Dr Andy Lane



Undergraduate Programme Director -​ Sport Coaching

Email Address: alane@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Andrew is the Undergraduate Programme Director for the BSc Sport Coaching degree in the Cardiff School of Sport. He has previously worked as a visiting lecturer at the University of Wales Institute, Newport, where he was the module leader for Sport and Exercise Psychology across level 5 and level 6. He also delivered on other Undergraduate Sport and Exercise Science modules and the Postgraduate MSc in Sport Coaching programme. Additionally, Andrew supervised a wide range of Undergraduates in their dissertation projects. Prior to his tenure at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Andrew had been a visiting lecturer delivering in Practical Performance Modules (athletics), Sport Psychology, Sport Coaching and Research Methods modules.

In 2012 Andrew was awarded the British Psychological Society Outstanding Thesis of the year for his PhD titled “An examination of Robust Sport-Confidence in elite sport”. He has an emerging research profile in this area and has provided a range of sport science services to athletes, coaches and National Governing Bodies (NGB’s). ​​

Research / Publications

Hays, K., Lane, A. and Thomas, O (in press, 2016). Self-confidence in a sporting context. In A. Lane (Ed), Sport and Exercise Psychology (2nd edition). London: Routledge Psychology Press

Thomas, O., Lane, A., and Kingston, K. (2011). Defining and contextualizing robust sport-confidence. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 23, 189-208.

Kingston, K., Lane, A., and Thomas, O. (2010). A temporal examination of elite performers sources of sport-confidence. The Sport Psychologist, 18, 313-332.

Mullen, R., Lane, A., & Hanton, S. (2009). Anxiety Symptom Interpretation in High-Anxious, Defensive High-Anxious, Low-Anxious and Repressor Sport Performers. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping: An International Journal, 22(1), 91-100.

Teaching and Supervision

He currently delivers on a range of modules in the area of Sport Coaching at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Andrew is the module leader for Sport Coaching (level 5) and also teaches on a Performance Analysis MSc module. In addition, Andrew is also a personal tutor to level 5 and level 6 students and supervises both Undergraduate and Postgraduate dissertations.

External Links

Andrew fulfils the role as coach at the Triathlon Performance Centre in Cardiff, a collaboration between Welsh Triathlon, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Cardiff University. He also delivers a variety of UKCC and Sports Coach UK qualifications to coaches and NGB’s.

Qualifications And Awards

BSc (Hons) Sport and Physical Education
MSc Sport Psychology
PhD Sport Psychology
PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
UEFA ‘C’ Licence
British Triathlon Level 3 Coach
British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP) Doctoral Outstanding Thesis of the year 2012
Awarded Reverse SIP Funding Grant 2014
Sports Coach UK ASPIRE II Coach Development Programme

Sporting/Coaching Profile

• Welsh Triathlon Squad U'23 Home Nations
• Semi-Professional Football Player Welsh Leagues
• Dorset County Football Player 
• Bournemouth Under 21 Football Select Captain 
• South England Schools Cross Country Championships

Coaching and Management:
• Welsh Triathlon Performance Centre Coach
• Team Manager World University Triathlon Championships, Brasilia, Brazil, 2014

• Cardiff Junior Triathlon Club Coach 
• Cardiff Met Triathlon Coach 
• Semi-Professional Coach at two Mens Welsh Football League Clubs
• Cardiff Met WFC Coach 
• UWAU National Football Assistant Coach 
• Cardiff City FC Development Centre Coach