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Dr Chris Wagstaff

  • Qualifications: PhD, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS, fHEA, EuroPsy, MSc, PgC, BSc
  • Role Title: Psychology Pathway Lead 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 complimentary areas: employee emotions and attitudes, stress and well-being, organisational behaviour, and high performance environments. His recent book - The organisational psychology of sport: Key issues and practical applications (2017) - presents a first collection of research in this area.

Chris is the Editor for Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and Journal of Sport Psychology and sits on the editorial board of Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He is the former Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Sciences.

He serves on the BPS DSEP General and Training committees as well as several Association of Applied Sport Psychology committees. He is a Partner of the HCPC for whom he works in an advisory capacity on registrant assessment and appeal panels. Chris also provides supervision to probationary practitioners undertaking the BPS's Stage II supervised practice (QSEP).

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.

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. His main teaching responsibilities lie with supervising masters and doctoral students and he coordinates postgraduate units in Psychology of Elite Performance (Level 7) and Professional Research and Development Project in Sport and Exercise Psychology (Level 8).

Research

Chris’s research integrates psychological and sociological approaches to advancing knowledge on four complimentary areas relevant to organisational psychology in sport: employee emotions and attitudes, stress and well-being, organisational behaviour, and high performance environments. His recent book - The organizational psychology of sport: Key issues and practical applications (2017) - presents a first collection of research in this area.

To apply for doctoral or supervised experience study with Dr Wagstaff please visit the relevant course pages or contact him directly.

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