Dr. Hollie Massey (Jones)

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

School of Psychology

Darwin Building, DB219

+44 (0) 1772 89 3447


Subject Areas: Psychology

Hollie’s research focuses on the mechanisms of pacing strategies during endurance performance, particularly exploring how feedback influences attentional focus, cognitive processing and perceptual responses during exercise. This research is interdisciplinary, investigating psychological as well as physiological factors which are integrated to inform pacing decisions.

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Hollie joined the School of Psychology as a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology in 2016 from her previous post at the University of Leeds. Prior to this, she completed her PhD whilst working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity at Edge Hill University 2012-15. Hollie’s PhD explored the effects of deception on pacing strategies, perceptual responses and performance in cycling time trials.


PhD Sports Psychology (Edge Hill University, 2015)
Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (Edge Hill University, 2015)
BSc (Hons), Sport and Exercise Science (University of Cumbria, 2012)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Activities

Information seeking behaviour and cognitive processing during self-paced exercise
The importance of previous experience in pacing and efficacious beliefs

Competitor influence on pacing decisions and perceptual responses


Co-editor of a Frontiers Research Topic