Lee Baldock known as Lee Baldock
- Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
- USW Sport Park
B.Sc. (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science (1st Class Honours)
M.Sc. Applied Sport Psychology (Distinction)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
UEFA B Licence (Youth & Senior), Safeguarding & First Aid
NHS Wales Mental Health First Aid
Lee is an hourly paid lecturer and a Ph.D. student in the School of Health, Sport, and Professional Practice. Lee joined the school in 2017, having previously completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He has an early career research profile with a particular interest in the stress, coping, and well-being of athletes, coaches, and other key stakeholders in sport, with his Ph.D. fittingly titled, ’“An examination of stress, coping, and well-being in elite football coaches”. He is also a neophyte practitioner (sport psychology) who has provided a range of consultancy services to athletes, coaches, and NGBs (i.e., Wales Golf, Hockey Wales), and a Youth Development Phase football coach at a Welsh Premier League football club.
Welsh League Footballer (2010-onwards; clubs – Barry Town United, Port Talbot Town & Pontypridd Town)
Welsh League Division 1, 2, & 3 winner
BUCS Southern Premier Division & BUCS Championship winner (2018-2019)
Welsh Universities Representative (2019)
His main HPL responsibilities include being module leader for Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology (Level 4) from the B.Sc. (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree programme, and, for Applications of Sport Psychology (Level 6) from the B.Sc. (Hons) Sport Psychology degree programme. This involves developing and delivering lectures, seminars, and tutorials, designing and marking assessments, and other module administration. He also provides academic support in the form of delivering lectures, seminars, and marking assessments for the following modules: Sport and Exercise Psychology (Level 5), Sport Science for Football (Level 5), Football Psychology (Level 6), Research Project (S&C – Level 6), The Football Coach as a Psychologist (Level 7), Research Methods (Sports Coaching and Performance – Level 7).
Refereed Academic Journal Articles
i. Cropley, B., Baldock, L., Neil, R., Mellalieu, S., Wagstaff, C., & Wadey, R. (2016). Coping with the demands of professional practice: Sport psychology consultants’ perspectives. The Sport Psychologist, 30, 290-302.
ii. Cropley, B., Baldock, L., Hanton, S., Gucciardi, D., McKay, A., Neil, R., & Williams, T. (under review). Learning to thrive in sport: A multi-study exploration of the development of hardiness in sport coaches. Frontiers in Psychology.
i. Baldock, L., Hanton, S., Mellalieu, S.D., & Williams, J.M. (in press). Understanding and managing stress in sport. In J. Williams & V. Krane (Eds.), Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (8th Edition) (pp. ?). New York: McGraw Hill.
ii. Baldock, L., Cropley, B., Mellalieu, S. D., & Neil, R. (in press). The stress and well-being of those operating in groups. In R. J. Schinke & D. Hackfort (Eds.), The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
i. Baldock, L., Cropley, B., Mellalieu, S., Neil, R. (2018). The demands experienced by elite football coaches at the end of the season. Research presented at Faculty of Life Sciences and Education Research Conference, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, UK.
ii. Baldock, L., Cropley, B., Mellalieu, S., Neil, R. (2018). An examination of the stress and psychological well-being of professional football coaches: Preliminary findings. Research presented at Inaugural PAN-Wales Postgraduate Conference in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor, UK.
iii. Baldock, L., Cropley, B., Mellalieu, S. D., Neil, R. (2019). A longitudinal examination of the stress and mental well-being of elite football coaches: A preliminary analysis. Research presented at Inaugural PAN-Wales Postgraduate Conference in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Insole Court, Cardiff, UK.
iv. Baldock, L., Cropley, B., Mellalieu, S., Neil, R. (2019). A longitudinal examination of stress and coping in elite football coaches. Research presented at Annual Faculty of Life Sciences and Education Learning, Teaching, & Research Conference, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, UK.
v. Baldock, L., Cropley, B., Mellalieu, S. D., Neil, R. (2019). An exploration of the holistic stress experiences of professional football coaches and their impact on well-being. Research presented at British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference, King Power Stadium, Leicester, UK.
Consultancy (Athletes & Teams)
He has provided, and continue to provides, extensive sport psychology support, accumulating a vast number of hours with individual athletes (Tennis, Golf), teams (Football, Cricket, Rugby 7’s, Hockey), and individual team sport members (Football, Cricket, Hockey, Rugby Union). His clients have covered varied demographics, such as: junior and senior athletes, professional and amateur athletes, and those performing at elite (e.g., International, Major Games) and non-elite levels.
He is currently part of the peer-review team for:
Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
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