Damian Haslett

Damian Haslett

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

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

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.


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


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.


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.


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).