Chris Harwood, Ph.D C.Psychol is a Professor of Sport Psychology at Loughborough University. His research interests lie in the psychosocial aspects of athlete development and performance including the roles of the coach, parents, and the wider social and performance environment. He served as the Vice-President of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) from 2007-2011, and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology from 2009-2014 before returning the Editorial board. He currently acts as Section Editor in Applied Sport Psychology for the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology and editorial board member for The Sport PsychologistPsychology of Sport and Exercise, the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action and Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.

Beyond his academic work, Chris is a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist and currently serves as Chair of the Psychology Division for BASES. In 2017, he was appointed to the Managing Council of ISSP and acts as Chair of their Accreditation Committee. Chris has held positions as lead psychologist with professional tennis and football and continues to coordinate, advise and deliver on athlete, coach and parent support programmes.