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Simon Middlemas


Simon is the programme leader for the Master of Applied Science and Research Coordinator at the Otago Institute of Sport Adventure (Otago Polytechnic). Following a BA (Hons) in Sport Studies at Northumbria University, in the UK, Simon completed an MSc in Sport Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University. He followed this with PhD in Sport Psychology at Loughborough University, focused on the use of video feedback in the psychological preparation of elite youth football players and coaches.

Simon has worked as a sport psychology consultant within elite and development sport, including for Otago Rugby Football Union and a previous roles with the English Institute of Sport (EIS), Britain (GB) Swimming, GB Volleyball/Beach Volleyball, England Netball, The British Equestrian Federation and the English Football Association. He is a Health and Care Professionals Council registered Psychologist (Practitioner), and has attended the Olympic (Beijing, London), world, European and Commonwealth Games as a practitioner. Simon’s current research interest include the psychological factors underpinning video feedback delivery in sport, the working conditions of sport scientists and the expectations of tertiary education students.

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