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Prior to working and studying at the University of Edinburgh I completed my undergraduate degree at Queen Margaret University College and did a Masters degree in Research methods in Psychology at the University of Strathclyde. In fallow periods and in addition to my studies, I coached rugby, worked in book shops and libraries and carried out some student demonstrator work. In 2002, I started another Masters degree in Performance psychology at the University of Edinburgh.
Between 2003 and 2006 I completed my Phd in ‘Utilising rhythmicity to optimise the execution of gross motor function’, became accredited as a BPS Sport & Exercise Psychologist, started lecturing in the Institute for Physical Education, Sport and Health Sciences, and worked for the Rugby Football Union Elite Refereeing Unit. My main research interests are in optimising the execution of gross motor skills and in the study of the acquisition of decision making expertise across a spectrum of physical and social settings.
In recent years I have undertaken significant research for UK Athletics and UK Sport and am currently responsible for masters level courses on the MSc Performance Psychology; BSc Applied Sport Science; and BEd Physical Education programmes.
I am a reviewer for two academic journals; the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and the International Journal of Sport Psychology. Interests include mountain biking and playing golf (erratically).
Research Student Supervision:
I currently supervise the following PhD students:
This article was published on Oct 25, 2011