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)

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