Mr David Canham

Position: Assistant subject manager

College: College of Life & Natural Sciences

Subject area: Sports

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I am Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Development, I teach on a range of modules on the undergraduate Joint Honours sports programme and foundation degrees. I also assist the Subject Manager.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach and lead on a number of modules on the sport coaching and sport development pathways. These  include introduction to sport coaching, sports leadership, sports coaching work based project, sports coaching practice and contemporary issues in sport development.

Professional interests

I have a passion for all aspects of coaching, ranging from participation to performance and excellance. I also have an interest in coach education.

Research interests

  • Coach education and development


Undergraduate qualifications

  • BSc (Joint Hons) Coaching studies and Sport and Fitness Management, University of Luton

Postgraduate qualifications

  • MSc Coaching Science , University Wales Institute Cardiff
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), University of the West of England

Additional interests and activities

Current Activities / Links with Industry

Various local authorities, various governing bodies, working relationship with a number of industry professionals.

Experience in industry

I have worked in both private and public operated sectors working in the field of sport coaching, coach education and sports development. I have operated my own business providing sport, leisure and recreation activities to individuals and organisations.

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