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Dr. Andy Kirkland

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Dr. Kirkland works with coaches from the grassroots to the highest level of sport for the University of Stirling MSc. Performance Coaching Programme.

He is a researcher, focusing on developing healthier performance environments and sporting systems.

Andy’s “generalist” approach comes from working as a physiologist in high-performance sport, as a former coach educator at British Cycling and a focus on solving real-world problems in his academic work, using behavior change science to do so.

He is a BASES accredited Sport & Exercise Scientist, a Chartered Scientist and a member of the General University Ethics Panel. Andy is a committed coach of coaches, taking career satisfaction from helping develop others.

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Coach Dr. Andy Kirkland

Andy Kirkland is a Lecturer in sports coaching at the University of Stirling in Scotland. He works with coaches from the grassroots to the highest level of sport on the MSc. Performance Coaching Programme.