Qualifications and memberships


Academic and research interests

Music for sport and exercise

Sport and exercise psychology

Sport and exercise physiology


Elliott, David and Charlton, Lucy (2016) A preliminary investigation into the use of the emotional contagion effect in the exercise environment. Comprehensive Psychology, 5. pp. 1-9.

Elliott, D., & Sander, L. (2014). The effects of relaxing music for anxiety control on the intensity and directional aspects of competitive state anxiety. International Journal of Sport Psychology (in press).

Elliott, D., & Hoyle, H. (2014). An examination of barriers to physical education for Christian and muslim girls attending comprehensive secondary schools in the UK. European Physical Education Review, 20 (3), 349-366.

Elliott, D., Polman, R., & Taylor, J. (2012). The effects of relaxing music for anxiety control on competitive state anxiety. European Journal of Sport Science (in press).

Carr, S., Colhurst, K., Coyle, M., & Elliott, D. (2012). Attachment dimensions as predictors of mental health and psychosocial well-being in the transition to university. European Journal of Psychology in Education (in press).

Elliott, D., and Sander, L. (2011). Why don't females do Sport Degrees? Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Education, 10 (1), 85-98.

Elliott, D., Polman, R., & McGregor, R. (2011). Relaxing music for anxiety control. Journal of Music Therapy, 48 (3), 264-288.

Elliott, D., Abt, G., & Barry, T. (2008). The impact of arm movement on the predictive validity of the Chester Step Test. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 11 (2), 112-115.

Elliott, D (2007). Music and Exercise: Does tempo influence psychophysical responses? Philica - The Online Journal.

Elliott, D., Carr, S., & Orme, D. (2005). The effect of motivational music on sub-maximal exercise. European Journal of Sport Science, 5 (2), 97-106.

Elliott, D. (2005). Early mornings and apprehension: active learning in lectures. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Education, 4 (1).

Elliott, D., Carr, S., & Savage, D. (2004). The effects of motivational music on work output and affective responses during sub-maximal cycling of a standardised perceived intensity. Journal of Sport Behavior, 27, 134-147.