Dr Rebecca House


Health, Education, Policing and Sciences

I began my career as a PE teacher and taught PE in both primary and secondary schools. My passion surrounding PE and sport led me to complete a MA in Sport and Society and then to pursue a PhD in Sport Sociology. 

In 2017, I started teaching in higher education where I taught at the University of Brighton and Buckinghamshire New University. During my time at these universities, I taught on Education, PE, and Sport courses. In June 2021, I was delighted to become a member of staff in the Institute of Education at Staffordshire University. I am now the Course Leader of the PGCE Secondary Physical Education course, and I also teach on the PGCE Primary with PE as a Specialism course.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member: Association for Physical Education

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Sport Sociology , University of Brighton
  • MA in Sport and Society, University of Winchester
  • BA (Hons) Physical Education with QTS, University of Brighton

Research interests

  • LGBTQ+ inclusivity in PE and Sport
  • PE curriculum designs
  • Alternative activities in PE
  • Gender in PE


House, R., Jarvis, N., & Burdsey, D. (2021). Representation Matters: Progressing Research in Plurisexuality and Bisexuality in Sport. Journal of Homosexuality, 1-21. DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2021.1913916

House, R. (2017). Sexual abuse in sport: a qualitative case study. Psychology & Sexuality, 8(4), 356-359, DOI: 10.1080/19419899.2017.1397538

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021