Dr Paul Davis is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sport Development and Programme Leader of Research. Paul is a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist; he has worked with a wide variety of individuals and organisations including youth at risk, elite athletes, chronic pain patients and national governing bodies for a range of sports in North America and Europe.
Paul is originally from Canada where he completed a B.A. (Hons) at the University of Winnipeg with a double major in Psychology as well as Kinesiology and Applied Health. Upon completion of his first degree Paul stayed on in the roles of a teaching assistant and research fellow conducting sport, exercise and educational psychology research.
Paul then moved to the UK to complete an MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology at Bangor University. He was subsequently employed for a year by a crime reduction charity where he worked with youth at risk and probation services on sport and health programmes. Paul then returned to Bangor to complete an EU funded PhD examining emotional expression in health and performance. After his PhD studies Paul was employed as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on an ESRC large grant with the universities of Sheffield, Oxford, Manchester, Reading and Wolverhampton. As part of the research centre, Paul investigated individual and interpersonal emotional regulation in sport, exercise and work psychology.
Paul has been invited to present lectures and workshops at a number of universities in the UK (e.g. Nottingham University), Europe (e.g. Umea University Sweden, VU University Amsterdam) and North America (e.g. University of Utah, California State: Fullerton).