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Dr Daniel Bishop

Dr Daniel Bishop
Programme Lead, BSc Psychology (Sport, Health & Exercise)


Dan is a Researcher and Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology. After obtaining his honours degree in Psychology, Dan completed his MSc in Sport & Exercise at The University of Exeter before attaining his PhD in Sport & Exercise Psychology at Brunel, thereafter taking up his current academic post in 2007. Dan has worked in the public and private sector, including work in local authorities, the National Health Service, investment banks, the health & fitness industry and Further Education. He is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist registered to practise with the Health and Care Professions Council, and is an Associate Fellow of the BPS. Dan provides onsite sport psychology services for Brunel’s Sport Scholars; since the inception of this service, he has obtained outstanding results, including two national champions (fencing and karate), and various Personal Best performances, in track and field events! But when he is not working, Dan loves to spend time with his family & friends, and still tries to run long distances, despite the fact that he has a no hope of bettering his marathon Personal Best of 2:44:33.


  • Programme Lead, BSc Psychology (Sport, Health and Exercise)
  • Recognised Programme Developer
  • University Misconduct and Professional Suitability Panel Member and Chair
  • Athena SWAN Self-assessment Team Member (Bronze Award) College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS)
  • PhD Internal Examiner
  • MPhil Internal Examiner
  • Postgraduate Research Supervisor (see Teaching/Supervision)
  • Postgraduate and Undergraduate Module Leader (see Teaching/Supervision)
  • CHLS Research Ethics Committee Member
  • Peer Reviewer for Behavioral Research Methods, Brain and Cognition, European Journal of Sport Science, Experimental Brain Research, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Human Movement Science, International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Journal of Sports Sciences, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, Music Performance Research, Neuroimage, Neuropsychologia, Physiology & Behaviour, Psychology of Music, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Scientific Reports, The Sport Psychologist.

Newest selected publications

Bigliassi, M., Karageorghis, CI., Bishop, DT., Nowicky, AV. and Wright, MJ. (2018) 'Cerebral effects of music during isometric exercise: An fMRI study'. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 133. pp. 131 - 139. ISSN: 1872-7697 Open Access Link

Journal article

Gredin, V., Bishop, D., Broadbent, D., Tucker, A. and Williams, A. (2018) 'Experts Integrate Explicit Contextual Priors and Environmental Information to Improve Anticipation Efficiency'. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 1939-2192 Open Access Link

Journal article

Broadbent, D., Gredin, NV., Rye, JL., Williams, AM. and Bishop, DT. (2018) 'The Impact of Contextual Priors and Anxiety on Performance Effectiveness and Processing Efficiency in Anticipation'. Cognition and Emotion, 40. pp. S79 - S79. ISSN: 1464-0600 Open Access Link

Journal article

D'Innocenzo, G., Gonzalez, C., Nowicky, A., Williams, A. and Bishop, D. (2017) 'Motor resonance during action observation is gaze-contingent: A TMS study'. Neuropsychologia, 103 (July). pp. 77 - 86. ISSN: 0028-3932 Open Access Link

Journal article

Burnett, A., Bishop, D., Ashford, KJ., Williams, AM. and Kinrade, NP. (2017) 'Decision-making of English Netball Superleague Umpires: Contextual and Dispositional Influences'. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 31 (July). pp. 52 - 60. ISSN: 1469-0292 Open Access Link

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