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Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43663

Warrick Wood MSc, BSpC


School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

Warrick is a sport psychology lecturer, based on the Albany campus.  Prior to Massey, Warrick worked for various national and regional sporting organisations in the areas of high performance and coach development.  

Warrick completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Canterbury and pursued post-graduate study at Indiana State University.

Warrick has an extensive coaching background, coaching basketball at various levels in NZ and the US.  Warrick has an applied sport psychology interest and works with various elite and junior athletes and teams.


Contact details

  • Ph: +64 9 213 6663 (internal extension - 43663)
    Location: 05, 66
    Campus: Albany


  • Master of Science - Indiana State University (2009)
  • Bachelor of Sport Coaching - University of Canterbury (2007)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Currently working towards PhD in Sport & Exercise Science (sport psychology related topic)

Applied Sport Psychology

Performance Enhancement

Coach Behaviour

Research Opportunities

  • Perceptions of coaching behaviour: An investigation of athlete need satisfaction  (31/08/2015) Opportunity for an elite sports team to have qualitative analysis conducted of the coach-athlete relationship within their environment. For more information - please contact Warrick


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Sport and Exercise Psychology (170114)


Performance Enhancement

The Coach-Athlete Relationship

Consultancy and Languages


  • Current - High Performance Sport New Zealand
    Mental Skills Trainer
  • Current - Cycling New Zealand
    Mental Skills Trainer
  • Current - Auckland Cricket
    Mental Skills Trainer
  • Current - North Harbour Rugby
    Mental Skills Trainer
  • Current - Massey University Academy of Sport
    Mental Skills Trainer
  • 2015 - High Performance Sport New Zealand Pathway to Podium Programme
    Workshop Presenter


  • English
    Last used: Everyday
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching


2014 - College of Health Lecturer of the Year - winner

2015 - Colleage of Health Lecturer of the Year - nominee

2016 - Colleage of Health Lecturer of the Year - nominee

2018 - Colleage of Health Lecturer of the Year - nominee

Courses Coordinated

Media and Links

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