Richard Keegan

Specialising in sport and exercise psychology, Richard Keegan is a researcher, practitioner and a university teacher. He wrote the new book Being a Sport Psychologist, released in 2015.

Keegan arrived at the University of Canberra, having spent six years as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, UK. He completed his MSc and PhD at Loughborough University, and before that, a degree in Psychology at the University of Bristol. He is a qualified sport and exercise psychologist – registered with the HCPC and Chartered by the BPS, as well as being registered to practice in Australia (AHPRA). He has provided psychological support to athletes across the full range of levels (from beginners to world champions), and in a range of sports (athletics, golf, rugby, football, AFL, equestrians, cricket and more). He is the Director of Research for the International Physical Literacy Association.

For his own physical activity quota, he cycles; plays squash and touches football.

He teaches various subjects, including: (i) Sport and Performance Psychology; (ii) Motor Control and Skill Acquisition, (iii) ‘Resilience and Decision Making’; (iv) High Performance Sport Psychology; (v) Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology; and (vi) Research Methods, as well as contributing to research supervision.

He conducts research in four core themes: (1) Motivational processes in sport and physical activity (including pacing/fatigue); (2) Physical Literacy and Physical Activity; (3); Process Evaluations of Health Interventions; and (4) Applied Psychological Practice.

All but one of his published articles can be classified under these themes, and my current HDR supervisions focus on themes (1) and (2), at this time. The over-arching in all the work that he do is to bridge the gap between research-and-practice. Find out more about my research at these links: Google ScholarORCID iDSCOPUS Author ID: 25960141700, ResearcherID: E-9498-2013. You can also find him at these links: University of CanberraLinkedInExpertGuide, University of CanberraYouTubeThe ConversationAnd you can also follow him on Twitter @SportPsychAus

Published: 25 March 2016

Last update: 16 August 2016

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