Dr Robert Morris

Lecturer in Sport Psychology

Sport Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA

Dr Robert Morris

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Robert is currently a lecturer in sport psychology at the University of Stirling. Robert is a BASES Accredited, BPS Chartered, and HCPC Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Associate Fellow of the BPS. He is also currently Chair of the British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology, with responsibility for representing the membership body of Sport and Exercise Psychologists in the United Kingdom.

Robert teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in sport psychology at the University of Stirling. Robert is also an applied practitioner in sport psychology, providing support to a range of team, national, international, and Olympic athletes in sports including football, rugby union, canoe, swimming, and golf. In addition, Robert conducts research on a number of areas related to sport psychology. Robert has a number of research and scholarship interests which span across a range of talent development and transitions in sport topic areas, including the support programmes in place to support elite student-athletes during their move to university, dual careers in sport, the youth to senior and retirement from sport transitions, the coach-athlete-parent triad in sport, and mental health in sport.

Award

Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Doctor of Philosophy Award 2014 - British Psychological Society

Divisional / Faculty Contribution

Science and Football Programme Leader at Liverpool John Moores University - Responsible for overall academic content and integrity of the programme

External Examiners and Validations

External Advisor - External advisor for the validation of the MSc Applied Sport Psychology degree programme at Bolton University

External Advisor - External advisor for the validation of the BSc (Hons.) Sports Coaching degree programme at Robert Gordon University

External Examiner External examiner at Bournemouth University for their undergraduate programmes in BSc (Hons) Sport Psychology and Coaching Sciences and BSc (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching Sciences

Other Academic Activities

Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Honorary Secretary

Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Committee Member

Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology DSEP Conference Scientific Committee Member

Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Chair

Other Project

Director of Studies for Dr Karla Drew Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Psychology for Thesis Entitled - “Investigating the youth-to-senior transition in sport: Interventions to support the transitional process”

Supervisor for Dr Alan Tonge Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Psychology for Thesis Entitled - “Exploring critical moments, identity and meaning in professional football”

Principle Investigator for the ERASMUS+ project entitled Ecology of Dual Career - Exploring Dual Career Development Environments across Europe / ECO-DC; £327,000

Director of Studies for Dr Niels Feddersen Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Psychology for Thesis Entitled - “Investigating the Talent Development Programmes within Professional Sport in England”

Supervisor for Dr Callum Gowling Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Psychology for Thesis Entitled - “An investigation of the coach-athlete-parent triad in elite tennis”

Advisor of Studies for Dr Jacqueline Day Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Psychology for Thesis Entitled - “An investigation into transition experiences of female professional footballers”

Director of Studies for Dr Emma Vickers Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Psychology for Thesis Entitled - “An investigation of the support programmes in place to support elite student athletes during their move to university”

Principle Investigator for the Talented Athlete Scholarship Programme project entitled Maintaining a Balanced Lifestyle and the Impact on Elite Sport Performance / Athletes Becoming More Rounded People; £12,800

Principle Investigator for the Rugby Football Union project entitled Under 24 University Leavers Retention Project; £24,852

Professional membership

Higher Education Academy Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

British Psychological Society Associate Fellow

British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist

Science Council Chartered Scientist

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist

Health and Care Professions Council - Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist

Supervision of Research Assistants

ERASMUS+ Research Assistant - Emily Cartigny

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