Dr Christopher Sellars is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (psychological support, also Supervised Experience supervisor and assessor) with nearly 20 years applied practice with international sportspeople (mostly track and field athletics) and professional football teams. Chris is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He also has over 10 years’ experience working in sports development and coach education.
A former Head of Department (Department of Sport & Physical Activity), Chris is now Head of Outreach and Development in and Deputy Director of the Institute of Sport. With a role now largely focused on outward looking partnerships, Chris has attracted numerous full and part industry-funded bursaries for PG students and is creating curriculum-focused placement and longer-term applied opportunities in the UK and overseas. Chris has also taught on overseas sport programmes.
Chris’ research interests are focused around psychology applied to coaching and leadership, sports development interventions, as well as aspects of teaching and learning in HE.