Ross Lorimer

Senior Lecturer

  • 250 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20042020

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Personal profile

Personal profile

I am Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Sport Science. Underpinning my professional position, I am a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist, a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, a UKAD Accredited Advisor, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My research interests are around sports coaching and coach education.  I have focused on interpersonal perceptions and factors that influence these, for example empathy in coaching and how gender influences the way individuals are perceived.  I also have a keen interest in strength athletics such as Strongman, CrossFit, Weightlifting, Powerlifting and Highland Games.

I have previously worked with a range of sport and health organisations such Dundee United FC, Edinburgh Biotech, and Mountaineering Scotland.  I have also provided academic support and curriculum quality review to a variety of institutions such as The Open University, Oxford Brookes University, The University of Cumbria, Charles Sturt University, The University of Hertfordshire and Edinburgh Napier University.  I am currently a Funding Bid Assessor for the Carnegie Trust.

Before joining Abertay in 2008, I carried out my doctoral research at Loughborough University.  This work explored the development of empathic accuracy in coach-athlete relationships.  Alongside this I completed postgraduate and undergraduate qualifications at the University of Edinburgh, the Open University, and Edinburgh Napier University.

Teaching

Dr Ross Lorimer is a lecturer in sport/social psychology and coaching pedagogy and teaches across a range of degree programmes, leading and teaching modules covering the topics of psychology, pedagogy, coaching, and general social science. He is also currently the Programme Leader for BSc(Hons) Sport and Management.

Research interests

Dr Lorimer's interests mainly include interpersonal processes in sports coaching including issues of empathy and gender.  As an Accredited Sport Scientist he has also investigated other topics such as High Intensity Training.  He has a keen personal interest in Strength Athletics such as Strongman, Crossfit, Weightlifting, Powerlifting and Highland Games.

  • Sports coaching
  • Gender
  • Strength/Fitness sports (Strongman, Powerlifting, Crossfit, Weightlifting, Highland Games)
  • High Intensity Training
  • General Sport and/or Social Psychology

Prospective research students

Ross has previously supervised students to the completion of both the awards of PhD and MSc by Research.  Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research with Ross exist in any of these or related areas.  Study is towards the following research degrees: one-year MSc by Research, two-year MPhil, or three-year PhD.  For enquires about potential research ideas please contact Ross.Lorimer@abertay.ac.uk.  

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education Teaching, PgCert, Abertay University

Sport & Exercise Science, BSc(Hons), Edinburgh Napier University

Sport Psychology, PhD, Loughborough University

Social Sciences, BA, The Open University

Performance Psychology, MSc, University of Edinburgh

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    Extremely short duration sprint interval training improves vascular health in older adults

    Adamson, S., Kavaliauskas, M., Yamagishi, T., Phillips, S. M., Lorimer, R. & Babraj, J. A., 30 Apr 2019, In : Sport Sciences for Health. 15, 1, p. 123-131 9 p.

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  • Are coach education programmes the most effective method for coach development?

    Maclean, J. & Lorimer, R., Jul 2016, In : International Journal of Coaching Science. 10, 2, p. 71-88 18 p.

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  • Thesis

    A mixed methods exploration of the gendered perspectives of female sports coaches

    Author: Murray, P., Sep 2016

    Supervisor: Lorimer, R. (Supervisor) & Lord, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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    An exploration of the American College golf system: a developmental pathway for international student-athletes

    Author: Hutchison, F., Oct 2017

    Supervisor: Lorimer, R. (Supervisor) & Holland-Smith, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Masters ThesisMasters by Research

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    An exploration of the existence and development of shared understanding between football dyads

    Author: Malone, M., 2018

    Supervisor: Lorimer, R. (Supervisor) & Hardie, S. M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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    An exploration of the formative experiences of grassroots rugby coaches and their Impact on coaching practice: a Bourdieusian analysis

    Author: Clark, A., Dec 2017

    Supervisor: Lorimer, R. (Supervisor) & Holland-Smith, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Masters ThesisMasters by Research

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    Scottish European tour professionals experiences of playing and developing towards the European tour: through the lens of a constraints-led approach

    Author: Arnott, P., 22 May 2019

    Supervisor: Lorimer, R. (Supervisor) & Richardson, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Masters ThesisMasters by Research