Dr Matt Smith is a BPS-chartered, HCPC-registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. He was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Winchester in September 2018, and is programme leader for the BSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
After originally working as a primary school teacher, Matt completed an MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology at Bangor University, and PhD in Psychology at the University of Chichester. On completing his PhD (awarded 2009), Matt worked as a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Chichester before joining the University of Winchester in 2018.
Matt is a social psychologist with particular research interests in leadership and group dynamics. He has been involved in research examining effective leadership in different contexts, and effective team dynamics. Currently, he is involved in research examining conflict in sports teams, dealing with difficult team members, and effective communication in teams. He is also involved in interdisciplinary research considering the efficacy of community activity schemes.