Chris worked and lived in Yorkshire for many years before he
relocated to the West Midlands to take up his current post.
He has worked in Higher Education for over 14 years, prior to
which he was Regional Coaching Development Officer and then
national Coach Education Officer for the National Coaching
Foundation (now SportscoachUK). Before that, he worked in sports
development and conducted Sports Council-funded research at
Chris contributes to teaching a variety of sport & exercise
psychology modules spanning levels 4-6 (undergraduate) to 7
(masters); the former includes teaching on the BSc (Hons) Sports
Coaching degree in Singapore.
Chris also supervises a number of PhDs in sport & exercise
Head of Department – Department of Sport & Physical
Chris’ research is in the area of sport and exercise
Specifically, his areas of interest are: the psychology of the
coach-athlete relationship; emotion regulation of others in sport;
the application of attribution theory and attributional divergence
in sport; and, the training of sports scientists.
As an active applied sport scientist, working primarily with
elite track and field athletes and in professional football, Chris
is also interested in the application of psychological skills.
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