Kim Hibbert-Mayne


Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education & Course Tutor for the PGCE Secondary in Physical Education

Secondary and Post Compulsory Education

Contact Details

tel: 01905 855466

Twitter: @UW_PGCE_PE

Kim is the coordinator of the PGCE secondary professional studies programme and a member of the PGCE secondary physical education tutor team. She has worked in education for the last 14 years as a physical education teacher in secondary schools before embarking on a career in teacher education in 2015.

Kim has experience teaching on the PGCE primary route, has been the subject lead for Secondary PE and is now a sport-specialist for the PGCE in Further Education. Her studies towards an MA in Education and other research projects have predominantly focused on areas of social psychology. Kim is particularly interested in how an individual's identity affects their experiences within the teaching profession. She is a fellow of the HEA and an external examiner at the University of Chichester.



  • MA in Education - University of Worcester (currently studying)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – University of Worcester (2017)
  • PGCE in Secondary PE – University of Worcester (2007)
  • BA Hons in Physical Education – University of Worcester (2006)

Learn Upon Training completed

  • Safer Recruitment
  • Introduction to the Prevent Duty as it affects Higher Education
  • Safeguarding Essentials

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Physical Education; subject knowledge, planning, assessment and inclusion in core and examination PE
  • Professional studies; the teaching profession (identity & responsibilities), education & school culture (aims & different opinions), diversity (in schools & wider society)
  • Character education

Research Interests

  • Social Psychology of Education
  • Teacher recruitment, attrition and retention

Professional Bodies


  • Association for Physical Education
  • HEA Fellow
  • Chartered College of Teaching
  • University and College Union



Hibbert-Mayne, K. (2019) ‘Advancing the learning of research-informed practice through authentic learning experiences; A case study.’ Building Research-Informed Teacher Education Communities; A UCET Framework. 

External Roles

External examiner at the University of Chichester