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Luke Felton

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Luke Felton is a Chartered Psychologist who is based at the University of Roehampton in London. He graduated from Edge Hill University with a BSc (Hons) in Sport & Exercise Science in 2008, gained the MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise Behaviour from Northumbria University in 2009 and was awarded a PhD in Sport Psychology from Loughborough University in 2012.

Luke’s research is focused around understanding the well-being of athletes, often by exploring the impact of attachment styles and perceptions of basic psychological needs. Luke is particularly interested in studying the role of different relationships and the influence they can have upon the well-being of an athlete; such as the coach-athlete relationship. Some of his current research centres upon the role of basic psychological needs and mental toughness on the associations between coach-athlete attachment and well-being. He is also interested in examining the mental well-being of university students and the potential positive impact of physical activity to enhance well-being. Luke serves on the editorial board of the Psychreg Journal of Psychology.

Luke welcomes enquiries from well-qualified students who are interested in PhD study within these broad areas, particularly with a focus on athlete well-being. Students would join a dynamic research group at the University of Roehampton while being based in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.

You can follow Luke on Twitter @DrLukeFelton  and view further information on his staff profile.

Published: 01 June 2017

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