Dr. Gordon Bloom

Professor / Undergraduate Program Director
Dr. Gordon Bloom
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
Areas 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: 

Lefebvre, J.S., Bloom, G.A., & Duncan, L.R. (in press). A qualitative examination of the developmental networks of elite sport coaches. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology.

Bloom, G.A., Trbovich, A.M., Caron, J.G., & Kontos, A.P. (in press). Psychological aspects of sport-related concussions: An evidence-based position paper. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.

Dohme, L-C., Bloom, G.A., & Knight, C.J. (in press). Understanding the behaviours employed by parents to support the psychological development of elite youth tennis players in England. International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.

Bentzen, M., Alexander, D., Bloom, G.A., & Kenttä, G. (in press). What do we know about research on parasport coaches? A scoping review. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly.

Milius, I, Gilbert, W.D., Alexander, D., & Bloom, G.A. (in press). Coaches’ use of positive tactile communication in collegiate basketball. International Sport Coaching Journal.

Quilico, E., Harvey, W.J., Caron, J.G., & Bloom, G.A. (in press). Interpretative phenomenological analysis of community exercise experiences after severe traumatic brain injury. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.

Heelis, W.J., Caron, J.G., & Bloom, G.A. (2020). The experiences of high-performance coaches in the management of difficult athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 51, 101751.

Dohme, L-C., Bloom, G.A., Piggott, D., & Backhouse, S. (2020). Development, implementation, and evaluation of an athlete-informed mental skills training program for elite youth tennis players. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 32 (5), 429-449.

Urquhart, D., Bloom, G.A., & Loughead, T.M. (2020). The development, articulation, and implementation of a coaching vision of multiple championship-winning University ice hockey coaches. International Sport Coaching Journal, 7 (3), 335-346.

Lefebvre, J.S., Bloom, G.A., & Loughead, T.M. (2020). A citation network analysis of career mentoring across disciplines: A roadmap for mentoring research in sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 49, 101676.

Lepage, P., Bloom, G.A., & Falcão W.R. (2020). Development and acquisition of knowledge of youth parasport coaches. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 37 (1), 72-89.

Grant, M.A., Bloom, G.A., & Lefebvre, J.S. (2020). Lessons learned: Coaches’ perceptions of a pilot e-mentoring programme. International Sport Coaching Journal, 7 (1), 22-30.

Falcão, W.R., Bloom, G.A., & Sabiston, C.M. (2020). The impact of humanistic coach training on youth athletes’ development through sport. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 15 (5-6), 610-620.

Alexander, D., Bloom, G.A., & Taylor, S.L. (2020). Female Paralympic athlete views on effective and ineffective coaching practices. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 32 (1), 48-63.

Koh, K.T., Koh, L.S.M., Bloom, G.A., & Loughead, T.M. (2020). Stakeholders’ perceptions and recommendations of a high school leadership development programme for athletes in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 40 (2), 197-211.

Research areas: 
Adapted Physical Activity
Sport and Exercise Psychology
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