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Dr Daniel Brown

Senior Lecturer

Daniel Brown


I joined the department in January 2017 and am a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology. I completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Bath and an MSc in Psychology of Sport and Exercise at Loughborough University. Following the completion of my MSc, I worked for the British Paralympic Association at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and as a research assistant on a Loughborough University Sport Development Centre/TASS funded project exploring the experiences of student-athletes. In 2013, I moved to the University of Bath to complete my PhD within the Department for Health. My PhD research focussed on developing an understanding of thriving in humans and the application of this knowledge to sport performers. Within this work I utilised cross-sectional, longitudinal, psychophysiological, and mixed-methods techniques. Through my research, I have achieved the H.T.A Whiting Undergraduate Dissertation Prize, the Lane4 MSc Research Challenge, and the British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology PhD Award.

Research Interests

My current research centres on the psychology of human excellence and well-being. Specifically, my work focuses on understanding and facilitating thriving in humans, athlete transitions and developmental experiences, and the development and assessment of interventions used in sport and performance psychology.

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