Dr Richard Steel is a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences.
Richard completed his first degree in Psychology at the University of Derby, graduating with First Class BSc (Hons) and receiving the BPS undergraduate award for academic excellence. He subsequently obtained an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology with Distinction from Loughborough University, before completing his doctoral research at Loughborough in 2019.
Richard’s research interests lie in the psychophysiology of health and well-being. His research has investigated motivational and self-regulatory processes that underpin healthy behaviour, our ability to cope with stress, and the associations with biological processes such as immune functioning, the endocrine system and epigenetics.
Richard is also leading a longitudinal programme of research examining the effect that wearable fitness technology has on motivation, self-regulation and physical activity.