Dr Luke Norris

MSc, BSc (Hons)

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Overview

Dr Luke Norris is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology and Coaching, with key research interests in social support and sport coaches psychological well-being.

 

He is also a UEFA B qualified coach with over 13 years experience, plying his trade in women's football as first team coach at Portishead Town Ladies FC.

 

Luke completed his PhD in Sport Psychology at Leeds Beckett University in 2018, entitled: 'A Qualitative Investigation of Social Support among Sports Coaches' and worked as a part-time lecturer at Leeds Beckett for a year. Luke then moved to University as Exeter as an Associate Lecturer before being appointed as a Lecturer at Harpury University in 2021.

Current teaching

Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology (Level 4) Module Leader

Coaching and Teaching Portfolio (Theory) (Level 4)

The Sport and Exercise Professional (Level 4)

Sport Psychology (Level 5)

The Sport and Exercise Scientist (Level 5)

Sport Psychology in Action (Level 6)

 

Undergraduate & Postgraduate Dissertation Supervisor 

 

Undergraduate Tutor - Sports Coaching (Level 4) & Sport Science (Level 6)

Research interests

His main focus of research is social support among sports coaches and how this influences coach performance and well-being. He also has interests in stress and well-being among sports coaches, as well as women coaches experiences. This has included projects with the FA.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Book Chapters

  • Norris, L. A., McGoldrick, M., Norman, L. J., & Clarke, N. (2021). An evaluation of a mentoring programme to support high performance women coaches. Routledge.
  • Didymus, F. F., Norris, L.A., Potts, A., & Staff, H. (2021). Psychological stress and performance. Open Access Textbook. https://kinesiologybooks.org/index.php/stork/catalog/view/10/1/167-1

Newsletter Articles

  • Norris, L. A., Potts, A., & Didymus, F., F. (2017). Stressors and Coping among Sports Coaches: A behind the Scenes Insight. Published in American Association of Sport Psychology (AASP) Newsletter November Issue.
  • Potts, A. J., Heaviside, H. J., & Norris, L. A. (2017). Tapas, Sangria, and Sport Psychology: Doctoral Students’ Reflections on the International Society of Sport Psychology 14th World Congress. Published in Applied Sport Psychology Special Interest Group (ASP-SIG) Volume One December 2017.

Education/Academic qualification

Sport and Exercise Psychology, Doctorate (PhD), Leeds Beckett University

Award Date: 10 Dec 2018

Sport and Exercise Psychology, MSc, Loughborough University

Award Date: 4 Sep 2015

Applied Sports, Health, and Exercise, BSc (Hons), University of East Anglia

Award Date: 2 Jun 2014

External positions

Editor, UK Coaching

Apr 2021 → …

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