Meet The Contributors

On the website we have a team of over 200 members all who share a passion for Sport Psychology. Each member of our team brings their own expertise to the website with experience in all areas of sport. The team comprises of sport psychologists, nutritionists, physiologists, PhD students, masters students and undergraduates.

Adam Morris

Adam is managing director of BelievePerform which he founded in 2012. Adam has a passion for inspiring, educating and helping others to overcome problems and develop positive mental health. He is focused on reducing the stigma attached to mental health and building online content that can be used to help build people’s resilience and coping skills.

Chris Shambrook

PhD in Psychology and expert knowledge of the psychology of elite performance in teams and individuals. Chiefly associated with the Great Britain Rowing Team throughout their Olympic success. Chris takes the lessons learned from Olympic Champions and applies them to help enhance corporate performance.

Adam Kelly

I played cricket up to County 2nd XI standard, after which I returned to education. I completed my BSc Sports Coaching and have moved on to my PhD. My thesis is looking into pre performance routines. My background enables me to understand the science, difficulties and struggles that athletes face from their point of view. I have provided mental skills training to the High Performance Academy athletes here at Southampton Solent University. I am currently working with Millfield School Cricket team and working towards my BASES SE accreditation.

Aine Brislane

In possession of a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and an MSc in Nutrition and Health, I am currently working with Bupa as a Health Advisor. I have a keen interest in research and do my best to remain up to date with the goings on in the world of health science!

Alexa Passingham

Student Athlete at East Tennessee State University - Exercise Science Major & Women's Soccer Player. Intrigued by Sports Psychology.

Alex Freemantle

I am currently studying on a BPS accredited Sport and Exercise Psychology Masters course after graduating from Brunel University with a first class honours degree in Psychology (BSc). I have been volunteering as an Education and Player Welfare Assistant for the past three seasons at a championship football club and, through those experiences, I have been able to learn first hand how elite sports teams can be motivated and led effectively. I am especially interested in research related to leadership and youth development.

Alex Robinson

’m currently studying for a BSc Hon in Sports and Exercise Sciences at the University of Sunderland; I’ve been a competitive athlete from the age of 9, competing in both swimming and rowing. Currently I have a Level 3 qualification in Sports Massage and will be looking to further my ability to deal with athletes suffering from injury as this can play a big part in the psychology of athletes.

Amie Wilson

Graduated from the University of Worcester in 2015 with a degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology. I have since gained my FA level 1 badge in coaching football. I have a huge passion for all sports, especially football.

Amy Rew

Sport Coaching and Psychology student and basketball player at Oxford Brookes

Amy Robinson

Optimising sporting performance through the provision of physiological and nutritional support

Professor Andy Lane

Andrew Lane is a Professor of Sport Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. He is accredited from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for scientific support and research and Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. He has authored more than 100 peer refereed journal articles and edited two books. He is a member of the Emotion regulation of others and self research network ( investigating emotion regulation in sport and other settings. His applied work has involved a number of clients including the English Institute of Sport and the London Boxing Association working with an athlete preparing for World Championship contests. A former amateur boxer, he remains active in sport as a runner and duathlete and after shedding 20 kilos is enjoying competition again.

Andrew Wood

Doctoral Researcher investigating REBT & Performance, Part Time Lecturer in Sport Psychology, Staffordshire University | Trainee Sport Psychologist (BPS).

Anne Kennedy

Anne-Marie Kennedy holds a BA (hons) degree in Psychology and graduated from the University of Ulster with a MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Anne-Marie Higgins

Currently a sports lecturer @SRC, Newry. Love all sport but especially golf and football

Annie Vernon

Annie Vernon is a two-time World Champion and Olympic silver medallist rower. She competed in two Olympic Games (Beiing 2008 and London 2012) and seven World Championships. She now works as a sports journalist and corporate speaker and trainer, and has recently published a book on the psychology of elite sport.

Ben Cochrane

Sport & Exercise Psychology graduate. Currently a MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS routeway) Student at the University of Chichester. Interested in several facets of Sport and Exercise Psychology, notably; human motivation, health behaviour change and elite youth athletes. Keen footballer and fitness enthusiast.

Ben Hughes

Training Sport and Exercise Psychologist, currently studying an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University. I am a Sport and Performance Psychology Assistant and Cricket Coach within Loughborough Sport. I am the founder of coachbenuk and have platforms on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook if you want to check out what I am all about and if you want to get in touch

Ben Marks

BASES Probationary Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology), MSc, Passionate about Human Performance and currently working within Professional sport

Ben Sheath

I am a qualified Strength and Conditioning coach and Personal Trainer. I have experience working with elite athletes in elite sporting environments such as Saracens and observing England Rugby. Alongside my work with elite athletes I also have extensive experience working with your every day gym goer, giving me an ability to work with and help a wide variety of people. I am currently studying at the University of Bath for a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree. I am particularly interested in motivation and leadership, understanding what makes people ‘tick’ and how to maximise their potential.

Ben Walker

BSc Sport and Exercise Science (Loughborough University; First Class Honours). MSc Psychology (Sheffield Hallam University; Merit). Currently at Loughborough University studying MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Bradley Bridgewater

I am a graduate from the University of Winchester in Sport Studies, Currently studying BPS accredited MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at University of Winchester. I am an activity instructor during school holidays and work in the fitness and leisure industry alongside the MSc. Passionate about health related fitness and football. I'm an Oxford United fan.

Carl Brown

Sports lecturer based in the West Midlands, MSc in Sport Psychology, interested in coping mechanisms under pressure in sport

Casper Farrimond

Bangor University graduate and currently a sport and exercise scientist (Psychology) for England Handball and Well-being-facilitator for the NHS (Diabetes Prevention). I have worked across several different sports providing psychological support. These sports range from rugby, football, kayaking and handball. My specialist area focuses on the influence of the sub-conscious mind on health and behaviour.

Catherine McCanny

Sport & exercise psychology graduate. Also training in sports & remedial massage

Catherine Robertson

Mental Health Support Worker, Psychology Graduate, Triathlete, Swim Teacher, Triathlon Coach and Sunderland AFC fan.

Charles Gardiner

Current University Rugby Union coach and Sports Scientist with an interest in all things sport related, I have worked with Lincolnshire FA and the University of Lincoln.

Charles Steward

22 years old. Sport and Exercise Science. University of Worcester. Key interest in the self-regulation of performance.

Charlotte Chandler

I am Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Staffordshire University. I have a PhD from Liverpool John Moores University, which explored the personal qualities of effective sport psychologists and how they interact with their work within elite sport environments. Other particular interests within sport psychology include counselling approaches to practice, and organisational psychology in performance environments. I have taught across undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and maintain a keen interest in developing our curriculum to best prepare our students for applied practice. I have also completed a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science (Psychology) and an MSc in Psychology of Sport, both at LJMU, and I am Fellow of the HEA.

Charlotte Griffin

BSc Psychology/MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology graduate and certified yoga teacher. Working at the LSE interested in promoting health and wellbeing to students through performance psychology.

Cherokee Washington

Cherokee Washington is a California native with degrees in Psychology and Honors Rhetoric Studies from Whitman College. At Whitman, she was a member of the varsity volleyball team, an active social justice advocate, and held several diversity and inclusion related positions within student government and community service programming. Cherokee currently works at Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences as the Administrative Assistant of Diversity Initiatives and a varsity assistant coach for the beach/indoor volleyball teams. Additionally, she is currently pursuing Masters degrees in Sport Psychology and Journalism, while aspiring to play professional beach volleyball with the AVP. Her ultimate goal is to become a Cultural Sport Psychologist and Rhetorical Journalist, combining her passion for equity, psychology, and rhetoric

Chloe Doble

20 year old Sport & Exercise student- interested in Choking & anxiety and anything gymnastics/hockey related

Chloe Oldfield

I am a performance psychologist, lecturer in psychology and athlete. My mission is to help people take ownership over their journeys, find meaning and develop resilience in their pursuits and life.

Chris Knight

I have always been interested in sport psychology and my first experiences came while completing my BSc in Psychology at the University of the West of England, Bristol. During the course I carried out a research project investigating the behaviour of sports fans, where I compared professional athletes perceptions of fan behaviour. I have since worked for a variety of sports media publications, which involved interviewing and working with a host of sports personalities. I am now looking to expand on my experiences in sport psychology and I am currently undertaking an MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology.

Chris Lynch

I hold an MSc in Sports Psychology from LJMU. Using the principles of Sport Psychology I am currently supporting people in sport to unlock their potential. I am a former inter-county Gaelic footballer now giving back through coaching.

Chris Rowley

PhD Sport Psychology, HE Lecturer in Sport @UniCentreNLC. Associate Lecturer with @OU_Sport. CPsychol with BPS, Manchester

Chrissie Slot

Psychology Graduate from Durham University. Racing Cyclist. Training to be a physiotherapist

Christina Pozerskis

Christina is an ambitious MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology Student and Psychology Practitioner at Loughborough University with a drive to apply principles of Human Psychology within the world of sport and business. She has a unique interest in understanding and building a mindset capable of sustaining high performance focusing on desire, vision and habit. Christina believes based on her athletic and academic achievements that any individual has the ability to reach a level of infinite potential.

Clare Cunningham

Clare Cunningham is a three time Paralympian, currently studying for an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University. Clare is currently working with the Loughborough University Women's 1 Tennis Team and has worked as an athlete mentor on projects and workshops with the EIS.

Cormac Venney

Elite Inter County GAA coach. Sport Psychology support to all levels up to and including international. Masters in sport psychology currently under taking BASES supervised experience

Crystal Chariton

Owner/head coach at Alpha Human Performance, providing combined sessions of bodywork and movement training. Pursuing a DSc in Human and Sports Performance through Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Currently holds M.A. in Kinesiology- Sport and Exercise Psychology, B.S. in Elementary Education, LMT, NSCA- CSCS, NASM- CPT, and USAW. She has experience teaching and coaching preK-12, university, and professional athletes. Main research interests include mindfulness, sports anxiety, and athlete burnout.

Danielle Burns

Having graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with an MSc in Sport Psychology, I am now currently working as a KTP Associate in conjunction with Manchester Met University and Nuffield Health. As project manager, I am responsible for overseeing progress of a body of work that aims to innovate the Health Assessment service they provide through the personalisation of health messages.

Dan Shaw

BSc | MSc | MBPsS | Seeking a PhD | Aspiring to be a Cpsychol and University Lecturer | Published writer in The Sport In Mind & Bodyfit Magazine |

Dannielle Starkie

FdSc Sports Science graduate, ex-British champion & international figure skater.

Darren Armstrong

A recent bachelor of science in Sport and Exercise Science, with qualifications obtained through Leeds Metropolitan University. An individual who has worked in various sporting environments aiding teams/athletes, with roles held including: strength and conditioning coach, nutritionist, psychologist and performance analyst.

Darren Britton

Trainee sports psychologist and postgraduate rsearcher with a passion for cricket, rugby and all things performance!

Darren Devaney

Studying PhD in Transition Management in Elite Cricket at LJMU alongside work with England youth cricket. MSc Sport Psychology. Soon to start BPS accreditation!

Dave Hurley

Teaching Fellow & Sport Psych Consultant at Stonehill/almost-doctor at Boston U.

David Faulkner

Sports Lecturer based in Birmingham (England) with an interest in peer effects and flow states. UEFA Licenced coach and keen golfer.

David Harrison

Head of Psychology for Doncaster Rovers FC Academy | Author of the Journey ( a self published book on success, winning and increased performance based on extensive experience of performance psychology in elite sport, business and education. HE sport lecturer.

David Jenkins

22 years old, Played Rugby Union at age grade regional standard (u16,18,20s) and have a degree in Sport and Physical Education (B.Sc). Currently undertaking a Masters at Cardiff Metropolitan University on Applied Sport Psychology.

David McHugh

Supporting athletes and coaches through sport psychology and skill acquisition. Performance Analyst Tipperary Gaa and Onside Analysis. Football Coach ADSL.

Dean Catterall

28 year old with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Physiology. My main areas of interest include: The physiological and psychological effects of various recovery methods in sport, coping strategies in individual sports and mental toughness. Sporting interests include, Football, Golf and Pool. Any questions feel free to ask.


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Diane Gorog

Sport Psychology undergraduate student at Robert Morris University Class of 2016. Figure skating and hockey coach as well as training athlete

Dr Mark Robinson

Dr. Mark Robinson is a world leader in understanding the behavior and personal development needs of student and professional athletes. He is a pioneer in Athletic Identity and has worked closely with high schools, colleges, professional athletes and foreign governments, helping them to understand the intricacies of students and athletes and professional athlete development. Over the course of a 20 year study, Dr. Mark, as he is commonly called, has developed a unique framework committed to the improvement of long-term student and student athlete success. In 2013, he introduced Personal Player Development Magazine, an online publication and the first of its kind. In 2015 he provided the methodology of Personal Player Development in his book titled “Athletic: Identity, Invincible and Invisible, the Personal Development of the Athlete.” In 2016 he launched the Institute for Personal Player Development. Dr. Mark has been a guest on a number of podcasts, blogs, radio shows and ESPN’s Outside the Lines addressing the issues and challenges athletes face today. By virtue of his experience and success, he offers a uniquely qualified perspective unmatched by most in the industry.

Duncan Foster

Performance Mindset Coach and Director at DSF Coaching. Over 15 years working in coaching, sport psychology and sport science. Currently working with international athletes, national, regional and club level athletes.

Elizabeth Egan

Have more than 10 years experience providing mentoring and personal development/lifestyle support to high performance athletes in a range of sports. Specialist areas include athlete welfare, dual careers, depression in sport and the Female Athlete Triad. PhD from Liverpool John Moores.

Ella McLoughlin

MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology student at Loughborough University

Elliot Sharp

Postgraduate student in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Loughborough University. Research interests in stress and performance under pressure. I have worked as a sport psychology practitioner in a range of sports and offer psychological support to athletes and coaches looking to gain a mental edge over their opponents.

Elliot Newell

Performance psychology consultant working with athletes, coaches and support staff at British Canoeing

Elyse Paulson

MSc Psychology of Sport and Excerise from Loughborough University, BSc (Hons) Psychology from Cardiff University. Coach, sport psychologist, athlete and fan for local triathlon, running and cycle clubs. Specializing in endurance performance from ultra running to IRONMAN triathlons.

Emily Cheek

Sport and Exercise Science graduate. Working as a corporate health physiologist. Keen netballer.

Emily Draper

MRes Sports Science Graduate + Consultant Performance Analyst Scottish FA. Live.Love.Laugh.

Emily Sleeman

BSc Psychology/MSc Psychology/MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology graduate. Former NCAA Division 1 football player and coach. Currently studying to become a certified strength and conditioning specialist. My mission is to support athletes and coaches with their performance and wellbeing needs, incorporating a holistic approach

Erica Beachy

Psy.D. Candidate, Specialization in Athletic Counseling

Erin Prior

I'm a postgraduate student studying Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc at Loughborough University. I also have an undergraduate degree in Psychology (BSc) from Coventry University. I have represented Great Britain in archery and continue to compete at national level. My specific interests include the promotion of women's sport and striving for equaliy in sport and media representation.

Evie Serventi

Evie is the deputy editor of Running Fitness magazine, and freelances in the health, fitness and psychology sectors. Having worked internationally for both the public and private sectors for over 15 years, Evie is now based in East Sussex and is completing a Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Chichester University. As a mentor and support running coach, she particularly loves to help people build self-esteem and confidence; understand and manage their energy levels; develop coping skills; and foster self-motivation and emotional resilience through exercise and sport. Evie is a competitive runner, member of the Weald Tri Club, and a support coach at Sarah’s Runners.

Fabio Zucchelli

Mental health writer obsessed with sport(#MUFC fan), mindfulness & recovery model. Written for Mental Health Practice & others

Fionnuala Barnes

Fionnuala is a Masters student at Loughborough University having previously completed a BSc in psychology at the University of Bath. Fionnuala is a competitive catamaran sailor, competing at national and international competitions. She will follow her passion for performance, understanding what separates the exceptional performers from the vast majority of good ones and pursue a career in sports psychology upon graduation in October

Frank Clune

MSc Applied Sport Psychology, Gaelic Footballer and Adventure Cyclist

Frank Heggebo

Graduated MSc in Sport Psychology and Coaching from the Norwegian School of Sport Science. Specialyzing in motivation, overtraining and athlete burnout. Academic and working experience is mainly focused around talent development and psychological qualities needed to excel into elite performance. Currently work as a head coach in cross-country skiing national team. Also provide mental training consultantancy for athletes and teams. Teaching sports in an upper secondary school. Sports director at Ølen Sportsclub.

Frederick Dawes

Sports fanatic with an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Fred Hanbury

I have an ongoing passion to explore human extreme endeavours such as extreme sports, I also like to participate in surfing and snowboarding as I feel that these sports express freedom and creativity. I also participate in cycling, running, strength training, hockey, tennis, trampolining and other physical pursuits . Recently I have taken up filming and photography and I like to film athlete/individual profiles on their activity.

Gareth Mccafferty

30yr currently studying Psychology of Performance Enhancement in Sport and Health MSc. Big supporter of arsenal football club and big fan of MMA

Gavin Teehan

I am a UEFA “A” licensed coach with a passion for all things football. I have also achieved a BA in business studies and recently completed a special purpose certificate in sport psychology.

George Mitchell

Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology graduate from Bangor University. Currently a Probationary Sports Psychologist with BASES. Bilingual; English and Spanish. Footballer and sports enthusiast.

George Villarreal

George Villarreal is graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, where George earned a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. George is currently a Ph.D student at the University of the Incarnate Word seeking a degree in Organizational Leadership with a research interest in Emotional intelligence and coaching efficiency. George's professional experience includes teaching and coaching in the secondary setting for thirteen years.

Gillian Thomas

Currently studying for a BPS approved MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Chichester. BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology, keen rugby player.

Gobinder Gill

Gobinder is a lecturer in Sport Psychology and Research Methods at Birmingham Metropolitan College in the West Midlands.

Greg Margolis

Greg Margolis, a current Springfield College Doctoral student, working towards a Ph.D in Sport and Exercise Psychology. I have been working as an Graduate Assistant with the Men’s Soccer team at Springfield College for three years and also consult with various athletes and teams in the area. Specializations include: self-efficacy, mental toughness, and mental imagery with video enhancements.

Guy Tasker

I am currently a masters student at Loughborough University with a particular interest in helping high performers to maximise their performance level in a range of sports such as Tennis, Rugby and American Football

Hannah Farmer

I graduated from Brunel University in 2012 where I gained a BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Science. My main area of interest is the psychological and work enhancing effect of music on sports performance

Hannah Fernando

Hannah is a CSP, HCP registered Physiotherapist, graduating with an MSc from King’s College London. She moved into the field of Physiotherapy after completing a BSc in Psychology at the University of Bath . This included a one year placement in Melbourne , working as a Sport Psychology assistant with Collingwood Football Club (AFL).

Hannah Newman

MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise Student at Loughborough University. Strongwoman. Powerlifter. Cricketer

Hannah Ray

Hannah graduated with a first class BSc (hons) Exercise and Health Science and is currently an MPhil/PhD student at the University of Brighton and working toward BASES certified exercise practitioner status. Hannah works on both the University's GP referral and Cardiac Rehab Phase IV programmes. Hannah's research interests include the physiological and psychological responses to high-intensity intermittent exercise and applying this concept to the 'real life' setting.

Hannah Stoyel

Hannah is an HCPC registered Sport Psychologist and a fully Chartered Sport Psychologist with the BPS. Hannah works with clients in private practice at Optimise Potential, with Reading FC girls' Academy, and is one of the lead Sport Psychologists for Swim England. She has a PhD in Clinical Sport Psychology from UCL where she focussed her research on disordered eating in athletes.

Heather Hunter

I am a Masters student at Loughborough University, an aspiring sports psychologist and a huge sports fan, with a particular love of basketball and rugby

Helen Davis

Helen Davis is a Sport Psychology consultant. She works with individuals, groups, teams, coaches in a range of different sports from elite athletes to novices. She has been a teacher for many years and always been passionate about sport. She is a long time competitive swimmer and swims nationally and internationally as a Master.

Helen O' Connor

BPS Chartered Psychologist and HCPC registered psychologist. London, UK. Applied focus on interventions for emotional and mental wellbeing, addictions and substance misuse. REBT, Motivational Interviewing, group-work. Interested in athlete mental health/wellbeing, PED and steroid abuse, exercise dependence, and overtraining/burnout. Research interests - common factors in psychological interventions, practitioner fidelity and competence, REBT, single-subject methodologies, hermeneutics

Helen Oliver

Sport Psychology MSc student at Cardiff Metropolitan University, working with Golf Union Wales, and researching resilience and growth amongst injured athletes.

Helen Staff

I have always wanted to be a sports psychologist, ever since studying it at A-Level. After graduating from Northumbria University with a degree in Psychology with Sports Science, I was lucky enough to land a job coaching hockey for two years in Melbourne, Australia. Upon my return to the UK I started my MSc in Sports and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University. In the past few months I have started working with local cricket and hockey teams to increase their awareness of sports psychology and to increase their performance. I am interested in the psychology of coaching and performance psychology.

Helen Waters

I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2012 with a BA (Hons) degree in Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Sciences. Despite covering a wide variety of subjects within the three years of study, Psychology captivated me the most.

Henry Breck

An undergraduate student at Bournemouth University, reading BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology and Coaching Sciences. I am hugely passionate about sport. I relish participating, enjoy watching and get a buzz out of coaching. I have a long term ambition of assisting professional athletes in their quest to become better and overcome any hurdles, through becoming an accredited Sports Psychologist.

Henry Woodward

Second year Sport and Exercise Science student. S & C intern at Saracens RFC 2015-16.

Ieva Melanija Kibirkstis

Canadian/Lithuanian. F17 Football Coach at Kristianstads DFF (SWE). MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology.

Jack Marlow

Sport Psychologist in training working in a range of sports including county cricket, AASE rugby, athletics, golf and shooting. Keen rugby player and golf enthusiast.

Jack Matthews

Passionate football coach, college lecturer & nutritionist. Avid reader, and prolific writer. Always learning.

Jacob Morris

Sports & Exercise Psychology student at UWE. Focused on recovery from injury, motivational interviewing and mental toughness. Ice hockey player, snowboarder, cyclist.

Jake Gifford

Coach at @PHITLifestyle. Applied Coaching Science Student. Powerlifter. Improving performance through more proficient coaching.

James Barraclough

I currently work as a lecturer in sport at the Manchester College. I am also under 14s coach at a Championship football club's academy. My third role is as a sport performance (psychology) consultant specialising in football and mixed martial arts.

James Bedford

MSc Graduate. Experienced in golf, bowls & football but interested in all sports.

Jemma Clarke

Psychology graduate from Durham University. Contemporary dancer/gymnast. Yoga enthusiast. Currently working as a media analyst, specialising in behavioural economics.

Jennifer Hobson

I graduated from Newcastle University in 2013 with a degree in psychology, and am currently studying MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University. My desire is to become a successful Sport Psychologist.

Jenny Meggs

I was a national level swimmer and competed at several national meets. I am a Sport and Exercise Psychologist in training, a fellow of the higher education academy and sport and exercise psychology lecturer at Northumbria University. I have a passion for performance development and primarily work and research in the area of mental toughness in elite sport

Jess Brainch

Jess is registered on the British Psychological Society Stage 2 Accreditation for Sport and Exercise Psychology. She is currently working with Glamorgan County Cricket Club, Cardiff Blues Rugby, Newport Dragons Rugby Academy, Newport Academy Football Club, MCCU South Wales and private clients. In the past, she has worked with Wales Learning Disability Football Squad, Golf Union Wales and Worcester Warriors Rugby Academy. Jess completed a Psychology Undergraduate and Honours degree in South Africa, and after a few years of working in the psychology field, attended Cardiff Metropolitan University to complete an MSc in Sport Psychology. Jess is also enrolled on a part-time PhD programme at Cardiff Metropolitan University, looking at the psychological development of young cricketers towards or away from the professional game.

Joe Wingfield

22 year old Applied Sport Science student at the University of Edinburgh. I am passionate about all sports including Football and have a keen interest in Performance Analysis. I am currently a Sports Science/Recruitment Analyst Intern at Hibernian FC and have experience delivering Performance Analysis to Scottish National Teams.

John Couture

Director of Sport Psychology at Kinkaid School in Houston and Private Mental Skills Coach for amateur and professional athletes. BA Psychology/Physics, Amherst College; MA Psychology/Coaching, Towson University; American Board of Sport Psychology Certified

Juliano Pereira

Vassar College '14 – B.A. Psychology, Live, love, and play soccer. Joga bonito.

Julie Blackwood

HCPC Registered/ BPS Chartered Sport & Exercise Psychologist and LTA Level 3 tennis coach, driven by making psychology a more integral part of athlete development and helping people to get the best out of themselves and others.

Juliette Norman

I am dedicated to promoting physical activity for optimal mental and physiological health. I am currently studying for a PhD investigating the impact of physical activity and inactivity on musculoskeletal health across the lifespan at the University of Liverpool. I am passionate about long distance trail running, swimming and cycling and am excited to be competing in my first half ironman event in the summer!

Justine Anthony

I graduated from Birmingham University with an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and am now pursuing a Masters Degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University. I am a keen runner and regularly compete in track and cross country events.

Karim Tayara

I am a Sports Science student at Brunel University currently undergoing a placement year at West Ham United FC. I work within the Academy's Sports Science & Medicine department, which involves work with different sectors of the department including Sports Psychology, Sports Science, Strength & Conditioning, Sports Rehabilitation and GPS.

Katie Nichols

Having completed my BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at The University of Portsmouth, I continued my studies completing an MSc in Sport Psychology. Presently, I am working for Lane4, a management consultancy company, employing sport and organisational psychology to enhance individual and business growth

Katy Forman

Katy has been in the training field for over 18 years facilitating adults, children, and athletes as an owner of the facility, Semper Strong. In addition to training, she has been a middle school English teacher for the past 14 years in Long Island, New York . She has received training from YALE University on their approach on social emotional intelligence and programming. She is also working on assisting the district in meeting the mental health mandates and social emotional programs for the students. Currently, Katy has created a student-centered run program where students are meeting their social emotional and athletic needs during their lunch periods.

Keith Begley

I am a performance and mental skills coach based in Ireland. I hold an MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology from the Institute for Psychology of Elite Performance (IPEP) at University of Wales, Bangor (2012).

Keith Scruggs

Strength, Speed & Performance Coach to Olympic, Paralympic, & Pan-American Athletes Across the USofA | UNCA, ETSU, PhD Student - USC

Kelly Bourne

21 year old. Bsc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology graduate from Edge Hill University. Senior football player for Blackburn Rovers Football club and Senior welsh international.

Kieran Handson

I am a 3rd year (BSc) Sport and Exercise Psychology student studying at University of Worcester and originally from Lincolnshire, England. Following my final year, I am looking to complete my masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Additionally, I find the psychological side of sport very interesting, with a special interest in anxiety and self-confidence. Although these are my preferred areas, the mental side to any type of sporting performance is interesting to me. When it comes to sports I’m interested in; football is my main sport although I play ultimate frisbee for the University of Worcester.

Kyle Lynch

A Psychology graduate from Loughborough University, now studying there for a masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology. I am also very passionate about playing rugby and am a qualified level 3 personal trainer.

Kyle McDonald

Kyle McDonald is owner/operator of Competitive Will, an athlete, coach and business performance development company. Integrating high performance strategies for success.

Laura Allsop

I have an MSc in Human Performance and a BSc in Sport Sciences from Brunel University. I play football in my spare time and have competed at a range of levels which has given me an insight into the issues performers face.

Lauren Clarkson

22 year old, Brunel University Sport Science Graduate. Currently working as a GCSE and A Level PE teaching assistant at the Duke of York's Royal Military School. Aspiring to be an Officer in the Army.

Lauren Onojaife

Sports Psychology Graduate. Cricket Enthusiast. Keen Crossfitter. Working to Improve the Provision of PE & Sport in Primary Schools.

Lauren Taylor

BSc & MSc Sport Sciences/Psychology Graduate. Publishing Editor for Sport, Leisure & Tourism journals at Routledge, T&F

Leah Moore

Leah holds a Master degree specialising in Sport Psychology from Brunel University. She works as a Wellbeing Coach and Personal Trainer in the corporate sector in Dublin, Ireland, while she also works with teams on Sport Psychology

Leon Antonio Outar

Chartered and HCPC registered Psychologist, PhD researcher. Professional interests include health behaviour and mental health, body image, eating disordered and disordered eating, and stress management.

Lewis Charnock

Lewis is a BASES Probationary Sport & Exercise Scientist (Psychology) and currently undertaking an internship at Everton F.C Academy acting as sport psychology support and completing a number of projects. Lewis is a sport science graduating and is completing a MSc in Sport Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University.

Liam Blackwell

I’m a student currently studying a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire; I have a BTEC diploma in sports and exercise science. I’m a qualified FA referee and football coach with experience both refereeing grass roots football and coaching boys and girl’s teams from 4-17 years old.

Liam Brown

Engaged in various sporting disciplines since the tender age of 8 years, I have experienced my fair share of ups and downs. This led to me considering a degree in Sport Psychology back in 2013, before changing my mind to pursue a brief semi-professional career. Suffice to say, I understand the significant impact of the mind not only when it comes to competition, but the preparation phases leading up to competition. As a trainee Strength and Conditioning coach, it is my job to work with all relevant staff to best prepare athletes to compete at their best.

Louis Ross

Aspiring Sport Psychologist currently completing an OU module before starting BASES SEPAR in 2020. Studied in America, took and took a year out to coach football before returning to Bristol to do my MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology from UWE. Particularly interested in athlete/team confidence as well the coach's role in creating a motivational climate

Lucie Daman

19 year old studying sport and Exercise science at Birmingham University. Love playing hockey.

Luci Smith

Luci Smith, 20, Applied Sport Psychology student, Liverpool John Moores University.

Ludovica Harley

Psychology graduate pursuing her dream to be a Sport Psychologist. I am a travel and sport-enthusiast with a big passion for Volleyball and Italy, my home country

Luke Jennings

I am a graduate of Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University, currently studying MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology. I am now volunteering as a sport psychology practitioner with Loughborough men's performance tennis. Interests in momentum, resilience and leadership

Maddy Schier

I am currently studying Psychology and Child and Adolescent Mental Health at New York University. I play on the Varsity Women's Soccer team at NYU and have a passion for all sports

Maithili Bhuptani

Lead Sport & Exercise Psychologist at Sir H.N Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai. I am passionate about combining my knowledge and experience of both Sport Psychology and sport, to contribute towards the holistic development of both the athlete and the individual in order to aid progression towards the professional levels.

Mark Brodie

I am a BASES Probationary Sport and Exercise Scientist focusing on psychology. Founder of Think.Win Sports Psychology Consultancy.

Mark Keep

Trainee Sport & Exercise Psychologist (BPS). Football Fanatic.

Mark Robinson

I recently graduated from the University of Reading with a BSc in Psychology and now I am currently undertaking a MSc in Sports and Exercise Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University. Sport has always been a great passion of mine, partaking in Athletics for seven years.

Mark Windsor

Doctoral Researcher in Exercise Physiology (inflammation) at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Long Distance Runner and football fan!'

Mary Quinton

I am a final year Sport and Exercise Psychology PhD student at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences (University of Birmingham)

Matt Furness

Psychology Undergraduate at the University of Bath, passionate about performance and sport.

Matthew Cheesbrough

20 yr Sport & Exercise Psychology student at Worcester University. Love sport. Ex-South Glos U’16s and U’18s golfer,

Matthew Nield

Sport and Exercise Student at Leeds Beckett University. Cricketer. Football badger

Mauro van de Looij

Gives football training, presentations, workshops; coaches the coach; thinks about development- & achievement culture; has got a timeless interest in psychology and football BSc Child Psychologist, MSc Sports and Achievement Psychologist

Maximilian H Pollack, M.S.

Maximilian is currently working with the CSF2 program as a Master Resilience Trainer - Performance Expert and has a private practice called Optimal Mindset Consulting - Mental Conditioning for Peak Performance.

Michael Mellinger

Michael Mellinger is a subject matter expert in human performance for elite tactical athletes in the United States. His specialties lie in executive coaching, performance enhancement, visualization, goal setting, and sustained performance under high stress. Contact '' for questions surrounding his work and/or consulting.

Michael Mooney

Sports and Exercise Psychology MSc, Loughborough University, Disability Sport

Michael Panza

Majoring in Sport Psychology, fascinated by performance enhancement through mental training. Currently pursuing a master's degree to expand my knowledge in this area and eventually work with athletes around the world to maximize their potential.

Michael Roskams

Sports enthusiast, recreational player, and current MSc student of Sport & Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University.

Mike Margolies

Certified Mental Trainer® & Sport Psychology Consultant- Author of The Athlete within You, Professional Speaker

Miroslav Sekula

I am a 3rd year (BSc) Sport and Exercise Science student studying at University of Worcester. I am originally from the Czech Republic. I am also an active breakdancer (bboy) competing internationally, dance teacher, and dance performer. Additionally, I am very interested in nutrition, supplements, fasting and caloric restriction. However, I find interesting pretty much everything what is related to sports performance, exercise, dance, and health.

Mitch Plemmons

Clinical Health and Sport Psychologist located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Mitchell Smith

Ph.D. candidate - Sport & Exercise Science. Research in mental fatigue & brain endurance training in team sports.

Mudit Krishnani

An aspiring sport psychologist, currently pursuing masters in sport and exercise psychology at Loughborough University. Always up for a conversation about football or food.

Muir Morton

I qualified from Edinburgh University with a Bachelor Of Education in Physical Education. For the past twenty years I have taught young people between the ages of six and nineteen. In this time, I have also coached adults and youngsters at regional, professional and semi professional levels. I am an advanced cooperative learning practitioner and have gained various qualifications, including a diploma in NLP and life coaching. I am approaching ten years as a Faculty Head Of Health in a secondary school.

Naomi White

BPS Stage 2 Trainee Sport & Exercise Psychologist, Loughborough University graduate. Mental Skills Coach for Castleford Tigers RFL Club youth development, Intern at Leicester City Football Club Youth Academy. Tennis coach and player, with a specialist knowledge in disability sport through work with visually impaired and GB wheelchair tennis players

Elle Nelson

MSC Sport and Exercise Psychology 2019. Professional Footballer. Montana native. “A successful person never loses.. they either win or learn” -J. Calipari

Nick Gearing

Performance Analysis intern at Gillingham FC. P.E and Sport & Exercise Science Student.

Nicola Hobbs

Nicola is an Olympic Weightlifting Yogi with an MSc in Sport Psychology. She specialises in yoga for athletes and using exercise as a tool for healing. Her first book, Yoga Gym: The 28 day plan for strength, flexibility and fat loss, will be out in January 2016

Nicole Wiggins

University of Portsmouth Graduate. BSc Sport & Exercise Science and MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

Niklas Cederström

A Swedish-American with Sports Psychology Masters. Researcher in Lund, Sweden.

Niyc Pidgeon

Positive Psychologist with a specialism in physical activity. Speaker. Writer. Coach. PT. Young Business Person Of The Year 2015. Founder of optimallyou and Newcastle parkrun

Nollaig O' Sullivan

I am a Sport Psychologist with an interest in an array of sports and in the psychological performance of Irish dance

Paul Horrocks

Sport and Exercise Science Masters graduate based in Cardiff, with a strong coaching background in rugby league. I grew up on football, switched to playing rugby union as a teenager, then transferred across to rugby league at university. I have developed a love of all things running during this time too. My psychological interests include the stress process, mental toughness, team and individual motivation, and most importantly, their application to sport and youth development.

Pete Jackson

BPS Trainee Sport Psychologist, and UK representative for the European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology (ENYSSP). Owner of Pete Jackson Sport Psychology, working with athletes, teams and businesses to improve wellbeing and performance.

Peter Farichild

MSc Sports & Exercise Psychology graduate from Brunel University. BSc Psychology graduate from Reading University.

Philip Solomon-Turay

I am a trainee Sport Psychologist with an enthusiasm for multiple sports and investigating the psychological skills necessary to perform at an elite level. I currently hold a MSc in Sport Psychology from St Mary's University, UK, and I have had opportunities to gain experience within the field through working with athletes and teams across the UK. I aim to become a fully qualified Sport Psychologist and provide psychological skills training for multiple athletes and teams across a wide variety sports

Phoebe Sanders

I am working towards an MSc in Sport Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, alongside providing psychological support to individual clients and the academy athletes at a premiership rugby union club. After graduating from the University of Oxford with an MA in Experimental Psychology, I spent several years working in HR. During this time I practiced as a certified business coach and received a diploma in HR management. I am particularly interested in supporting athletes through periods of change and transition. I have represented Great Britain as a dressage rider and triathlete, and rowed for Oxford’s Varsity crew.

Rachel Farmer

I am a Sport and Exercise Masters student at Loughborough university having previously completed a BSc in Sport and exercise science. I am passionate about performance psychology and translating research for coaches and athletes to apply in the sporting domain

Raymon Hunte

I am a MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology student at Loughborough University. My interests are very much research based, exploring concepts to discover meaningful data. This blog will be used to make research findings more accessible to all.

Ray Power

Youth Football Coach, Coach Educator, Author of MAKING THE BALL ROLL and SOCCER TACTICS 2014

HCPC Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist working with Table Tennis Wales, Valleys Gymnastics Academy and MCCU Cardiff. One-to-One clients have included athletes from golf, cricket, rugby, football, triathlon, swimming, fencing, badminton, gymnastics, trampolining, table tennis and taekwondo.

Richard Fryer

I am a Registered Psychologist in Australia having also spent 20 years working in large corporates. I currently work with athletes at the Queensland Academy of Sport and have a Masters in Sport & Exercise Psychology from Staffordshire Uni.

Rich Sille

Alongside my regular applied work with athletes, parents and coaches, I am undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Sport & Exercise Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). I hold the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society and I previously obtained an MSc Sport Psychology (Distinction) at LJMU in 2018 and a BSc Psychology (First) from University of Derby in 2017.

Robbie George

I graduated with a first class honours BA in Coaching and Sports Development from the University of Cumbria. My dissertation on sport confidence in amateur team sport athletes is currently being reworked and submitted for consideration to two peer-reviewed journals. I have presented the findinings of these studies at the BASES Student Conference 2012 and the Cumbria Research and Enterprise Festival 2012. I was awarded the Santander Loughborough Scholarship in August 2012 so I could begin my Masters. My interest in psychology stems from my work with footballers and 100 metre sprinters.

Roisin Kelly

Roisin is a Masters student of Sport and Exercise Psychology in Loughborough University, England. She previously completed her Psychology Undergraduate Degree in Dublin City University. Roisin has played sport since she was a child and currently enjoys playing rugby. She hopes to one day work as a Sport Psychologist.

Ross Methven

Edinburgh University sport science student, football crazy and sport mad.

Ruth Senior

Masters student in sport and exercise psychology at @UoG. Community Sports Coach and keen footballer.

Ryan Mallett

Olympic Weightlifting Coach; TRX Level 2 Professional; FMS Expert; Speaker; Kettlebell Instructor; Battling Ropes Coach; NSCA-CPT; NSCA State Chairman; BPI Rep

Sally Hilton

I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist with a developing practice working with sports people, typically on problems outside of sports which may be impacting upon commitment to training and sports performance, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues and substance misuse amongst other things. I am undertaking doctoral research on the subject of mental health in elite sports and am available to offer consultative support to sports psychologists around clients presenting with mental health issues.

Sam Vine

Experimental Psychologist: interested in skill acquisition, attention & performance under pressure (sport, surgery, patient groups, military & aviation).

Saqib Deen

Studying MSc Sport&Ex Psych at Staffs Uni

Sarah Griffiths

BSc Sport Science graduate, MSc Psychology graduate, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at UCLAN. Athlete and coach at Leigh Harriers Athletics Club.

Sarah Jackson

Sarah Jackson 22 years old, MSc Exercise Physiology Student at Loughborough University.

Sarah Kelly

Sarah is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in a variety of NHS services since 2002. Her specialist interests lie in obesity, coping and diabetes, disordered eating, and working with psychological barriers that impact on physical activity. Sarah is currently completing an MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at Staffordshire University. She is also a keen runner and regularly competes in events ranging from 5K to half marathon

Scott Findlay

Sports science graduate from Scotland. Aspiring PhD student and professional triathlete.

Scott Hassall

Scott is a Stage 2 Sport and Exercise Psychologist Trainee. He is passionate about making a difference to the lives of the athletes he works with.

Sean Ryder

Mental Performance Coach and founder of Deliver Your Ability. Specialist in Professional Football and Professional Boxing.

Sidd Sampla

BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology)

Sophie Walton

Having been a high performing Rhythmic Gymnast and a sports coach to a variety of abilities, ages, cultures and backgrounds, this has significantly shaped who I am. These experiences greatly influenced my academic choices which led to studying Sport (BA Hons) at Durham University. As my knowledge of sport psychology grew, I soon realised how much influence it had on my own career as a gymnast and a coach. This led me to further pursue my academic studies, graduating with an MSc in Sport Psychology from University of Roehampton and embarking on the BASES SE Accreditation pathway. I have had experience with GB Rowing, Professional Football players, Junior GB Volleyball athletes, research, publications and more.

Sophie Williams

I am a current 3rd year student at the University of Worcester undertaking an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science. I intend to further my education by completing a masters degree in Sport and Exercise Science later this year. I take an interest both academically and physically in a variety of sports, with a particular interest in Rugby Union, as this is my sport of choice. As I enjoy all the disciplines of sport & exercise science I like to think I am interdisciplinary. However, with regards to sports psychology the topic areas of interest to me are: injury, fear, and aggression.

Spencer Vickery

I currently holds a bachelors and masters degree in sport and exercise psychology, this combined with 7 years experience as a professional golfer competing throughout the UK and Europe gives me an almost unrivalled amount of knowledge and understanding about the psychology behind performing under pressure and how the brain works during these pressure situations. I am always happy to answer any questions

Stephanie Anderson

Psychology graduate and Sport Management MSc student with huge passion for ice hockey and football.

Steph Creaner

I am an International Irish Track & Field athlete who is a final year undergraduate student studying BSc in Psychology at Dublin City University.

Stephen Renwick

Stephen is a former sports professional who now works in sport and exercise psychology. After studying for his MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, BSc (Hons) Psychology and training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Stephen now uses his psychological skills and knowledge to help others reach their full potential. Stephen has written four books and has coached many highly successful individuals, business and sports professionals to improve their performance. Stephen is currently working within boxing, football, tennis, cycling and darts.

Stephen Williams

I am a recent psychology graduate from the university of bath with an interest in all sports, but especially football. I am currently gaining Sports Psychology experience by shadowing a charted sports psychologist's work, with the aim of starting a master's course in Sports and exercise psychology for 2018-19.

Stuart Pattison

I graduated from Rhodes University in South Africa with a Distinction in my Master of Social Science Degree in Psychology. I am now the Owner and Managing Director of a company called Headstrong who are a group of Elite Performance Professionals.

Suzanne Pottratz

I am a recent graduate of Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY with a BA in Psychology and am currently studying an MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at Brunel University in London. I was a competitive gymnast for 13 years, which is where my interest in sport psychology first peeked.

Thomas McCabe

Dr Thomas McCabe is a sports psychiatrist working from Glasgow, having a career change from general practice some 4 years ago. He is a key contributor to the growing speciality of sport psychiatry within the UK and has presented on the issue of mental illness diagnosis at national and international stage. He is particularly interested professionally and socially in rugby, football and cricket

Tim Lathlean

PhD Candidate, Monash Injury Research Institute: Training loads, fatigue, sleep health and injury risk #AFL

Tom Barnes

Sport Science graduate fascinated by the exploration of human potential

Thomas Buck

raduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2012 with a BSc in Sport Psychology, and went on to graduate from UCLan with an MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology in 2013. Currently gaining experience in research and applied consultancy having worked with various sporting teams from amateur to professionals across a range of ages whilst also working with Rescon Ltd as a Research Assistant.

Tom Saville

After completing a degree in Sport Psychology and a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology I enrolled to become a qualified professional Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. I work with athletes on a day to day basis whilst still completing my qualification. I work with a range of sports from golf to volleyball working all on psychological aspects of their game.

Tom Shields

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology Graduate and former Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Metropolitan University. Current NCAA Division I College Soccer Coach, NSCAA National Staff Coach and Youth Soccer Club Director.

Tom Young

24 yr old, studying a masters in psychology of sport and exercise at the University of Gloucestershire, love sports psychology and cricket.

Tracy Donachie

PhD candidate researching perfectionism in sport and performance psychology consultant.

Valerie Dennehy

Graduate of Bangor University with PhD in Sport Psychology and Motor Control.

Victor Satei

I have been involved in coaching and youth player development for over ten years. My qaulifications include the UEFA 'A' license and the USSF 'Youth' diploma.

Warrick Wood

Warrick Wood is a lecturer of sport psychology in the School of Sport and Exercise at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. Warrick has a strong coaching background, coaching basketball at a range of levels in New Zealand and having served as an assistant coach on a women’s college basketball team in Indiana. He has also worked for several regional and national sporting organizations in areas of high-performance and coach development. Throughout his time coaching and working in high-performance sport, Warrick developed an interest in the psychological aspects to performance, particularly at the competitive/elite level. He is currently completing his Ph.D., which is examining athletes’ perceptions of coaching behaviours which are conducive, as well as undermining, to basic needs satisfaction. Further, Warrick is currently working with various elite athletes and teams in New Zealand to enhance performance through mental skills training.

Zoe Taylor

BPS Trainee Sports Psychologist. Intermediate event rider and keen runner. Currently working with a variety of sports and levels of ability