Personal profile


Joanna McDonald has an undergraduate background in Sport and Exercise Science and a Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Physical Education (QTS).   Joanna spent six years teaching in secondary education before joining Leeds Trinity University in 2010 with teaching responsibilities in Sport Development, Physical Education and Physical Activity and Health.  During her time working as an associate senior lecturer Joanna has also completed an MSc in Physical Activity and Health at Sheffield Hallam University.

Teaching and Administration

Personal Tutor across Foundation Level - Level 6

Level 5 Lead Tutor

Teaching Responsibilities


Being Healthy in the Modern World

Level 5

Physical Activity and Health Promotion

Applying Principles of Physical Activity and Nutrition to Health and Wellbeing

Placement Supervision

Strength and Conditioning in Practice

Promoting and Communicating Public Health Messages

Level 6

Healthy Weight Practical Strategies

Community Sport Development

Professional Learning through Work

Level 7 

Healthy Environment





Research interests

Joanna is currently pursuing research in the area of Physical activity in health with a particular interest in sedentary behaviour and its harmful effects.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Sheffield Hallam University

Bachelor of Science, Sport Science and Theology , St Mary's University College

PGCE, Secondary Physical Education, St Mary's University College

External positions

Foundation Governor, St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School Pudsey

10 Jan 2022 → …

REF 2029 UOA

  • UOA24 - Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism


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