Professor Joanne Hudson

Professor Joanne Hudson

Professor, Sport and Exercise Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 513162

Research Links

Academic Office - A109
First Floor
Engineering East
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Jo holds an Honours degree in Physical Education and Educational Studies and a PhD in Developmental Sport Psychology, both from the University of Wales, Bangor and has taught in Higher Education for 20 years.

Jo is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a BASES Fellow and BPS Associate Fellow, a BPS Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with Health Care Professions Council Registration and holds BASES Accreditation for Research.


Jo’s research has two key themes: (1) psychosocial aspects of physical activity and exercise in middle-aged and older adults, in particular, age-related stereotypes and identity, and, (2) reversal theory interpretations of well-being and exercise experiences.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Older adults
  • Reversal theory

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Current modules taught on:

SR144 – Foundations in Exercise Science
SR251 – Developing Research Methods in Sports Science
SR256 – Exercise Science: Interventions and Applications
SR314 – Health Related Exercise
SR311 – Sport and Exercise Science Research Dissertation
SRE704 – Research Methods and Skills

Joanne is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE

Research Collaborations