Ph.D. (Physical Education), University of Alberta, 1998
M.A. (Physical Education), University of Alberta, 1992
P.G.C.E. (Physical Education), Loughborough University, 1988
B.Sc. (PE, Sport Science, & Rec. Mgt.), Loughborough University, 1987
Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland (and I still have an accent…albeit with a Canadian “twang”). I have been a full-time member of the academic staff in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the U of A since 1998. In addition to my regular teaching and research responsibilities at the U of A, during the past two decades I have been heavily involved in the provision of mental training support to elite performers. I have worked with Canadian national team athletes in the sports of curling, biathlon, alpine skiing, water polo, and field hockey. I was a member of the Canadian support staff at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games. I have also provided mental training support to various branches of the Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian law enforcement agencies, and three professional teams in the National Hockey League.