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Dr Beth Pummell

School/Department: Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry
Position: Senior Lecturer in Sports Psychology


Dr Elizabeth Pummell studied psychology at the University of London (Royal Holloway College) before completing a Masters in sport and exercise psychology at Loughborough University and where, subsequently she was awarded a doctorate. Her doctoral research was focused upon junior athletes making the transition to senior level. Beth's research interests still centre on the transitions within an athlete's career - and the psychology behind the development of sportsmen and women.

She is a BASES-accredited (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) sport scientist for psychology support as well as a British Psychological Society chartered sport psychologist, and HPC registered.

Beth has worked with athletes from a number of sports but specialises in work with equestrian competitors and tennis athletes, helping them make the transition to higher level performance. Before joining Kingston University, Beth was Head of Sport Psychology for the elite training programme at one of a small number of international high performance tennis centres in the UK.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2007 - present BPS Chartered Psychologist
  • 2007 - present BASES Accredited Sport Scientist
  • 2004 - 2008 PhD Sport Psychology (Loughborough)
  • 2003 - 2004 MSc Sport Psychology (Loughborough)
  • 1999 - 2002 BSc (Hons) Psychology

Teaching Area

Sport and exercise psychology


    +Professional Experience



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