Staff Profile


Dr Mark Uphill

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Human and Life Sciences

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 923184

Profile summary

Dr Mark Uphill, BSc (Chichester), PGCE (Staffs), MSc (Exeter), PhD (Staffs), joined Canterbury Christ Church University in 2003, and is Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He completed his PhD from Staffordshire University on the Antecedents, Consequences and Regulation of Emotions in Sport in 2005. Mark is a BPS Chartered Psychologist, HCPC Registered Sport Psychologist, and BASES Accredited Sport Scientist.

Research and knowledge exchange

Mark's research has historically been directed primarily toward understanding the intra-personal antecedents, conseuqences, and regulation of emotions in sport. As an HCPC registered Sport Psychologist, Mark  enjoys working with a range of individual and team athletes to enhance their enjoyment of, and performance in sport. 

Teaching and subject expertise

At undergraduate level, Mark contributes to Research Methods at Level 5, teaches sport psychology across levels 4 - 6, and convenes the Level 6 Applied Sport Psychology and Individual Project modules. Mark has taught at MSc Level and is currently involved in the Doctoral Supervision of a number of students.  

External activities

Mark is engaged in a range of exernal activities, acting as an external examiner on undergraduate (BSc Sport and Exercise Science) and Doctoral programmes.  Mark currently sits on the British Psychological Society's Division of Behaviour Change Advisory Group and has been Hon Sec for the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He is also on the BPS' Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors, and is a BASES reviewer and supervisor.

Publications and research outputs

Recent publications in chronicle order (most recent first) include:

Uphill, M. A. (in press). Anxiety in sport: Are we any closer to untangling the knots? In A. M. Lane (Ed.), Sport and Exercise Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology.

Uphill, M. (2014). Reflection on the DSEP Conference 2013: The paradoxial effects of vulnerability. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 10, 42-44.

Uphill, M. (2014). Behaviour change: Physical (inactivity). Report produced on behalf of the British Psychological Society's Behaviour Change Advisory Group. Retrieved from 

Uphill, M. A., Groom, R., & Jones, M. (2014). The influence of in-game emotions on basketball performance. European Journal of Sport Science, 14, 76-83.

Uphill, M. A., & Dray, K. (2013). The thrill of defeat and the agony of victory: Towards an understanding and transformation of athletes’ emotional experience. Reflective Practice, 14, 660-671.

Uphill, M. A., Lane, A. M., & Jones, M. V. (2012). The Emotion Regulation Questionnaire for use with Athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise,13, 761-770.

Lane, A., Beedie, C., Jones, M. V., Uphill, M., & Devonport, T. (2012). The BASES expert statement on emotion regulation in sport. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30, 1189-1195.

Dray, K., & Uphill, M. (2012). Reflecting on reflections: the role of ‘what might have been’. The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 33, 9-10.

Stoeber, J., Uphill, M. A., & Hotham, S. (2009). Predicting Race Performance in Triathlon: The Role of Perfectionism, Achievement Goals, and Personal Goal Setting. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 31, 211-245.

Uphill, M. A. & Dray, K. (2009). Giving yourself a good beating: appraisal, attribution, rumination and counterfactual thinking. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 8 (CSSI 3), 5-12.


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