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Dr Susan Bock

Associate Professor (Teaching)

Associate Professor (Teaching) in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences


Sue joined the staff team at Durham in February 2006. She completed her Masters Degree in Physical Education (Sport Psychology) from the University of Victoria (Canada), studying athlete adherence to mental skills training. Her PhD (University of Exeter) focused on the motivational experiences of young athletes in structured sport settings. Sue’s teaching interests include sport and exercise psychology, and physical activity and health. Sue is also an advocate of enhancing the employability development of our undergraduate students, and she currently convenes the final year ‘Sport in the Community Placement’ module on both our BA Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity, and BSc Sport & Exercise Science degree programmes. 

Sue is the Director of Education within the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences. 

Research interests

  • Motivational experiences of young athletes
  • The role of the coach in creating motivational climates in youth sport
  • Physical activity measurement in children and adolescents
  • Pedagogical issues in HE


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