Dr Steve Smith is a Lecturer in Sport Coaching and Psychology. Steve undertook a sports therapy undergraduate degree at the University of Chichester followed by an MProf in professional development at Solent University. Steve completed his PhD at the University of Winchester, which examined the psychological influencing factors of the practice environment. Steve also holds Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status and has a raft of teaching experience across various domains.
Steve’s research focus centres on sport performance psychology, specifically within the environments of deliberate practice where coaches have a key role to support and develop athletes. Steve is a highly experienced practitioner and has created many strong links with several sports. His experience ranges from having competed and coached in international badminton tournaments to grassroots football coaching.