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Louise is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Health and Wellbeing having joined the University in 2015. She is Chartered Scientist (CSci) with the Science Council and a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology). BASES, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, is the professional body for Sport and Exercise Sciences in the UK.
Prior to joining the University Louise was a Director of her own successful practice for five years full time, supporting clients with a broad variety of performance requirements, such as improving confidence, fear & anxiety control training, improving psychological response to injury, coach-athlete understanding, mental preparation, enhancing performance under pressure, mind to body recovery. Prior to this, Louise was a senior Lecturer and programme director of sport psychology at Leeds Trinity University for ten years. Louise also worked at University of Worcester for two years prior to this.
Louise is currently undertaking her doctorate in Sport Psychology looking at how athletes cope with simulated competition pressure in training and the impact this has upon performance. She is also looking at the interaction of specific interventions on coping and performance.
Louise has published in the area of sport psychology and biofeedback, and regularly writes or comments for the national press.
Ellis, L (2016) ‘How FA Cup final underdogs can bite back - a sports psychologist reveals all’ The Telegraph Online .
Ellis, L (2016) ‘The use of biofeedback in the remission of pre-competition sickness in athletes: Breathing your way to success.’. In: Global practices and training in applied sport, exercise and performance psychology: A case study approach. New York, USA: Routledge. pp. 88-94. ISBN 978-1-138-80596-5
Ellis, L (2015) ‘Clarke Carlisle has spelt it out: retiring from sport can be a traumatic loss’ The Guardian Newspaper . ISSN 0261-3077
Louise is interested in supervising research in sport psychology and biofeedback, specifically:
In her role as a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (psychology), Louise has provided performance and biofeedback support to (examples only):
Louise is the BSc Sport Science route lead
Louise is module leader for the following modules:
Louise contributes to the following modules:
Personal Tutor to Year 1, 2 and 3 Undergraduate students.