Programme Director for the taught postgraduate programmes in coaching:
Masters in Sports Coaching
Masters in Performance Coaching
PG Diploma Performance Coaching (Paddlesport) - UKCC Level 4.
Originally from New Zealand, I joined the staff in the School of Sport in February 2011. Prior to my appointment, I lectured at the University of Otago and University of Waikato in New Zealand. I have a PhD in Sport Psychology and my research interests relate to both coaching and sport psychology.Teaching PostgraduateSPSP052 - The Coaching ProcessSPSP056 - Independent StudySPSP053 - MSc DissertationSPSP037 - Applied Coaching ProjectPhD Supervision
Current students' topics
Coaching to foster creativity in athletes
Coaches' role in support for injured athletes
My research examines the coaching process, coach development and support, coach-created motivational climate and autonomy support, coaches’ influence on athletes’ experiences in sport, participants’ motivation, and the psychosocial and life skills development of young people through sport participation. My research has been presented at international conferences and is published in peer reviewed journals and book chapter
Cronin LD, Allen J, Ellison P, Marchant D, Levy A & Harwood C (2017) The importance of life skills for sports degree students: How they contribute to students' academic performance, health-related quality of life and flourishing. Poster at BASES-FEPSAC Conference 2017, 28.11.2017 - 29.11.2017, Nottingham
Allen J, Dimeo P, Morris R, Dixon S & Robinson L (2013) Precipitating or prohibiting factor? Examining coaches’ perspectives of their role in doping and anti-doping. World Anti-Doping Agency. Social Science Research Scheme. World Anti-Doping Agency Social Science Research Scheme.