The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Sport Psychology Interest Group

Welcome to the SPIG (Sport Psychology Interest Group)!

Mission Statement of the Interest Group

The Sport Psychology Interest Group (SPIG) aims to promote the progression of evidence-based practice, support innovated research and establish stronger communication links between sport scientists with an interest in the field of sport psychology.

Objectives of the Interest Group:

  • Promote sport psychology as a field within sport science in relation to both research and applied practice
  • Establish a network of sport psychology researchers and practitioners  in the UK with a common interest in the psychological aspects of sports performance 
  • Provide a forum for members to develop and discuss theories of best practice when working with athletes
  • Provide an opportunity for collaboration between researchers and practitioners as a means of furthering knowledge in our field
  • Establish effective working relationships with key organisations and associations such as the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) 
  • Contribute to continuing professional development of members (by working with the BASES Division of Education and Professional Development to organize intermediate and advanced level workshops, contributing to the BASES Annual Conference and submitting articles to The Sport and Exercise Scientist etc).

New members to the SPIG are most welcome and are encouraged to contact:


 Scott Bradley (Bucks New University) 01494 522141 (ext 4374) and John Perry (Leeds Trinity University College) 0113 283 7175 and