Prof. Andy Lane

Professor of Sport Psychology

Andy Lane is a Professor of Sport Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. He is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). He is Health Professional Council registered and a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist. He began lecturing at Brunel University before moving to the University of Wolverhampton in 2000.

He has authored more than 200 peer refereed journal articles, given numerous keynotes talks, and is on editorial boards of prestigious journals in sport sciences (Journal of Sports Sciences), Sports Medicine (Journal of Sports Science and Medicine), Psychology (Personality and Individual Differences) and Education (Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism). He has edited five books including the book Case Studies in Sport Science and Medicine, a co-authored work with Prof Greg Whyte. His recent book on sport psychology and nutrition in running, is co-authored with colleagues at the University including Tracey Devonport, Chris Sellars, and Wendy Nicholls and students, Chris Fullerton and Marcia Blake.

Prof Lane has provided self-help material for runners at the London Marathon and given the worldwide popularity of soccer and pressures associated with winning, Prof Lane is regularly asked for comment on TV, radio, website and newspapers. For example, he worked with Adidas on videos with Glenn Hoddle and Mathew LeTissier on penalty taking (see video 1 and video 2 for example). He has led high profile research projects such as “Can you compete under pressure?" a BBC Lab UK led project fronted by former Olympian Michael Johnson

His applied work has involved a number of clients, including ranging from recreational to world championship level. He is also a member of the ukactive Research Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board. 

Andy Lane is a competitive runner and recently completed the London Marathon in 2:57:58.