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Biography

I joined the University of HUddersfield in 2017, having previously held a post as Professor of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. Prior to this, I had a lengthy career at Hull University, where I was Head of Psychology on three occasions and also was Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching).

Research Expertise and Interests

I am interested in performance under pressure and performance enhancement. More specifically, I research in the area of Mental Toughness. I have written two books about this interesting concept and have produced numerous academic papers relating to my 4 'C' model. The research is carried out in partnership with a number of other institutions including: The University of Basle; University of Lincoln; University of Leeds, University of Newcastle and the University of Edinburgh. The work started in the sports domain, but is now extensively used in both business and education. Ongoing projects are looking at the possibility of enhancing mental toughness and the cognitive underpinnings of the 'mental toughness' advantage. The expertise gained is used to enhance student performance and employability. I am currently working on a number of projects realting to mental toughness in schools, sport and the business community.  We are developing a range of new measures and are validating these in a number of countries

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Performance
  • Performance Under Pressure
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Mental Toughness
  • Student Performance
  • Student Employability
  • Schools
  • Sport
  • Business Community

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Research Output

Bridging the Gap: A Network Approach to Dark Triad, Mental Toughness, the Big Five and Perceived Stress

Papageorgiou, K. A., Bennini, E., Bellelo, D., Gianniou, F., Clough, P. & Costantini, G., 1 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Personality. 87, 6, p. 1250-1263 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Impact of a Resilience Programme on Pupil Anxiety, Depression and Mental Toughness

    Barrington, N., Hancock, R. & Clough, P., 2019, In : Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology. 5, 1, p. 60-81 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Mental toughness

    Strycharczyk, D., Clough, P. & Wall, T., 28 Jan 2019, Good health and Well-being : Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Filho, W. L., Wall, T., Azul, A. M., Brandli, L. & Özuyar, P. G. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Mental Toughness Development

    Wall, T., Strycharczyk, D. & Clough, P., 4 Jan 2019, Good Health and Well-Being : Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Filho, W. L., Wall, T., Azul, A. M., Brandli, L. & Özuyar, P. G. (eds.).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Mental toughness development through adolescence: Effects of age group and community size

    Zalewska, A., Krzywosc-Rynkiewicz, B., Clough, P. & Dagnall, N., 1 Jan 2019, In : Social Behavior and Personality. 47, 1, e7376.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    Mental Toughness Development

    Peter Clough (Keynote speaker)
    20 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Mental toughness in young people

    Peter Clough

    1/12/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Mental resilience is a skill that can taught. Here’s how

    Peter Clough

    21/10/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Some people benefit from being mentally tough, but it can be taught

    Peter Clough

    15/10/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Narcissistic adolescents may perform better at school

    Peter Clough

    26/06/1826/07/18

    13 items of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment