Sharon McGuire


Sector Manager - Sport and Fitness


  • Programme Leader: BSc (Hons) Sport and Fitness
  • Module Leader: Research Methods (Sport)
  • Module Leader: Dissertation (Sport)


  • MEd in Leading Learning and Teaching, Dundee University
  • Sportscotland Tutor
  • National Trainer and Assessor for Royal Lifesaving Society

Professional Membership

  • Member of Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Associate Member of UK Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Member – Royal Life Saving Society
  • Member – Scottish Badminton
  • Member - Scottish Canoe Association


  • +44 (0) 1738 877 629
  • Room 904, Academy of Sport and Wellbeing, Perth College UHI, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2NX, Scotland, UK.


  • Worked in the sport and fitness sector for over 30 years, with the last 15 spent in training and education.
  • Vice Chair of the Scottish Region of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity, striving for the professionalisation of the sector.
  • Writer and vetter for SQA units
  • Sit on the Quality Design Team for Sport and Recreation Management.

Research Interests

  • Studying the impact of student workplace experiences on future industry employment and the student experience.
  • Increasing female participation rates in physical activities as well as physical activity related education/academic programmes.

Favourite Sports

  • Gymnastics and snowboarding

Favourite Athletes

  • Nadia Comăneci - a Romanian gymnast, winner of three Olympic gold medals and the first female gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastics event.
  • David Smith MBE - London 2012 gold medallist Paralympian. David took up Paralympic Rowing in 2009 after representing GB in able-bodied Karate and Bobsleigh. An inspirational athlete, David is now part of the GB Development Cycling programme and hopes to compete in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. He is also a Perth College UHI Ambassador.

Sharon McGuire