Dr. Stephen Shannon is a Lecturer in the School of Sport within the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences.
Stephen has a BSc and PhD from Ulster University, along with a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. In a research capacity, Stephen is active in, and has published several peer-reviewed articles on mental health promotion within and through sport and physical activity, in addition to delivering and hosting conference symposiums in Ireland, the UK and Internationally. Stephen conducts his research through the Sport and Exercise Research Institute and Ulster University's Institute of Mental Health Sciences.
Stephen coordinates and teaches on several undergraduate and postgraduate psychology, research methods and social science modules at Ulster, in addition to taking an active supervisory role with MSc and PhD student research projects. Through both his teaching and research, Stephen works closely with a range of stakeholders in sport (e.g. Sport Outreach), health (e.g. State of Mind Charity) and policy (e.g. Sport Northern Ireland) contexts.