Martin Dixon

Martin Dixon

Location: Gym 142

Martin Dixon is a lecturer specializing in motor learning, sport coaching, and research methods. Having coached in a range of elite youth and college environments, his teaching is underpinned by a wealth of practical experience and is informed by his research into sports coaching, stress, and reflective practice.



  • MSc Coaching Science. University of the West of England.
  • BSc Sport and Exercise Science. Nottingham Trent University.

Research Interests

He is currently studying for a PhD at Staffordshire University in the UK. His project examines sport coaches’ experiences of stress, and coaches' use of reflection to manage performance demands.

Selected Publications

Dixon, M., & Bolter, N. B. (2023). Collegiate coaches’ reflective inquiry processes to manage performance demands. International Sport Coaching Journal, (aop), 1-10.

Dixon, M., Lee, C., & Corrigan, C. (2021). ‘We were all looking at them quite critically’: collaborative reflection on a university-based coach education program. Reflective Practice, 22(2), 203-218.

Dixon, M., & Turner, M. J. (2018). Stress appraisals of UK soccer academy coaches: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health,10(5), 620-634.

Dixon, M., Turner, M. J., & Gillman, J. (2017). Examining the relationships between challenge and threat cognitive appraisals and coaching behaviours in football coaches. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35(24), 2446-2452.


  • KIN 570: Directed Coaching Experience
  • KIN 486: Motor Learning
  • KIN 384: Research Methods in Kinesiology (GWAR)
  • KIN 331: Peak Performance