2020 applicants

Dr Edward Hope

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

  • 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

  • Professional Skills and Development 1 (SE101)

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology (SE104)

  • Introduction to Coaching (SE107)

  • Professional Skills 2 (SE201)

  • Strength and Conditioning: Application and Theory (SE210)

  • Performance Analysis (SE308)

  • Research Project (SE309)

  • Teaching and Learning Through Sport (SE333)

  • Talent Identification and Recruitment in Sport (SE334)

  • Research Project (SE740)

  • Social psychology in sport and exercise (SE743)

  • Cognitive Processes in Sport and Exercise Psychology (SE744)


Journal articles (5)

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, 1-7

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


+44 (0) 1206 872886


ESA.3.14, Colchester Campus