Background and activities

Niels is postdoctoral researcher in sports science. He studies organisational culture and power relations in elite sports organisations in the UK, Norway, and Denmark.

Niels obtained his PhD from Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK. In the research, he collaborated with several Olympic sports organisations, the FA, and Premier League football clubs.


Feddersen, N. B., Morris, R., Littlewood, M. A., & Richardson, D. J. (2020). The emergence and perpetuation of a destructive culture in an elite sport in the United Kingdom. Sport in Society, 23(6), 1004–1022.

Tahtinen, R., McDougall, M., Feddersen, N., Tikkanen, O., Morris, R., & Ronkainen, N. J. (2019). Me, Myself, and My Thoughts: The Influence of Brooding and Reflective Rumination on Depressive Symptoms in Athletes in the United Kingdom. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, January 2019, 1–20.

Feddersen, N. B., Morris, R., Abrahamsen, F. E., Littlewood, M. A., & Richardson, D. J. (2020). The influence of macrocultural change on national governing bodies in British olympic sports. Sport in Society, 1–17.