Sports Psychology


The partnership agreement between the university and Glasgow Sport is overseen by  by Dr Bryan McCann PhD (Lecturer in Psychology) from Glasgow Caledonian University.

The psychology team will regularly provide a programme of psychological services year-round to our pupils to support the sports performance and well-being of our athletes

We are working along the framework set up by former Sports Psychologist Chris Hartley who worked at the school from 2016 - 2019. During his time at School of Sport, Chris completed a Motivational Climate Intervention Study with our Hockey programme.

Sanika Divekar

Sanika, a former Indian National Table Tennis player knows all too well about the lofty highs of sport success and the perils of pressure. She believes in the best of human behaviour and high performance sport, which is why she was not satisfied with a Masters' degree, and is now scaling a Doctorate adventure at Glasgow Caledonian University. Sanika's mantra is 'one shoe does not fill all' and is personally determined to facilitate cross-cultural support to enable athletes to mark sporting success whilst emphasizing their mental well-being.

Kelvin Ing

My name is Kelvin Ing and I am a doctoral student at Glasgow Caledonian University training to be a Sport and Exercise Psychologist. My sporting background is in snowsports and I worked as a qualified ski and snowboard instructor for several seasons, mainly in New Zealand and the Pyrenees. I believe that psychology is very important for athlete's performance, development and wellbeing and I am committed to supporting athletes in these aspects at the Glasgow School of Sports. I am trained in person-centred therapy at GCU and I also have a MSc in Psychology of Mental Health from the University of Edinburgh. I look forward to working with everyone at GSOS!