Dr Hee Jung Hong

Senior Lecturer

Sport University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Hee Jung Hong

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About me

About me

I am a Senior Lecturer in sport based within the Faculty of Health Science and Sport. I completed my PhD in Sport Psychology at the University of Stirling. My research interests include career transitions in sport, life after sport, dual career of athletes, athletes' career development and management, athletes' welfare and well-being, and sport psychology in eSports.

I coordinate Sports Studies - Issues and Concepts (SPSU913) and Sports Work Experience (SPSU9W6). I contribute to different undergraduate and post-graduate modules in sport psychology and sport management. I also supervise both undergraduate and post-graduate students across the programmes.

Research (2)

My main research interest is how to support high-performance athletes both during and after their sporting career. This research interest is associated with the topics of career transitions in sport, life after sport, dual career of athletes, athletes' career development and management, and athletes' welfare and well-being.

My new research interest is about eSports. I am interested in eSports' players' mental well-being, career development and management, career transitions out of eSports, and organisational support for eSports players.


Dual Career for Junior Athletes project
PI: Dr Hee Jung Hong
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

An international analysis of organisational support for eSports players’ mental health and physical activity
PI: Dr Hee Jung Hong
Funded by: International Olympic Committee

Outputs (25)


Book Chapter

Hong HJ (2021) Crisis for Sport, Opportunity for eSports?. In: Krieger J, Henning A, Pieper L & Dimeo P (eds.) Time Out: Global Perspectives on Sport and the Covid-19 Lockdown. Sport and Society. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Research Networks, pp. 297-308. https://doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-230-7/CGP


Hong HJ, Coffee P & Lavallee D (2015) Towards a psycho-educational curriculum for sport career transition practitioners. 2015 British Psychological Society Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology Conference, Leeds, 14.12.2015-15.12.2015. https://www1.bps.org.uk/system/files/user-files/Division%20of%20Sport%20%2526%20Exercise%20Psychology%20Conference/abstract_book.pdf



Module Coordinator:

SPSU9I3 (Sports Studies - Issues and Concepts)

SPSU9W6 (Sports Work Experience)

Module Contributor:

SPSU9RP (Major Projects in Sport Studies)

SPSUSRP (Major Projects in Sport Studies; Singapore campus)

SPSP010 (Research Project in Sport Psychology)

SPSP053 (Research Project in Sport Management)

SPSU9D4 (Human Anatomy and Physiology)

SPSP058 (Sport Event Management)

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