Jon Radcliffe


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Jon Radcliffe has an academic background in Sports Science, Sport Psychology, and Strength and Conditioning.  Having received a First Class BSc in Applied Sport Science from the University of Salford Jon has progressed to conduct research examining the use of psychology within strength and conditioning, graduating as a Doctor of Philosophy in 2014.

Jon is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from the University of Salford in 2013. Jon has previously had responsibilities as a reviewer for the University of Salford Research Ethics Committee for Health Sciences as well as holding a position on the University of Salford’s Research Committee. Jon currently holds a position on the School of Health and Social Sciences research ethics committee. 

In the applied field, Jon is a Chartered Scientist BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist specialising in providing psychology support. Practical experience consists of providing professional support as the Academy Head of Psychology for a professional football club and has previously worked at England Lacrosse  as well as working with numerous individual athletes.

Teaching and Administration

Module Leader for:
Level 4

SHN 4422: Coaching Process and Practice


Level 5

SHN5262 Sport Psychology: Theory To Practice 
SHN5852 Coaching & Assessment of Performance


Level 6

SHA6164 Dissertation (2 year Accelerated Programme)

SHN 6292 Applied Sport Psychology 


Additional teaching responsibilities

Level 4 & 5 Progress tutor

SHN6602 Research Project

SHN6742 Sport Injury/Therapy

SHN5302 Research Methods

SHN 5272 Strength and conditioning in practice


Department Research Coordinator for sport science research group

Member of Trinity Performance sport science support team (Sport Psychology)

Teaching and Administration

Research interests

Jon has a research interest in sport psychology in particular the inclusion of sports psychology practices within sports coaching. A large proportion of Jon’s work is centred on the application of psychological skills and strategies used within strength and conditioning training. 



Jon has worked closely with Dr Paul Comfort and Dr Tom Fawcett at The University of Salford examining the psychological skills use by strength and conditioning coaches and the coached and the influencing factors governing the use of such skills. More recently Jon has worked with Dr John Perry at Leeds Trinity University examining coach athlete relationship and the athlete coping within sport.

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate

Doctor of Philosophy

Bachelor of Science

External positions

External Examiner, Selby College

1 Oct 2016 → …


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