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Louise is British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology), a Chartered Scientist (CSci) with the Science Council, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Louise joined the University of Huddersfield as a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in 2015.

Louise has worked in Higher Education for 17 years and has 20 years’ experience providing Sport and Exercise Science (psychology) support to a range of athletes and clubs, including Liverpool Football Club, Wigan FC, Professional Golfers, Olympic and child athletes. Louise's primary research interests focus on creating pressure in professional football training, biofeedback and managing stress, and skill development. Louise undertook Biofeedback training in the USA in 2009.

Aside from this, Louise has a keen interest in sport and training and is a former international hockey player. Louise played for Wales in the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur and was in the Great Britain Olympic Development Squad in 1998.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Case studies in sport psychology (with elite and non-elite populations)
  • Creating and simulating pressure in training
  • The application of Biofeedback in sport psychology: improving an athlete’s self-regulation of psycho-physiological responses (heart rate, galvanic skin response, respiration rate in passive and active settings)
  • Stress, axneity and performance

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Pressure Training
  • Stress, Anxiety and Performance
  • Biofeedback in Sport Psychology


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