Tony Westbury

Tony Westbury

Dr Tony Westbury

Associate Professor

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Active Living Becomes Achievable (ALBA): An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Behaviour Change Intervention at Promoting Physical Activity for Improved Mental Wellbeing

Journal Article
Peddie, N., Snowden, A., & Westbury, T. (in press)
Active Living Becomes Achievable (ALBA): An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Behaviour Change Intervention at Promoting Physical Activity for Improved Mental Wellbeing. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40737-021-00246-4
Physical activity (PA) has been shown to be beneficial for physical and mental wellbeing. However, there is evidence to indicate people with mental health conditions are signi...

The Acculturation Experiences of Elite Rugby Union Coaches

Journal Article
Hall, A., English, C., Jones, L., Westbury, T., & Martindale, R. (2022)
The Acculturation Experiences of Elite Rugby Union Coaches. International Sport Coaching Journal / ISCJ, 9(1), 30-39. https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2020-0103
Currently, little is known about how elite coaches acculturate and how they manage their acculturation environment. This study examines the acculturation experiences of elite ...

Challenges of Self-Presentation and Athlete Branding Among Saudi Female Exercisers: An Auto-ethnography of a Muslim Saudi Personal Trainer Instagram User

Journal Article
Basabain, W., Macleod, K., Westbury, T., & Qutub, A. (2021)
Challenges of Self-Presentation and Athlete Branding Among Saudi Female Exercisers: An Auto-ethnography of a Muslim Saudi Personal Trainer Instagram User. Asian Social Science, 17(3), 9-30. https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v17n3p9
Some athletes have attracted millions of audiences, even if being namely recognised. Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar JR., and David Beckham have the most Instagram followers on a gl...

Factors contributing to the quality of the junior-to-senior transition in Greek athletes

Journal Article
Andronikos, G., Westbury, T., Brazo-Sayavera, J., Olivares, P. R., & Martindale, R. J. J. (in press)
Factors contributing to the quality of the junior-to-senior transition in Greek athletes. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2021.1891116
The aim of this study was to investigate which factors contribute to the quality of the junior-to-senior transition (JST) which includes adjustment to senior level, sport and ...

"Nobody will put Baby in the Corner!" A Qualitative Evaluation of a Physical Activity Intervention to Improve Mental Health

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Westbury, T., & Peddie, N. (2020)
"Nobody will put Baby in the Corner!" A Qualitative Evaluation of a Physical Activity Intervention to Improve Mental Health. Health and Social Care in the Community, 28(6), 2060-2075. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13017
Physical activity is beneficial for mental health, but people with mental health issues are less likely to be physically active than the general population. Socially prescribe...

Unsuccessful Transitions: Understanding Dropout from the Athlete's Perspective

Journal Article
Andronikos, G., Westbury, T., & Martindale, R. J. (2019)
Unsuccessful Transitions: Understanding Dropout from the Athlete's Perspective. Athens Journal of Sports, 6(4), 195-214. https://doi.org/10.30958/ajspo.6-4-2
Limited studies have investigated the experiences of athletes who did not "make it" to elite level. To target this research gap, this study accessed and investigated this hard...

The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Peddie, N., & Westbury, T. (2021)
The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review. Advances in Mental Health, 19(1), 94-112. https://doi.org/10.1080/18387357.2019.1684829
Objective: There is growing global evidence for stark inequalities in the physical health status and life-expectancy of people with a mental health diagnosis. In most cases, p...

Unsuccessful Transitions: Understanding Dropout from the Athletes’ Perspective

Presentation / Conference
Andronikos, G., Westbury, T., & Martindale, R. (2019, May)
Unsuccessful Transitions: Understanding Dropout from the Athletes’ Perspective. Presented at 19th International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing and Social Aspects
Limited studies have investigated the experiences of athletes who did not ‘make it’ to elite level. To target this research gap, this study accessed and investigated this hard...

The Importance and Influence of a Successful Environment on Athletes’ Transition towards Elite Level: The case of Triathlon

Presentation / Conference
Andronikos, G., Westbury, T., Kolyperas, D., & Martindale, R. (2018, June)
The Importance and Influence of a Successful Environment on Athletes’ Transition towards Elite Level: The case of Triathlon. Paper presented at European Academy of Management 2018 (EURAM'18), Reykjavík, Iceland
Developing athlete talents into professional successful athletes has been a challenge across various nations, sports, and cultures. While research has flourished and strived t...

Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment

Journal Article
Campbell, T. G., Westbury, T., Davison, R., & Florida-James, G. (2018)
Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment. International Journal of Stress Prevention and Wellbeing, 2,
The cortisol awakening response (CAR) is a distinct element of the diurnal pattern of cortisol release, believed to be partly driven by the anticipation of the demands of the ...

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