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Stuart Carrington

Lecturer - Sports Coaching Science

Stuart Carrington


About Research


Stuart is a Lecturer in Sports Coaching Science and Programme Coordinator for the Sports Coaching Foundation Degree.  Stuart holds a BSc (Hons) in Sports & Exercise Science, MSc in Applied Sport Psychology and the Primary Certificate in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, accredited from New York University.

Stuart has a background in football coaching, previously representing two Premier League football clubs, and has coached in the UK, France, Italy and Australia to players of all ages and abilities.  He was selected as Head Coach for the Berkshire U18 County Representative side.

With over a decade of teaching experience, he contributes to a wide range of modules across the Sports Coaching (BSc) and Sports Coaching Foundation (FdSc) programmes.

More recently, Stuart has focussed on the psychology and performance of sports officials, most notably in football and has recently published a book, 'Blowing the Whistle: The Psychology of Football Refereeing.'



2019    Blowing the Whistle: The Psychology of Football Refereeing.  Staffordshire: Dark River.

Journal Articles

2018    Turner, M., Carrington, S., & Miller, A. (2018).  Psychological distress across sports participation groups: The mediating effects of secondary irrational beliefs on the relationship between primary irrational beliefs and symptoms of anxiety, anger, and depression.  Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 1-38.

Academic Conference Papers

2015   “Irrational Beliefs: An Investigation into their Desirability, Prevalence and Origins in Athletes.”  British Psychological Society: Sports & Exercise Science Division: Annual Conference, Coventry, United Kingdom.

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