Dr Andrew Manley, Head of Subject

Dr Andrew Manley

Head of Subject

Andrew is a Principal Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology. He also works as a Practitioner Sport and Exercise Psychologist supporting athletes and coaches from a range of sports and backgrounds.

After completing his PhD at the University of Chichester, Andrew spent a year lecturing at the University of Edinburgh before joining the Carnegie Faculty at the end of 2009. As well as teaching sport and exercise psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate level, he is engaged in various activities within the Faculty's Research Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure. He also acts as a reviewer and Editorial Board member for a number of scientific journals.

Andrew is an elected member of the Training Committee for the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology (DSEP). He is also an approved supervisor for the BPS (Stage 2) Qualification in Sport & Exercise Psychology.

Current Teaching

Andrew contributes to the design, delivery and assessment of various modules across the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. In addition to providing supervision to a range of dissertation and PhD students, Andrew currently leads the following modules:

  • Practicum (Level 7);
  • Research and Professional Practice (Level 7).

Research Interests

Based on the findings of recently completed projects conducted in sport and education settings, Andrew is currently investigating the influence that specific sources of information (e.g., body language, verbal communication, written reports) have on expectations and behaviours within interpersonal relationships (e.g. coach-athlete, coach-parent; student-teacher, client-practitioner). He is also examining the impact of Active Video Games (e.g. Nintendo Wii; XBox Kinect) within three primary contexts: education, physical activity, and sports injury rehabilitation. The findings from Andrew's research have helped to inform the practice of a range of professionals including sports coaches and lecturing staff.

Dr Andrew Manley, Head of Subject

Ask Me About

  1. Sport
  2. Sport Psychology
  3. Psychology

Selected Outputs

  • Manley AJ; Lavender T; Smith D (In press) Processing fluency effects: can the content and presentation of participant information sheets influence recruitment and participation for an antenatal intervention?. Patient Education and Counseling

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  • Oldfield LD; Manley AJ; Thelwell RC (In press) Examining the effect of experience and qualification pathway when forming initial expectancies of refereeing competence. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 9 (4), pp. 506-518.


  • Heaviside HJ; Manley AJ; Hudson J (2018) Bridging the gap between education and employment: A case study of problem-based learning implementation in Postgraduate Sport and Exercise Psychology. Higher Education Pedagogies


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  • Daly-Smith AJ; Zwolinsky S; Mckenna J; Tomporowski PD; Defeyter M; Manley A (2018) Systematic review of acute physically active learning and classroom movement breaks on children's physical activity, cognition, academic performance and classroom behaviour: understanding critical design features. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med, 4 (1), pp. e000341-e000341.


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  • Parker P; Manley A; Shand R; O'Hara JP; Mellor A (2017) Working memory capacity and surgical performance whilst exposed to mild hypoxic hypoxaemia (3000m). Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, 88 (10), pp. 918-923.


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  • Arvinen-Barrow M; Manley AJ; Maresh NT (2014) The potential psychological benefits of Active Video Games in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and deficiencies: A narrative review of the literature. Physical Therapy Reviews, 19 (6), pp. 410-439.


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  • Manley AJ; Greenlees IA; Smith MJ; Batten J; Birch PDJ (2014) The influence of coach reputation on the behavioral responses of male soccer players. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports


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  • Batten J; Birch PDJ; Wright J; Manley AJ; Smith MJ (2014) An exploratory investigation examining male and female students' initial impressions and expectancies of lecturers. Teaching in Higher Education, 19 (2), pp. 113-125.


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  • Thelwell RC; Page JL; Lush A; Greenlees IA; Manley AJ (2013) Can reputation biases influence the outcome and process of making competence judgments of a coach?. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 23 (1), pp. e65-e73.


  • Birch P; Batten J; Manley A; Smith M (2012) An Exploratory Investigation Examining the Cues that Students use to form Initial Impressions and Expectancies of Lecturers.

  • Greenlees IA; Hall B; Manley A; Thelwell RC (2011) How Older Adults are Perceived is Influenced by their Reported Exercise Status. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 19 (4), pp. 279-290.

  • Manley AJ; Greenlees I; Thelwell RC; Smith M (2010) Athletes' use of Reputation and Gender Information when forming initial expectancies of coaches. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 5 (4), pp. 517-532.

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  • Thelwell RC; Weston NJV; Greenlees IA; Page JL; Manley AJ (2010) Examining the impact of physical appearance on impressions of coaching competence. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 41 (3), pp. 277-292.

  • Smith MJ; Greenlees I; Manley A (2009) Influence of order effects and mode of judgement on assessments of ability in sport. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27 (7), pp. 745-752.


  • Manley AJ; Greenlees I; Graydon J; Thelwell R; Filby WCD; Smith MJ (2008) Athletes’ Perceived Use of Information Sources When Forming Initial Impressions and Expectancies of a Coach: An Explorative Study. The Sport Psychologist, 22 (1), pp. 73-89.


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  • Greenlees I; Webb H; Hall B; Manley A (2007) Curmudgeon or Golden-Ager?: Reported Exercise Participation Influences the Perception of Older Adults. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 29 (3), pp. 333-347.


  • Jones BL; Till K; Manley A (2015) Advancing the profiling of athletes: Incorporating coach-athlete collaboration when interpreting fitness testing data. In: The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) conference, 1 December 2015 - 2 December 2015, St George’s Park, Burton upon Trent, UK.

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  • Manley AJ; Woodward J; Davis PA; Thelwell RC (2015) Third Party Reports influence parents’ perceptions of coaching ability: Implications for youth sport coaches. In: 14th European Congress of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC)., 14 July 2015 - 19 July 2015, Berne, Switzerland.

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  • Manley AJ; Jones B; Brightmore A; Simpson A; Sutton L (2014) Stepping into the unknown: Providing multidisciplinary support to an ultra-endurance race debutant. In: The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) conference, 25 November 2014 - 26 November 2014, St George’s Park, Burton upon Trent, UK.


  • Manley AJ; Greenlees IA; Smith MJ; Thelwell RC (2013) Football players' cognitive and affective responses to coaches: The interactive effects of coach reputation and players' need for cognition. In: Annual British Psychological Society Conference, 9 April 2013 - 11 April 2013, Harrogate.

  • Manley A; Whitaker L; Patterson L (2012) Teaching Sport Psychology to the XBox Generation: Further evidence for game-based learning. In: Annual British Psychological Society Conference, 18 April 2012 - 20 April 2012, London, UK.


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  • Manley AJ (2011) Using game based activities in the teaching of undergraduate psychology: Is there a case for Wii learning?. In: Annual British Psychological Society Conference, 4 May 2011 - 6 May 2011, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.


  • Abraham A; Manley A; Morgan G (2011) Aura, Presence and Impression Management.

  • (In press) The Psychology of Sports Coaching. . Routledge,

  • Daly-Smith A; Mckenna J; Manley A; Defeyter G (2018) A review of school-based studies on the effect of acute physical activity on cognitive function in children and young people. In: Meeusen R; Schaefer S; Bailey R; Tomporowski P ed. Physical Activity and Educational Achievement Insights from Exercise Neuroscience. Routledge,

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