Alan Whealan


Position: Sports lecturer

“There is no failure, only feedback!”

About Alan

I spent 15 years working in corporate finance and accounts before committing to the long held desire to move in a new direction and pursue a career in sport. Having completed a BSc in Sport Science and Physical Education and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology, I now run my own sport psychology business while also working as a tutor in Portobello Institute since 2018.

Alan’s Teaching Philosophy

I am a very open and approachable tutor and believe in a student centred approach to learning, with student engagement and discussion at the heart of every lecture. A firm believer in the benefits of effective goal setting, engaging in reflective practice and practical application, I employ a number of sport psychology related skills into the education setting to ensure all students maximise their potential for learning. 


  • BSc Sport and exercise Science
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

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