Robert Hyland-Monks

PhD Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant

Research Group and Institute

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology


Robert joined Edge Hill University in September 2017 as a PhD candidate. Alongside completing his PhD, Robert contributes to the teaching of a variety of modules across the Sport and Exercise Science undergraduate degree programme. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology (BSc) at the University of Liverpool in 2013, before specialising further by undertaking postgraduate study in Sport and Exercise Psychology (MSc) at the University of Central Lancashire in 2015.


Robert’s PhD research is an interdisciplinary investigation into the psychology of endurance performance. The research is particularly concerned with shedding light on the psychophysiological and neuropsychological processes that are implicated in the decision-making and pacing of endurance activities. This information can be used to better develop psychological interventions to help improve performance. Robert has a broader interest in psychology. He researched the interaction between attentional focus and fatigue on force production as part of his MSc studies. Moreover, he researched the infrahumanization of those with intellectual disabilities as part of his BSc studies.