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Dr Andrew Cruickshank

Senior Lecturer
School of Sport and Health Sciences

Andrew works on ICaP’s Professional Doctorate and Masters’ programmes and is also an active researcher, with publications and ongoing projects that span the high performance domain. On an applied level, Andrew works with Grey Matters UK and is currently lead psychologist for British Judo, Judo Scotland, Newcastle Falcons, and England Golf's Men's Squad. Andrew also previously played for Hibernian FC and is a UEFA licensed coach.

Andrew's primary role is to provide supervision on ICaP's Professional Doctorate and Masters programmes in elite performance, supporting students across a range of domains; such as high performance sport, business, policing, and music. Andrew has also published widely in elite performance and contributes to various research projects, covering leadership/management, culture change, talent development, coaching, expertise, professional training and development, and individual/team performance psychology amongst others. Andrew is also a Fellow of the HEA and examines doctorate-level degrees both internally and externally.

Previously a player with Hibernian FC, Andrew obtained his PhD in sport psychology and became a BPS-Chartered and HCPC-Registered Sport Psychologist in 2013. Since then, Andrew has supervised, presented, and published across elite performance - recently co-editing the Routledge Handbook of Elite Sport Performance. Andrew has also balanced his role in ICaP with various applied appointments and projects through his work with Grey Matters UK - providing support to performers, coaches, sport science practitioners, managers, directors, and other leaders in high performance sport in particular (covering professional, Olympic, Paralympic and elite amateur domains).

  • Phd Sport Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2013

Modules Taught

  • TL4116 - Skills Review and Development
  • TL4117 - Working Context
  • TL4119 - Evolution of Working Practice
  • TL4130 - Dissertation
  • TL5000 - Thesis
  • leadership
  • management
  • culture change
  • talent development
  • coaching
  • coach education and development
  • expertise
  • professional practice and development in sport psychology
  • performance psychology: individuals, groups, teams, organizations
  • BPS-Chartered and HCPC-Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist
  • BPS Chartered Scientist
  • BPS Associate Fellow
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy