Dr. Gordon Bloom

Professor / Director of Undergraduate Programs
Contact Information

Currie Gymnasium, 475 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1S4


514-398-4400 Ext 0516
Email address: 
gordon.bloom [at] mcgill.ca
Kinesiology and Physical Education
Sport Psychology Research Lab
Area of expertise: 

Sport psychology, pedagogy, coaching knowledge and behaviours, team building, psychology of athletic injuries (concussions).


B.A. (W. Ont.), M.A.(York), Ph.D.(Ott.)

Selected publications: 

Douglas, S., Falcão, W.R., & Bloom, G.A. (2018). Career development and learning pathways of Paralympic coaches with a disability. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 35 (1), 93-110.

Caron, J.G., Bloom, G.A., & Podlog, L. (2018). Are athletes psychologically ready for a return to sport following a concussion? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52 (1), 1-2.

Delaney, J.S., Caron, J.G., Correa, J.A., & Bloom, G.A. (2018). Why Professional football players chose not to reveal their concussion symptoms during a practice or game. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 28 (1), 1-12.  

Caron, J.G., Rathwell, S., Delaney, J.S., Johnston, K.M., Ptito, A., & Bloom, G.A. (2018). Development, implementation and assessment of a concussion education programme for high school student-athletes. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36 (1), 48-55.

Donoso-Morales, D., Bloom, G.A., & Caron, J.G. (2017). Creating and sustaining a culture of excellence: Insights from accomplished university team-sport coaches. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 88 (4), 503-512.

Hoffmann, M.D., Loughead, T.M., & Bloom, G.A. (2017). Examining the experiences of peer mentored athletes competing in elite sport. The Sport Psychologist, 31 (2), 134-146.

Fairhurst, K.E., Bloom, G.A., & Harvey, W.J. (2017). The learning and mentoring experiences of Paralympic coaches. Disability and Health Journal, 10 (2), 240-246.

Falcão, W.R., Bloom, G.A., & Bennie, A. (2017). Coaches’ experiences learning and applying the content of a humanistic coaching workshop in youth sport settings. International Sport Coaching Journal, 4 (3), 279-290.

Ferrari, G., Bloom, G.A., Gilbert, W.D., & Caron, J.G. (2017). Experiences of competitive masters swimmers: Desired coaching characteristics and perceived benefits. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15 (4), 409-422.

André-Morin, D., Caron, J.G., & Bloom, G.A. (2017). Exploring the unique challenges faced by female university athletes experiencing prolonged concussion symptoms. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6 (3), 289-303.

Donoso-Morales, D. Bloom, G.A., & Caron, J.G. (2017). Canadian University coaches’ perceptions on the importance of effective planning and communication skills. CienciAmérica, 6 (2), 1-6.

Koh, K.T., Camiré, M., Bloom, G.A., & Wang, J. (2017). Creation, implementation, and evaluation of a values-based intervention program for sport coaches and physical education teachers in Singapore. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 12 (6), 795-806.

Caron, J.G., Bloom, G.A., Balish, S.M., & Harvey, W.J. (2016). Insights from adolescent athletes concerning the acquisition and dissemination of concussion information. Journal of Sport Pedagogy and Research, 2 (3), 4-13.

Caron, J.G., Bloom, G.A., Loughead, T.M., & Hoffmann, M.D. (2016). Paralympic athlete leaders’ perceptions of leadership and cohesion. Journal of Sport Behavior, 39 (3), 219-238.

Kim, J., Bloom, G.A., & Bennie, A. (2016). Intercollegiate coaches’ experiences and strategies for coaching first-year athletes. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 8 (4), 394-408.

Vallée, C.N., & Bloom, G.A. (2016). Four keys to building a championship culture. International Sport Coaching Journal, 3 (2), 170-177.

Falcão, W.R., Bloom, G.A., & Loughead, T.M. (2015). Coaches’ perceptions of team cohesion in Paralympic sports. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 32 (3), 206-222.

Sinotte, C.A., Bloom, G.A., & Caron, J.G. (2015). Roles, responsibilities, and relationships of full-time university assistant coaches. Sports Coaching Review, 4 (2), 99-114.

Caron, J.G., Bloom, G.A., Falcão W.R., & Sweet, S.N. (2015). An examination of concussion education programmes: A scoping review methodology. Injury Prevention, 21 (5), 301–308.

Caron, J.G., Bloom, G.A., & Bennie, A. (2015). Canadian high school coaches’ experiences, insights, and perceived roles with sport-related concussion. International Sport Coaching Journal, 2 (3), 285-297.

Delaney, J.S., Lamfookon, C., Bloom, G.A., Al-kashimir, A., & Correa, J.A. (2015). Why University athletes choose not to reveal their concussion symptoms during a practice or game. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 25 (2), 113-125 

Cormier, M.L., Bloom, G.A., & Harvey, W.J. (2015). Elite coach perceptions of cohesion on coacting teams. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 10 (6), 1039-1053.

Caron, J.G., & Bloom, G.A. (2015). Ethical issues surrounding concussions and player safety in professional ice hockey. Neuroethics, 8 (1), 5-13.