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Mark James Carroll

Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer in Sport Coaching, University of Stirling

Mark is a Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport at the University of Stirling. His PhD project explores factors that influence the motivational strategies of youth football coaches in Scotland. He is broadly interested in coach development and sport psychology related areas of research.

Outwith academia, Mark has been involved in participation and performance focused sport for several years, first as an athlete and now as a coach. He currently coaches academy football players.


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer, University of Stirling
  • 2021–2021
    Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University
  • 2018–2021
    Teaching Assistant , University of Stirling
  • 2019–2019
    Associate Lecturer , University of the West of Scotland


  • 2017 
    University of Stirling , MSc in Sport Coaching (with distinction)
  • 2016 
    University of the West of Scotland , BSc (Hons) in Sport Coaching (first class)

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Research Associate of the Observatory for Sport in Scotland