Dr. Martin Turner

Dr. Martin J. Turner is an award-winning researcher and practitioner who is most known for his work spearheading the growth of rational emotive behaviour theory (REBT) within sport and performance settings. His broad interests are in the effects of stress and adversity on human wellbeing and performance. Martin holds a Reader in Psychology post at Manchester Metropolitan University, and lives in Stoke on Trent, England.

He is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered and Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. He is also an Associate Fellow of the BPS. He holds an Advanced Practicum Certificates in REBT from the Albert Ellis Institute, who also awarded him the Albert Ellis award for research in 2018 and 2020. Martin has also received an Outstanding Achievement Award for Research from the U.K. Association for REBT. He is a frequent keynote/invited speaker at academic conferences and industry events, delivering CPD workshops to fellow professionals and trainees, and delivering consultancy across private and public sectors.

In his consultancy he worked with the FA as Lead Psychologist for England Futsal for 8 years, alongside delivering on Level 2, 3, and 4 psychology courses for coaches. Martin has also worked in professional soccer, including two professional soccer academies (Stoke City FC, Nottingham Forest FC). He has also worked in cricket academies, and across a vast range of sports as a private consultant. He has worked in military (e.g., RAF), corporate (e.g., SONY), and public sector (e..g, NHS) settings, delivering stress management, leadership, and performance programmes.