Dr. Andrew Evans

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton C715

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Current positions

Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Sports Science & Lecturer in Sport Psychology


Andrew is the Programme Leader and Year 1 manager for the BSc (Hons) Sports Science degree programme. Andrew is also a Lecturer in Sport Psychology and leads several sport psychology modules across sports-related undergraduate degree programmes. Additionally, Andrew is a Year 1 Personal Tutor, a Year 3 Dissertation Supervisor, and is the Liaison Officer for Outreach events in the Directorate of Sport, Exercise, and Physiotherapy. At postgraduate level, Andrew contributes to sport psychology teaching across sports-related degree programmes and is also a PhD supervisor. Andrew is an active researcher whose research focuses on social identities, leadership, rational and irrational beliefs, and Personal-Disclosure Mutual-Sharing (PDMS). Andrew continues to present his research at conferences and publish his research in peer-reviewed journals. As a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology) and Chartered Scientist, Andrew provides sport psychology support to athletes across a range of sports including swimming, rugby union, and cricket. Finally, Andrew engages regularly with the media to discuss sport psychology topics. For example, Andrew has appeared on BBC Radio Manchester, ITV Granada News, and in media outlets such as The Express and The Conversation.

Areas of research

Irrational and Rational Beliefs, Social Identities, Leadership, Personal-Disclosure, Mutual-Sharing interventions


  • Year 1 Introduction to Sports Science
  • Year 1 Introduction to Sport Psychology
  • Year 2 Practical Applications of Sport Psychology
  • Year 3 Advanced Topics in Sport Psychology
  • Year 3 Dissertation

Research Interests

  • Social identities
  • Leadership
  • Rational and irrational beliefs
  • Personal-Disclosure Mutual-Sharing (PDMS)

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD in Sport and Social Psychology
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods


  • Chartered Scientist (CSci)
  • BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology)
  • Professional member of BASES
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)