Alan Ringland

Alan Ringland
Institute of Technology, Tralee · Institute of Technology Tralee

B.A., M.A, PGCE, D.Phil

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Introduction
Alan Ringland currently works at the Institute of Technology Tralee, Institute of Technology, Tralee. Alan does research in Secondary Education, Higher Education and Curriculum Theory. He was Team Psychologist for the Beijing 2008 & London 2012 Paralympic games and has many insights into working in the elite athletic sector. He is currently working on research with the GAA into the use of sport psychology and the gender psychological difference between genders in the sport.
Education
September 1984 - May 1988
Ulster University
Field of study
  • PSYCHOLOGY
September 1981 - May 1984
Bangor University
Field of study
  • Physical education

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Client-centred approaches are often highlighted in the performance environment but what precisely do we mean by consulting using this approach? Professional practice approaches typically assert that the expertise is held by the consultant whereas the alternate approach focuses on the expertise embedded in the environment and shared among coaches, m...
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The Taoiseach Enda Kenny (2012) said the Irish Paralympic team’s achievements in recent years have been ‘a great source of pride and inspiration’. This paper investigates the underlying psychological factors for this success by looking at the many positives from Beijing to London, a narrative account from a medal winner pre-Games, and some autoethn...
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Client-centred approaches are often highlighted in the performance environment but what precisely do we mean by consulting using this approach? Professional practice approaches typically assert that the expertise is held by the consultant whereas the alternate approach focuses on the expertise embedded in the environment and shared among coaches, m...
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Two experiments with 20 beginning badminton and 16 intermediate tennis adult players investigated the validity of psychological principles underlying T. T. Galliwey's (1974) inner-game approach to coaching sports skills. Exp I made a direct comparison of the relative efficiency of the inner-game and traditional methodologies for coaching badminton....

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Mental health in sport remains a serious issue which merits an action plan to ensure sport environments are well-being promoting and that athletes, coaches, sport science support and other entourage members all win through well-being. Direct attempts to tackle mental health may have unintended consequences including increasing stigma through labeling and reducing help-seeking behaviors. We propose a series of innovative novel solutions which are evidence-based. To this end our initial studies focus on assessing knowledge of mental health and attitudes towards help seeking among various stakeholders. We use case study scenarios in addition to standardized inventories in our research.
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What are the effects of retirement from elite sport for paralympic athletes?