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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, N. L. (1998) Experiencing Injury in Welsh Rugby Union: An Exploratory Qualitative Study Journal of Sport Sciences 16 (1) p 19-20

Dunstan, N.L. (1999) Developing Team Spirit Double Play April 1999 pg13

Dunstan, N.L. (1999) Improving Concentration in Softball Double Play May 1999 pg6

Dunstan, N.L. & McKenna, J. (2000) Student-Athlete Experience in Higher Education Journal of Sports Sciences 18 (1) pg 12

Dunstan, N.L. & McKenna, J. (2000) Implementing & Evaluating a Sporting Excellence Programme with Student-Athletes Journal of Sports Sciences 18 (1) pg 12 – 13

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

Lane, H.J., Matheson, H. and Lewis, N. (2004) A qualitative study of sport and exercise participants eating attitudes and eating behaviour. Paper presented at the British and Sport Exercise Sciences Conference. September 5-7. Liverpool

Lewis, N. & Thomas, A. (2005) Foundation Degree Collaboration in Practice – Providing an Effective Link within the Triadic Partnership HEA Link 13 p 17-19

Lane, H.J., Matheson, H. & Lewis, N. (2005). Development of an Eating Attitude Measure Grounded in the Experience of Exercisers. Paper presented at the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP). 11th World Congress of Sports Psychology, 15-19 August 2005. Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. Sydney. Australia.

Lewis, N. (2007) Common School Modules: The Key to Embedding Employability & Research Skills University of Wales, Newport – Learning & Teaching Conference June 2007 (Learning & Teaching Award Achieved)

Lewis, N. & Wathan, C. (2008) Embracing the European White Paper on Sport at Micro-Level WHEB Seminar Brussels February 2008

Lewis, N. & Wathan, C. (2008) Supporting the Needs of Student Athletes. HEA Link 22 p 33 – 35

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. (2010) The University: Higher Education or Just Plain Sport. SRHE Conference

Lewis, N. & Taylor, J. (2011) Playing the Game: Understanding the Common Ground between Higher Education and Sport CHER Conference in Rekjavik, Iceland – June 2011

Jones, L.W. & Lewis, N. (2012) The Emergence, Cessation & Resurgence of Rugby Union in Hong Kong. International Journal of the History of Sport Vol 29. No 9. Pg 1344 – 1362

Hale, G.H., Tyson, P.J., Lancastle, D. & Lewis, N. (2018) The Role of Professional Sports Clubs in Enhancing the Mental Health & Well-Being of Young People. PGR Conference, USW June 2018

Jones, L.W. & Lewis, N. (2018) Chapter in: The Sports Development of Hong Kong and Macau: New Challenges after the Handovers (Routledge, 2018) ISBN:978-0-8153-9629-1


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)
Newport City Council Integrated Family Support Strategic Board – Lead for Education & Research Partnerships (2006-2010)


Non-Executive Director for Strategic Governance at Welsh Athletics


Maintain consultancy practice in the areas of sport and exercise psychology, high performance development and management, coaching and mentoring and governance effectiveness reviews.


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 projects in the areas of:
Physical activity as a means to build self esteem, self efficacy and psychological resilience with young people who are homeless.
Athlete motivations and determinations within track and field athletics; specifically throwing events.

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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