Personal profile


Lee graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2013 with a first class honours degree in BSc. (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science. Following his graduation, Lee progressed onto postgraduate study at the same institution, where he studied the MSc. Applied Sport Psychology programme under full academic scholarship. Lee graduated from his postgraduate studies in 2015 with a distinction and later publishing his dissertation in the highly reputable journal, The Sport Psychologist. Lee joined the University of South Wales (USW) in 2017, when he was successful in obtaining a full time academic scholarship to commence his Ph.D. studies at the institution. Lee completed his Ph.D. studies in 2022, having published three chapters of his thesis and passing his viva voce examination with no amendments. 

Upon commencing his Ph.D. studies at USW, Lee was swiftly appointed as an hourly paid lecturer at the School of Health, Sport, and Professional Practice and quickly began leading and delivering modules across Levels 4-7 in sport and exercise psychology, football coaching, pedagogy, and research methods. In 2020, Lee was additionally appointed as a Lecturer in Psychology at the School of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies, where he led the BSc. (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology programme, as well as leading and delivering across multiple psychology and research methods-related modules and engaing in undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation supervision. In 2021, Lee left this role to obtain a full time position as a Lecturer in Sports Coaching at the School of Health, Sport, and Professional Practice where he remains today. His role includes being a Level 5 Year Tutor on the BSc. Football Coaching and Performance degree programme, being part of the Research Interest Group for Sport and having significant responsibility for research, and leading and delivering modules across Levels 4-7 for the following courses: BSc. (Hons) Football Coaching and Performance, BSc. (Hons) Football Coaching and Administration, BSc. (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, and MSc. Advanced Performance Football Coaching. 

Research interests

Lee has an early career research profile with a particular interest in the stress, coping, and mental ill/well-being of athletes, coaches, and other key stakeholders in sport. In accord, his Ph.D. was fittingly titled, "An Examination of the Stress and Mental Ill/Well-Being of Elite Football Coaches".


Ph.D. Student Supervision

Katy Steel. Thesis Title: Investigating the Provision of Mental Ill/Well-Being Support to Athletes: Contemporary Issues Faced in Practice by Sport Psychology Practitioners. Director of Studies and Co-supervised by Professor Sheldon Hanton and Professor Brendan Cropley.  Expected completion 2025/26. 

Other Interests

Professional Memberships

British Association of Sport and Exercise Scienes

Association for Applied Sport Psychology


Peer Review Activities

The Sport Psychologist

Journal of Applied Sport Psychology

Internatonal Journal of Sport Science and Coaching

Journal of Sport Science and Medicine

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), An Examination of the Stress and Mental Ill/Well-Being of Elite Football Coaches

Award Date: 15 Dec 2022

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy, The

Award Date: 19 Jul 2019

M.Sc. Applied Sport Psychology, Distinction, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Award Date: 9 Jul 2015

B.Sc. (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, 1st Class Honours, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Award Date: 10 Jul 2013


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