Will Crossen

Will's Profile

Job title

Lecturer in Sport, Coaching and Fitness

Academic qualifications

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, CPsychol, HCPC, AFHEA


I am a BPS and HCPC-accredited Sport and Exercise Psychologist, who has worked with England Para-Football, Everton Ladies Football Club and Tranmere Rovers Football Club. I have progressed through my BSc, MSc and PhD in Sport Psychology, where I have worked in numerous teaching and applied roles. Within my applied work, I look to create and develop psychologically-informed environments to enhance performance and personal development. This support consists of coach development and delivering behavioural interventions to players and staff involving cognitive behavioural methods.


I am module lead for Sports Psychology at University College Birmingham, where I deliver on the Sport, Coaching and Fitness degree programme. Here, I educate students on the relationship between psychology and performance within elite sport and across diverse populations.

Alongside this, I teach on the MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology programme at the University of Bolton, delivering on organisational psychology of cultures and teams. I have previously lectured at Edge Hill University and other academic institutions.

Research interests and scholarly activity

I am a keen science reader and keep abreast of modern research developments in sports and exercise psychology. I am lead author on:

(Under Review) Crossen, W., Ronkainen, N. J., Wadsworth, N., Haslett, D., and Tod, D. (2021). Identity in Elite Level Disability Sport: A Systematic Review and Meta-Study of Qualitative Research.

(Under Review) Crossen, W., Barker, J. B., and Eubank, M. (2021). “Well-being isn’t managed… it’s a natural consequence of working in a high-performance environment!”: The Psychological Well-being Experiences of Stakeholders in Para-Football.

External engagements

Lecturer in MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Bolton

Department of Sport and Nutrition

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