Dr Tom Fawcett

Senior Lecturer – Sport Psychology

  • Allerton C715
  • T: 0161 295 2161
  • E: t.fawcett@salford.ac.uk

Office Times

9am- 5pm Monday

9am- 5pm Tuesday

9am-5pm Wednesday

9am-5pm Thursday

9am-5pm Friday


He is a fully qualified/ accredited Sport and Exercise Psychologist (BASES UK), a Chartered Psychologist   (C Psychol) & Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) with the British Psychological Society and registered ( C Psychol) with the Health Professions Council (HPC) as a Sport & Exercise Psychologist. He is also a Chartered Scientist with the Science Council. He has over 22 years experience in higher education, lecturing psychology of sport and exercise and the psychology of sports injury / rehabilitation. Tom has published and presented his applied work at National and International conferences for over 15 years.

He has worked at the highest level with Olympic athletes/coaches and at World Championships supporting athletes in their quest for medals. He has assisted in helping athletes secure up to 25 medals at the highest level to date at Olympic-Commonwealth and World level.

Over the past 20 years Tom has worked as an applied practitioner with individual athletes, National Governing Bodies and Professional Squads (Football, Rugby, Cricket etc). He has attended major International events as a Sports Psychologist supporting teams such as the British Badminton Squad ( Atlanta 1996), Scottish Hockey      ( 1996-1998) at the highest level ( had over 25 medalists), and also works at grass roots level with local swimmers and triathletes. He was the sports psychologist for England Bowls preparing the squad for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi (India) 2010 and the team won multiple medals. He was a TASS mentor (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme for London 2012) and has been BASES UK psychology workshop co-coordinator running and organizing high level workshops in and around the UK over the past years. He has been a member of the BASES Accreditation Committee (2010 -2012) and a full member of the British Psychological Society Division of Sport & Exercise Committee.


Sport Science

Sports Rehabilitation

Physical & Health

Research Interests

Mental Resilience

Mental Toughness

Qualifications and Memberships

BPS –British Psychological Society – registered Sport – Exercise Psychologist – C Psychol

Health Professions Registered – 2016

BASES Accredited – 2016

Chartered Scientist –Science Council ( C Sci)

Member BACAP



Fawcett, T. (1991) Physical versus Health Education – where are we now? Bulletin of Physical Education, (East Yorkshire) 27(3), Winter 1991, 17-20.


Fawcett, T & Bunn, R. (1992) The national curriculum: a pause for breath and a time to reflect on methods of practice - are we practising what we preach?

Bulletin of Physical Education (East Yorkshire) 28(2) Autumn 1992, 26-40.


Fawcett,T (1992) Developing Personal Responsibility & Goal Setting- Lifeskills in Physical Education,  In Williams, T. & Almond, L. & Sparkes, A. (Eds.) Sport and Physical Activity. The Proceedings of the AIESEP World Convention, July 20-25, 1990, Loughborough, UK. E & FN SPON, London.


Fawcett, T. (1993) Goal setting: Physical Education and the National Curriculum (Key stages 3 and 4), British Journal of Physical Education (London) 24(2), Summer 1993, 28-34.


Fawcett, T (1997) Psychological preparation of the Great Britain Badminton Squad for World, Commonwealth and Olympic Games 1993-1996, Abstract Proceedings AAASP Conference New Orleans, 25-29th Sept 1996,Journal Applied Sports Psychology.


Fawcett.T ( 2011) Phenomenological approaches to Mental Toughness ) in  Gucciardi D & Gordon ,S –(ED) Mental Toughness in Sport – Development –Theory and Practice , Routledge.


Radcliffe, Jon N.; Fawcett, Tom; Comfort, Paul; ( 2013) The Perception of Psychology and the Frequency of Psychological Strategies Used by Strength and Conditioning Practitioners

Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research:-April 2013 - Volume 27 - Issue 4 - p 1136-1146