Sports and exercise psychology

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  • Our focus within the Sport and Exercise Psychology Research Group is on the psychological factors underpinning the performance and wellbeing of a range of population groups, for example athletes, coaches, mental health staff, and mental health service users.

    Additionally, there is a strong focus on practitioner development and well-being, and the use of counselling approaches for practitioners and clients alike.

    Areas of research

    • Professional practice development in sport psychology
    • The use of counselling skills with clients and practitioners alike
    • Anxiety and coping strategies in athletes and coaches
    • Quantum change in high-performance individuals

    Recent and current projects


    Current and recent collaborations include:

    • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • University of Northampton
    • St Marys University
    • University College Dublin

    Please contact Dr Stephen Pack or Dr Fran Longstaff for more information on Sports and Exercise Psychology.