Expertise

Professor Lee CrustDr. Lee Crust
Lee is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, a Science Council Chartered Scientist, and a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Practitioner Psychologist. He has published extensively in the area of mental toughness in sport and also has published peer-reviewed work on the use of music in sport and exercise, leadership, psychological momentum, flow, and green exercise. His main interests broadly fit with positive psychology (the study of human strengths and flourishing) and he uses both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
Dr Mark SmithDr. Mark Smith
Mark is a principal lecturer in exercise physiology but brings forth an interest and knowledge of cognitive neuroscience that provides valuable additional skills to the group. In particular Mark’s work focuses on the role of the brain in controlling pace regulation during exercise, affective responses and tolerance of exercise.
Dr Adam Coussens
Adam is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology and brings an understanding of the role of social support to the group. He is mainly interested in the role of social support in facilitating the development of athletes and has previous experience of working with academy football players. Adam is currently working alongside Trish Jackman on a project concerning the psychological wellbeing of university students.
Dr Patricia Jackman
Trish is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, and was recently awarded her doctorate for work which examined the relationship between MT, and optimal performance states (flow and clutch).Trish already has several peer-reviewed publications concerning MT and flow in elite sport, including a paper in the recent IJSP special issue of MT.

Rebecca Hawkins
Rebecca is a graduate from the University of Lincoln who has recently begun a PhD (supervised by members of the MTOUGH team) concerning the effects of different types of goals in physical activity contexts. Rebecca also teaches within the School of Sport and Exercise Science at Lincoln.