Dr Vicky Gottwald

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching)

Contact info

School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance (IPEP)

Location: George Building (Room 302)

Email: v.m.gottwald@bangor.ac.uk

Tel: +44(0)1248 382824

Twitter: @GottwaldVicky

Research Group: http://ipep.bangor.ac.uk/ 

Vicky is a researcher in skill acquisition with particular interest in coaching instruction. She is a UKCC Level 4 Coach and the Talent Identification and Transfer Lead for the Welsh Institute of Performance Science (WIPS). She currently works with a number of high performance sporting organisations, including UK Sport, Weigthlifting Wales, Welsh Rowing, England Athletics and UK Deaf Sport.

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    A Retrospective Enquiry into the Holistic Development of Elite British Olympic Weightlifters

    Anderson, D., Lawrence, G. & Gottwald, V., Dec 2022, In: Journal of Expertise. 5, 4, p. 147-168 22 p., 4.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Published

    An internal focus of attention is optimal when congruent with afferent proprioceptive task information

    Gottwald, V., Owen, R., Lawrence, G. & McNevin, N., Mar 2020, In: Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 47, 101634.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Published

    Capturing the holistic profile of high performance Olympic weightlifting development

    Anderson, D., Gottwald, V. & Lawrence, G., 30 Sep 2022, In: Frontiers. 4, 17 p., 986134.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. Published

    Different Cues of Personality and Health from the Face and Gait of Women

    Kramer, R. S. S., Gottwald, V. M., Dixon, T. A. M. & Ward, R., 1 Apr 2012, In: Evolutionary Psychology. 10, 2, p. 271-295

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Published

    Early promise versus late bloomers: a longitudinal and multidisciplinary analysis of relative age effects throughout an elite weightlifting pathway.

    Gottwald, V., Anderson, D. & Lawrence, G., 25 Dec 2021, In: Journal of Expertise. 4, 4, p. 335-364 30 p., 4.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. Published

    Internal and External Focus of Attention in a Novice Form Sport

    Lawrence, G. P., Gottwald, V. M., Hardy, J. & Khan, M. A., Jan 2013, In: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 82, 3, p. 431-441

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. Published

    Lets go Surfing now, everybody's learning how; attentional strategies on expert and novice surfing performance under both practice and competition conditions

    Lawrence, G. P., Virian, J., Oliver, S. J. & Gottwald, V. M., 2020, In: European Journal of Sport Science. 20, 2, p. 229-239 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. Published

    Practice with anxiety improves performance, but only when anxious: evidence for the specificity of practice hypothesis

    Lawrence, G. P., Cassell, V. E., Beattie, S. J., Woodman, T., Khan, M. A., Hardy, L. J. & Gottwald, V. M., 27 Oct 2013, In: Psychological Research. 78, 5

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  10. Published

    Predicting undergraduate students’ learning from a lecture: The role of self-control, motivation, and mental effort.

    Owen, R., Blanchfield, A. & Gottwald, V., 31 May 2022, In: Cylchgrawn Addysg Cymru/The Welsh Journal of Education. 24, 1, p. 1-17 17 p., 24.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  11. Published

    Relative age effect? No “flipping” way! Nuanced evidence of an apparatus dependent inverse relative age effect, in elite women’s artistic gymnastics

    Langham-Walsh, E., Gottwald, V. & Hardy, J., 28 Jun 2021, In: PLoS ONE. 16, 6, e0253656.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  12. Published

    Representational Momentum in the Expertise Context: Support for the Theory of Event Coding as an Explanation for Action Anticipation

    Anderson, D. N., Gottwald, V. M. & Lawrence, G. P., 14 Aug 2019, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 10, 1838.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  13. Published

    Representational Momentum reveals visual anticipation differences in the upper and lower visual fields.

    Gottwald, V. M., Lawrence, G. P., Hayes, A. E. & Khan, M. A., 1 May 2015, In: Experimental Brain Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  14. Published

    Talent development in sport. How do you make it to the top?

    Knight, C. & Gottwald, V., 27 May 2022, In: Frontiers for Young Minds. 10, 684710.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  15. Published

    Testing anxiety's effect on movement planning and correction: Online upper-limb corrections are not completely automatic

    Lawrence, G., Owen, R., Gottwald, V. & Khan, M., Feb 2023, In: Human Movement Science. 87, 1, 24 p., 103022.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  16. Published

    The movement kinematics and learning strategies associated with adopting different foci of attention during both acquisition and anxious performance

    Lawrence, G. P., Gottwald, V., Khan, M. A. & Kramer, R., 2 Nov 2012, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 3, 468

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  17. Chapter › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  18. Published

    Skill acquisition for coaches.

    Lawrence, G. P., Kingston, K., Gottwald, V. M. & Jones, R. L. (ed.), 4 Mar 2013, An Introduction to Sports Coaching: Connecting Theory to Practice: 2nd edition. Routledge, p. 31-48

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  19. Conference contribution › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  20. Published

    Initial steps in the validation of the athlete development formulation survey

    Langham-Walsh, E., Anderson, D., Dunn, E., Gottwald, V., Hardy, J., Hardy, L., Lawrence, G., Lowery, M., Oliver, S., Roberts, R. & Woodman, T., 2019, Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport (SCAPPS refereed abstracts repository). p. 115

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  21. Published

    Relative age effect? No" flipping" way: Exploring the relative age effect in elite, female gymnastics

    Langham-Walsh, E., Gottwald, V. & Hardy, J., 2019, Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport (SCAPPS refereed abstracts repository). p. 116

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  22. Conference contribution › Research › Peer-reviewed
  23. Published

    Going against the grain: Performance when relevant proprioceptive afferent information is congruent with focus of attention

    Gottwald, V., Lawrence, G. & Owen, R., 21 Oct 2018, Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport: SCAPPS refereed abstracts repository. s1 ed. Vol. 50. p. 27

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

  24. Published

    Identifying talent holistically: Using machine learning to capture the dynamic development of expertise in Olympic weightlifting. a preliminary analysis

    Anderson, D., Gottwald, V. & Lawrence, G., 21 Oct 2018, Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport : SCAPPS refereed abstracts repository. 1 ed. Vol. 50. p. 4

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

  25. Published

    Practice with anxiety improves performance, but only when anxious: Evidence for the specificity of practice hypothesis

    Lawrence, G., Beattie, S., Woodman, T., Khan, M. A., Hardy, L., Gottwald, V. M. & Cassell, V. E., 20 Jun 2012, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. s1 ed. Vol. 34. p. S101

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

  26. Published

    Pressure enhances online control when 'I' don't know I need to correct, but reduces it when 'I' do: Motor control strategies and state anxiety

    Owen, R., Gottwald, V. & Lawrence, G., 21 Oct 2018, Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport: SCAPPS refereed abstracts repository. 1 ed. Vol. 50. p. 54

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

  27. Paper › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  28. Published

    Breaking down the One Target Advantage: The role of pressure

    Lawrence, G. P., Khan, M. A., Mottram, T. M. & Gottwald, V. M., 17 Oct 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  29. Published

    Practice with anxiety improves performance, but only when anxious: Evidence for the specificity of practice hypothesis

    Hardy, L. J., Lawrence, G. P., Beattie, S., Woodman, T., Gottwald, V. M., Khan, M. A., Hardy, L. & Cassell, V., 7 Jun 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  30. Published

    Systematically increasing contextual interference is beneficial for learning, but how long for?

    Mandzuk, A. A., Mandzuk, A., Lawrence, G. P. & Gottwald, V. M., 29 Apr 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  31. Poster › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  32. Unpublished

    A Prospective Study of The Developmental Biographies of Great British Pathway Athletes: Pathway to Podium

    Dunn, E., Langham-Walsh, E., Lowery, M., Hardy, L., Lawrence, G., Gottwald, V., Hardy, J., Oliver, S. & Roberts, R., 8 Jun 2018, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  33. Poster › Research › Peer-reviewed
  34. Published

    Preliminary Validation of the Athlete Development Formulation Survey (ADFS)

    Dunn, E., Anderson, D., Langham-Walsh, E., Lowery, M., Hardy, L., Lawrence, G., Woodman, T., Gottwald, V., Hardy, J., Roberts, R. & Oliver, S., 18 Oct 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  35. Published

    Relative Age Effect? No "Flipping" Way! Exploring the Relative Age Effect in Women's Artistic Gymnastics.

    Langham-Walsh, E., Gottwald, V. & Hardy, J., 18 Oct 2019, p. 204.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

  36. Abstract › Research › Peer-reviewed
  37. Published

    Can learning under an external focus of attention counteract the negative effects of choking under pressure?

    Gottwald, V. M., Lawrence, G. P. & Khan, M. A., Jun 2010, p. S82-S82.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractpeer-review