About>University Structure & Governance>Professor Sheldon Hanton

Professor Sheldon Hanton



Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

​Sheldon Hanton is a Professor of Psychology and became the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research in 2012.  He was formerly the University Director of Research and held School Directorships in Research, Graduate Studies and Enterprise. Originally from Lincolnshire, Sheldon graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University before pursuing an MSc and PhD at Loughborough University.

As PVC (Research) he is responsible for all research strategy at Cardiff Metropolitan University including the highly successful Research Excellence Framework submission (2014). His portfolio includes Research & Enterprise Services and the International Centre for Design and Research (PDR), a recent recipient of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for research excellence in surgical and prosthetic design.  He also has responsibility for European research and enterprise funding and all aspects of the postgraduate research student provision.

Sheldon remains research active and lists his main interests as competition and organisational stress, mental toughness, injury psychology and professional practice. He has held and continues to hold a number of high profile international editorial positions and formerly consulted with the England Swim Team at international training camps and competitions.

An abridged summary of his research profile can be found on the Research and Enterprise Services webpage​.