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Dr Kyle Paradis

Lecturer in Sport Sociology/Sport Psychology (Mental Health)

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Room 15J06 Shore Road Newtownabbey Co. Antrim BT37 0QB



Kyle Joined Ulster University from Canada in July 2019 as a Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology in the School of Sport, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences. Kyle completed his PhD (2014) at the University of Western Ontario, his Masters (2010) at the University of Windsor, and his Honour’s Bachelor’s (2008) at Laurentian University. Kyle spent a further four years at Western University (2014-2018) where he was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and was as an Adjunct Faculty Member in the School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, teaching in the areas of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sport Sociology, and Sport Management.

Kyle also completed a one year Post-Doc (2018-2019) at the University of Windsor before joining Ulster. Kyle’s research affiliations at Ulster include the Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute and the Institute of Mental Health Sciences. Kyle’s research interests include group dynamics and the social processes in sport groups and its influences on mental health outcomes. Kyle holds professional membership affiliations with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) and the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS).

Kyle is also a Certified High-Performance Curling Coach where he has coached the varsity intercollegiate programs at Western and Windsor and worked with NextGen high performance athletes in Ontario. Kyle is also affiliated as a Mental Performance Consultant with the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario.


  • PhD, Kinesiology (Psychological Bases of Physical Activity
    (September 2010-April 2014) Advisor: Dr. Albert Carron
  • MHK, Human Kinetics, Applied Human Performance, Sport & Exercise Psychology
    (September 2008- June 2010) Advisor: Dr. Todd Loughead
  • BA (Honours), Sport Psychology (September 2004-April 2008) Advisor: Dr. Mark Eys

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities with Dr Kyle Paradis
Title Closing Date  
Devloping enjoyable and engaging group-based exercise programmes for older adults: a feasibility study Funded PhD Opportunity Friday 7 February 2020 View Details
Mental Health in Sport: Development and validation of a measure of mental health in athletes Funded PhD Opportunity Friday 7 February 2020 View Details
‘I get by with a little help from my friends’ Assessing the social environment in sport and the influence of group dynamics on mental health and well-being in athletes Funded PhD Opportunity Friday 7 February 2020 View Details