School:Psychology and Sport Science
Areas of Expertise: Sport and exercise sciences
Anna’s research interests include sports coaches’ learning and education, which informs both her teaching and applied coaching activities in rugby union.
Anna Joined ARU in June 2015 after working part-time as an online tutor on the Coaching for Performance in Football degree, alongside her role as performance pathway coordinator for Archery GB.
Before this, Anna was based at Loughborough University, completing her PhD on coaches’ learning and working on a number of evaluation projects for The FA, UK Sport and Sportscoach UK.
Anna has worked with various performers as a coach and programme manager, and in sport psychology support. Following her role managing Archery GB’s regional and Paralympic performance academies, she is currently coaching at Cambridge University Women’s Rugby Football Club.
Stodter, A., and Cushion, C.J., 2017. What works in coach learning, how, and for whom? A grounded process of soccer coaches’ professional learning. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 9(3), 321-338.
Stodter, A., and Cushion, C.J., 2016. Effective coach learning and the processes of coaches’ knowledge development: what works? In P.A Davis (Ed.) The Psychology of Effective Coaching and Management. Nova Science Publishers.
Stodter, A., and Cushion, C.J., 2014. Coaches’ learning and education: a case study of contexts in conflict. Sports Coaching Review, 3(1), 63-79.
Stodter, A., and Cushion, C.J., 2018. ‘I can only go on my experiences’: challenges in coach educators’ training and understandings of learning. 6th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, Vancouver, BC, 6th – 8th June
Stodter, A., and Cushion, C.J., 2017. Evaluating formal coach education: how design and delivery relate to coaches’ learning outcomes. 11th ICCE Global Coach Conference, Liverpool, 31st July-2nd August
Stodter, A., and Cope, E., 2017. Developing reflection in an online learning community of coaches. 12th ICCE Global Coach Conference, Liverpool, 31st July-2nd August
Stodter, A., and Cushion, C.J., 2015. Evidencing the Impact of coaches’ learning: Changes in coaching knowledge and practice over time. MMU CRiC International Coaching Conference, Crewe, 9th-10th September