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Paul Davis

 I am a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Umeå University in Sweden. I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

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Hus Y, Beteendevetarhuset, Vindarnas torg, Mediagränd 14, D-204 Umeå universitet, Beteendevetarhuset, 901 87 Umeå

My research focuses on emotions and interpersonal relationships in sport, exercise, and health. I've conducted research and consultancy work with a wide range of populations including professional athletes and coaches, the military, chronic pain patients, and performing artists. I've also worked with the British National Health Service as well as crime reduction charities to develop health promotion initiatives that use physical activity to enhance the health of communities and individuals.

I'm originally from Canada where I conducted sport and exercise psychology consulting and worked with young offenders as well as indigenous communities to develop social and leadership skills through physical activity. Predominantly I consult with junior and elite athletes and coaches, as well as professional organisations in sport and business. I use a holistic approach to my psychophysiological research and consultancy that focuses on the health and wellness of individuals to optimize performance and interpersonal relationships. 

Psychological Topics, University of Rijeka 2022, Vol. 31, (1) : 77-94
Davis, Paul A.; Davis, Louise; Andersson, Klara; et al.
New scientist (1971), New Scientist Ltd. 2021, Vol. 249, (3336) : 54-54
Davis, Paul A.
Perceptual and Motor Skills, Sage Publications 2021, Vol. 128, (4) : 1549-1568
Lundkvist, Erik; Gustafsson, Henrik; Björklund, Gunilla; et al.
Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2021, Vol. 12
Trotter, Michael G.; Coulter, Tristan J.; Davis, Paul A.; et al.
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, Department of English, Bowling Green State University 2020, Vol. 12, (2)
Calverley, Hannah; Davis, Paul A.; Harvey, Jack; et al.
Frontiers in Psychology
Davis, Paul A.; Gustafsson, Henrik; Callow, Nichola; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 30, (10) : 1859-1868
Davis, Paul A.; Stenling, Andreas
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 41
Jonsson, Gustav; Franzén, Lisa; Nyström, Markus B.T.; et al.
Frontiers in Sports and Active Living
Slawinska, Malgorzata; Davis, Paul A.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI 2020, Vol. 17, (19)
Trotter, Michael; Coulter, Tristan; Davis, Paul A.; et al.
International journal of sports science & coaching, Sage Publications 2019, Vol. 14, (4) : 444-452
Davis, Louise; Stenling, Andreas; Gustafsson, Henrik; et al.
Frontiers in Psychology, FRONTIERS MEDIA SA 2019, Vol. 10
Davis, Paul A.; Halvarsson, Anton; Lundstrom, Wictor; et al.
Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, Human Kinetics 2018, Vol. 12, (3) : 316-332
Appleby, Ralph; Davis, Louise; Davis, Paul A.; et al.
Journal of clinical sport psychology, Human Kinetics 2018, Vol. 12, (3) : 333-346
Börjesson, Marcus; Lundqvist, Carolina; Gustafsson, Henrik; et al.
Journal of Sports Sciences, Taylor & Francis Group 2018, Vol. 36, (17) : 1985-1992
Davis, Louise; Appleby, Ralph; Davis, Paul; et al.
The Sport psychologist, Human Kinetics Publishers 2018, Vol. 32, (2) : 136-145
Davis, Paul A.; Davis, Louise; Wills, Samuel; et al.
Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology (JSEP), Human Kinetics 2018, Vol. 40 : S86-S86
Davis, Paul Anthony; Stenling, Andreas
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, John Wiley & Sons 2018, Vol. 28, (3) : 1215-1226
Lundkvist, Erik; Gustafsson, H.; Davis, Paul A.; et al.
International journal of sports science & coaching, Sage Publications 2016, Vol. 11, (6) : 859-871
Allan, Veronica; Turnnidge, Jennifer; Vierimaa, Matthew; et al.
New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2016
The psychology of effective coaching and management, New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2016 : 1-12
Davis, Paul A.
The psychology of effective coaching and management, New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2016 : 285-306
Davis, Paul A.; Davis, Louise
Maturitas, Vol. 83 : 78-82
Hickey, A; Newham, J; Slawinska, MM; et al.
The psychology of effective coaching and management, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2016 : 407-428
Lundkvist, Erik; Gustafsson, Henrik; Davis, Paul A.
Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, Human Kinetics 2016, Vol. 10, (3) : 222-236
Lundkvist, Erik; Gustafsson, Henrik; Davis, Paul; et al.
Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, Human Kinetics 2015, Vol. 9, (3) : 263-281
Gustafsson, Henrik; Skoog, Therése; Davis, Paul A.; et al.
International Journal of Sport Psychology, International Society of Sports Psychology 2015, Vol. 46, (5) : 409-428
Klockare, Ellinor; Gustafsson, Henrik; Davis, Paul A.; et al.
Psychology of Sport And Exercise, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 16 : 106-111
Slawinska, Malgorzata M.; Papaioannou, Athanasios G.; Chatzisarantis, Nikos L.D.; et al.
Motivation and Emotion, New York: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2014, Vol. 38, (5) : 715-726
Hill, Andrew P.; Davis, Paul A.
Current Advances in Psychology, American V-King Scientific Publishing 2014, Vol. 1, (1) : 26-32
Lane, Andrew M.
Military Psychology, Vol. 24, (3) : 331-345
Lane, Andrew M.; Bucknall, Gordon; Davis, Paul A.; et al.
Psychology of anger: symptoms, causes and coping, New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2011 : 197-212
Davis, Paul A.
Personality and Individual Differences, Elsevier 2010, Vol. 49, (5) : 457-460
Davis, Paul A.; Woodman, Tim; Callow, Nichola
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Human Kinetics 2009, Vol. 31, (2) : 169-188
Woodman, Tim; Davis, Paul A.; Hardy, Lew; et al.
The Sport psychologist, Human Kinetics 2008, Vol. 22, (2) : 183-196
Woodman, Tim; Davis, Paul A.

Research projects

1 January 2019 until 31 December 2020