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Research Profile

  • Scott Bradley is the Deputy Subject Leader of the Sport and Exercise team at the University of Northampton. Since 2017, Scott has taught on sport psychology and coaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules and presently leads and teaches on several undergraduate modules in applied sport psychology and positive psychology related areas. Scott is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Sport Psychologist, a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited sport scientist, and a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) registered applied psychologist.

    Alongside lecturing and leading the sport and exercise team, Scott is an active researcher in the areas of performance psychology, applied sport psychology, and positive psychology. Scott has recently authored book chapters examining character strengths in sport and physical activity, alongside research into self-disclosures within the context of the sport psychologist-athlete relationship. He is also currently undertaking a PhD investigating strengths-use in elite sport.

    Scott has worked extensively with professional athletes and teams, as well as aspiring professionals, in sports such as tennis, football, rugby, badminton, swimming, orienteering, and hockey. He has extensive experience of applied support work conducted with various individual athletes, teams, and has facilitated numerous coach education workshops.


    MSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Sport Psychology) – Liverpool John Moores University

    BA (Hons) Psychology – University of Reading

    Professional Affiliations 

    British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Sport Psychologist

    Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)

    British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited sport scientist

    Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) registered – applied psychologist.

  • Module leader:

    Sport Dissertation

    Applied Sport Psychology

    Positive Psychology Coaching

  • Brient, R., and Bradley, S. (2020) Factors influencing the Quality of the Coach-Athlete Relationship During the Specialisation Phase in Female Football. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal Abstracts, 28, (1), pp.55-65.

    Bradley, S., and Lyon, R. (2019) Strengths-based Coaching in Community Sport. In L. Gale & B. Ives (Eds.) Sports coaching in the community: developing knowledge and insight. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University.

    Bradley, S., Tufton, L., & Hemmings, B. (2019) Self-disclosure within the sport-psychologist athlete relationship. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 15, (1), pp. 3-12.

    Bradley, S. and Worth, P. (2017). Character strengths in sport and physical activity. In A. Brady and Grenville-Cleave, B. (Eds) Positive psychology in sport and physical activity: An introduction. Routledge: UK

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Scott Bradley’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.