• James Matthews

  • DR JAMES MATTHEWS, PhD, Reg. Psychol., Ps.S.I. James is a College Lecturer in the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science at UCD.

    He is a registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist who received Irish Research Council funding for his doctoral research completed under the mentorship of Prof Aidan Moran. His current research interests and publications centre on the motivational and social cognitive aspects of sport and exercise and how we can develop interventions aimed at enhancing sport performance and increasing exercise behaviour.

    James consults with international athletes within the UCD Ad Astra Elite Sport Scholarship Programme and has additional consulting experience in the energy industry designing mental skills training programmes for teams that work in high risk environments.