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Dr Darren Britton
PhD, CPsychol


Department of Social Sciences and Nursing

Portrait of Darren Britton


Darren is a lecturer in sport psychology in the Department of Social Sciences and Nursing 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 has completed 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

  • 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.


BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

Understanding performance and wellbeing is essential for helping athletes to cope with pressure and regulate their emotions. Prepare for your future in sport psychology on this BPS accredited degree.

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Psychology is about the study of mind, behaviour, experience and relationships. Become a Chartered Psychologist with our BPS accredited degree.

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology

Explore the fascinating behaviours of individuals, as well as the cultural and political issues that shape collective experiences, on this BPS accredited degree.

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling and Mental Health

Combine your skills in psychology and counselling to influence behaviour change and recovery on our BPS accredited degree.