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Dr Daniel Brown


Daniel Brown


Daniel joined the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth in January 2017. Prior to this he achieved a B.Sc. (1st class Honours) Psychology from the University of Bath, and a M.Sc. (with distinction) Psychology of Sport and Exercise from Loughborough University. Following the completion of his M.Sc., Daniel 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 Daniel began studying for his Ph.D. at the University of Bath and has recently submitted his thesis entitled ‘Human Thriving: A Conceptualization, Understanding and Application to Sport’. Daniel’s research has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at national and international conferences. Daniel has achieved various academic awards including the H.T.A Whiting Undergraduate Dissertation Prize (awarded by the British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology), a Postgraduate Departmental Tuition Fee Scholarship (Loughborough University), and the Lane4 Research Challenge.

Research Interests

Daniel’s research centres on the psychology of human excellence and well-being. Specifically, his work focuses on understanding and facilitating thriving in humans, stress and emotion, athlete transitions, and the development and assessment of psychosocial interventions. 

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