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l.ellis@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473470


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.

Research and Scholarship

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.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Ellis, L (2016) ‘How FA Cup final underdogs can bite back - a sports psychologist reveals allThe 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 lossThe Guardian Newspaper . ISSN 0261-3077


  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Accredited (BASES) Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology)
  • Chartered Scientist (CSci) with the Science Council
  • BASES Professional Member
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Research Degree Supervision

Louise is interested in supervising research in sport psychology and biofeedback, specifically:

  • Case studies in sport psychology (with elite and non-elite populations)
  • Creating and simulating pressure in training
  • The application of Biofeedback in sport psychology: improving an athlete’s self-regulation of psycho-physiological responses (heart rate, galvanic skin response, respiration rate in passive and active settings)
  • The role of stress upon performance
  • Using your intuition prior to and during sports performance

Postgraduate research opportunities with Miss Louise Ellis


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Enterprise Activities

In her role as a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (psychology), Louise has provided performance and biofeedback support to (examples only):

  • Wigan Football Club in 2013 (Premier league Team and FA cup winners in 2013)
  • Liverpool Football Club Reserves (2006)
  • Psychology support to academy clubs (staff and players)
  • Support to FIA World Touring Cars Championship Driver (Winner on Tour 2013)
  • European Golf Tour Men’s Tour (Winner 2007)
  • European Women’s Tour (Winner 2013)
  • EPro American Tour (Winner 2012)
  • African International Team at the 2011 Polo Crosse World
  • Olympic & Paralympic athletes
  • Professional boxers and combat athletes
  • Louise works with individual players and athletes in a variety of sports (individual and team sports)

Administrative Responsibilities

Louise is the BSc Sport Science route lead

Teaching and Professional Activities

Louise is module leader for the following modules:

  • Module Leader HFR1018 Sport, Exercise and Health Psychology
  • Module Leader HIR2004 Sport Psychology Interventions

Louise contributes to the following modules:

  • Principles of Coaching
  • Applied Research Methods: Supervisor

Personal Tutor to Year 1, 2 and 3 Undergraduate students.