profile: Ray Bobrownicki

Ray Bobrownicki is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is working towards accreditation with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) as a Sport Scientist under the supervision of Dr. Paul McCarthy. Ray has experience working with athletes, teams, and organisations from a range of sports including athletics, boxing, and football. In addition to his consulting and academic commitments, Ray also finds time to high jump competitively, finishing 9th in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and boasting a personal best of 2.28 metres.


  • Born — Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Resides — Glasgow, Scotland


  • University of Edinburgh — PhD Sport Psychology (2016)
  • University of Edinburgh — MSc Performance Psychology (2009)
  • Brown University — BA Psychology (2006)


  • Bobrownicki, R., MacPherson, A. C., Coleman, S. G. S., Collins, D., Sproule, J. (2015). Re-examining the effects of verbal instructional type on early stage motor learning. Human Movement Science, 44, 168-181. doi:10.1016/j.humov.2015.08.023

Conference Presentations

  • Bobrownicki, R., MacPherson, A. C., Sproule, J. (2015, February 10). The impact of verbal instruction type on performance. Paper presented at the Technical University of Munich Winter School, Hirschegg, Austria.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Chartered Psychologist with the BPS
  • Probationary Sport Scientist with BASES

Additional Awards and Qualifications

  • National Progression Award in Sports Coaching: Athletics — SCQF Level 4
  • Academic All-Ivy Award for excellence in sport and academics from the Ivy League
  • Gray Research Scholarship from the University of Edinburgh

Sporting Experience

  • 2014 Commonwealth Games finalist in the High Jump
  • Scottish Native Record Holder at 2.28 metres