Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Chris is the Module Leader for Foundations in Sport and Exercise Psychology at undergraduate level and Module Leader for Research Methods at masters level.
Chris obtained a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science from Brunel University in 2007 and a MSc in Sport Science from Loughborough University in 2008. He was awarded his PhD in 2016 by Nottingham Trent University. He was previously Head of Sport Science at Nottingham Forest FC Academy.
Chris is part of the Sport Performance Research Group, within the Sport, Health and Performance Enhancement Research Centre. His research interests lie within the area of talent identification and development in team sports. Applying a multidisciplinary approach to understanding talent and its emergence is a major aim of his research. This includes examining the development of psychosocial, physical, and technical characteristics in young talented team-sport athletes.
Current PhD students:
- Athalie Redwood-Brown
- Martin Foster
- David Harrison (second supervisor)
Opportunities arise to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD in the areas identified above. Further information may be obtained on the NTU Research Degrees website https://www.ntu.ac.uk/research/research-degrees-at-ntu
Sponsors and collaborators
Current and recent research is being conducted with the collaboration, funding and/or support of:
REDWOOD-BROWN, A.J., O'DONOGHUE, P.G., NEVILL, A.M., SAWARD, C., DYER, N. and SUNDERLAND, C., 2018. Effects of situational variables on the physical activity profiles of elite soccer players in different score line states. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. ISSN 0905-7188See all of Chris Saward's publications...