Dr Martin Littlewood

Martin is a Principal Lecturer in Sport Social Science and is the Head of the Football Exchange within the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He is also a BASES Accredited Sport & Exercise Scientist (Psychology Support). Martin’s research areas include football labour migration, youth development, applied sport psychology practice, and organisational culture, transition and identity. Martin has a substantial amount of experience of delivering applied sports psychology support, particularly within English Premier League football. He worked for 5 years at Bolton Wanderers FC (2003-2008) and is currently employed as a sports psychology consultant at Everton FC. Much of his work at Everton FC involves working alongside UEFA qualified coaches and the Coach Education Manager advising on psychological development strategies within a coaching context. He also supervises a number of students that are currently working within professional football delivering a range of applied research projects (e.g., Crewe Alexandra FC). Martin was also commissioned in 2010 to complete a report on organisational culture and identity in a number of International Associate Nations of the International Cricket Council. He has a wealth of experience of delivering to professional practitioners from within professional sport. Martin has delivered in-service training events for the English Football Association. Martin also holds the position of Education Lead for the Football Exchange within LJMU.