Andronikos, G., Elumaro, A. I., Westbury, T. & Martindale, R. J. J. (2016). Relative age effect: implications for effective practice. Journal of Sports Sciences. 34(12), 1124-1131. doi:10.1080/02640414.2015.1093647. ISSN 0264-0414
Physical and psychological differences related to birthdate amongst athletes of the same selection year have been characterised as the “relative age effects” (RAEs). RAEs have...
Harris, P. J., Campbell, S. A., Westbury, T., & Florida-James, G. (2015). Assessing the link between stress and retention and the existence of barriers to support service use within HE. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 40(6), (824-845). doi:10.1080/0309877X.2015.1014316. ISSN 0309-877X
Students suffer from stress as a result of many factors, including educational unpreparedness, financial strain and inability to integrate socially. This mixed methods study a...
Graham, S. M., McKinley, M., Chris, C. C., Westbury, T., Baker, J. S., Kilgore, L. & Florida-James, G. (2012). Injury occurrence and mood states during a desert ultramarathon. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 22(6), 462-466. doi:10.1097/jsm.0b013e3182694734. ISSN 1050-642X
Objective: To describe injuries and illnesses presented and profile mood states and sleep patterns during a desert environment ultramarathon.
Design: Prospective study gatheri...
Martindale, R. J. J., Collins, D., Wang, J. C. K., McNeill, M., Lee, K. S., Sproule, J. & Westbury, T. (2009). Development of the talent development environment questionnaire for sport. Journal of Sports Sciences. 28, 1209-1221. doi:10.1080/02640414.2010.495993. ISSN 0264-0414
As sporting challenge at the elite level becomes ever harder, maximizing effectiveness of the talent development pathway is crucial. Reflecting this need, this paper describes...
Campbell, T., Westbury, T., Davison, R. & Florida-James, G. (2017, October). Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment. Poster presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research - 57th Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria
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 ...
Campbell, T., Westbury, T., Davison, R. & Florida-James, G. (2017, July). A case study investigation or the autonomic and endocrine response to psychosocial demand in the workplace. Paper presented at 38th Annual Conferenec of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society., Hong Kong
Purpose: To investigate the effect of acute day-to-day psychosocial work characteristics upon the autonomic and endocrine stress response.
Design: The study employed a singl...
Campbell, T., Westbury, T., Davison, R. & Florida-James, G. (2017, July). Assessment of occupational stress in higher education employees through the cortisol awakening response. Poster presented at STAR Conference 2017, Hong Kong
Purpose: Although the cortisol awakening response (CAR) has been used to investigate occupational stress among various professions there are limitations to the interpretation ...
Fountain, H., Martindale, R., Tony, W. & Moira, L. (2016, December). Exploring the Nature of Psychological Resilience in Junior Rugby League Players: A Q-Method Approach. Poster presented at BPS- Divison of Sport and Exercise Psychology Annual Conference, Cardiff
The purpose of this study was to explore the nature of psychological resilience in the context of junior Rugby League, using a novel Q-sort method.
Fountain, H., Martindale, R., Moira, L. & Westbury, T. (2016, November). Exploring the nature of resilience in junior athletes. Poster presented at BASES- British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Annual Conference, Nottingham
Athletes are often proactive in exposing themselves to an inherently stressful competitive environment, frequently seeking challenges as opportunities for development (Sarkar ...
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