About the Aim-For team

Lee Richardson

Chartered Sport & Exercise Psychologist
Lee is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered & Health Care Professionals Registered (HCPC) Sport & Exercise Psychologist and is also a former professional soccer player. His successful 450+ first team game career began in 1987, playing for various teams such as Blackburn Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Oldham Athletic, and Aberdeen FC.
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Nick Richardson

Director
Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, Nick is a former professional soccer player who started his 500+ first team game career as a midfielder for Halifax Town in 1988, before moving on to a title-winning stint with Cardiff City in 1992.
Our team

OUR PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATES

AIM FOR utilise experts across the technological & Psychological landscape in our initiatives & causes and we would like to acknowledge our Psychology associates who’s esteemed career’s speak for themselves and who’s input we have appreciated greatly over the years. 


USA

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PROF. LYNDSEY BLOM

Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Based in Indianna in the USA, Dr. Lindsey Blom, CMPC, AASP Fellow, Ball State University (BSU) Professor of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Faculty Athletics Representative, and Graduate Program Coordinator is a leading science-practice scholar whose work focuses on using sport for social change with an emphasis on positive youth development and using sport to promote peace at the individual, community, and international levels.
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UK

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ANGELA FIRTH-CLARKE

Sport & Exercise Psychologist
Andrea is a BPS chartered and HCPC registered psychologist. She specialises in Heart Rate Variability and bio feedback training, performance enhancement in the areas of coaching psychology, performance psychology and sport and exercise psychology; working with athletes from elite to amateur level, performing artists (performance anxiety), students (examination anxiety), and SMEs who need to improve team performance.
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ROSS WHITE

Clinical Psychologist
Ross is the research Director on the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology training programme at the University of Liverpool. He leads the 'Mental Health in Context' research group at the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool. Ross has a keen research interest in Global Mental Health and was lead editor of ‘The Palgrave Handbook of Socio-cultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health.
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PETER LEAKEY

Clinical Psychologist
Peter is a clinical psychologist with over 43 years of experience with the NHS and private practice. His long and varied career has given him extensive experience in matters related to Adult Mental health and Clinical Health Psychology, and in recent years the application of psychological knowledge to Sport.
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PROF.GRAHAM TURPIN

Psychologist
Graham's research areas encapsulate clinical psychophysiology, cognitive processing in anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, early interventions for PTSD, psychotherapy evaluation and single case methods, workforce planning models, and diversity issues within applied psychology education and training.
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DR. DAVID BLAKELOCK

Clinical Psychologist
David was a promising soccer player and represented Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest as an academy/centre of excellence player (across the age groups). He also played soccer for my school, district, county and university. 
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DR. MARTIN TURNER

Sport & Exercise Psychologist
Martin's main expertise is within the scientific understanding of human performance and well-being under pressure and adversity, and the application of psychology within achievement settings. His work centres on the psychophysiology of stress, emotion management using cognitive-behavioural approaches (rational emotive behaviour therapy; REBT), and the transference of research to practice through consultancy. 
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DR. MATT SLATER

Sport & Exercise Psychologist
Matt is the Associate Professor at the School of Life Sciences, Staffordshire University the psychology of sport and exercise has always interested me and has been a profound passion of his since his early attempts to open the batting for his local cricket team in Lancashire.
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JAMES MAURICE

Sport and Exercise Psychologist
James is a BPS Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist and is currently carrying out a PhD looking into parental engagement within elite academy soccer.
James has worked with both international and amateur athletes across a wide range of sports including soccer, netball, rugby, and hockey. 
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EU

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Ass. PROF. RICARDO LUGO

Sport and Exercise Psychologist
Ricardo Lugo is a psychologist based in Norway with international experience as an applied practitioner, university lecturer, and researcher. He has consulting experience in Norway, Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, USA and the UK within elite sports, education, and health.

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Thank you!