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Russell is a part-time lecturer in sport and performance psychology at the University of Winchester. Russell is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and has been teaching at the University of Winchester for the past two years. He completed an undergraduate degree in Sports and Exercise Sciences which was followed by a MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise sciences from the University of Gloucestershire. Russell is currently in the process of completing a part-time PhD. at the University where he is using eye-tracking technology to explore batting in cricket.

Russell is a Chartered Scientist (CSci) and BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist and has been working within the applied field for the past 7 years. He has gained experience working with both amateur and professionals and has worked within numerous sports including: football, cricket, golf, basketball, rugby, taekwondo, cycling, and tennis. Clients have included: Bristol City Football Club, Somerset County Cricket Club, Gloucestershire District Cricket Program, and Global Taekwondo International.


  • Discombe, R. M, & Cotterill, S. T. (2015). Eye tracking in sport: A guide for new and aspiring researchers. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review. 11(2), 49­–57
  • Cotterill, S. T., & Discombe, R. M. (2016). Enhancing decision making during sports performance: Current understanding and future directions. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 12(1), 54–68

Conference Publications

  • Discombe, R. M., & Cotterill, S. (2015) An exploration of cricket batsmen's visual search strategies while batting against spin, medium paced, and fast paced bowling. 14th European Congress of Sport Psychology, Bern, Switzerland, 14th-19th July
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