Dr. Stephen Shannon is a Lecturer and Course Director in the School of Sport within the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences.
Stephen was awarded a BSc and PhD from Ulster University, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, teaching on several undergraduate and postgraduate psychology and mental health modules at Ulster, as well as supervising MSc and doctoral students.
Stephen is research active through the Sport and Exercise Research Institute and the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Well-Being. He has published >30 peer-reviewed research on mental health promotion within and through sport and physical activity, and co-authored a Sage textbook. As a coinvestigator, Stephen has helped secured grant awards from UEFA, the Public Health Agency, and the Education Authority, among others.
Through both teaching and research, Stephen works closely with a range of external stakeholders in sport, health, and policy contexts, which have informed the delivery and hosting of conference symposiums in Ireland, the UK and Internationally.