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Senior Lecturer in Sports Science, Swansea University

Research interests:

Enhancing parental involvement in youth sport and improving parents’ experiences in sport.
Understanding and enhancing the psychosocial experiences of children in sport.
Increasing sport participation among children and adolescents.

Current research projects:

Understanding and enhancing parental involvement in sport
Examining parental knowledge and understanding of sport psychology
The role of parents in supporting athletes’ dual-careers
Parenting styles and practices in youth sport

Collaborative partners:

NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit
Sport Wales
Sport Northern Ireland
sports coach UK
Loughborough University
Norwegian School of Sport Science
Child and Adolescent Sport and Activity Lab, University of Alberta
Families in Sport Lab, Utah State University


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Sports Science, Swansea University