Dr Keith Earle

Lecturer in Sport Psychology

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Life Sciences

k.earle@hull.ac.uk

01482 463657

Keith works in the area of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He is a Chartered Psychologist and founder member of the BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

His main research interests are in mental toughness and psychological skills training. He completed his undergraduate degree and PhD at Hull where he examined the construct of mental toughness. Since then he has co-developed the world leading measure of mental toughness.

He has worked with a number of professional sporting clubs including Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Huddersfield Giants, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Hull KR, and England Rugby Union. Keith currently heads the University’s sports science support for Hull City Academy.

Research

Research Interests

  • Mental toughness

  • Psychological skills training

Publications

Weaving, D., Earle, K., & Abt, G. ‘Quantifying the External and Internal Loads of Professional Rugby League Training Modes: Consideration for Concurrent Field-Based Training Prescription’, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Midgley, A., Earle, K., Earle, F., Clough, P.J., Siegler, J. & McNaughton, L. ‘Exercise Tolerance during Vo2max Testing is a Multifactorial Psychobiological Phenomenon’, Research in Sports Medicine

Weaving, D., Marshall, P., Earle, K., Nevill, A. & Abt, G. ‘Within Individual Variation in Internal and External Load Measures at a Given Session Rating of Perceived Exertion in Professional Rugby League Players', International Journal of Sports Physiology Performance (2014,9,905-912).

Crust, L., Earle, K., Perry, J., Earle, F., Clough, A. & Clough, P.J. 'Mental Toughness in Higher Education: Relationships with Achievement and Progression in First Year University Sports Students', Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 69, October 2014, pp87-91.

Earle, F., Hockey, G.R.J, Earle, K., & Clough, P.J. ‘Separating the Effects of Task Load and Motivation on the Patterns of Active Task Coping: The Role of Mental Effort in the Development of Fatigue’, Motivation and Emotion, (Volume 39, Issue 4 (2015), Page 467-476).

Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology

  • Advanced Sport Psychology

Research PhDs

  • Mental Toughness

  • Applied Sport Psychology

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Special Psychology

  • PhD Concept and Measurement of Mental Toughness

External roles

Keith's consultancy work had led him to work with a number of professional sporting clubs including Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Giants, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Hunslet Hawks, Hull KR, and England Rugby Union.

Keith currently heads the university’s sports science support for Hull City Academy.