PhD Psychol AFBPS HCPC FBASES FHEA – Head of School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology, Professor of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology
Stewart is Head of School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology at AECC, and a Professor of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology.
Stewart is Head of School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology at AECC University College, and a Professor of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. He is an 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 a past chair of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and editor emeritus 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 rehabilitation, 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 AECC University College's Senior Management Group, as well as an active 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
Website: Researchgate Profile
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 5 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. 2018. 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. 2020. Social media and sport psychology practice. In M. Bertollo, E. Filho, & P. C. Terry (Eds.) Innovations in Mental Skills Training. Routledge.
Cotterill, S. T., & Fransen, K. 2020. Leadership Development. The Essential Guide for Mental Performance Consultants, Champaign, Ill: Human Kinetics.
Taylor, J., & Cotterill, S. T. 2019. Routines. In J. Taylor, Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology. Routledge. [August]
Cotterill, S. T. 2019. Centering. In D. Hackfort, R. J. Schinke, & B. Strauss (Eds.) Dictionary of Sport Psychology. Elsevier.
Cotterill, S. T. 2019. Case Study Approaches. In G. Tenenbaum & R. Eklund (Eds.) Handbook of Sport Psychology (4th Edition). Wiley. [October]
Cotterill and Simpson 2018 Pre-performance Routines. In G Cremades and A. Mugeford & (Eds.). Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology Theories and Applications. Routledge.
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. 2019 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
Published articles over the last 5 years include:
Cotterill, S. T., Loughead, T., & Fransen, K. 2022. Athlete leadership development within teams: Current understanding and future directions. Frontiers in Psychology.
Cocker, I., Cotterill, S. T., & Griffin, J. 2022. Player perceptions of athlete leadership and leadership development in an English Premier League football academy. Asian Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Smith, S. M., Brown, H., & Cotterill. S. T. 2021. Implementing and Evaluating the Practice Environment Model Using Action Research. International Sport Coaching Journal. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2020-0117.
Schinke, R., Papaioannou, A., Maher, C., Parham, W. D., Larsen, C. H., Gordin, R., & Cotterill, S. T. 2020: Sport psychology services to professional athletes: working through COVID-19, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, doi: 10.1080/1612197X.2020.1766182
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. 2018. 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.