School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

PhD opportunities

Chris Bradley

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PhD student


Chris has studied Sport and Exercise Psychology at both undergraduate and masters level, and is currently working towards becoming a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society. His PhD is in Performance Knowledge and is supervised by both Loughborough University and the English Institute of Sport.


Title: Enabling and fast-tracking the problem solving process with Olympic and Paralympic sport science and medicine practitioners

The PhD programme aims to provide practitioners with a process by which they can solve problems both quickly and effectively. Problem solving is a process in which individuals apply their own knowledge to find a ‘best practice’ solution to a simple problem, find an expert to solve a more complicated problem or utilise a multidisciplinary approach to solve more complex problems. Given the intense and dynamic nature of the role of practitioners in elite sport, this process must be completed in a way that is both efficient and effective.

External Activities:

Sport psychology consultancy to Middlesbrough and Sheffield United Football Clubs.

Sport psychology support to tennis and snooker world tour professionals. 

Performance Knowledge Officer role with the EIS.

Keywords for Discipline and Research Area: 

performance, knowledge, problem solving, collaboration.