Dr Sam Thrower

Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


I am currently module leader for ‘Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology’ (SPOR5005) and teach on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Sport and Exercise Psychology and Research Methods. My main research interests lie in the area of youth sport and specifically the psychosocial development of young athletes. I am particularly interested in topics such as parenting in sport, sport-confidence, motivational climates, stress and coping, and anti-doping in sport. My current research focuses on parent-child interactions and the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based sport parent education programmes.


Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

- Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

- Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

- Advanced Practice in Sport and Exercise Psychology

- Research Methods



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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

- British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist (Membership Number: 500690) 

- Member of the International Society of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise (QRSE)