Allan Hewitt

Senior Teaching Fellow

Teaching Interests

My main role is Course Leader for the BSc Sport and Physical Activity degree. I am responsible for managing the timetable, all academic issues and for course admissions. I am also year coordinator for the Third Year of the degree.

I am class leader for B1123 Culture and Context, B1221 Coaching and Sport Development, B1313 Placement and Professional Development, B1479 Research Project and B1408 Practical Project in Sport and Physical Activity Development. I also contribute to B1405 Dissertation.

Personal Statement

My main activity is centered around the management  of a large academic undergraduate programme, where I offer strong leadership with a focus on the student experience. I am involved in a range of research projects, mostly involving mobile technology as applied to the field of physical activity.

I maintain my interests in Music Psychology and Music Education through my positions as Assistant Editor of the journal Psychology of Music and as Associate Editor of the journal Music, Technology and Education.

Research Interests

My research explores the use of technology and music within physical activity and exercise, including:

  • sensorimotor synchronisation with music, in particular synchronising walking cadence (in collaboration with Perception and Action lab)
  • the use of mobile music to promote increased intensity and duration of physical activity
  • the use of ubiquitous mobile devices for activity monitoring, in particular the use of mobile accelerometry 
  • design of user interfaces for mobile applications in physical activity (in collaboration with Mobiquitous Lab)
  • the use of mobile devices and web technologies in large-scale physical activity interventions

Expertise & Capabilities

Music psychology

Music education

Analysis of accelerometer data

Relationships between economic and social deprivation and educational attainment

  1. Journal of Sports Sciences (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review

  2. Psychology of Music (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial board member

  3. Associate Editor, Journal of Music, Technology and Education

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial board member

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