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Nickylewis

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Qualifications

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

Responsibilities

Course Lead for Cert HE/ BSc (Hons) Sport Psychology
Senior Quality Auditor for Faculty of Creative Industries

Publications

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

Memberships

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

External

Non-Executive Director for Strategic Governance at Welsh Athletics

Consultancy

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

Research

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.

Supervision

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

Twitter

@Surfa2006

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