Mr Mark Breslin

  • Lecturer in Physical Education (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)

telephone: 01413302715
email: Mark.Breslin@glasgow.ac.uk

St Andrew's Building, 11 Eldon Street, 626

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1757-5196

Biography

Mr Mark Breslin is a lecturer in Physical Education, Health and Well-Being at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He has an extensive sports coaching background across many sporting domains from grass roots to elite top professional clubs and athletes which spans back over 30 years.

He has personally competed at international and professional level in the sport of boxing representing his country Scotland as a top amateur on numerous occasions before turning professional in his field. He has taught Physical Education and Sport & Exercise Science for over 20 years across all spheres of education from early level through to higher education in both England and Scotland. He has had many leadership and magagerial roles throughout his career working within education.

He was also seconded to Education Scotland as a Physical Education Lead Officer where he worked across many schools, building the confidence and content of teachers’ ability to deliver high quality PE for pupils implementing many of the Curriculum for Excellence policies.

His master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology has given him the opportunity to research a number of current educational issues such as body image, physical self-esteem, mental health and combating obesity through exercise. 

His current research interest are within mental health in communities and Scottish schools where he has a focus on teacher training and confidence in dealing with issues related to MH

Research interests

  • Teacher Confidence in menatl health 
  • Active pedagogies
  • Outdoor learning
  • leanring through play
  • Developing Physical Self Esteem and confidence through exercise
  • Developing emotional self-esteem through exercise
  • Body Image in teenage pupils
  • Obesity in Scottish schools  

Publications

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2019

Breslin, M. , Harvie, J. , Leslie, B. and Mclaren, E. (2019) The Leap of Faith: Experiences of Early Career Academics. SERA 44th Annual Conference: Creative Visions for Educational Futures, Edinburgh, UK, 20-22 Nov 2019. (Unpublished)

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. S. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Creative Approaches to Academic Practice Leading to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Alt Annual Conference 2019, Edinburgh, UK, 3-5 Sept 2019.

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Students as Scholars: Academic Development and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 18-19 Jul 2019.

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Designing Active Pedagogies. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Exploring Space and Place through Active Learning Pedagogies. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

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Number of items: 5.

Conference or Workshop Item

Breslin, M. , Harvie, J. , Leslie, B. and Mclaren, E. (2019) The Leap of Faith: Experiences of Early Career Academics. SERA 44th Annual Conference: Creative Visions for Educational Futures, Edinburgh, UK, 20-22 Nov 2019. (Unpublished)

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. S. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Creative Approaches to Academic Practice Leading to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Alt Annual Conference 2019, Edinburgh, UK, 3-5 Sept 2019.

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Students as Scholars: Academic Development and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 18-19 Jul 2019.

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Designing Active Pedagogies. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

Sheridan, N. , Dale, V., Breslin, M. , Charters, M., Docherty, F. , Karadaglic, D., Karlsson-Brown, P. , Reid, D. and Robertson-Kirkland, B. (2019) Exploring Space and Place through Active Learning Pedagogies. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

This list was generated on Mon Oct 26 05:01:45 2020 GMT.

Supervision

PHD supervision: WENHAO WANG (PGT)

Project title "An Investigation of Chinese International Postgraduate Students' 'Third Spaces' and Their Psychological Wellbeing" 

 

Current Masters projects:

Cheryle Bennet: An investigation into teacher perceptions of mindfulness interventions on pupils learning.

Chloe Lindsey: Inclusive Education: Scottish Teachers’ Perceptions on the Effectiveness and Barriers to Inclusion

Eva Stewart: Teachers Perceptions and Experiences of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Their Associations with Behaviour Problems in Primary School.

Kathleen Stewart: Teacher perceptions of the implementation of assessment data-driven school improvement initiatives and responsive instruction in the primary classroom.

Monica Kane: To what extent does the implementation of STEM lessons in an upper years classroom increase the number of girls that would consider a job in STEM?

 

  • WANG, WENHAO
    An Investigation of Chinese International PGT Students’ ‘Third Spaces’ and Their Psychological Well-being

Teaching

Post Graduate teaching:

  • Health & WellbeingPGDE: Mental health, substance misuse, emotional wellbeing, paental engagement, relationships, Food and health. 
  • Expressive Arts: Dance 
  • Physical Education: Primary PE, outdoor learning and active pedagogies

Undergraduate Teaching: Mater of Education (MEDuc) Primary 

  • Health & Wellbeing: Mental health, substance misuse, emotional wellbeing, paental engagement, relationships, Food and health. 
  • Physical Education: Primary PE, outdoor learning and active pedagogies
  • Expressive Arts: Dance
  • Health & Wellbeing Elective: Specialising in all areas of H&WB

Master of Design & Technology:

  • Education in practice: 

Additional information

Current External Examiner: Sheffield Hallam, Physical Education and School Sport Programme

Member of General Teaching Council for Scotland 

Member of School of Education Social committee

Member of School of Education Mental Health group