Joanna McDonald

Joanna McDonald

Associate Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)113 283 7100 ext.357
Visiting address:

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Education/Academic qualification

  • Master of Science, Sheffield Hallam University

  • Bachelor of Science, St Mary's University College

    Sport Science and Theology

  • PGCE, St Mary's University College

    Secondary Physical Education


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

Level 4

FSL4402 Children Physical Activity and Health

SHN4332 Youth Sport Development

SHN4362 Primary PE 1
SHN4272 Professional Development and Placement
SHN4442 Active Children and Secondary PE 2
SHA4442 Active Children and Secondary PE 2
Level 5
FSL5412 Organising and Managing Sport and Physical Activity
FSL5422 Promoting Health
SHN 5392 Event Management
SHN5722 Professional Development and Placement

Level 6

SHN6602 Research Project/Dissertation

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.