Dr Vicky Gottwald

Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science


Dr. Vicky Gottwald

School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Institute for Psychology of Elite Performance, Bangor University, George Building, Holyhead Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2PZ

Tel: +44 (0)1248 382824

Email: v.m.gottwald@bangor.ac.uk


As an elite coach and member of the Institute for Psychology of Elite Performance (IPEP), Vicky’s outside interests and research aspirations are well aligned. Her research activities are currently centred around skill acquisition; more specifically, the utilisation of verbal instructions in directing attention effectively and the processes underlying human movement to improve motor performance. She is currently an active researcher in the following areas; focus of attention, practice with anxiety, talent development and physical literacy. Alongside this, Vicky is Head Coach of the Wales U13 Girls Programme and currently completing her UKCC Level 4 in Elite Coaching Practice.

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2011 - PhD , Focus of attention, execution of form, anxious performance and consideration in imagery application
  • 2007 - Other , M Level Postgraduate Certificate of Education Secondary Physical Education
  • 2006 - BSc , BSc Sports Science

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