Staff Profile: Mark Atkinson

British International School Hanoi Mark Atkinson

PE Teacher/ ECA Coordinator

Since graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science and a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education at the University of Sunderland, Mark became a lecturer of Sports Science at Durham College.

Mark’s International experience includes playing and coaching football in Ghana, and following that, he was Head of Physical Education and ECA Coordinator in Doha, Qatar. Mark helped raise the profile of Physical Education amongst girls, raising attainment and achieving high levels of success in a wide range of sports, including National Championships.
Mark has a keen interest in researching the fields of sports psychology and athlete development and is the author of ‘Mental toughness and hardiness at different levels of football’. He is currently working towards a MA in Education with the University of Derby.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys playing a variety of sports and plays guitar. He is also learning Vietnamese. Mark joined BIS Hanoi in August 2013.

BSc (Hons) Sports Science – University of Sunderland
PGCE in Post Compulsory Education – University of Sunderland

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