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Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
Lecturer in Psychology and Coach Development
Palmer, D. (2019). Enduro Mountain Bike Medical Study. Enduro World Series
Allison, P., Martindale, R., Gray, S., Sproule, J., Nash, C. & Wang, J. (2014). The Impact of Expeditions on Mental Toughness and Life Skills - A Longitudinal Study. London: British Exploring Society
No abstract available.
Kavaliauskas, M., Morrison, A., & Potts, N. (2018, July). Accuracy and precision of wearable inertia sensor during a free-weight back squat. Poster presented at 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
Previous research investigating the validity and reliability of the PUSH™ (PUSH Inc., Toronto, Canada) wearable inertia sensor during a back squat exercise has p...
Scottish Funding Council
Although the overall benefits of cycling to health and wellbeing are well understood, the prevalence of several painful and debilitating injuries of the wrist, including ulnar neuropathy and carpal tu...
Participation in Mountain Biking - effects on aspects of psychological wellbeing of young participants
Descent Master is a novel upper body training tool concept, initially created with the mountain bike market in mind, as this activity requires a stable and robust upper body musculature in order to pi...
Sproule, J., Martindale, R., Wang, J., Gray, S., Allison, P. & Nash, C. (2011, September). Examining the Efficacy of Outdoor and Adventurous Project Work in Schools Using Self-Determination Framework. Poster presented at 5th ISN International Sports Medicine and Sports Science Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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 ...
Andronikos, G., Westbury, T., & Martindale, R. J. (in press). Unsuccessful Transitions: Understanding Dropout from the Athlete's Perspective. Athens Journal of Sports,
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...
Thom, G., Kavaliauskas, M., & Babraj, J. (in press). Changes in lactate kinetics underpin soccer performance adaptations to cycling-based sprint interval training. European Journal of Sport Science, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2019.1635650
In adolescent soccer, 23% of the distance covers happens at speeds above onset of blood lactate accumulation which suggests that lactate kinetics may be important for soccer p...
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 ...
Hall, A., Jones, L., & Martindale, R. (in press). Evaluating the Utility of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire as a Tool to Drive Excellence in Elite Sport Environments. International Sport Coaching Journal / ISCJ,
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...
Kavaliauskas, M., Jakeman, J., & Babraj, J. (2018). Early Adaptations to a Two-Week Uphill Run Sprint Interval Training and Cycle Sprint Interval Training. Sports, 6(3), 72. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6030072
This study sought to compare early physiological and performance adaptations between a two-week cycle sprint interval training (SIT) and uphill run sprint training (UST) progr...
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...
Boukelia, Z., Gomes, E. C., & Florida-James, G. D. (2018). Diurnal Variation in Physiological and Immune Responses to Endurance Sport in Highly Trained Runners in a Hot and Humid Environment. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/3402143
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to investigate the physiological and immunological response of highly trained runners to an intense bout of exercise performed at two di...
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...
Rawcliffe, A. J., Graham, S. M., Simpson, R. J., Moir, G. L., Martindale, R. J., Psycharakis, S. G., & Connaboy, C. (2017). The Effects of British Army Footwear on Ground Reaction Force and Temporal Parameters of British Army Foot-Drill. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 1. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000002139
High rates of occupational training-related lower-limb musculoskeletal [MSK] overuse injuries are reported for British Army recruits during basic training. Foot-drill is a rep...
Brazo-Sayavera, J., Martínez-Valencia, M. A., Müller, L., Andronikos, G., & Martindale, R. J. J. (2016). Identifying talented track and field athletes: The impact of relative age effect on selection to the Spanish National Athletics Federation training camps. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35(22), 2172-2178. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1260151
This study examined the impact of relative age effect (RAE) on selection to the Spanish National Athletics Federation (RFEA) training camps (TC) between 2006 and 2013. Overall...
A mixed method approach to understanding the nature of psychological resielince in junior athletes, reviewing and proposi...
On the 22nd of September Lesley will join 79 others riders to raise money for the STV children's charity appeal.
10 September 2018
Dr Lesley Ingram will cycle 240 miles for STV children's appeal