Dane completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology with Sports Science (BSc Hons) at Northumbria University in 2017 and later graduated with a Masters in Research Psychology (MRes) in 2018. Dane’s research encompasses Sport, Personality and Health psychology and he is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society within the Division of Health Psychology and Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Dane has also worked at the mental health charity ‘MIND’ as an empowerment worker in clinical and sub-clinical settings; aiding in the delivery of interventions to improve psychological wellbeing, before commencing his current PhD candidature (funded by the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership) at the University of Leeds and undertaking work for the UK Government as a Data Analyst. Dane’s current research interests are: (i) the ways in which negative thoughts, such as worry and rumination, impact physical and behavioural health outcomes; (ii) how work-related stressors influences sleep behaviours, with a specific view on psychological interventions to tackle negative affect, and; (iii) how ‘high-stress’ occupation groups manage and respond to stress, notably association football referees.
Dane is also a member of the Football Association Referee Mental Health Group and MIND’s Physical Activity & Mental Health Advisory Group as well as being an active match official within the professional game. At Leeds, Dane currently works within the Laboratory for Stress and Health Research (STARlab) and is a member of the Health and Social Psychology Research Group, and also teaches on a number of undergraduate modules within the School of Psychology. Dane is delighted to represent PsyPAG for the Division of Sport and Exercise and warmly welcomes any correspondence regarding this role.