Dr Stephen Atkins

School of Health & Society

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Current positions

Director of Psychology and Sport


Over 25 years of experience in higher education as lecturer and manager. Currently the Director of Psychology and Sport at the University of Salford, Manchester. Experienced academic manager, researcher, practitioner, and heutagogue. Accredited sport and exercise scientist with BASES and recognized as FBASES in 2022. Senior Fellow of the HEA since 2016.

Areas of Research

Over 90 research publications, allied to multiple presentations at international conferences. Current interest areas include concussion in sport, in-game determinants of performance, and cycling sciences. H-index currently 23.

Areas of Supervision

Endurance physiology.
Applied in-game performance analysis.
Cycling sciences.
Concussion in sport.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Sport and Exercise Sciences

  • Research Student Supervision

  • Sport and Human Movement Studies