Dominic Micklewright



“Stick, twist or bust? Prospection, risk-perception and decision-making in cycling.”

Dominic Micklewright attended St Thomas More High School in Westcliff-on-Sea where he completed his school education in 1987. In 1988 he joined the Royal Navy where he served for almost 7 years as a submariner and diver on two nuclear submarines HMS/m Resolution and HMS/m Talent. In 1995 Dominic resigned from the Navy and joined the Metropolitan Police Service where he served for 9 years as both a uniformed and plain clothes police officer in London’s east end. While he was in the Police, Dominic studied part-time for a BSc in Psychology before going on to complete a full-time MSc in Sport & Exercise Science in 2000 and a PhD in Sport & Exercise Psychology which he completed in 2006. In 2003 Dominic was appointed as a part-time teaching fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Essex, in 2004 he was appointed as a lecturer and later promoted to Senior Lecturer. In 2007 he became a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society and was also made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has enjoyed a succesful academic career and is well-published in his academic field. He has given numerous conference presentations and mass media interviews. He is the founder and former head of the Sport, Performance and Fatigue Research Unit at the University of Essex and a former Chair of the Division of Sport & Performance at the British Association of Sport & Exercise Science. Currently, Dominic is the Dean of Academic Partnerships at the University of Essex where he has strategic oversight of the University’s domestic and international academic partners.