Neil Weston

Neil Weston


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I joined the University of Portsmouth in October 2001 and currently fulfil the role of Associate Dean (Global Engagement & Education Partnershipsresponsible for overseeing the Faculty’s strategic implementation of the University of Portsmouth Global Engagement Strategy in addition to providing strategic leadership for the Faculty’s UK and international partnerships. I am also a Principal Lecturer in sport psychology in the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science. Following the completion of my BSc (Hons) Physiology and Sports Science degree at the University of Glasgow, I completed an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Chichester. My PhD thesis (University of Southampton) examined 'The Impact of Butler and Hardy's (1992) Performance Profiling Technique in Sport'. I am a Senior Fellow of Advance HE and a member of the European Association for International Education (EAIE) Professional Development Committee.

Research Interests

My research interests span both education and sport areas. My research focuses on examining the psychology of human performance with particular interest in the impact of psychological skills training on sport performance. Furthermore, recent research interests extend to examining the factors that contribute to effective leadership of learning and teaching in higher education.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., The impact of Butler and Hardy’s (1992) performance profiling technique in sport, University of Chichester

Sept 1999Sept 2005

Award Date: 13 Sept 2005

Master of Science, Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Chichester

Sept 1998Sept 1999

Award Date: 15 Sept 1999

BSc (Hons), Physiology and Sports Science, University of Glasgow

Sept 1993Jul 1997

Award Date: 31 Oct 1997

External positions

Professional Development Committee member, European Association for International Education

1 Feb 202231 Jan 2025

External Examiner, The Open University

24 Jul 202031 Aug 2023


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