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    Dr Lee Crust

    Senior Lecturer

    School of Sport and Exercise Science
    College of Social Science

    About Lee Crust

    I joined the School of Sport and Exercise Science as a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology in September 2009. Previously I worked at Lincoln College (teaching on Nottingham Trent University Programs) from 1997 to 2004 before spending 4 years at York St. John University and a year at the University of Hull. In 2004 I was awarded a doctorate in psychology from the University of Lincoln for work concerning the effects of asynchronous music on sport and exercise performance. I am currently collaborating with Prof. Peter Clough (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Prof. Robert Weinberg (Miami University)  on several research projects concerning the relationship between mental toughness, success, and well-being. I regularly present my research at national and international conferences.

    Department Responsibilities

    My role involves teaching sport and exercise psychology and research methods across both under-graduate and post-graduate programs. I also supervise student dissertations. I am an active researcher and will be part of the School R.E.F. submission in 2014. I currently lead the MTOUGH (Mental Toughness) Research Group and coordinate a research seminar series. I represent the school at both the College Board of Studies and the College Research Committee.

    Subject Specialism

    Sport and Exercise Psychology


    • PhD (Psychology) — University of Lincoln, 2004
    • P.G.C.E. (Further and Adult Education) — Nottingham Trent University, 1999
    • BSc (Hon.) Sport Science — Nottingham Trent University, 1997


    • Lived Experiences of physically active asthma patients — 2014
    • Conceptualising and understanding exercise mental toughness — 2013
    • Experiencing the ageing body: Older adults’ psychological wellbeing and lived experiences of physi — 2013
    • The psychological health benefits of urban park and countryside walking: A study of green exercise. — 2012
    • Evaluating the impact of playground markings on primary school childrens physical activity behaviour — 2011
    • Relationships between mental toughness and use of psychological strategies. York St. John University — 2008

    Professional Affiliations

    • British Psychological Society Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist
    • British Psychological Society Associate Fellow
    • Science Council Chartered Scientist
    • Higher Education Academy Fellow
    • Health Professions Council Registered Practitioner Psychologist (Sport and Exercise)

    External Activities and Consultancy

    BPS Assessor for Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologists
    Member of the International Centre for Mental Toughness Development

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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