Qualifications and memberships


Academic and research interests

Music for sport and exercise

Sport and exercise psychology

Sport and exercise physiology


Miller, P.K., Van Der Zee, S. and Elliott, D.  (2021). Pain, culture and pedagogy: A preliminary investigation of attitudes towards “reasonable” pain tolerance in the grassroots reproduction of a culture of risk. Psychological Reports, p.0033294120988096

Elliott, D. and Massey, D. (2020). Effect of acute antagonist static stretching on upper-body agonist power. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 15(1), pp.53-59. 

Elliott, D. (2020). Selecting music for exercise: The music preferences of UK exercisers. Cogent Psychology, 7(1), p.1802928. 

Wilbraham, S., Elliott, D. & Miller, P.K. (2019). Reproducing “culture” as a barrier to individual and collective change: the case of rapid weight loss practices in combat sports. Poster session presented at the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2019, 10-11 July 2019, Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, Manchester, UK.

Elliott, D. and Dewhurst, S. (2016). A cross-sectional examination of the mental and social well-being of older female Scottish country dancers and physically active non-dancers. Illinois Journal for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

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.