Dr Paul Davis
Dr Paul Davis
Paul is originally from Canada where he completed his first degree in Psychology and Applied Health at the University of Winnipeg; he also conducted Sport and Exercise Psychology consulting with the National Sport Centre in Manitoba. He came to the UK in 2000 and completed an MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology at Bangor University in Wales prior to being funded by the European Union to complete his PhD studies examining, Emotional Expression in Sport and Health. After his PhD studies Paul was employed as a research fellow with an ESRC funded research centre based at Sheffield, Oxford, Reading, Manchester and Wolverhampton Universities.
Paul is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Development, Management and Coaching in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. He is a Chartered Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society and a member of the Division of Health Psychology
Paul’s research focuses on emotions and interpersonal relationships in sport, exercise and health. He is currently collaborating with colleagues in the UK, Sweden, Holland, Canada and Qatar on projects investigating emotions and leadership in performance and health. Paul has conducted research and consultancy work with a wide range of populations including military paratroopers, chronic pain patients and musicians. He also worked with young offenders and aboriginal communities to develop social and leadership skills through physical activity. In particular, Paul has worked with NHS primary care trusts as well as crime reduction charities to develop health promotion initiatives that use physical activity to enhance the health of communities and individuals. Predominantly he consults with junior and elite athletes, their coaches as well as their parents or partners.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP
Chartered Psychologist British Psychological Society
Member of the BPS Division of Health Psychology
Member of the European College of Sport Science
Associated Fellow of the British Psychological SocietyAll Staff