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Louise is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Sport & Exercise Science having joined the University in 2015. She is Chartered Scientist (CSci) with the Science Council and a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology). BASES, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, is the professional body for Sport and Exercise Sciences in the UK. 

Prior to joining the University Louise was a Director of her own successful sport psychology practice for five years full time, supporting clients with a broad variety of performance requirements, such as improving confidence, fear & anxiety control training, improving psychological response to injury, coach-athlete understanding, mental preparation, enhancing performance under pressure, mind to body recovery. Prior to this, Louise was a senior Lecturer and programme director of sport psychology at Leeds Trinity University for ten years. Louise also worked at University of Worcester for two years prior to this.

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)
  • The role of stress upon performance

Research Degree Supervision

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Athletes Medicine & Life Sciences
Galvanic Skin Response Medicine & Life Sciences
Respiration Medicine & Life Sciences
Respiratory Rate Medicine & Life Sciences
Heart Rate Medicine & Life Sciences
Pressure Medicine & Life Sciences
Neurofeedback Medicine & Life Sciences
Physiological Phenomena Medicine & Life Sciences

Research Output 2016 2016

The use of biofeedback in the remission of pre-competition sickness in athletes: Breathing your way to success

Ellis, L., 2016, Global practices and training in applied sport, exercise and performance psychology: A case study approach. Cremades, J. G. & Tashman, L. S. (eds.). Routledge, p. 88-104 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Galvanic Skin Response
Physiological Phenomena

Press / Media