Luke is a BPS and HCPC chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist who graduated in Physiology and Sport Sciences at the University of Glasgow where he also went on to complete his Masters in Psychology.
His PhD was in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Birmingham where he first investigated the influence of motivation on behavioral and effective responses.
In between these degrees Luke spent time coaching sport and teaching in primary, secondary, and higher education institutions in England, Italy, and Romania.
He is now an Assistant Professor at Coventry University where he has continued his research in motivation with a move towards triangulating motivational theory with more objective measures of cognitive functioning (e.g. attention, memory, problem solving, and creativity), physiological indices (e.g. EEG, HR, BP), and measures of affective states such as well-being.
Experimental designs have been a feature of recent research. Overall, Luke’s interests lie in positive psycho-physiological approaches to optimising human development, functioning, and enjoyment in educational and sporting settings.