Dr Adam Bibbey

PhD, BSc (Hons)

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


I teach on a range of modules across the BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences, and BSc Sport, Coaching and Physical Education degrees. I also supervise a number of MSc project students, am research active, and form part of the ethics committee.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Advanced Practice in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Motivating Health Behaviour
  • Research Methods


  • PhD (Sept 17-current): Alasdair Lane- Stress and Recovery in Professional Football 
  • MSc by Research (Sept 17-current): Sam Richardson- Is Music an Effective Ergogenic aid to Judo Performance 
  • MSc by Research (Sept 17-current): Kiran Hanspal - Examining Different Work to Rest Ratios on Sporting Performance and the Potential hHypoalgesic Benefits of HIT
  • MSc Dissertation: Caitlin Tinn /Jason Sklenar- New Zealand Blackcurrant Supplementation: Effects on Exercise and Cognition
  • MSc Dissertation: John Sturgis/ Stefano Montanari- The Physiological and Psychological Effects of Commercially Available Pre-workout Supplementation  


My research focuses upon the main themes of psychophysiology and sport and exercise psychology. I am particularly interested in the impact of stress/recovery and other behavioural factors on health and sporting performance.

My PhD examined the personality and behavioural correlates of extreme stress reactivity, with a particular focus upon individuals who exhibit attenuated stress responses and the associated maladaptive health and behavioural outcomes.  

My current research focuses upon the examination of stress, coping and well-being (in football), personality traits, ergogenic effects of music and motivating health behaviour.

Centres and institutes



Projects as Co-investigator

  • Tackling Awareness Colour Blindness in Sport (led by Stichting European Football for Development Network)(01/01/2020 - 31/12/2022), funded by: European Commission, funding amount received by Brookes: £43,491, funded by: European Commission


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