Hugh Richards

Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology


I lecture on post-graduate and undergraduate programmes in Performance Psychology, Applied Sport Science and Physical Education at the Univerity of Edinburgh.

I have applied psychology to professional performers from international level sport to business. I have worked with the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy 2011-2015, Pirelli Star Driver programme 2009-10, and the UK Motor Sport Association Race & Rally Elite programmes 2005-2010. Previously I provided consultant services to the Scottish Institute for Sport (badminton, swimming & curling), British Paralympic Association team at the 1998 World Championships, and various individual sports performers (including track and field athletics, rugby union, swimming, windsurfing, shooting, trials riding). I have been an advisor to the BBC on learning and performance.

I am a Chartered Psychologist (Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society), a Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist (Health & Care Professions Council) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research summary

I have research interests and published in the areas of coping, talent, individual differences and professional development related to sport, military and music.

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