University of Kent
(formerly Aberystwyth University)
Welsh Crucible 2013
Chris obtained his BSc in Sports Science and History at Brunel University London, and completed a PhD in Psychology at the same institution. Following research and teaching posts at several UK institutions he worked as Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology in the Institute for Human Sciences at Aberystwyth University. Chris’s research examines the roles of emotions, beliefs and placebo effects in human performance. He is also investigating the effectiveness of various physical activity interventions in reducing cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in UK adults. Currently his main focus is the development of a research agenda around the idea that evolutionary psychological factors might partially explain currently very high levels of physical inactivity in the UK and the developed World.
Chris is now an Honorary Professor at the School of Psychology in the University of Kent.