My research interests include:
1. how heightened anxiety / worry affect the planning and correction of movements,
2. how adopting different foci of attention (e.g., focusing on the body vs focusing on an object) affect the planning and correction of movements,
3. and how diminished self-control resources can influence task performance and motor processes.
However, I can easily get excited by any novel and impactful research idea.
Over the last few years I have been a prolific lecturer on the SSHES' BSc and MSc Research Methods modules. These are often modules students are intimidated by, but a key focus of mine is to demonstrate that spiders are genuinely scarier than a 2 (group) x 3 (timepoint) ANOVA with repeated measures on the second factor.
Other modules I am frequently involved in lecturing are: Skill Acquisition; Motor Control and Learning; and Applied Sport Psychology.
When I am not absorbed in my work, the following labels describe me best: petrolhead, fell runner, and dog walker. I am also known to make terrible jokes all of the time. Which reminds me, what sort of music are geologists into? Rock.
Bio: I am a Higher Education Academy accredited lecturer at Bangor University's School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Sciences. I teach on modules covering Research Methods, Motor Control, and Sport Psychology. My research aims to advance understanding of movement planning and correction processes.