Projects per year
Martin's research area comprises a critical sociology of sports coaching, pedagogy and performance which informs applied practice.
The purpose is to examine the complexity of coaching contexts in an attempt to develop greater ‘reality grounded’ preparation programmes for students and coaches.
In an attempt to explore such uncertainties, dilemmas and micro-political actualities he embraces a range of qualitative research methods as ways of better understanding sports coaching and sport performance.
Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and PE. His leadership responsibilities are to Programme manage the MSc Sports Coaching provision alingside teaching and module leading across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, as well as PhD supervision. He achieved Fellow status of the Higher Education Academy in 2018 and Senior Fellow status in 2022.
External positions and memberships
Football Association of Wales – Licenced Coach. UEFA C Licence and UEFA B Licence Tutor
Union of European Football Associations – Licenced Coach
The Centre for Football Research in Wales - Researcher and Member
British Sociological Association – Member
Lecturer in Sports Coaching & Performance, University of Wolverhampton. 2017-2019
Tutor in Sports Coaching and Football, Cardiff Metropolitan University. 2014-2017
Module Co-ordinator (Research Methods), Bridgend College. 2016-2017
Research and knowledge exchange collaborations
Hartpury Sports Coaching Centre - Director (2021-Present)
Sports Coaching, SportD, Exploring The Reality of Student-Coaches Work-Based Learning, Cardiff Metropolitan University
2015 → 2019
Teaching in Higher Education and Professional Practice, PgC, University of Wolverhampton
2017 → 2018
Sports Coaching, MSc, An [Auto]-Ethnographic Study of A Football Coach’s Experience in Coach Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University
2012 → 2014
Sport & PE, BSc, Preparing Coaches to Coach: Examining Coaches’ Experiences of Coach Education in Soccer , Cardiff Metropolitan University
2009 → 2012
UEFA B Licence Tutor, Football Association of Wales
1 Jun 2018 → …
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Pettipher, W., Longworth, M. & Legge, T., 14 Jul 2023.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
Longworth, M., 2019, Exploring research in sport coaching pedagogy: Context and contingency. Corsby, C. L. T. & Edwards, C. N. (eds.). Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Longworth, M., Sept 2018, (Unpublished)
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis
Longworth, M., 2015, (Unpublished)
Research output: Thesis › Master's Thesis
4 Sept 2023
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organising a workshop, seminar or course