Dr Dawn-Marie Armstrong

BSc., MSc., DSportExPsy, CPsychol, AFHEA, HCPC

  • Dean’s Associate Fellow (Applied Sport Psychology)

Dr Dawn-Marie Armstrong is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist from the Caribbean Island of Barbados. She is a former National Development Scholar (2017) and the first from that region to complete a Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology, making her the only Trainee to achieve UK Chartership and Registration from a BPS Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (QSEP) Doctoral route.

She is an alumna of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus) where she completed her BSc Psychology with Honours (2010), Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK, where she obtained her MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (2012) and Liverpool John Moores University where she completed her Professional Doctorate (2022).

Dawn possesses over a decade of experience in various high performance sport domains and, in November 2023, she joined Loughborough University as a Dean’s Associate Fellow in Applied Sport Psychology.

As a Dean’s Associate Fellow, Dawn’s research will be centred on race and racism in sport with a focus on cultural competence in Applied Sport Psychology practice. She is passionate about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at the professional level with a particular interest in enhancing support provision to optimise the mental health and wellbeing of racially-minoritised athletes within performance environments.