PhD Psychol AFBPS HCPC FBASES FHEA – Head of School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity, Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology
Stewart is Head of School for Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity at AECC, and a Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology.
Stewart is Head of School for Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity at AECC University College, and a Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology. He is a HCPC registered sport and exercise psychologist, and BASES accredited sport and Exercise Scientist, with over 15 years’ experience as a consultant psychologist across a wide range of professional/ amateur sports, as well as across a broad range of performance domains. In addition Stewart is the chair of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and inaugural editor for the journal Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology, as well as sitting on the editorial boards of a number of other journals.
In addition to extensive teaching experience Stewart has also supervised numerous doctoral research candidates, published extensively in the domain of applied sport and performance psychology and authored/edited a number of text books within his domain of expertise.
As Head of School Stewart is responsible for the development and running of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in the areas of sport, exercise and health science as well as psychology. He also overseas consultancy activity, short course provision, and research focus within the School. Stewart is also a member of AECCs Senior Management Group, as well as an active sports psychology consultant and sport and performance psychology researcher.
- BSc Sport Science & Geography (Loughborough University)
- MSc Sport and Exercise Science (Sport Psychology) (Chichester University)
- PGDip Psychology (Open University)
- Doctor of Philosophy (University of Edinburgh)
- Chartered Psychologist
- Accredited Sport & Exercise Scientist
- HCPC registered Sport & Exercise Psychologist
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
- Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Fellow of British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES)
- International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP)
- Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
Phone: 01202 436363
Linkedin: Profile page
Stewart’s main research interests include:
- Psychological factors determining performance under pressure
- Leadership in sports teams
- Decision-making and performance
- Professional practice in applied psychology
- Mental health in sporting environments
View Stewart Cotterill research in the AECC University College Research Repository.
Publications (Previous 8 years)
Cotterill, S. T., & Bajaj, S. (2020). Reaching Beyond The Boundary. Global Cricket School, Mumbai, India. ISBN:978-93-5408-518-5
Cotterill, S. T. 2017. The Psychology of Performance: Theory and Practice. Hove, East Sussex: Psychology Press. ISBN: 9781138831292.
Anderson, E. and Cotterill, S. T. 2017. Training Games, 4th Edition. Healthy Learning Press.
Cotterill, S. T. 2017. Performance Psychology. Hove, East Sussex: Psychology Press. ISBN: 978-1-138831-29-2.
Cotterill, S. T. Breslin, G. and Weston, N. 2016. Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-11868654-6.
Cotterill, S. T. and Barker, J. B. 2013. The psychology of Cricket: Developing mental toughness. Bennion Kearny. ISBN: 978-1-909125-21-6.
Cotterill, S. T. 2012. Team psychology in sports: Theory and Practice. Hove, East Sussex: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-67058-6.
Cotterill and Simpson In-press Pre-performance Routines. In G Cremades and A. Mugeford & (Eds.). Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology Theories and Applications. Routledge.
Cotterill, S. T. In-press. Case Study Approaches. In G. Tenenbaum and R. Eklund (Eds.) Handbook of Sport Psychology (4th Edition). Wiley.
Cotterill, S. T., (2018). Communicating with athletes: The influence of social media. In R. Thelwell & M. Dicks (Eds.) Professional Advances in Sports Coaching: Research and Practice.
Cotterill, S. T. and Passmore, J. In-press. Coaching Research. In Brownell, P., English, S., & Manzi-Sabatine, J. (Eds.) The Professional Coaches’ Desk Reference. Springer Publishing.
Fransen, K., Boen, F. Stouten, J. Cotterill, S. T. and Vande Broek, G. 2017. Optimal environments for team functioning. In C. R. D. Wagstaff (Ed.) The organizational psychology of sport: Key issues and practical applications, Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-13895517-2.
Cotterill, S. T. 2017. Experiences of working in professional cricket. In R. Schinke and D. Hackfort (Eds.) Psychology in Professional Sports and the Performing Arts: Challenges and strategies. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-13880862-1.
Cotterill, S. T. and Weston, N. 2016. Sport psychology and sporting organisations. In S. T. Cotterill, G. Breslin, and N. Weston (Eds.), Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-11868654-6.
Moran, A. and Cotterill, S. T. 2016. Concentration and performing under pressure. In S. T. Cotterill, G. Breslin, & N. Weston (Eds.), Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-11868654-6
Discombe, R., Cotterill, S. T., & Randell, J. (In Press). An exploration of cricket batters visual search strategies while facing different types of deliveries. International Journal of Sport Psychology.
Mertens, N., Boen, F., Steffens, N. K., Cotterill, S., Haslam, A., & Fransen, K. (2020). Leading together towards a stronger ‘us’: an experimental test of the effectiveness of the 5R shared leadership program (5RS) in basketball teams. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.
Fransen, K., Cotterill, S. T., Vande Broek, & Boen, P. (2019). Unpicking the emperor’s new clothes: Perceived attributes of the captain in sports teams. Frontiers in Psychology [Online] doi: 10.3389/psyg.2019.02212.
Breslin, G., Smith, A., Donohue, B, Donnelly, P., Shannon, S., Haughey, T., Vella, S., Swan, C., Cotterill, S., MacIntyre, T., & Leavey, G. (2019). Psychosocial and policy-related approaches to mental health awareness in sport: charting the path towards a consensus statement. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, 5(1): e000585 doi: 10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000585.
Smith, S., Cotterill, S. & Brown, H. (2019). A Case Study of Factors Influencing Performance in the Practice Environment. Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology. CSSEP.2019-0004.R1.
Fransen, K., Martens, N., Cotterill, S. T., Vande Broek, G., & Boen, Filip. (2019). From Autocracy to Empowerment: Teams with Shared Leadership Perceive their Coaches to be Better Leaders. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. Doi: 10.1080/10413200.2019.1617370.
Cotterill, S. T., Cheetham, R., & Fransen, K. (2019). Professional Rugby Coaches’ perceptions of the role of the team captain. The Sport Psychologist [Online]. doi: 10.1123/tsp.2018-0094.
Neupert, E. C., Cotterill, S. T., and Jobson, S. A. In Press. Training Monitoring Engagement: An Evidence-Based Approach in Elite Sport. International Journal of Sport Physiology and Performance.
Cotterill, S. T. 2018. Virtual Reality and Sport Psychology: Implications for Applied Practice. Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Cotterill, S. T., and Brown, H. 2018. An exploration of the perceived social, health, life skill and academic benefits of dinghy sailing for 9-13 year old school children. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. doi: 10.1080/14729679.2018.1424001
Cotterill, S. T. 2018. Working as a sport psychologist in professional cricket: Challenges, experiences and opportunities. The Sport Psychologist. doi: 10.1123/tsp.2017-0010.
Cotterill, S. T., and Schinke, R. 2017. Conducting and publishing case study research in sport and exercise psychology. Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1(10). doi: 10.1123/cssep.2017-0012.
Cotterill, S. T. 2018. Working as a sport psychologist in professional cricket: Challenges, experiences and opportunities. The Sport Psychologist.
Keegan, R. J. Cotterill, S. T. Woolway, T. Appaneal, R. and Hutter, V. 2017. Strategies for bridging the research-practice gap in sport and exercise psychology. Revista de Psicologia del Deporte, 26 (4), 75-80.
Keegan, R. J. Schinke, R. J. Chirban, S. A. Durand-Bush, N. Baggio, S. and Cotterill, S. T. 2017. Guidance notes for writing applied case studies in sport and exercise psychology. Revista de Psicología del Deporte. 26 (3), 85-90.
Pattinson, E. Cotterill, S. T. Leyland, S. 2017. Exploration of the Sources of self-efficacy in springboard and highboard diving. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 13(1), 80-91.
Cotterill, S. T. and Cheetham, R. 2017. The Experiences of Captaincy in Professional Sport: The Case of Elite Professional Rugby. European Journal of Sport Science, 17(2), 215-221. doi: 10.1080/17461391.2016.1245788.
Yasen. S. K. Palmer, H. C. Eyre-Brook, A. I. Cotterill, S. Risebury, M. J. and Wilson, A. J. 2016. Clinical Outcomes of Anatomic, All-Inside, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction. The Knee, 24(1), 55-62. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2016.09.007.
Cotterill, S. T. 2016. Developing leadership skills in sport: A case study of elite cricketers. Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology. 10.1123/CSSEP.2016-0004.
Cotterill, S. T. Schinke, R. J. & Thelwell, R. 2016. Writing Manuscripts for Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Case Studies in Sport & Exercise Psychology. doi: 10.1123/cssep.2016-0009.
Cotterill, S. T. and Fransen, K. 2016. Leadership in team sports: Current understanding and future directions. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 9(1), 116-133. 10.1080/1750984X.2015.1124443.
Cotterill, S. T. 2016. Changing player perceptions of pain: An intervention to facilitate return to play in elite rugby. Case Studies In Sport and Exercise Psychology [online].
Cotterill, S. T. and Discombe, R. 2016. Enhancing decision-making in sport: Current understanding and future directions. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 12(1), 54-68.
Cotterill, S. T. 2015. Inspiring and motivating learners in Higher Education: The staff perspective. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 17 (2), DOI: 10.1016/j.jhlste.2015.07.003.
Ryan-Stewart, H. Cotterill, S. T. and Jobson S. 2015. The impact of technical error of measurement on somatotype categorisation. Journal of Sports Sciences, 33: s37-8.
Discombe, R. M. and Cotterill, S. T. 2015. Eye tracking in sport: A guide for new and aspiring researchers. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 11(2), 49–58.
Cotterill, S. T. 2015. Preparing for performance: Strategies adopted across performance domains. The Sport Psychologist, 29, 158-170 DOI: 10.1123/tsp.2014-0035.
Cotterill, S. T. 2014. Developing decision-making for performance: A framework to guide applied practice in cricket. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 5(2), 88-101. DOI: 10.1080/21520704.2014.892913.
Hazell, J. Cotterill, S. T. and Hill, D. 2014. Exploring the impact of taught pre-performance routines on self-efficacy, anxiety and performance in semi-professional soccer players. European Journal of Sport Science. 14(6), 603-610. DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2014.888484.
Cotterill, S. T. and Symes, R. 2014. Integrating social media and new technologies into your practice as a sport psychology consultant. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 10(1), 55-64.
Cotterill, S. T. 2014. Tearing up the page: re-thinking the development of effective learning environments in Higher Education. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2013.862174.
Cotterill, S. T. Collins, D. and Sanders, R. 2014. Developing effective pre-performance routines for golf performance: Implications for the coach. Athletic Insight. 16(1) [online].
Batey, J. Cotterill, S. T. and Symes, R. 2013. It’s good to talk. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 9(2), 85-92.