I graduated with a first class honours BA in Coaching and Sports Development from the University of Cumbria. My dissertation on sport confidence in amateur team sport athletes is currently being reworked and submitted for consideration to two peer-reviewed journals. I have presented the findinings of these studies at the BASES Student Conference 2012 and the Cumbria Research and Enterprise Festival 2012. I was awarded the Santander Loughborough Scholarship in August 2012 so I could begin my Masters. My interest in psychology stems from my work with footballers and 100 metre sprinters.