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Stuart Jolly

Stuart Jolly

Principal Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


  • Postgraduate Courses Manager for Sport MRes courses
  • Course Leader for the BSc Coaching and Sport Science degree
  • University verifier for FdSc Sports Coaching (Central College)

Career overview

Dr Jolly previously worked for British Rowing for seven years as a Coach Educator and Rowing Coach, and as an Exercise Physiology Lecturer and Applied Sport Scientist at the University of Teesside.

Research areas

  • Coaching Pedagogy: Enhancing formal coach education
  • Pedagogy in Higher Education: Student negotiated assessment criteria and learning outcomes
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship education in higher education
  • E-learning in Higher Education: Presentations at NTU Annual Learning and Teaching conference 2014:
    * Co-exploring uncharted territory: Students as active partners in negotiating module assessment criteria, module learning outcomes and module content.
    * Design for learning: technology and collaboration
    * Experiences of embedding opportunities for entrepreneurship
  • Presentation at NTU Course Leaders Conference 2014:
    * Co-creating student learning and teaching experiences with students at the course level
  • NTU E-learning conference 2013-2014:
    * Audio feedback
    * Quick tech ideas
    * Conditional release in NOW
  • Presentation at NTU College Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014:
    * Next Stop the Oscars! Video editing for people who think they can’t edit videos

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD in the School of Science and Technology exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

  • Lead for HEA grant supported project 'Adventures in Setting up and Running a Social Enterprise'
  • Presentation at HEA Annual Conference 2014: 'Experiences in Social Enterprise: adventures in setting up and running a student lead social enterprise.'
  • Presentation at HEA Social Sciences Cluster Conference 2014
  • Director of EntActive (community interest company), a social enterprise with the aims of providing sport, coaching and healthy lifestyles interventions to local community groups, whilst providing students with live experiences of setting up and running a social enterprise to develop their skills of enterprise and entreprenueurship
  • Finalist in UK Sport Ideas for Innovation Competition: The Kazoom: Sonification of performance data for improving technique
  • Prior responsibility for Notts County Football Club Programme of Physiological Testing

Sponsors and collaborators

Current and recent research is being conducted with the collaboration, funding and / or support of:


On the use of isoperformance curves for profiling and identification of training needs. Jolly S, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2013, 112 (11), 3931-3932

A critical view of critical velocity testing to predict performance. Jolly SA, Journal of Sports Sciences, 2013, 1-2.

An analysis of practice activities and instructional behaviours used by youth soccer coaches during practice: Exploring the link between science and application. Jolly S, Journal of Sports Sciences, 2010, 28 (14), 1625-1625.

The reproducibility of estimates of critical power and anaerobic work capacity in upper-body exercise. Taylor SA and Batterham AM, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2002, 87 (1), 43-49