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Research interests

Julius’s independent and collaborative research is driven by his interest in promoting scientific understanding on the psycho-social factors that impact on athletes’ and coaches’ performance and wellbeing in sport.


Julius obtained his PhD in 2017 from the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) in his native country South Africa, in which he explored the essential competencies in contemporary applied sport psychology and the role of mindfulness in athlete-centred service delivery. 

Further Information

Julius joined Northumbria University in April 2019 as a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology and is currently the Programme Leader for the MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology programme. Julius is a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and a member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He has consultancy experience working with athletes/teams ranging from grassroots to national level. 

Education/Academic qualification

Sport, PhD, Athlete-counselling competencies of applied sport psychology practitioners and the role of mindfulness in athlete-centred service delivery. , North West University


Award Date: 24 May 2017

Sport, MA, The relationship between mental skills and level of cricket participation., University of Pretoria


Award Date: 30 Apr 2013

Education (other/general), BA (Hons), University of South Africa

Jan 2007Dec 2008

Award Date: 5 May 2009

Teacher Training (Further Education), PGCE, Tshwane University of Technology

Jan 2005Dec 2005

Award Date: 2 Dec 2005

Sports Science, BA, Tshwane University of Technology

Jan 2001Dec 2004

Award Date: 10 Dec 2004


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