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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...

Predictive ability of psychological factors with future performance of football players: a systematic review with meta-analysis

Journal Article
Ivarsson, A., Kilhage-Persson, A., Martindale, R., Priestley, D., Huijgen, B., Ardern, C., & McCall, A. (in press)
Predictive ability of psychological factors with future performance of football players: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2019.10.021
Objectives: This systematic review had 3 key objectives: (1) to investigate whether psychological factors were associated with future football performance ( e.g., progression ...

The Talent Development Environment Questionnaire as a Tool to Drive Excellence in Elite Sport Environments

Journal Article
Hall, A., Jones, L., & Martindale, R. (2019)
The Talent Development Environment Questionnaire as a Tool to Drive Excellence in Elite Sport Environments. International Sport Coaching Journal / ISCJ, 6(2), 187-198
Currently, little work has evaluated the impact of interventions within talent development environments (TDEs). This study is the first of its kind to evaluate the efficacy o...

Relationships between talent development environments and mental toughness: The role of basic psychological need satisfaction

Journal Article
Li, C., Martindale, R., & Sun, Y. (in press)
Relationships between talent development environments and mental toughness: The role of basic psychological need satisfaction. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(18), 2057-2065. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2019.1620979
Although the talent development environment and mental toughness are critical for athletes to realise their athletic potential, there is a dearth of literature on whether the ...

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 value of participating in British exploring society expeditions: a three year multi-cohort study

Journal Article
Allison, P., Martindale, R., Stott, T., Gray, S., Nash, C., Fraser, K., & Wang, J. (2018)
The value of participating in British exploring society expeditions: a three year multi-cohort study. Acta Universitatis Carolinae: Kinanthropologica, 54(1), 5-15. https://doi.org/10.14712/23366052.2018.1
A primary aim of many expeditions is to facilitate personal development of young people and while there is much anecdotal evidence to support this aim, there is limited empiri...

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...

The effects of structural change: An investigation into the South African cricket development pathway

Journal Article
English, C., Nash, C., & Martindale, R. (2018)
The effects of structural change: An investigation into the South African cricket development pathway. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, https://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2018.1434811
Sports organisations face immense challenge, both structurally and organisationally, in coordinating talent development processes. This complex interaction may be exacerbated...

Relative age effects in international age group championships: A study of Spanish track and field athletes

Journal Article
Brazo-Sayavera, J., Martínez-Valencia, M. A., Müller, L., Andronikos, G., & Martindale, R. J. J. (2018)
Relative age effects in international age group championships: A study of Spanish track and field athletes. PLOS ONE, 13(4), e0196386. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0196386
The relative age effect is a well-researched phenomenon, however there is still a dearth of understanding in track and field and female sport. This study investigated the role...

An Investigation of the Influence of Gender, Socioeconomic Status, and Motivation on Young People’s Sport Participation within a Scottish Context

Presentation / Conference
Young, S., Martindale, R., & Baker, G. (2017, November)
An Investigation of the Influence of Gender, Socioeconomic Status, and Motivation on Young People’s Sport Participation within a Scottish Context. Poster presented at Scottish Physical Activity Research Connections (SPARC, 2017
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The hidden links in trophic food webs: where do the parasites fit?

2019 - date
Matthew Dicker | Director of Studies: Dr Sonja Rueckert | Second Supervisor: Prof Mark Huxham

An investigation of successful surf therapy programmes and their key mechanisms of change

2018 - date
James Marshall | Director of Studies: Dr Russell Martindale | Second Supervisor: Mr Brendon Ferrier

Examination of the culture within effective elite rugby environments

2018 - date
Andrew Hall | Director of Studies: Dr Russell Martindale | Second Supervisor: Dr Cedric English

An examination of talent identification and development systems within Jordanian football

2018 - date
Sadam Altwassi | Director of Studies: Dr Russell Martindale

Investigating the role of self-regulated learning in optiming player development opportunities within a Scottish football academy

2017 - date
Kieren Elder | Director of Studies: Dr Russell Martindale | Second Supervisor: Dr Amanda Pitkethly

Concussion injury patterns in elite Scottish Rugby Union

2017 - date
Stuart Bailey | Director of Studies: Dr Debbie Palmer | Second Supervisor: Dr Russell Martindale

Outdoor recreation and conservation volunteering in Scotland's Regional Parks

2017 - date
Ashley Napier | Director of Studies: Dr Kathy Velander | Second Supervisor: Dr Gavin Maclean

Evaluating the long-term effectiveness of ALBA: An intervention designed to increase physical activity levels of people with mental and/or phusical health conditions, leading to improved mental and physical health

2016 - date
Nicola Peddie | Director of Studies: Dr Tony Westbury | Second Supervisor: Prof Austyn Snowden

Optimisation of monitoring using camera-traps and field evidence when identifying Eurasian Otter Lutra lutra resting or breeding sites

2015 - date
Melanie Findlay | Director of Studies: Dr Patrick White | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

An investigation into the nature of psychological resilience in junior athletes

2015 - 2017
A mixed method approach to understanding the nature of psychological resielince in junior athletes, reviewing and proposi...
Dr Hollie Fountain | Director of Studies: Dr Russell Martindale | Second Supervisor: Dr Tony Westbury

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