Mr Andrew Cowen

Position: Lecturer in Sport and Pathway Leader for Sport Psychology

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I am a Lecturer in Sport at the Buxton Campus. I teach undergraduate courses in Sport Psychology and Research Methods.

Teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Sport Psychology
  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Research Methods

Professional interests

Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Research interests

Jungian depth psychology and Existential theory into practice (sport psychology). As part of my PhD studies, I am currently developing a new theoretical approach to our understanding of peak performance in sport (Correction theory).


Undergraduate qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (2:1), University of Hull

Postgraduate qualifications

  • PGCE Psychology, Nottingham Trent University

Recent publications

  • Pates, J., Cowen, A., & Karageorghis, C. (2012). The effect of a client-centred approach on flow states and the performance of three elite golfers. International Journal of Golf Science1, 113-126.

Experience in industry

I also work for the NHS as a placement counsellor/psychotherapist.

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