Peter Laird


A Masters in Education from Glasgow University and moved into lecturing from Further Education.
Pete has been at Edinburgh Napier with the Sport & Exercise Science course since October 2001 and is the current Programme Leader for the Sport Exercise & Health Science courses with specific interests in teaching, coaching and performance analysis. He is also a Teaching Fellow and a Fellow of the HEA.
Pete is the Head Coach of the university’s American Football team, the Knights, and also coaches the Great Britain Student team.

Research Areas



Conference Organising Activity

  • Key speaker at conference


Fellowships and Awards

  • Member of the HEA
  • Teaching Fellow


Non-executive Directorship

  • BAFCA Director


Public/Community Engagement

  • Working through sport with local children to gain university admission.


Research Degree External Examining

  • External Examiner



  • Academic reviewer for Routledge Publishers