Who are we?

Professor Dave Collins is Director of the Institute and also runs his own consultancy, Grey Matters Performance. As an academic he has secured grants and contracts worth over £2M, and produced over 100 peer review publications and book chapters. Professor Collins has worked as a school teacher across all age ranges - in the public, private and special sectors.

John Kiely has had a wide and varied career within sport, having experienced life as an international competitor, coach, sports scientist and strength and conditioning specialist.

Áine MacNamara joined UCLan in January 2010 and is currently Course Leader for the Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance. Her research focuses on Sport Psychology and particularly talent development processes in sport and other performance domains. As an applied Sport Psychology consultant she have worked with a variety of elite and development level performers across different domains.

Bryan Jones manages and develops the quality of teaching and learning within the School of Sport and Wellbeing. His main responsibility is the management of the Institute of Coaching & Performance alongside Professor Collins.

John Stoszkowsi is a lecturer in Sports Development and Coaching and is course leader for BA (Hons) Sport (Development). He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Sports Science from Lancaster University, an M.Phil. in Sports Coaching (Education) from The University of Birmingham and a Ph.D. in Sports Coaching from UCLan. John is research active, conducting research on Coach Education, Talent Identification and Coaching Development.

Loel Collins is formerly a director of the National Whitewater Centre and a Senior member of staff at the National Mountain Centre, Loel has worked in the adventure sport industry for over 23 years. He has extensive experience of working within adventure sports coach education at all levels and joined UCLan in August 2009.

David Grecic joined UCLan in August 2008, having previously worked in a variety of sport and education settings for 15 years. He is an active coach in a variety of sports including rugby union, swimming and golf. It is here that his specialist interest lies and that drives his academic research.

Andrew Cruickshank works on ICaP's Professional Doctorate and Masters programmes and is also an active researcher. Current interests include leadership/management, culture change, coaching, expertise, and individual/team performance in elite level sport. On an applied level, Andrew is currently Senior Sport Psychologist for British Judo, a consultant for the Motor Sport Association, and involved with a range of other high performance clients. Previously a professional footballer with Hibernian FC, Andrew is also a UEFA licensed coach.

Craig Wright is responsible for the academic management and development of the MA Sports Coaching. His teaching and practitioner focus is in applied sports coaching and coaching science. This includes performance analysis, performance assessment, strength and conditioning. Within the School Craig has led on the use of coaching observational analysis, match and notational analysis and has established and supervised a number of student placements and internships with professional sports organisations.

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