Dr Anna Stodter

Lecturer

The Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Sport and Exercise Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Sport & Exercise Sciences

Anna’s research interests include sports coaches’ learning and education, which informs both her teaching and applied coaching activities in rugby union.

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anna.stodter@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Anna Joined ARU in June 2015 after working part time as an online tutor on the Coaching Football for Performance degree, alongside her role as performance pathway coordinator for Archery GB. Before this, Anna was based at Loughborough University, completing her PhD on coaches’ learning and working on a number of evaluation projects for The FA, UK Sport and Sportscoach UK.

Research interests

  • Coach learning
  • Coach education
  • Coaching behaviour
  • Professional development and CPD evaluation
  • Mixed methods research

Areas of research supervision

  • Sports coaching
  • Football coaching and women’s football
  • Executive coaching

Teaching

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BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education

BSc (Hons) Sports Science

BSc (Hons) Coaching for Performance in Football

MSc Sport and Exercise Science

Qualifications

  • PhD Understanding coaches’ learning and education, Loughborough University
  • MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Loughborough University
  • BSc Biological Sciences (Hons: Psychology), The University of Edinburgh

Memberships, editorial boards

  • The FA Licensed Coaches Club
  • Rugby Football Union Level 2 Licensed Coach

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Anna has worked with various performers as a coach and programme manager, and in sport psychology support. Following her role managing Archery GB’s regional and Paralympic performance academies, she is currently coaching at Cambridge University Women’s Rugby Football Club.

Selected recent publications

Stodter, A., and Cushion, C.J., 2014. Coaches’ learning and education: a case study of contexts in conflict. Sports Coaching Review, 3(1), 63-79.

Stodter, A., and Cushion, C.J., 2016. Effective coach learning and the processes of coaches’ knowledge development: what works? In P.A Davis (Ed.) The Psychology of Effective Coaching and Management. Nova Science Publishers.

Recent presentations and conferences

Stodter, A., and Cushion, C.J., 2015. Evidencing the Impact of coaches’ learning: Changes in coaching knowledge and practice over time. MMU CRiC International Coaching Conference, Crewe, 9th-10th September

Stodter, A., and Cushion, C.J., 2015. What works in coach learning, how, and for whom? A grounded model of soccer coaches’ learning processes. 10th ICCE Global Coach Conference, Vierumaki, Finland 23rd-25th August

Stodter, A., and Cushion, C.J., 2015. Evidencing the Impact of coaches’ learning: Changes in coaching knowledge and practice over time. 10th ICCE Global Coach Conference, Vierumaki, Finland 23rd-25th August

Stodter, A., and Cushion, C.J., 2014. Coach-educator interactions in formal coach education: Impact on learning and practice. 4th International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 1st-3rd September