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John has been an academic in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health at The University of Winchester since January 2008. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

John completed a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and MSc in Psychology of Sport and Exercise, followed by a Certificate in Counselling Skills at the University of Chichester. He then later completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and Post Graduate Certificate in Research Skills at The University of Winchester.

John is currently in the process of further study towards his PhD at The University of Winchester. John also holds a Certificate in Tagging Analysis and a Certificate in Video Analysis from the Dartfish Academy, as well as being an active rugby coach.


Higher Education Teaching Qualification

Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA).


Areas of expertise

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Research Methods and Design



Journal Articles



  • 2015 - Perceptions of the function of pre-performance routines: a coach and athlete perspective, BPS (DSEP) Annual Conference.
  • 2015 - An exploration of the relationship between physical activity, executive functioning and academic performance in young adults, BPS (DSEP) Annual Conference.
  • 2015 - The influence of student gender on the assessment of undergraduate student work, ATINER 17th Annual International Conference on Education.
  • 2015 - The influence of lecturer reputation on the behavioural responses of students, ATINER 17th Annual International Conference on Education.
  • 2014 - An exploration of the informational cues individuals utilise to form an initial impression of a fitness professional, BASES Annual Conference.
  • 2014 - Beyond the Rooney Rule: male soccer players' use of race and reputation information when forming initial expectancies of coaches, BASES Annual Conference.
  • 2014 - Regaining control: the introduction and implementation of an error recovery strategy with the Royal Navy rugby union team, BASES Annual Conference.
  • 2013 - The influence of reputation information on student-athletes' perceptions and behavioural responses toward a sport psychology consultant, BPS Annual Conference.
  • 2013 - An exploration of the relationship between physical activity, executive functioning and academic performance in adolescents with Down's Syndrome, BPS Annual Conference.
  • 2010 - The effect of intermittent exercise on decision-making performance in soccer, BPS (DSEP) Annual Conference.
  • 2010 - Physical activity and the Nintendo Wii: A psycho-physiological approach, BASES Annual Conference.


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