Staff Profile of Prof Nichola Callow

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Nichola Callow
Professor, Dean of College of Health & Behavioural Sciences
(01248) 38 8243
George Building, Normal Site

Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance

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Professor in Sport Psychology, Dean of the College Health and Behavioural Sciences


P.G.G.E. BA Joint Hons

Image of BASES logoProfessional Qualifications:

BPS Chartered Psychologist since 2000 and BASES since 1998.

Teaching Modules

MSc Supervisory Experience
MSc Independent study/dissertations

Research areas:

Cognitive and motivational effects of imagery. Group dynamics, in particular, leadership, collective efficacy and communication. Interventions with rheumatology patients (e.g., Rheumatoid Arthritis & Fibromyalgia)

Editorial Board Memberships:

2006 to 2011 - Associate Editor: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology

2006 to present - Editorial Board: Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity


Please visit the publications page of Professor Nichola Callow to view recent publications


Callow, N., Hardy, J.T., & Arthur, C.A. (March, 2012). The effect of transformational supervision on student engagement, retention and success. The Higher Education Academy Doctoral Training Programme £54,516.

2009-2012 Callow, N., Edwards, M., & Rafal, R. Neural networks involved in visual and kinaesthetic movement imagery. Bangor University 125th Anniversary PhD studentship £45,000.

2010-2013 Arthur, C. Callow, N. & Hardy, L. Transformational leadership in a youth expedition context. KESS maxi PhD £55,470.

2010-11 Callow, N., Mawn, L. Arthur, C.A., & Hardy, J. Development and assessment of a transformational leadership inventory in higher education. Higher Education Academy Network for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Pedagogic Research and Development Fund. £2,972.

2008-2011 Callow, N., Arthur, C.A., & Hardy, J. Transformational Leadership and student learning experiences. Drapers' Company and Thomas Howell's Education Fund/SSHES £58,000.

2009-2013 Callow, N., & Roberts, R. Coach education and psychological skills. Sports Council for Wales/SSHES £72,700.

External Examining

PhD/MPhil in the UK and Canada

MSc Exercise and Sport, Manchester Metropolitan University

BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences, Birmingham University

Keynote and Invited Addresses

Callow, N., (October, 2012). Imagery and Sport: Research from the repetative. Keynote. Imagery and Creativity Conference, Trinity Laben, London, UK.

Callow, N., (April, 2010). Imagery: Application in sport and health psychology. Keynote. British Association of Sport and Exercise Psychology Student Conference, Aberystwyth University, UK

Peer Reviews

Reviewer for British Academy, Reviewer for a variety of sport and main stream psychology journals

Hobbies and Interests

Mountain Biking, Skiing, and drinking red wine