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I am a Lecturer in Sport Coaching & Sport and Exercise Psychology at Hartpury University. My research interests are to qualitatively explore social support among sports coaches and the influence of this phenomena on performance and well-being. In addition, I am interested in women soccer coaches experiences. I am also Editor at UK Coaching Applied Research Journal. In an applied context, I am UEFA B qualified coach and 1st team coach at Portishead Town Ladies FC.
April 2015 - May 2015
- This was assisting in the collection of baseline data at schools. This was based of girls and physical activity. I mainly helped with questionnaires and setting up weight and height equipment.
Research on social support with sports coaches is limited, yet the benefits of social support on performance and well-being within other occupations have been widely reported. This study explored sports coaches’ social support resources over a six-week period to understand how social support resources may alleviate stressors. Longitudinal data were...
Objectives Research on social support with sports coaches is limited, yet the benefits of social support within other occupations have been widely reported. This study explored sports coaches’ social network structures, the social support resources available to coaches, and the situations in which coaches use social support. Design Cross-sectional...
Objectives: Sports coaching can be an inherently stressful occupation because coaches must fulfill multiple roles and cope with various expectations. Further, stress and well-being have implications for coach performance. The objective of this study was, therefore, to conduct a systematic review of literature on stressors, coping, and well-being am...
I have a friend who is currently completing her Masters project and needs a couple more participants. If you are interested in any more information, are interested in being involved or could be me in contact with people then that would be much appreciated and thanks in advance. Just send me a message. A little more info is below:
What are we after?
An introduction to athletes, coaches, managers and support staff (e.g. physiotherapists / nutritionists, other performance staff) currently (or at least within last 2-3 years) participating at Olympic/Professional/National/ Commonwealth level. It could be an individual or team sport, since they will all be part of a broader ‘team/organisation’ which will have a culture. To conduct an interview convenient to you, lasting approximately 45-60 minutes. This will look to explore perceptions, thoughts and experiences of their sport culture and performance.
I am currently studying an MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology course at Loughborough University and am in the process of my writing up a research proposal for my dissertation based around the negative effects of psychological needs satisfaction and psychical activity levels in youth. Could anyone recommend any journals advice around this area? Thanks in advance.