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2010 University of Southampton: PG Cert Leading Edge HE Management
2006 University of Wales, Newport: PGCE (PCET)
2000 University of Bristol: PhD Developing & Supporting Sporting Excellence
1996 University of Exeter: MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology
1996 Cheltenham & Gloucester College of HE: BSc (Hons) Psychology & Sociology


Course Lead for Cert HE/ BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Psychology
Academic Subject Manager for Psychology


Dunstan-Lewis, N.L. & McKenna, J. (2004) An Action Research Approach to supporting Elite Student-Athletes European Physical Education Review vol 10 no 2 pg 179-198
Lewis, N. & Thomas, A. (2005) Foundation Degree Collaboration in Practice – Providing an Effective Link within the Triadic Partnership HEA Link 13 p 17-19
Lewis, N. & Wathan, C. (2008) Embracing the European White Paper on Sport at Micro-Level WHEB February 2008
Lewis, N. & Wathan, C. (2008) Supporting the Needs of Student Athletes. HEA Link 22 p 33 – 35
Lewis, N (2009) The University: Higher Education or Just Plain Sport. ULEP, University of Edinburgh
Lewis, N. (2010) Managing the High Performing Academic: Encouraging the ‘Rooney’ Flair whilst Ensuring They Play by the Rules Project submitted for SRHE Research Funding.
Lewis, N. & Taylor, J. (2011) Playing the Game: Understanding the Common Ground between Higher Education and Sport CHER Conference in Rekjavik, Iceland
Jones, L.W. & Lewis, N. (2012) Emergence, Cessation & Resurgence during the Evolution of Rugby Union in Hong Kong. The International Journal of the History of Sport. Vol 29, No 9, 1344 – 1362


British Psychological Society – Chartered Psychologist
Higher Education Academy (Fellow)
British Olympic Association Psychology Advisory Group (1995 – 2002)
Welsh Rugby Union High Performance Research Advisory Group (2005 – 2009)


Non-Executive Director for Strategic Governance at Welsh Athletics


Governance Effectiveness Reviews – Recent completion with Welsh Athletics in 2015-16
Athlete Personal Development, Support & Welfare through Transition


Expertise or Interest

High Performance Management and Comparisons of Performance Lifestyles and Approaches across Sectors. Psychological, Emotional and Social Aspects of Performance Lifestyles, Transitions and Environments.
Sport & Physical Activity Interventions as a means of reaching, engaging and resilience building among ‘hard to reach’ communities.


Currently Director of Studies for Matt Hutt PhD by Portfolio in the area of Trust, Autonomy & Accountability in a Performance Education Environment.

Previous Director of Studies for Leigh Jones PhD by Thesis in the area of Micro-political Contexts in High Performance Coaching & Development in Rugby Union

Currently supervising 2 projects in the area of physical activity through mountain walking, as a means to build self esteem, self efficacy and psychological resilience with young people who are homeless.

Centre or Group

Sport & Health Research Group
Education Research Group

Areas of Expertise

Athlete Career Transitions; High Performance & Performing Environments; Leadership & Governance Reviews; Psychological Effects & Impacts of Key Transitions



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