Organisation profile

Organisation profile

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

  • Exploration of stressors and coping strategies in elite athletic coaches - ‘Do we practice what we preach?'
  • The Use of Counselling Principles and Skills to Develop Practitioner - Athlete Relationships by Practitioners Who Provide Sport Psychology Support
  • Predictors of alcohol consumption in university athletes.


Current and recent collaborations include:

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



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