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Daniel Stamp

Senior Lecturer
School of Community Studies
Location: Building 111, Room 2015



Professional memberships

Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ).


Dan joined Unitec Institute of Technology in 2007 from the UK where he was a lecturer at Bournemouth University. Dan's primary lecturing responsibilities are in the areas of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Athlete Identity and Well-being.


Dan is currently studying for his PhD with AUT University. His research focuses on young high performance athletes; specially investigating motivation and its relationship with coach and parent influences, and the rugby academy environment. Dan also works as a mental skills trainer through his company, Ultimate Performance. He works with various high performance athletes and teams providing mental skills consultancy.


Outside of work, Dan likes to stay fit with running, cycling and gym workouts. He also enjoys fishing, swimming and scuba diving. This all has to fit around his number one priority, his family; wife Sonya and son Tasman.


Wu, L., Baghaei, N., Casey, J., Mercier, J., Hicks, K., Stamp, D., & Su, B. (2019). SmokeFreeNZ: Designing and Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Mobile Application in Reducing Cigarette Consumption. International Union for Health Promotion and Education, Rotorua.

Stamp, D., Whatman, C., Walters, S., Coombe, A., & Sadiman, R. (2018). Player and Coach Attitudes to Injuries in Team Sports. Sport Medicine New Zealand, Nelson.

Thompson, K., Stamp, D., Sieuw, M., Nash, S., & Ferkins, L. (2016). A Learning Journey: Unintended and Liberating Consequences of an Integrated Teaching Experience in Sport Science. Heather Hamerton and Cath Fraser. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Te Tipuranga - Growing Capability. National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference.

Walters, S., Schluter, P., Stamp, D., Thomson, R., & Payne, D. (2016). Coaches and Referees' Perspectives of Sideline Behaviour in Children's Team Sports: A Cross-sectional Study. International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation & Tourism (Vol. 23).

Ferkins, L., Nash, S., Sieuw, M., Stamp, D., & Thompson, K. (2015). A learning journey: Unintended and liberating consequences of an integrated teaching experience in sport science. National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga.

Stamp, D., Walters, S., Minjares, V., & Whatman, C. (2015). Changing sideline behaviours and enhancing sport participation: The Good Sport project. Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITP) Sport Research Symposium, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Stamp, D. J. (2014). Self-awareness in the developing athlete: Reflective practice in high performance rugby academy players. ITP Sport Research Symposium, Tauranga.

Stamp, D. J. (2013). Understanding secondary school athlete motivation and success: Implications for coaching behaviours. Physical Education New Zealand National Conference, Wellington.

Stamp, D. J. (2013). Understanding secondary school athlete motivation and success: Implications for coaching behaviours. Physical Education New Zealand National Conference, Wellington.

Stamp, D. J. (2013). Mental Skills. Muriwai Volunteer Lifeguard Service , Unitec Department of Sport, Seminar Series, Auckland.

Stamp, D. J. (2012). Using imagery to enhance performance. Unitec Staff Run/Walk Workshop, Auckland.

Walters, S., and Stamp, D. J. (2012). Sideline Education. Sport Northland, Coach Development Workshop, Whangarei.

Stamp, D. J. (2012). Dealing with pressure, resilience and self-belief. Netball Waitakere Talent Identification Program, Auckland.

Stamp, D. J. (2012). The psychological benefits of exercise: A runner's high. Adidas Auckland Marathon.

Stamp, D. J. (2012). I Teach Alone or We Teach Together: Exploring Team Teaching and Impact on Teacher Identity. Unitec Teaching and Learning Symposium, Auckland.

Stamp, D. J. (2012). Beating pre-performance nerves. Adidas Auckland Marathon.

Stamp, D.J., and Walters, S. (2012). Dealing with sideline behaviour issues. North Island Secondary Schools Conference, Rotorua.

Stamp, D. J. (2011). Motivation and Goal Setting: Understanding the impact on sport performance. Sport Waitakere Coaching Workshops, Auckland.

Stamp, D. J., and Lynch, C. (2011). Maximising interdisciplinary research in sport. Unitec Research Symposium, Auckland.

Stamp, D. J. (2011). Motivational guidance from the mental trainer. Adidas Auckland Marathon.

Stamp, D. J. (2011). Motivational guidance from the mental trainer. Run and Walk Events Auckland.

Stamp, D. (2008). An introduction to sport psychology. Auckland Netball Seminar.

Stamp, D. (2008). Psychological approaches for peak performance. New Zealand Rugby League Elite Senior Club Coaching Seminar.