Kirsten Wing

Kirsten Wing
University of Gloucestershire · School of Sport & Exercise



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PhD candidate at the University of Gloucestershire evaluating the Boing project (Sport England). Lecturer in Sports Therapy on undergraduate and masters programmes. Part time Therapist in professional sport. Researching contemporary issues in Coach Education, Welfare, Injury Epidemiology, MSK and Medical Technology. Passionate about youth and practitioner development.
February 2020 - February 2023
Univeristy of Gloucestershire
Field of study
  • Practitioner Education, Knowledge Generation, Physical Literacy, Health
September 2018 - September 2019
Hartpury Univeristy
Field of study
  • Applied Strength and Conditioning (Research in Biomechanics)
September 2015 - June 2018
University of the West of England, Bristol
Field of study
  • Sports Therapy


Publications (6)
Technical Report
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Digital Future of Sport Coaching in the UK
Technical Report
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An end of project technical report in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire and Sport England evaluating the Boing practitioner education programme. This report details an overview of the two year long evaluation, data collection methodology, results and key findings for future implementation. Key finings include: 1) more is needed t...
Conference Paper
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Background: A midpoint report of the evaluation of the Boing intervention which seeks to educate practitioners on a play-based curriculum in Physical Literacy (PL) settings. Current approaches to operationalising PL and it's delivery are commonly oversimplified. PL is a highly complex, multifaced conceptualisation of the skills required to develop...
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Boing founder Danny Newcombe, Researcher Kirsten Wing and Operations lead Craig Hughes talk through Boing's conceptualisation, underpinning, current research and impact at the breakout sessions at the Association of Colleges National Sport Conferences 2021. Included are the research contribution slides for the breakout session.
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Background Governing bodies are largely responsible for the monitoring and management of risks associated with a safe playing environment, yet adherence to regulations is currently unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate and evaluate the current status of medical personnel, facilities, and equipment in Rugby Union clubs at regional level...



Projects (3)
It is well recognised that practitioner education could impact on a learners Physical Literacy (PL) and subsequent Physical Activity (PA) throughout life. Boing is a workshop-based programme that aims to help practitioners develop children’s PL through active play. However, the impact on practitioners and subsequently learners (yes, it is all about the kids!) is unknown. Therefore, the aims of this study in partnership with Sport England are to explore current knowledge of, attitude towards, and confidence to deliver PL in relation to learner experience (yes, what do the kids think!).