Researcher biography

Mathew is a PhD candidate and Master of Psychology (Sport and Exercise Psychology) candidate, undertaking both concurrently at the University of Queensland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours from the University of Newcastle in 2018, before relocating to continue his studies. Mathew's Honours thesis examined the season-long relationships between fatigue, sleep, anxiety, and performance within a professional football club, and his interests remain in the crossover between research and applied, real-world contexts. He is a Registered Provisional Psychologist (with the Psychology Board of Australia), a tutor for various undergraduate Sport Psychology courses at UQ, and a chronic coffee addict. Mathew's PhD project is looking at examining Dr Carol Dweck's Mindset theory in elite/professional sport.

Research interests

Mathew's research interests focus on a number of areas of Sport Psychology, and include topics such as mindset, performance, burnout, fatigue, and wellbeing in elite and professional athletes, teams, and coaches.

Project title

Mindset in Elite Sport


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