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Dr Alex Twitchen

Alex Twitchen

Profile summary

Professional biography

Alex is an experienced coach and coach developer with a passion for understanding and exploring how coaches learn and improve their practice. Alex also has an interest in motor sports and completed his PhD thesis examining the history of safety in motor racing.

Research interests

Alex has research interests in:

1. Coach learning and development: process, systems and theories

2. Coaching practice and behaviours

3. Motor sports

Teaching interests

Coaching practice and coach learning and development

Impact and engagement

Alex has worked for a number of national bodies principally in designing curriclum and quality assurance processes around coach learning and development.


Class matters—Children's perceptions of sports coaching (2023-09-29)
Goosen, Tanya and Twitchen, Alex
Children & Society ([Early Access])

Supporting literacy skills and community cohesion for transnational young people (2023-07)
Chamberlain, Liz; Flynn, Naomi; Hafeez, Imran; Twitchen, Alex and Sells, Jim
EAL Journal(21) (pp. 32-34)

The Crusading Days of Jackie Stewart: Evaluating the Development of Safety in Motor Racing During the 1960s (2023)
Twitchen, Alex
Journal of Motorsport Culture and History, 3, Article 4(1)

Back to the Future: Rethinking Coach Learning and Development in the UK (2019-10)
Twitchen, Alex and Oakley, Ben
Applied Coaching Research Journal, 4 (pp. 32-41)

How might online distance learning contribute to coach development (2018-10)
Oakley, Ben and Twitchen, Alex
Applied Coaching Research Journal, 2 (pp. 24-31)