Don Vinson

Don Vinson
University of Worcester | UW · School of Sport and Exercise Science

BSc (Hons), PhD

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Additional affiliations
June 2014 - present
University of Worcester
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Programme Leader - MSc Sports Coaching Programme Leader - MPhil/PhD Coaching and Performance Research Group Lead
September 2008 - June 2014
University of Gloucestershire
Position
  • Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching
September 2004 - August 2008
Liverpool John Moores University
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 2001 - November 2007
University of Central Lancashire
Field of study
  • Adherence to Physical Activity Referral Schemes
September 1998 - July 2001
University of Hull
Field of study
  • Physical Education and Sport Science with Mathematics

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Publications (51)
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Across the sporting landscape, there has recently been increased interest in how best to facilitate Coach Developer (CD) learning. The framework of Landscapes of Practice (LoP) encourages us to consider how CD learning can be better understood through consideration of individual negotiated identity as a process of engagement, imagination and alignm...
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Purpose: To investigate the prevalence of antibiotic use without prescriptions and to identify factors associated with this behavior among university students using oral non-prescription drugs (ONPD). Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among the students of major universities in UAE. A multistage sampling technique was used in the prese...
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Recent approaches to facilitating coach development place considerable emphasis on social interaction aimed at enhancing participants’ learning through collaboration and discussion. This investigation examined the usefulness of utilising the Landscapes of Practice (LoP) framework to better understand such “social” learning, specifically focussing o...
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This Participatory and Appreciative Action and Reflection (PAAR) investigation illustrates a leader's first steps in a "values-to-action" journey. Drawing on the interface between transformational leadership and organizational culture, this study focused on the birth of the Severn Stars-a professional netball club in the United Kingdom. In particul...
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The world of competitive sport can present a challenging environment for Christian athletes and coaches. The culture of competitive sport, and particularly the attitude to winning, can cause athletes and coaches to question how their Christian faith should shape participation and/or whether they should participate at all. Few empirical studies have...
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The aim of this study was to develop consensus of opinion from expert netball coaches by exploring prime defining characteristics of, and prime development requirements for, coaching expertise. Forty-eight expert female netball coaches representing five domains were recruited. A four-round Delphi Poll technique was utilised to generate consensus of...
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The body of literature concerning the relationship between sports coaching and Christianity raises a number of questions about whether or not competitive sport might be considered a legitimate vocational field for Christian coach practitioners. Indeed, this literature has offered limited theoretical clarity for Christian sports coaches seeking a so...
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‘Athlete-centred’ coaching has resonated with the international sports coaching community incredibly strongly over the past decade. The appeal of athlete-centred coaching is easy to understand; at its simplest level the term means putting the needs of the athlete at the forefront of the coaching process and few would argue with the altruistic inten...
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There has been a recent upturn in the volume of research concerning the development of performance and talent development sports coaches (e.g. Blackett, Evans, & Piggott, 2015; Jones & Allison, 2014; Rynne, 2014). Much of this work considers the value of formal (i.e. organised and certified) coach education to be insufficient (e.g. Cushion et al.,...
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Over the past 20 years, a significant amount of research has located sports coaching principally as an educational endeavour. In particular, non-linear educative approaches have attracted much attention yet few studies have explored in any real depth the theoretical underpinnings of such practices. Where conceptual analyses have been conducted, the...
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The authors acknowledge that Liz Ellis did not co-author this article and was erroneously listed as co-author. Editor’s note: COPE flowchart Changes in authorship d) (“Request for removal of author after publication”) was followed.
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Summary Background Use of overdosage of Non-Prescription Drugs (NPD) among university students is a serious public health issue. However, there are no extensive studies that measured the prevalence of taking more than the recommended dose of NPD and / or identified the risk associated with this behavior among university students. Objectives This s...
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Background: Use of overdosage of Non-Prescription Drugs (NPD) among university students is a serious public health issue. However, there are no extensive studies that measured the prevalence of taking more than the recommended dose of NPD and/or identified the risk associated with this behavior among university students. Objectives: This study w...
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Objective: This study is designed to measure the prevalence of polypharmacy and identify factors associated with this behavior among university students in UAE. Methods: A cross-sectional study. Participants were asked whether they used Oral Non-Prescription Drugs (ONPD) in the last 90 days before conducting the study and then to provide details re...
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The purpose of this investigation was to explore how elite coaches used a games-based approach to develop decision making in their performers. The aim of the study was to examine coaches' beliefs surrounding game-based approaches, to explore the mechanisms coaches used to facilitate enhanced athlete decision making and to investigate the nature of...
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Objective: This study is designed to measure the prevalence of polypharmacy and identify factors associated with this behavior among university students in UAE. Methods: A cross-sectional study. Participants were asked whether they used Oral Non-Prescription Drugs (ONPD) in the last 90 days before conducting the study and then to provide details re...
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Objective: The aim of this research is to identify risk factors for incautious use of oral non-prescription drugs (ONPD) and inform recommendations that promote cautious ONPD use among HEI students in the UAE.Methods: A cross-sectional survey-based study was conducted with 2875 students in three randomly selected UAE universities between January an...
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Vinson, D, Gerrett, N, and James, DVB. Influences of playing position and quality of opposition on standardized relative distance covered in domestic women's field hockey: Implications for coaches. J Strength Cond Res 32(6): 1770-1777, 2018-The purpose of this study was to compare the standardized relative distance covered by the various playing po...
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Sports coaches’ commonly have a limited appreciation of pedagogy (Light & Evans, 2013). Furthermore, investigations concerning coaches’ use of performance analysis for athlete learning are rare (Groom, Cushion, & Nelson, 2011). Complex Learning Theory (CLT) advocates nonlinear and sociocultural educative approaches (Light, 2013). Considering this d...
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Introduction The ability of the coach to facilitate athlete learning has become an increasingly common topic of discussion within recent research in the field of sports coaching (Light, Harvey, & Mouchet, 2014; Padley & Vinson, 2013). How coaches can use video analysis to facilitate athletes to be more active in the learning process has not receive...
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This report evaluates the Aspire III coach development programme. The report draws on the theoretical lenses of Communities of Practice (CoPs) (Wenger, 1999), the Value Creation Framework (VCF) (Wenger, Trayner, & de Laat, 2011) and a range of coach learning and development research (e.g. Bertram, Culver and Gilbert 2016; Gilbert, Gallimore and Tru...
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Inclusive and equitable processes are important to the development of sports coaching. The aim of this study was to explore how well UK coach education meets the needs of women sports coaches to make recommendations to further enhance the engagement of, and support for, aspiring and existing women coaches. The national governing bodies (NGBs) of fo...
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Gaining better understanding of coaching pedagogies remains a crucial aspect of developing practice. In particular, pedagogic strategies which do not follow transmission-based, technically focused, approaches have been under-investigated. Furthermore, most investigations into coaching processes have elicited an incomplete understanding of the respe...
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Forty-nine county sports partnerships (CSPs) work together with national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) to support and develop sports coaching in the United Kingdom. Partnership has been promoted as a key means by which agencies are able to address complex issues, but to date there has been little, if any, research into the effectiveness of partn...
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The aim of this investigation was to establish median performance profiles for the six playing positions in elite women's indoor hockey and then identify whether these position-specific profiles could discriminate between qualifying (top four), mid-table and relegated teams in the 2011-2012 England Hockey premier league. Successful passing in releg...
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The UK Coaching Framework (sports coach UK, 2012) places overtly inclusive and equitable processes at the heart of the future development of the sports coaching industry in the UK. It is clear that developing an inclusive culture is a key area of sport policy within the UK, yet the under-representation of females, people with disabilities or from B...
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Abstract Indoor hockey is a highly competitive international sport, yet no research to date has investigated the key actions within this sport. As with outdoor field hockey, penalty corners represent one of the most likely situations in which goals can be scored. All 36 matches of the round-robin phase of the 2010-2011 England Hockey League Women's...
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Physical activity referral schemes (PARS) represent one of the most prevalent interventions in the fight against chronic illness such as coronary heart disease and obesity. Despite this, issues surrounding low retention and adherence continue to hinder the potential effectiveness of such schemes on public health. This article reports on the second...
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The study purpose was to assess preliminary validity and reliability of the Physical Education and School Sport Environment Inventory (PESSEI), which was designed to audit physical education (PE) and school sport spaces and resources. PE teachers from eight English secondary schools completed the PESSEI. Criterion validity was assessed by researche...
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Physical Activity Referral Schemes (PARSs) have long been plagued with poor adherence. Social support surrounding exercisers is crucial to maintaining activity. This investigation develops understanding of the gap between patients’ perceptions and expectations of General Practitioner (GP) and Exercise Professional (EP) interactions. Participants an...
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Failure to establish meaningful and effective transition for undergraduates can lead to academic underachievement. Student engagement represents a key component of student success. This study sought to investigate the impact of a bespoke transition programme featuring a wide range of innovative, student-centred activities on enhancing students' eng...
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The main aim of this study was to develop and test psychometrically the Physical Education Predisposition Scale, to assess secondary school students' cost-benefit assessment of physical education (PE) participation (PE attitude affective and attitude cognitive) and self-perceptions (PE perceived competence and self-efficacy). Secondary aims were to...
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The development of an instrument accurately assessing service quality in the GP Exercise Referral Scheme (ERS) industry could potentially inform scheme organisers of the factors that affect adherence rates leading to the implementation of strategic interventions aimed at reducing client drop-out. A modified version of the SERVQUAL instrument was de...
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Figure 2, Supplementary Questions Added to SERVQUAL.
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A systematic review identified a range of methods, which can influence response rates. However, analysis specific to a healthcare setting, and in particular, involving people expected to be poor responders, was missing, We examined the effect of pre-warning letters on response rates to a postal survey of sedentary patients whom we expected a low ra...

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