Rebecca House


Institute of Education

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. I am in my final year of my PhD and after completion, I wish to continue conducting further PE and sport specific research.

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 (final year), 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

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020