Dr Edward Hope

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Dr Edward Hope
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872886

  • Location

    ESA.3.14, Colchester Campus



I am a lecturer in Sports Performance and Motor Control in the School of Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (SRES). Prior to my appointment at the University of Essex, I worked within the applied setting for 7 years at Football Radar, and Everton Football Club, respectively. Alongside this, I also partook in several bespoke projects for a range of elite organisations, including FIFA, UEFA, Nike, and the English Premier League. While working within industry, I attained my PhD at Liverpool John Moores University, examining perceptual-cognitive skill within sport. Specifically, my research focuses on identifying the key factors underlying pattern-recognition and anticipation expertise. In addition, I am interested in finding ways to accelerate the development of expertise, through perceptual training interventions.


  • PhD in Sports Psychology Liverpool John Moores University, (2015)

  • BSc in Sports Science Liverpool John Moores University, (2008)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Sports Performance and Motor Control, School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex (1/12/2017 - present)

Other academic

  • Associate Lecturer in Performance Analysis, The Academy of Sport and Physical Activity, Sheffield Hallam University (1/10/2011 - 31/5/2012)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Coaching (SE107)

  • Professional Skills 2 (SE201)

  • Strength and Conditioning: Application and Theory (SE210)

  • Performance Analysis (SE308)

  • Research Project (SE309)

  • Talent Identification and Recruitment in Sport (SE334)

  • Research Project (SE740)

  • Cognitive Processes in Sport and Exercise Psychology (SE744)

  • Skill Acquisition in Coaching (SE762)

  • Professional Skills and Development 1 (SE101)

  • Research Methods in Sport and Exercise (SE230)

  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (IA177)


Journal articles (6)

Jones, B., Hope, E., Hammond, A., Moran, J., Leeder, T., Mills, J. and Sandercock, G., (2021). Play more, enjoy more, keep playing; rugby is a simple game. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 174795412199144-174795412199144

Moran, J., Paxton, K., Jones, B., Granacher, U., Sandercock, G., Hope, E. and Ramirez-Campillo, R., (2020). Variable long-term developmental trajectories of short sprint speed and jumping height in English Premier League academy soccer players: an applied case study. Journal of Sports Sciences. 38 (22), 2525-2531

North, JS., Hope, E. and Williams, AM., (2017). Identifying the Micro-relations Underpinning Familiarity Detection in Dynamic Displays Containing Multiple Objects. Frontiers in Psychology. 8

North, JS., Hope, E. and Williams, AM., (2017). The Role of Verbal Instruction and Visual Guidance in Training Pattern Recognition. Frontiers in Psychology. 8

North, JS., Hope, E. and Williams, AM., (2016). The relative importance of different perceptual-cognitive skills during anticipation. Human Movement Science. 49, 170-177

Williams, AM., North, JS. and Hope, ER., (2012). Identifying the mechanisms underpinning recognition of structured sequences of action. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 65 (10), 1975-1992

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