Gordon A. Bloom, Ph.D.

Full Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, McGill University;
Researcherr, CRIR−Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital of the CISSS de Laval

Phone: 514 398-4184 (0516)

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://sportpsych.mcgill.ca


  • B.A., Sociology, University of Western Ontario, 1988
  • B.A. Honours, Sport Sociology, York University, 1990
  • M.A., Sport Psychology, York University, 1993
  • Ph.D., Sport Psychology, University of Ottawa, 1997

Research interests

Sport concussion, coaching knowledge and behaviours, environments of concussed athletes.

Recent publications

Alexander, D., Bloom, G.A., Taylor, S.L. (In press). Female Paralympic athlete views on effective and ineffective coaching practices. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.

Bloom, G.A. (In press). Paralympic sport coaching. In K. Dieffenbach & M. Thompson (Eds.), Coach Education Essentials. Champaign IL: Human Kinetics.

Bloom, G.A. & Caron, J.G. (In press). Introduction. In G.A. Bloom & J.G. Caron (Eds.), Psychological Aspects of Sport-Related Concussions. New York NY: Routledge.

Bloom, G.A., Dohme, L.C. & Falcão, W.R. (In press). Coaching youth athletes. In R. Resende & A.R. Gomes (Eds.), Coaching for Human Development and Performance in Sports. Lausanne: Springer.

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

Dohme, L.-C., Lefebvre, J.S. & Bloom, G.A. (In press). Team building in youth sport. In M.W. Bruner, M. Eys & L. Martin (Eds.), Exploring the Power of Groups in Youth Sport. New York NY: Elsevier.

Allain, J., Bloom, G.A. & Gilbert, W.D. (2018). Successful high-performance ice hockey coaches’ intermission routines and situational factors that guide implementation. The Sport Psychologist, 32(3), 210-219.

Bloom, G.A., Lefebvre, J.S. & Smith, P. (2018). Chapter 9. Canadian case study conversation: Mentorship in elite women’s ice hockey. In F.C. Chambers (Ed.), Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching: A Design Thinking Approach (pp. 169-184). London/New York: Routledge.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Quaterly for Exercise and Sport, 88(4), 503-512.

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. & Bernie, 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.

Falcão, W.R., Bloom, G.A. & Loughead, T.M. (2017). Coaches’ perceptions of team cohesion in Paralympic sports. Adapted Physival Activity Quaterly, 32(3), 206-222.

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.

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

Research orientation

Axis 2 : Participation, Social Inclusion and Rehabilitation Services

Research topic

Theme 2 : Services, Systems and Policies

Research Site

CRIR – Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital of the CISSS de Laval

University Affiliation