Having joined the School in September 2021 while completing his Doctorate in Sport & Exercise Psychology, Sahen became a Lecturer in Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology in 2022. Sahen is a applied practitioner (British Psychological Society QSEP route) and has worked in developmental-elite sport focusing on mental health adn performance interventions, resilience, psychotherapy and applied research. He brings this blend of practice and research from professional practice into the educational setting. 

In addition to his Education and Research activities, Sahen has great practitioner experience across a range of professional sporting contexts, primarily in elite-international cricket and tennis. 

Research interests

Sahen's research primarily focuses on the following major themes:

  • Resilience for Mental health and high performance
  • Cultural Sport Psychology
  • Psychotherapy and mental health in sport
  • Resilience and transferrability across contexts