Amanda Pitkethly

Amanda Pitkethly

Dr Amanda Pitkethly

Lecturer

Biography

I am a lecturer and BASES accredited Sport & Exercise Scientist (Psychology support), and a practitioner and trainer of Motivational Interviewing. My main research interest is self-regulation and behaviour change in health and performance.

I lead our BSc Physical Activity for Health programme that aims to develop a strong workforce to drive better health and wellbeing in our country. We are in the process of having our degree accredited by CIMSPA (The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity).

My applied experience includes working in physical activity and health with adolescents and adults in the general public and in clinical populations; supporting GB deaf athletes prior to and at the 2017 Deaflympics; working with athletes and coaches from many sports including martial arts, triathlon, rugby, touch rugby, field hockey, motor racing, football, swimming, golf and dressage, as well as business professionals, professional musicians, and dancers.

Specialties: Sport/Exercise/Performance Psychology; applied and research experience in all these areas.
For my academic publications and conference proceedings, please see my research gate link below.
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amanda_Pitkethly

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Foresee the glory and train better: Narcissism, goal-setting and athlete training

Journal Article
Zhang, S., Roberts, R., Woodman, T., Pitkethly, A., English, C., & Nightingale, D. (in press)
Foresee the glory and train better: Narcissism, goal-setting and athlete training. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1037/spy0000264
Grandiose narcissism may be debilitative to athlete training because the opportunity for self-enhancement that motivates narcissists to strive is normally absent in training e...

Task-efficacy predicts perceived enjoyment and subsequently barrier-efficacy: investigating a psychological process underpinning schoolchildren's physical activity

Journal Article
Zhang, S., Wang, J., & Pitkethly, A. (in press)
Task-efficacy predicts perceived enjoyment and subsequently barrier-efficacy: investigating a psychological process underpinning schoolchildren's physical activity. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2020.1849352
Self-efficacy and perceived enjoyment have been recognised as important psychological correlates of children’s physical activity (PA). However, research investigating the psyc...

Performance strategies’ moderation of the interaction between adaptive and maladaptive narcissism on athlete training

Presentation / Conference
Zhang, S., Roberts, R., Pitkethly, A., & English, C. (2019, November)
Performance strategies’ moderation of the interaction between adaptive and maladaptive narcissism on athlete training. Presented at BASES Conference 2019, Leicester
Literature suggests that grandiose narcissism may be debilitative to athlete training because the opportunity for self-enhancement that motivates grandiose narcissists to stri...

Lead me to train better: Transformational leadership moderates the negative relationship between athlete personality and training behaviours.

Journal Article
Zhang, S., Beatie, S., Pitkethly, A., & Dempsey, C. (2019)
Lead me to train better: Transformational leadership moderates the negative relationship between athlete personality and training behaviours. Sport Psychologist, 33(2), 119-128. https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2018-0055
High-quality training environments are essential for athletic peak performance. However, recent research highlighted that athletes' personality characteristics could undermine...

The intervention effect of SMS delivery on Chinese adolescent's physical activity.

Journal Article
Lau, P. W. C., Pitkethly, A. J., Leung, B. W. C., Lau, E. Y., & Wang, J. (2019)
The intervention effect of SMS delivery on Chinese adolescent's physical activity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(5), 787. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16050787
To examine the effects of short messaging service (SMS) frequency and timing on the 13 efficacy of an SMS-intervention for Hong Kong Chinese adolescents. Sixty nine students a...

Providing pupils autonomous use of sit-stand desks; behaviour changes and teacher and pupil opinion following an 8 week intervention

Journal Article
Fowler, S., Pitkethly, A., Booth, J., Sproule, J., & Hutson, D. (2018)
Providing pupils autonomous use of sit-stand desks; behaviour changes and teacher and pupil opinion following an 8 week intervention. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15(10 Suppl 1), S74-S74. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2018-0535
Parallel oral session : Wednesday 17th October

Do physical education teachers and general teachers differ in their implicit anti-fat bias?

Journal Article
Lau, P., Leung, B., Pitkethly, A., & Ransdell, L. (2018)
Do physical education teachers and general teachers differ in their implicit anti-fat bias?. International Journal of Physical Education, 55(1), 27-37
The purpose of this study was to examine implicit attitudes of physical education (PE) and non-PE teachers towards overweight children stratified by gender, age, and body mass...

Investigating the association of self-regulated learning skills and physical activity in Hong Kong Chinese and Scottish adolescents

Journal Article
Pitkethly, A. J., Lau, P. W. C., & Maddison, R. (2019)
Investigating the association of self-regulated learning skills and physical activity in Hong Kong Chinese and Scottish adolescents. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 17(6), 670-684. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197x.2018.1444077
Zimmerman's self-regulated learning (SRL) model focusses on how individuals are able to make improvements through a cyclical and systematic method of learning how to adapt to ...

Teachers’ and young adolescents’ qualitative opinions of an eight-week, feasibility/pilot, sit-stand desk intervention

Presentation / Conference
Pitkethly, A., Campbell, A., Sproule, J., Booth, J., Fawkner, S., & Hutson, D. (2017, November)
Teachers’ and young adolescents’ qualitative opinions of an eight-week, feasibility/pilot, sit-stand desk intervention. Poster presented at Scottish Physical Activity Research Connections 2017
Aim: Nine sit-stand desks were installed in an Edinburgh Primary 7 class to determine the feasibility of their use and the effects on sedentary, activity, learning outcome var...

Validation of the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Older Children (PAQ-C) among Chinese Children *

Journal Article
Wang, J. J., Baranowski, T., Lau, W. C. P., Chen, T. A., & Pitkethly, A. J. (2016)
Validation of the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Older Children (PAQ-C) among Chinese Children *. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 29(293), 177-186. https://doi.org/10.3967/bes2016.022
Objective This study initially validates the Chinese version of the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Older Children (PAQ-C), which has been identified as a potentially vali...

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