Mr Steve Lewis

Position: Lecturer in Outdoor Activities

College: College of Life & Natural Sciences

Subject area: Outdoor Recreation

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I teach on a variety of modules on the BA in Outdoor Activity Coaching and Leadership, Joint Honours schemes and FdA Outdoor Activities.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on:

  • Practical Skills and Technologies in Outdoor Activities L4
  • Outdoor Practical Development 1 and 2 (L5)
  • Outdoor Activity Leadership L5
  • Development Training L5
  • Vocational Development 5
  • Current Issues in Coaching and Leadership L6

Research interests

  • The use of outdoor programmes by industry as part of apprentice schemes.
  • The impact on young people of overseas expeditions.
  • Postmodern perspectives on adventure.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Institute of Outdoor Learning Association of Mountain Instructors Canoe Wales (affiliated to the British Canoe Union)


Undergraduate qualifications

  • HND in Electronic Engineering, 1977, Glamorgan University (Previously Polytechnic of Wales)

Postgraduate qualifications

  • Certificate in Education, 1984, University of Wales, Cardiff
  • MA in Outdoor Education, 2009, University of Wales, Trinity St David.

Recent publications

  • Outdoor Programmes and the Training Needs of Industry, Conference Proceedings IMOSC. November 2010

Recent conferences

  • International Mountain and Outdoor Sport Conference, Czeck Rep, November 2010

Experience in industry

  • Eight years as a Senior Instructor at Outward Bound Wales

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