Professor Adam Nicholls is a professor of sports coaching and psychology. The main focus of his research is coping, stress appraisals, and emotions among athletes. His research is supported by more than ?650,000 as a principal investigator, within the last three years. Adam is researching doping attitudes and susceptibility among both athletes and coaches.
In addition to pursuing his own research interests, Adam is the leader of the Sport Psychology and Coaching group. This role involves him developing a research strategy and impact case studies for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF), in addition to mentoring individuals in terms of developing a research profile and writing grant applications.
Football, sport and the development of young people's life skills
Cope, E., Bailey, R., Parnell, D., & Nicholls, A. (2017). Football, sport and the development of young people’s life skills. Sport in Society, 20(7), 789-801. https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2016.1207771