Hui Kwan Nicholas Lam (PhD student) (MSc, BSocSc (Hons), MSST, CSCS, NSCA-CPT)

Thesis title: Understanding the development of mental fatigue in orienteering

PhD in Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences

Year of study: 3

  • Moray House School of Education and Sport

Contact details



Room 322 (St Leonards Land)
Moray House School of Education and Sport
The University of Edinburgh (Holyrood Campus)

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Nicholas graduated with a degree in Sports Therapy in 2018, and an MSc in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Edinburgh in 2019. His Master's research project focused on the relationship between mental fatigue and sports performance. Following this, he continued his research in performance psychophysiology at the same University.

Nicholas has an array of previous experience across Sports Science fields, working as a Sports Therapist for Hong Kong Women’s National Field Hockey Team, as a Strength and Conditioning Intern for Hong Kong National Cricket Team, and as a Performance Coach Assistant with the University team in Edinburgh.



  • MSc Strength and Conditioning
  • BSocSc (Hons) Sports Therapy


  • Registered Sports Therapist - The Society of Sports Therapist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) - National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) - National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Level 1 & 2 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting - British Weight Lifting

Responsibilities & affiliations

2019-20 Postgraduate Research (PGR) Student representative

Research summary

  • Performance Psychophysiology
  • Mental fatigue in sports

Knowledge exchange

Lam, H. K. N., Middleton, H., & Phillips, S. M. (2021). The effect of self-selected music on endurance running capacity and performance in a mentally fatigued state. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 17(4).

Lam, N.H.K., Lau, W.M. & Lau, T.L. Effects of a 6-week core stabilization training program on dynamic balance and trunk stabilization endurance of horse riders. Sport Sci Health(2021). 

Poster Presentation:

Hui Kwan Nicholas Lam, John Sproule, Tony Turner, Paul Murgatroyd, Graham Gristwood, Hugh Richards, Shaun Phillips. (2021). International expert consensus on the development of mental fatigue in orienteering: a Delphi study. Presented at BASES 2021 Conference (D3.S3). 

Hui Kwan Nicholas Lam, Shaun Phillips. (2019). The effects of music on mental fatigue and endurance performance. Presented at The Edinburgh Sport & Exercise Medicine Conference 2019 (6 SEP 2019).