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Engaging Parents Positively

with Professor Chris Harwood

Barnaby Sargent Megicks is joined by Professor Chris Harwood of Nottingham Trent University to discuss how we might engage parents positively in sport.

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Chris Harwood

Professor Chris Harwood

Chris is a Professor at Nottingham Trent University. His research interests and expertise lie in the psychosocial aspects of youth sport and athlete development, with a particular focus on the socio-environmental influence of parents and coaches. He has particularly focused his applied research in the field of achievement motivation, sport parenting and, through his work on the 5Cs approach (, to athlete development. As a scientist-practitioner, he is also noted for his work in professional practice and the study of factors related to the training and development of applied sport psychologists.


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