio...

An examination of try scoring in rugby union: a review of international rugby statistics

Journal Article
Laird, P., & Lorimer, R. (2004)
An examination of try scoring in rugby union: a review of international rugby statistics. International journal of performance analysis in sport, 4(1), 72-80
The purpose of this study was to review some of the key statistics collected by the International Rugby Board (IRB) in their review of the game (2003) and to compare these fin...

Penalty Corners in Field Hockey: A guide to success

Journal Article
Laird, P., & Sutherland, P. (2003)
Penalty Corners in Field Hockey: A guide to success. International journal of performance analysis in sport, 3(1), 19-26
The purpose of this study was to devise a suitable notational analysis system (video analysis combined with hand notation) to help coaches and players improve their performanc...