Dr Andrew Kirkland


Sport University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Andrew Kirkland

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About me

I am a Lecturer in Sports Coaching in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport. I teach primarily on the MSc. in Performance Coaching and support the BA in Sports Studies. I am also a member of the General University Ethics Panel, a Chartered Scientist and a BASES Accredited Sport & Exercise Scientist (support & pedagogy).

I bring a wealth of experience to the university. I am currently a high-performance triathlon coach. I have worked as a sport physiologist, a coach developer at British Cycling and support others in developing performance environments. The experiences in these roles is central to my ability to support & guide students in career progression.

My research philosophy is driven by impact and translation of research into practice. Specifically, I am using Implementation and Behavioural Change Science to explore mental health in sport. I 'merge' my practical experience with evidence-based practice with the aim of helping others to develop more effective sporting systems.