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Dr David Marchant

Reader in Exercise & Sport Psychology

Sport & Physical Activity

Dr David Marchant

Department: Sport & Physical Activity

Telephone: 01695 584871

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Research Interests

David’s research focuses on the psychology of movement, sport and exercise.  In particular: the role of attention and motivation in motor skill learning and execution, psychological factors associated with force production and tolerance of exercise (e.g., deception, feedback, encouragement, mental fatigue, social and physical environment), and the relationship between physical exercise and cognition (e.g., decision making and memory).


David leads the undergraduate BSc (Hons) sports and exercise psychology programme across the Department of Sport and Physical Activity and the Department of Psychology.