John is a Lecturer in Sport Psychology and Coaching within the School of Sport, Rehabilitation, and Exercise Sciences at the University of Essex. John is internationally renowned for his research examining how attitudes, self-concept, and stereotypes (i.e., implicit social cognition) affect moral behaviour in sport. Most notably, his recent research has focused on three strands: (1) ethical coaching and character development, (2) doping in performance environments, and (3) discrimination in football.
John is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), a member of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP), and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He is also the Founder of SportRχiv: The world’s first open access repository for sport and exercise related research. He has published in a range of tier 1 journals in sport and exercise psychology, and his research has been funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), The British Academy/Leverhulme, Make Happen, and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.