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I am a Senior Lecturer and Course Director for the BSc(Hons) in Sports Coaching and Analysis. I joined LSBU in 2014 as a Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Analysis, having previously worked as a Sport and PE Teacher as well as a Handball Coach. I was awarded a research fellowship by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and I completed a PhD in Human Kinetics at the University of Lisbon. I am currently teaching both sports degrees in the modules such as Perception and Action 1, Placement, Sports Populations and Coaching Groups, Notational and Performance Analysis, Placement and Employability.

My research interests are in coach education, sport migration and notational analysis in sport. Over the past years, I have been studying the perceptions of migrant coaches in relation to their recruitment process, motivations to migrate and migration experience as a whole. I have investigated the patterns and networks of Portuguese coaches’ migration and examined how foreign coaches are viewed through media discourse. I have been studying the coaches’ immigration to the United Kingdom by analysing the foreign and native coaches’ views on migration. With the support from the UEFA Research Grant 2017/18, my research in sports migration also provided insight for cultural intelligence in the sports context and informed about the cross-cultural training needs of football coaches to work with people from different countries. Recently, I have been awarded with the FIFA Scholarship 2022/23 to implement and evaluate a cross-cultural training programme for football coaches. I have studied the learning and professional development of sports coaches by examining their knowledge and competences. I have also been studying the passing networks in team sports, particularly in football and handball.

Courses taught

Sport and Exercise Science - BSc (Hons)

Sports Coaching and Analysis - BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Louis Gladstone AnnanDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
PhD in Huma Kinetics

Faculty of Human Kinetics

Lisbon University

Portugal

2012
2016
MSc in Sports Science

Faculty of Sport

Porto University

Portugal

2008
2009
Lic in Sports and Physical Education

Maia Higher Institute

Porto University

Portugal

2000
2005
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Higher Education Academy

United Kingdom

2014
2015
Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Analysis
London South Bank University (LSBU)

Course Director BSc Sports Coaching and Analysis

Module leader for Placement, Notational and analysis of Performance, Sporting Populations and coaching Groups

2018
Education
Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Analysis
London South Bank University (LSBU)

Module leader for Placement, Notational and analysis of Performance, Sporting Populations and coaching Groups

2014
2018
Education
Research Fellow
Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

2013
2014
Other public sector
Physical Education Teacher
Portuguese Ministry of Education

2001
2013
Education
FunderYear wonProjectRole
International Centre for Sports Studies2022Evaluation of a cross-cultural training program for football coachesPrincipal Investigator
Union of European Football Associations2017"Football coaches' (im)mobility: motivations, prejudices and training"Principal Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Evaluation of a cross-cultural training program for football coachesEvaluation of a cross-cultural training program for football coachesPrincipal InvestigatorInternational Centre for Sports StudiesOPEN Approved for submissionMar 2022
Frontiers in Psychology - Performance Science

Guest editor
2021
‘Just Let Them Play’: Complex Dynamics in Youth Sport, Why It Isn’t So Simple
An Examination of the Relationship Between Coaches’ Transformational Leadership and Athletes’ Personal and Group Characteristics in Elite Youth Soccer
Analysis of Novel Basketball Coaches: Pedagogical Content Knowledge Using Mixed Methodology

Foreign coaches viewed through media discourse
Borges, M., Rosado, A. and De Oliveira, R. (2022). Foreign coaches viewed through media discourse. Sports Coaching Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/21640629.2022.2077519

Cultural intelligence in sport: An examination of football coaches’ cross-cultural training needs
Borges, M., Rosado, A., Lobinger, B., Freitas, F and De Oliveira, R. (2022). Cultural intelligence in sport: An examination of football coaches’ cross-cultural training needs. German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12662-022-00825-y

Coaches’ Immigration to the United Kingdom: What do Foreign and Native Coaches think about migration
Sain, A., Borges, M. and De Oliveira, R. (2022). Coaches’ Immigration to the United Kingdom: What do Foreign and Native Coaches think about migration. Sociología del Deporte. 3 (1), pp. 13-26. https://doi.org/10.46661/socioldeporte.6430

Passing Networks: An Examination of the Prevalence of Positions in Positional Attack in Handball
Borges, M. and Seeley, J. (2022). Passing Networks: An Examination of the Prevalence of Positions in Positional Attack in Handball. The 9th International Performance Analysis Workshop and Conference & 5th IACSS Conference. Vienna 30 - 31 Aug 2021 Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-99333-7_8

What makes young people get involved with street gangs in London? A study of the perceived risk factors
Annan, L., Gaoua, N., Mileva, K. and Borges, M. (2021). What makes young people get involved with street gangs in London? A study of the perceived risk factors. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22767

Portuguese football coaches’ migration: Patterns and networks in 2009-2013
Borges, M., Freitas, F., Rosado, A. and De Oliveira, R. (2020). Portuguese football coaches’ migration: Patterns and networks in 2009-2013. Sociología del Deporte. 1 (2), pp. 37-48. https://doi.org/10.46661/socioldeporte.5098

Coaches’ migration: a qualitative analysis of recruitment, motivations and experiences
Borges, M, Rosado, A, de Oliveira, RF and Freitas, F (2014). Coaches’ migration: a qualitative analysis of recruitment, motivations and experiences. Leisure Studies. 34 (5), pp. 588-602. https://doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2014.939988

Handball coaches' perceptions about the value of working competences according to their coaching background
Mesquita, I., Borges, M., Rosado, A. and Souza, A. (2011). Handball coaches' perceptions about the value of working competences according to their coaching background. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 10 (1), pp. 193-202.