Karen Broughton


Course Leader for Physical Education and Outdoor Education, and Senior Lecturer (Teaching) in Physical Education

School of Sport and Exercise Science


Contact Details

email: k.broughton@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855450

Karen is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of the Physical Education and Outdoor Education BSc at the University of Worcester. Karen previously worked for The Youth Sport Trust as a Programme Manager for PE, where she led on developing and delivering resources, professional learning and materials to support both primary and secondary teachers of PE.

Prior to that Karen taught PE for 9 years in a number of high schools across Worcestershire and was a member of the Worcestershire Local Delivery Agency for PE, which involved delivering and developing professional learning opportunities for primary and secondary teachers.


  • Masters in Education, University of Worcester (2020)
  • PG Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, University of Worcester (2018)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • PGCE in Physical Education,Liverpool John Moores University (1998)
  • BSc (Hons) in Movement Science and PE, University of Liverpool (1997)

Coaching Qualifications:

  • Gymnastics Coach (artistic) Level 2
  • Trampolining Coach Level 1
  • Hockey Coach Level 1
  • Netball Coach Level 1

Teaching & Research

  • Teaching and learning modules in core PE, across all 4 key stages.
  • Accredited PE.
  • Primary PE and Government policy.
  • Placement modules.


Working at The Youth Sport Trust Karen developed a number of resources including:

Start to Move

Developing Cross Curricular Approaches

Developing Object Control

Developing Stability

Developing Locomotion

Secondary PE

Assessment without levels in PE

External Responsibilities

Karen is a co-opted Governor at The Pinvin Federation of Schools.