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Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
Lecturer in Psychology and Coach Development
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...
Simpson, R. J., Graham, S. M., Connaboy, C., Clement, R., Pollonini, L., & Florida-James, G. D. (2017). Blood lactate thresholds and walking/running economy are determinants of backpack-running performance in trained soldiers. Applied Ergonomics, 58, 566-572. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.04.010
We developed a standardized laboratory treadmill protocol for assessing physiological responses to a simulated backpack load-carriage task in trained soldiers, and assessed th...
Kavaliauskas, M., Kilvington, R. & Babraj, J. (2017). Effects of in-season uphill sprinting on physical characteristics in semi-professional soccer players. Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness. 57(3), 165-170. doi:10.23736/S0022-4707.16.06066-7. ISSN 1827-1928
AIM: Soccer performance is determined by a number of physiological adaptations that can be altered by high intensity training. However, the effectiveness of using an uphill sp...
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...
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...
Allison, P., Gray, S., Sproule, J., Nash, C., Martindale, R., & Wang, J. (2015). Exploring contributions of project-based learning to health and wellbeing in secondary education. Improving Schools, 18(3), 207-220. https://doi.org/10.1177/1365480215599298
Regardless of the aims and purposes of education, recent trends in pedagogy suggest an increasing popularity of project-based learning (PBL) and a focus on interdisciplinary a...
Sproule, J., Martindale, R., Wang, J., Allison, P., Nash, C., & Gray, S. (2013). Investigating the experience of outdoor and adventurous project work in an educational setting using a self-determination framework. European Physical Education Review, 19(3), 315-328. doi:10.1177/1356336x13495629
The purpose of this study was to carry out a preliminary investigation to explore the use of
outdoor and adventurous project work (PW) within an educational setting. Specifica...
Martindale, R. & Nash, C. (2013). Sport science relevance and application: Perceptions of UK coaches. Journal of Sports Sciences. 31(8), 807-819. doi:10.1080/02640414.2012.754924. ISSN 0264-0414
While sport science can have significant and positive impact on coaches and athletes, there is still a general consensus that the transfer of sport science knowledge to coachi...
Martindale, A. & Martindale, R. (2012). Psychological Skills Training. In Sproule, J. (Ed.). IB Course Companion: Sports, Exercise and Health Science, 264-277. Oxford University Press (OUP). ISBN 978-0-19-912969-0
No abstract available.
Martindale, R. J., Collins, D., Douglas, C. & Whike, A. (2012). Examining the ecological validity of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire. Journal of Sports Sciences. 31(1), 41-47. doi:10.1080/02640414.2012.718443. ISSN 0264-0414
It is clear that high class expertise and effective practice exists within many talent development environments across the world. However, there is also a general consensus th...
Nash, C., Martindale, R., Collins, D. & Martindale, A. (2012). Parameterising expertise in coaching: Past, present and future. Journal of Sports Sciences. 30(10), 985-994. doi:10.1080/02640414.2012.682079. ISSN 0264-0414
Research into expertise is increasing across a number of domains pertinent to sport. Whilst this increase is particularly apparent in coaching, a key question is how to identi...
John Wang, C. K., Sproule, J., McNeill, M., Martindale, R. J. J., & Lee, K. S. (2011). Impact of the talent development environment on achievement goals and life aspirations in Singapore. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 23, 263-276. https://doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2010.543120
Producing successful athletes in Singapore is a high priority, and the financial rewards for those that make it are great. In light of such an extrinsically motivated structur...
Simpson, R. J., Guy, K., Whyte, G. P., & Florida-James, G. D. (2005). Lymphocyte Apoptosis, Adhesion/activation Molecules And Complement Regulatory Proteins Following Intensive, Moderate And Eccentric Exercise: 1739 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 37(Supplement), S336. https://doi.org/10.1097/00005768-200505001-01738
Abbott, A., Collins, D., & Martindale, R. (2002). Talent identification: How Not to Do It!! Current 'World Best' Practice?. Journal of Sports Sciences, 21(4), (255-256). ISSN 0264-0414
Florida-James, G., & Reilly, T. (1995). The physiological demands of Gaelic football. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 29(1), 41-45. doi:10.1136/bjsm.29.1.41
Match-lay demands of Gaelic football and fitness profiles were assessed at club competitive level. English Gaelic football club championship players (n = 11) were assessed for...
Palmer, D. (2019). EWS Concussion Pocket Guide. Enduro World Series
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