Department of Sport and Exercise Science

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Dr Chris Wagstaff

  • Qualifications: PhD, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS, fHEA, MSc, PgC, BSc
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer and Course Leader
  • Address: Spinnaker Building, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2ER
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5120
  • Email: chris.wagstaff@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Department of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science

Biography

Dr Chris Wagstaff is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Chris has published widely in the area of organisational psychology in sport, with projects relating to four areas: employee emotions and attitudes, stress and well-being, organisational behaviour, and high performance environments. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and Journal of Applied Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Sciences and sits on the editorial board of Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

As a practitioner psychologist, Chris’s consultancy work spans a diverse range of clients including international, Olympic and Paralympic athletes, coaches and support staff, business executives, Government agencies, FTSE100 companies, senior military officers in the British Army, Navy and Air Force, emergency service personnel, politicians, and performing artists.

Chris is a Partner of the HCPC for whom he advises on fitness to practice and registrant appeal panels. He also works in an advisory capacity as a Registration Assessor for BASES and HCPC and provides supervision to probationary practitioners undertaking supervised experience (BASES) and Stage II supervised practice (BPS) qualifications.

Teaching Responsibilities

Chris is the Course Leader for the BSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He is also responsible for coordinating undergraduate and postgraduate units in Psychology of Sport and Exercise (Level 5), and Psychology of Elite Performance (Level 7).

Research

Chris’s research focuses on the psychology of excellence across various domains. Specifically, his work examines how individuals and teams deliver sustained excellence in high-pressure environments. Chris has published widely in the area of organisational psychology in sport, with projects relating to four areas: employee emotions and attitudes, stress and well-being, organisational behaviour, and high performance environments. His first book - An organizational psychology of sport - will be published by Routledge in 2016 and presents the first edited collection of research in this area.

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