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Lisa Binney

Senior Lecturer

Department of Sport and Health

Lisa Binney, Senior Lecturer


In September 2012 Lisa took on the role of senior lecturer in sport policy and strategic sports development at Solent University and she is now using her experience in the field to help educate future industry practitioners. Sport has always been an integral part of her life as she has competed and coached at county, regional and national level in both swimming and basketball. From an early age Lisa knew she wanted to teach and subsequently trained as a secondary PE teacher at Exeter University. Following achieving a First Class Joint Honours degree she immediately took on the role of a full time PE teacher, progressing to subject leader and head of department.

Lisa has always held a keen interest in ‘policy’ and its impact on PE and sports development at both grassroots and elite level. Hence following the introduction of the government funded School Sport Partnership programme in 2003, she took a leap of faith and left the world of teaching in order to work within the industry as a partnership development manager. Additionally, in 2011 she undertook a twelve month practice-based research project involving a period of time in Africa researching ‘The Power of Sport’ within disadvantaged communities, and in the USA researching their Olympic and Paralympic legacy. 

Further information

Lisa has seven years' industry management experience within the Government-funded School Sport Partnership Programme. Her role involved developing strategic partnerships between the education sector and the sports industry such as county sport partnerships, national governing bodies, local authorities, sport and physical activity alliances and other key delivery agencies.

She also attained significant experience as a Youth Sport Trust specialist fellow within the Clore Social Leadership Programme (CSLP).

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Physical Education

Inspire the next generation and get practical experience teaching through our School Sports Partnership to deliver physical education on this CIMPSA endorsed degree.

BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Physical Education (Top-Up)

Enhance your existing qualifications with essential practical experience, to become a knowledgeable and confident coach for physical education and sport development.

BA (Hons) Education

Explore the fascinating area of child development practices, how children and young people learn while gaining practical experience in school placements, and prepare for your future in education.

MA Sport Management

Looking to further your career in the sport management industry? This masters in sport management will give you the advanced knowledge and skills required for a successful...