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Darren Britton

Darren Britton CPsychol


School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 2051 ext. 2051 Room no. RM127


Darren is a lecturer in sport psychology in the School of Sport, Health, and Social Sciences at Solent University. His job involves teaching on a variety of units on both psychology and sport science degrees.

Darren first graduated with a BSc (Hons) Psychology from Bournemouth University in 2011, before completing an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Brunel University in 2012. He is also currently completing a PhD at Bournemouth University, investigating the role of stress reactivity in the development of adolescent athletes.

Darren is also an HCPC registered and BPS chartered sport and exercise psychologist, working with several individuals and organisations in the local area. These include the Perform Sports Medicine and Human Performance Centre in Southampton, and the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. Darren has also worked with Premier League football academies, county cricket clubs, and a range of different athletes from numerous sports.

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Darren has worked with many sporting organisations. Follow the link below to find out more.
    • Perform Sports Medicine and Human Performance Centre, Southampton
    • Talented Athlete Scholarship Schemes (TASS) at Bournemouth University and the University of Southampton
    • AFC Bournemouth Academy
    • Hampshire County Cricket
    • Dorset County Cricket
    • Elite marathon runners and triathletes
    • International sailors
    • Numerous schools and colleges.
  2. Research interests

    Darren's research interests centre around stress and coping, personality and individual differences, emotion regulation, and applied practice in sport and exercise psychology.
  3. Teaching experience

    In addition to teaching at Solent University, Darren has also been a guest lecturer at Bournemouth University and the University of Portsmouth
  4. Recent publications

    Follow the link below for more information about Darren's published works.

    Britton D. M., Kavanagh, E. J., & Polman, R. C. J. (2017). The perceived stress reactivity scale for adolescent athletes. Personality and Individual Differences, 116, 301-308.

  5. Work in progress

    Follow the link below to see what Darren's currently working on.

    Britton, D., Kavanagh, E., & Polman, R. (Under review). Perceived stress reactivity in adolescent athletes and students: Associations with re-investment, emotion regulation, heart rate variability, and stress appraisals.

    Britton, D., Kavanagh, E., & Polman, R. (Under review). A path analysis of adolescent athletes perceived stress reactivity.