Nicholas Cruz

Dr Nicholas de Cruz

Lecturer, Psychology Programme

School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences

Tel: +65 6240 8874

Email: bmljaG9sYXNkZWNydXpAc3Vzcy5lZHUuc2c=

Educational Qualifications

PhD Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Science, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

MSc Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

MSc Psychology, University of Westminster, United Kingdom

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Academic and Professional Experience

2018 - 2019
Associate Faculty, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

2012 - 2012
Assistant Coach, Paralympic Sailing Team, Singapore Disability Sports Council, United Kingdom

2008 - Present
High Participation and Developmental Coach, Singapore Sailing Federation, Singapore

Shah, E. J., de Cruz, N., & Keegan, R. (in press)
International routes to sport and exercise psychology. In V. Shanmuganathan-Felton & S. Smith (Eds.), Developing a sport psychology consultancy: A toolkit for students and trainees. Taylor & Francis.

de Cruz, N. (2022)
Cultural sport psychology and elite sport in Singapore: An exploration of identity and practice. Routledge

de Cruz, N. P. (2019)
Appreciating different research practices in psychology: A student’s notes on research paradigms. PsyPAG Quarterly, 112, 14-18.

de Cruz, N. P. (2019)
A conceptual overview of attaining, maintaining, and regaining shared leadership in high performing teams. Journal of Leadership Education, 18(1), 213-226.

de Cruz, N. P., Spray, C. M., & Smith, B. (2019)
Implicit beliefs of disability and elite sport: The para-athlete experience. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 11(1), 69-91.

de Cruz, N. P., & Duncombe, R. (2016)
Qualitative inquiry of the Singapore environment and motivation of elite athletes: A self-determination perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science, 5(3), 1-19.

2021 - Present
Professional Member, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, United States of America

2021 - Present
Professional Member, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, United Kingdom

2020 - Present
Full Member (MSPS), Singapore Psychological Society, Singapore

2020 - Present
Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), British Psychological Society, United Kingdom

2018 - Present
Full Member (Level 3 Coach), National Registry of Coaches, Singapore

2018 - Present
Registered Instructor for Sailing, Ministry of Education, Singapore

  • Performance Psychology
  • Qualitative Research
  • Cultural Studies
  • Disability
  • Elite Sport
  • Youth Development
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