Ellie-May Storr joins the Peter Harrison Centre

Loughborough graduate to investigate “Clean Sport in International Para Football”.

Ellie-May graduated from Loughborough University in 2020 with a 2:1 in BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology. During her time as an undergraduate she investigated Challenge and Threat States in Elite Gymnasts as part of her final year dissertation.

She then went onto study an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough, graduating in 2021 with a distinction. Her postgraduate dissertation investigated the barriers faced by dual-career para-athletes, following the experiences of para-athletes who pursue both a degree and elite sport.

Ellie-May’s interest in parasport research has since led her to recently be recruited as a research assistant working with Dr Jamie Barker and Dr Carolyn Plateau on the project funded by The World Anti-Doping Agency (supported by the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football) to investigate “Clean Sport in International Para Football”.

She is also working towards her Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology, currently on placement at Burton Albion Football Club as an assistant Sport Psychologist. She will also contribute to some translational aspects of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport under the Directorship of Prof Vicky Tolfrey.