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The Sport Psych Show

Sep 26, 2022

I'm delighted to speak with Steafan Deery and Dr Kyle Paradis in this episode.  

Steafan is completing his PhD on Leadership and Team Dynamics at Ulster University. He is also a PE lecturer at the School of Sport at Ulster University. Steafan's PhD examines coach leadership, particularly transformational leadership and social identity leadership. His interest in the theoretical underpinning of coaching stems from his years as a coach. Steafan previously spent 10 years coaching with the Irish Football Association.

Kyle is an Assistant Professor lecturing in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Ulster University. His research interests include group dynamics and the social processes in sport groups and its influences on mental health outcomes. Kyle holds professional membership affiliations with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) and the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS).

We discuss different leadership styles in sport and in particular identity leadership and transformational leadership.