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Professional Doctorate in Psychology
MSc Sport and Exercise Science, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, PG Dip in Psychology, PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, BPS Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. HCPC registered practitioner psychologist


USW’s Armed Forces Champion
Head of Strategic Partnerships: AF and veterans


Gross, M., Hall, R.J., Bringer, J., Cook, C., Kilduff, L., & Shearer, D.A. (2017). Resonant frequency training in elite sport: A case study example. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 1 – 11.
Gross, M., Shearer, D., & Hall, R.J. et al. (2016). Resonant Frequency Training to Augment Heart Rate Variability and Enhance Emotion Regulation in Elite Sport Support Staff. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
Roberts, C-M., Mullen, R.H., Evans, L., & Hall, R.J. (2015). Career transitions in sport: The case of professional cricket. Journal of Sport Sciences, 33 (9), 935-944
Bruton, A., Mellalieu, S., Shearer, D., Roderique-Davies, G., & Hall, R.J. (2013). Performance Accomplishment Information as Predictors of Self-Efficacy as a Function of Skill Level in Amateur Golf. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 25 (2), 197-208.
Roderique-Davies G, Mayer P, Hall R, J., Shearer, D., Thomson, R., & Hall, G. (2008). New teams, old enemies? A study of social identification in Welsh rugby supporters. Contemporary Wales, 21, 187-206. Generated output as part of an ESRC grant for just under £50k.
Hanton, S., Mellalieu, S.D., & Hall, R.J. (2004). Protection Mechanisms: The Relationship between Self-Confidence and Anxiety Direction. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 5, 477-495.
Hanton, S., Mellalieu, S.D., Hall, R.J. (2002). Re-examining the competitive anxiety trait-state relationship. Personality and Individual Differences, 33(7), 1125-1136.
Lane, A. M., Hall, R.J., and Lane, J. (2004). Self-efficacy and statistics performance among Sport Studies Students. Teaching in Higher Education, 9 (4), 435-448.
Hall, R.J. (2002). Observations on a year of using the Wolverhampton On-Line Learning framework (WOLF). Journal of Hospitality Leisure Sport and Tourism Education, 1 (2), 65-70.

Selected Conferences
Hall, R.J. (2015). Resonant frequency training to augment heart-rate variability and enhance emotion regulation in elite sport. Annual conference of the Czech rep Association of Applied Sport Psychologists. Prague, Czech Rep.
Hall, R.J. (2013). The Olympic Games experience. European Congress of Psychology. Stockholm, Sweden.
Hall, R.J. (2012). Olympic preparations of GB Handball men’s team. 3rd Annual conference of the Czech Rep Association of Applied Sport Psychologists. Brno, Czech Rep.
Hall, R.J. (2011). Dual roles: Investigating the roles of Team manager and sport psychologist: Conflicting or complimentary? 2nd Annual conference of the Czech Rep Association of Applied Sport Psychologists. Prague, Czech Rep.
Hall, R.J. (2010). The Paralympic games experience. Invited keynote speaker, Inaugural conference of the Czech Rep Association of Applied Sport Psychologists. Prague, Czech Rep.
Hall, R.J., & Gorman, C. (2010). Operating under pressure: Can we learn from sport psychology? Presented at the BEAVRS conference, Celtic Manor.


British Psychological Society – Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist
Health and Care Professions Council Registered practitioner psychologist


Ross has provided support to the Great Britain Men’s handball team at camps and international competitions and in the build up to and including the London 2012 Olympics. Ross also went to Beijing in 2008 with GB wheelchair rugby as a fully accredited member of the support staff. He also supports amateur and professional golfers and has delivered sessions and support to various sports. More recently Ross has been leading on USWs military engagement and has developed the AF Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme.


Self-confidence: Measurement and performance issues.
Anxiety-performance relationship.
Self-efficacy:performance relationship.
Stress and motor performance

Current Research Activity:

Measurement issues in sport.
Stress and motor performance.

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