My training lies at the intersection between Social and Developmental Psychology and my research focuses on the integrity of sport. In practice this means examining topics such as moral leadership, anti-doping, and athlete welfare. This includes research on values, virtues, norms, practices, identities, and the psychosocial mechanisms that combine to regulate behaviour. My published research – which is all available to download here – generally falls within these topics but I’m a curious person and occasionally you’ll find something left field that I was just interested in.
At work, I am the Director of Team Researcher Lab which currently houses 15 students (inc. ten postgrads). I also lead the Developing Young People through Sport Research Group within the School of Sport, Rehabilitation, and Exercise Sciences at the University of Essex. In terms of service, I founded SportRχiv in 2016, and more recently the Society for Transparency, Openness, and Replication in Kinesiology (STORK) in 2019. I enjoy creating tools, solving problems, and bringing people together around a vision or project. I know this sounds corny but it’s true. Outside of work, I run an education focused not-for-profit. I’m also married and have two boys under 5, which keep me pretty busy. On the rare occasion I get an afternoon to myself, I love watching football and in a previous life worked as an academy and community coach.
If you’d like to discuss anything further, I’m open to grabbing a cup of tea and chatting more – virtual or otherwise.
PhD, Psychology of Sport, 2015
University of Birmingham
BSc, Psychology and Childhood Development, 2011
University of Suffolk
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