Dr. Nick Holt
Dr. Holt is a professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. he grew up in Wales, and did his undergraduate degree in Geography with Physical Education and Sport Sciences at Loughborough University, England. Following this, he did his MSc in Exercise and Sport Psychology at Exeter University, England, and his PhD at the University of Alberta.
Since completing his PhD in 2002 Dr. Holt worked at Leeds Metropolitan University (England), and Brock University (Ontario), before returning to the University of Alberta in July 2004.
Dr. Holt’s research is focused on psychosocial aspects of youth sport and physical activity, including children’s and adolescents’ interactions with peers and their families. Currently, there are two ‘big questions’ he is trying to address: (1) How can sport be used to ‘produce’ positive developmental outcomes? (2) Can we revive active free play among children in Canada? He is also interested in qualitative research methodologies.
Other Interests: “I run ultramarathons.”