Andy Preston

Mr Andy Preston


Department of Bioscience and Sport , School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

Areas Of Interest

  • Mindfulness and coping in sport performance
  • Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Coach Communication and Performance
  • Qualitative Research Techniques and Action Research
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Andy is the Programme Leader for the BSc Sports Coaching degree programme.


Currently undertaking investigating coping strategies within endurance sport.


  • Preston, A.P (2009). Coping Research in Marathon Running – How Can Researchers Feel the Pain? Oral presentation at the 3rd International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, Roehampton University, UK. 10-12 July 2009
  • Preston, A.P, Marlow, C.M, McCullough, D. 'Twenty Miles is half-way in a marathon'. An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Marathon Runners' Cognitive Coping Techniques During the London Marathon (in preparation)


BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance (West Ham United Foundation)

The degree programme is designed to embed industry experts throughout the duration of the course, with West Ham United Foundation and Academy delivering on half of your modules. You'll learn the skills needed to become an inspiring, motivating and highly qualified coach as well as how to design training programmes and analyse performance.

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  • SE4101 Psychological Aspect of Exercise and Sport
  • SE4102 Management and Leadership in Exercise and Sport