Lecturer, BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management; BA (Hons) Physical Education

Jennifer has a mixed professional profile balancing a lecturing position at UCFB and a position at a Premier League football club as a Sport Psychology Practitioner. Originally setting out to work as a sport psychology practitioner, Jennifer found a love for lecturing and passing on theoretical and industry knowledge in 2015 when she joined UCFB. 

Her work in the field ensures that her teaching is underpinned by the most contemporary issues and trends in youth development football. Jennifer’s love of all sports is reflected through her engagement as she has also worked under a variety of scopes in numerous sports, such as GB aquatics, mixed martial arts, endurance running and parkour.

Find out more about Jennifer
Area of expertise
  • Sport psychology;
  • Coach education;
  • Psychological youth development in football.
Teaching & research interests
  • Psychological coach education;
  • Performance preparation;
  • Supporting athletes.
Accreditation & memberships

British Association of Sport & Exercise Science;
Higher Education Academy.

  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology;
  • PGDiploma Sport and Exercise Science;
  • BSC with Hons Sport Psychology;
  • Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy;
  • Mental Health First Aider.
Publications & research
  • Lace, J. (2016). What type of sport psychologist are you? Demands of Premier League Football. Journal of Online Sport Psychology, 6 (pp. 52-53).
Expertise in industry
  • Sport psychology practitioner support in a range of Premier League football club academies;
  • Sport psychology practitioner support with private clients in a range of professional sports;
  • Sport psychology practitioner support with a range of GB athletes from different sports.
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