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The Sport Psych Show

Nov 7, 2022

In this episode I’m delighted to speak with Dr Ross Wadey and Dr Melissa Day,

Ross is a Professor in Sport Psychology at St Mary’s University. Ross’s research is at the forefront of advancing knowledge in areas including psycho-social-cultural considerations in the prevention of, and recovery from, sport injury and multilevel learning following adversity in sport and beyond.

Ross is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a Full Member of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He sits on the Editorial Board for The Sport Psychology and Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.

Mel is a Reader in Qualitative Sport Psychology at University of Chichester and the programme coordinator for the BSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology. She teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level and currently supervises PhD students. Mel’s main research area is stress and trauma in sport including vicarious trauma in sport through witnessing injury, and the potential that sport holds to foster post traumatic growth.

Mel is BASES accredited and HCPC registered. She regularly reviews for a range of journals and is on the editorial board of Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.

Ross, Mel and I discuss the psychology of injury and explore how the stories we have about ourselves can be a help or a hindrance.