Dr Lisa O'Halloran is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Dr O'Halloran is Module Leader for Applied Sport and Exercise Science as well as contributing to several other modules across the undergraduate curriculum.
Dr O'Halloran is a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited Sport Scientist and a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Practitioner Psychologist. Dr O'Halloran is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Dr O'Halloran joined Nottingham Trent University in January 2022. Dr O'Halloran completed her BSc Applied Psychology with Sport Science and MSc Sport Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. Dr O'Halloran was awarded her PhD from Liverpool John Moores University where she investigated the lived experience of 'critical moments' and identity development in elite Premier League academy football. Dr O'Halloran was awarded her British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accreditation in 2017 alongside her PhD studies.
On completion of her PhD in 2019, Dr O'Halloran worked as a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Coventry University. Dr O'Halloran became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) during this time. Dr O'Halloran successfully completed the BASES Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR) in 2020 and was awarded registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist.
Dr O'Halloran has provided consultancy support to athletes ranging from international to recreational level across a wide variety of team and individual sports. Alongside her role in academia, Dr O'Halloran currently works as the First Team and U23 Sport Psychologist at Coventry City FC.
Dr O'Halloran is a member of the Sport, Health, and Performance Enhancement (SHAPE) Research Centre and the Sport Performance research group.
Dr O'Halloran has provided consultancy support to athletes ranging from international to recreational level across a wide variety of team and individual sports. Alongside her role in academia, Dr O'Halloran currently works as the First Team and u23 Sport Psychologist at Coventry City FC.
Dr O'Halloran's consultancy work in professional football was featured in an article published on International Womens’ Day 2021 by The Athletic UK. Title: ‘The Women of the EFL’
Dr O'Halloran reviews candidate submissions for the BASES Sport and Exercise Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR).
Dr O'Halloran reviews articles submitted to academic journals, including:
- The Sport Psychologist
- Frontiers in Psychology
Membership of Professional Bodies
- British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Awards and Prizes
- Football Medicine and Performance Association (FMPA) League One Award for 2019/20. This award acknowledges the work of Medical and Performance Teams that make a substantial contribution to the success of their Clubs on the field of play.
- BASES Conference Cranlea Poster Presentation Award (2018).
O’Halloran, L. & Haslam, C. (2020). Career Transitions. In S. A. Haslam, Fransen, K. & Boen, F. (Eds), Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Social Identity Approach. London: SAGE
O’Halloran, L., Littlewood, M., Richardson, D., Tod, D. & Nesti, M. (2018). Doing descriptive phenomenological data collection in sport psychology research. Sport in Society, 21(2), 302-313.
Nesti, M., Littlewood, M., O’Halloran, L., Eubank, M. & Richardson, D. (2012). Critical moments in elite Premiership football: Who do you think you are? Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research, 56(1), 23- 32.
Dr O'Halloran is a contributor to The Conversation and has published an article titled: 'Beijing 2022: why some athletes struggle with their mental health after the Olympics.'
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