Mr Andrew Cowen

Position: Lecturer in Sport

College: College of Life & Natural Sciences

Subject area: Sport and Exercise

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I am a Lecturer in Sport at the Buxton Campus. I teach undergraduate modules in Sport Psychology and Research Methods. I am currently undertaking a PhD into the application of Jungian psychology within sport psychology. 

Teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Sport Psychology
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport Psychology
  • Research Methods

Professional interests

Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Research interests

The application of Jungian depth psychology and existential theory within sport psychology.


Undergraduate qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Hull

Postgraduate qualifications

  • PGCE Psychology, Nottingham Trent University
  • Diploma in Therapeutic counselling (Psychodynamic)

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.
  • Pates, J., & Cowen, A. (2013). The Effect of a Hypnosis Intervention on Performance and Flow State of an Elite Golfer: A Single Subject Design. International Journal of Golf Science, 2, 43-53.
  • Cowen, A. P., Nesti, M. S., & Cheetham, M. (2014) The Psychology of Dynamic Balance and Peak Performance in Sport: Correction Theory, Quest, 66:4, 421-432, DOI: 10.1080/00336297.2014.936620

Experience in industry

The NHS working as a counsellor/psychotherapist.

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