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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Acceptability and Applicability of an American Health Videogame with Story for Childhood Obesity Prevention Among Hong Kong Chinese Children

Journal Article
Wang, J., Baranowski, T., Lau, P. W. C., Pitkethly, A. J., & Buday, R. (2015)
Acceptability and Applicability of an American Health Videogame with Story for Childhood Obesity Prevention Among Hong Kong Chinese Children. Games for health journal, 4(6), 513-519. https://doi.org/10.1089/g4h.2015.0029
Objective: Positive changes in diet have been observed in research carried out in the United States from the use of “Escape from Diab” (Diab), a health videogame designed to l...

Reliability and validity of the short Hong Kong Chinese Self-Regulation of Learning Self-Report Scale (SRL-SRS-C)

Journal Article
Pitkethly, A. J., & Lau, P. W. C. (2016)
Reliability and validity of the short Hong Kong Chinese Self-Regulation of Learning Self-Report Scale (SRL-SRS-C). International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 14(3), 210-226. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197x.2015.1025810
Objectives: This study translated and shortened the original English, six-factor, Self-Regulated Learning Self-Report Scale (SRL-SRS). This version was subsequently assessed f...

Investigating the association of self-regulation of learning with adolescent leisure-time physical activity

Journal Article
Pitkethly, A., & Lau, P. W. C. (2014)
Investigating the association of self-regulation of learning with adolescent leisure-time physical activity. Journal of Sports Sciences, 32(sup2), s89. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2014.968400
Low levels of physical activity (PA) are associated with numerous health problems, and although a moderately active lifestyle can reduce these risks, levels of adolescent PA r...

Self-regulated learning and its association with self-report leisure-time physical activity among Hong Kong Chinese Adolescents.

Presentation / Conference
Pitkethly, A. & Lau, P. W. (2014, May)
Self-regulated learning and its association with self-report leisure-time physical activity among Hong Kong Chinese Adolescents.. Poster presented at International Society for Behaviour, Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), San Diego, USA.
Introduction: Only 57.4% of 13-19 year old Hong Kong adolescents engage in three or more days of 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity weekly (Hong Kong Department of He...

A review of the literature: Self-regulation and physical activity interventions with children and adolescents.

Presentation / Conference
Pitkethly, A., & Lau, P. W. (2012, November)
A review of the literature: Self-regulation and physical activity interventions with children and adolescents. Poster presented at 11th Annual Conference of the Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness
No abstract available.

Self-Regulation of Expert and Developing Racing Drivers.

Presentation / Conference
Pitkethly, A. & Richards, H. (2012, October)
Self-Regulation of Expert and Developing Racing Drivers.. Poster presented at International Conference on Youth, Technology and Health., Hong Kong. (Unpublished)
Objectives: This study investigated self-regulation of expert and developing racing drivers testing a theoretical model from the literature and examining differences by abilit...

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