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Beth Clarkson


I graduated from Bangor University with a BSc. in Sport Science, and subsequently completed an MRes in Sport and Exercise Psychology under the supervision of Dr. James Hardy. Following this, I moved to America where I worked as an academy football coach and gained qualifications and experience as a performance analyst. I later returned to the UK in 2014 to begin a PhD at the University of Portsmouth alongside working as a business development manager in the sport coaching sector. I then undertook a teaching position at the University of Winchester, where I was the Programme Leader of the BA. Sport Business and Marketing degree. I finally returned to the University of Portsmouth in August 2016 as a Lecturer of Sport Development and Coaching.

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the psychology and business of sport, reflecting the dual nature of my academic and applied background. I am currently working towards a PhD which investigates when, how, and why emotions are ‘caught’ between individuals within high performance teams (e.g., sport, business, military, education). I am also interested in the economic impact of sport (e.g., broadcasting rights in football), in addition to working with national governing bodies on projects related to sport sponsorship.

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