Dr. Steve Atkins

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton C710

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Current positions

Director of Psychology & Sport


Steve is an accredited sports scientist with BASES who has a long-standing interest in how best to optimize performance. With many publications in peer-reviewed journals, primary research areas relate to the determinants of performance, including use of advanced technologies to optimize performance profiling. Steve has worked with many elite and amateur athletes, and supports clients within the School's Physiology testing service. He has lectured for over 25 years and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; seeking to create optimal learning environments for students via the use of creative andragogical approaches.

Areas of research

Sport, Exercise, Physiology, Interdisciplinary, Translational


Steve contributes to a number of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in areas relating to performance physiology, performance analysis, research methodologies, test administration and interpretation and applied assessment and performance

Research Interests

  • Performance testing methods
  • Environmental physiology
  • Concussion monitoring,
  • Performance analysis

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD (Liverpool John Moores University)
  • PGCert Research Student Supervision (University of Central Lancashire)
  • BA (Hons) Sport and Human Movement Studies (Cardiff IHE)


  • BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist
  • Senior Fellow of the HEA