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Dr Luke Norris

Dr Luke Norris

Associate Lecturer

 Richards Building RB102


Richard's Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Dr Luke Norris is an Associate Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, teaching on undergraduate modules. He is also a coach, plying his trade in women's football. His main focus of research is social support among sports coaches and how this influences coach performance and well-being. He also has interests in stress and well-being among sports coaches, as well as women coaches experiences. This has included projects with the FA. 

Luke completed his PhD in Sport Psychology at Leeds Beckett University in 2018, entitled: 'A Qualitative Investigation of Social Support among Sports Coaches' and worked as a part-time lecturer at Leeds Beckett for a year before being appointed as an Associate Lecturer at University of Exeter in 2019.


  • BSc (hons), Applied Sports, Health, and Exercise, University of East Anglia (2011 – 2014)
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology, Loughborough University (2014 – 2015)
  • PhD, Sport Psychology, Leeds Beckett University (2015 – 2018)


Research interests

  • Social support among sports coaches
  • Stress and well-being among sports coaches
  • Women coaches experiences

Research projects

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Norris, L. A., Didymus, F., & Kaiseler, M. (2017). Stressors, Coping, and Well-Being among Sports Coaches: A Systematic Review. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 33, 93-112. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2017.08.005

Norris, L. A., Didymus, F., & Kaiseler, M. (In Press). Understanding Social Networks and Social Support Resources with Sports Coaches. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.


Newsletter Articles

Norris, L. A., Potts, A., & Didymus, F., F. (2017). Stressors and Coping among Sports Coaches: A behind the Scenes Insight. Published in American Association of Sport Psychology (AASP) Newsletter November Issue.

Potts, A. J., Heaviside, H. J., & Norris, L. A. (2017). Tapas, Sangria, and Sport Psychology: Doctoral Students’ Reflections on the International Society of Sport Psychology 14th World Congress. Published in Applied Sport Psychology Special Interest Group (ASP-SIG) Volume One December 2017.



Sport and Exercise Psychology

Supervision / Group

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