Episode 47: Dr David Alder

In this episode I’m talking with Dr David Alder, who completed his PhD at Liverpool John Moores University in 2014, and who is now a Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett. Dave’s fascinating research looked at the effects of anxiety on the performance and training of elite badminton players and how they make decisions. It was great to hear chat to Dave, hear about his research, and how he prepared for his viva while starting a job in Edinburgh.

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Thanks for reading!

Nathan (@DrRyder and @VivaSurvivors)