Damian Haslett

Damian Haslett

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

Address
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

PhD Title: Disability, Sport and Social Activism.

Supervisors: Professor Brett Smith and Dr Sarah Williams

Damian is a first year doctoral researcher in the school of sport exercise and rehabilitation sciences.

Qualifications

  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (with distinction), Ulster University
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, The Open University

Biography

After completing an undergraduate degree in psychology, Damian went on to completed a MSc sport and exercise psychology. Damian’s undergraduate and masters research focused on disability, sport and wellbeing. Currently, Damian is completing a PhD under the supervision of Professor Brett Smith and Dr. Sarah Williams. Previously, Damian worked as a relationship manager (vice president) in the financial services industry. Damian spent 2014 volunteering as a sports facilitator for people with visual impairments in Guatemala.

Research

Developing social justice through sport.

Other activities

Damian is graduate member of The British Psychological Society. He is also a member on the committee of the division of sport, exercise and performance psychology in the Psychological Society of Ireland. In his spare time, Damian is a volunteer with the Irish Wheelchair Rugby team.

Publications

Oral presentations:

The psychological influences on participation in Wheelchair Rugby: A social relational model of disability. The British Psychological Society, Northern Ireland branch annual conference (2017).