Cutting-edge PhD research by Leonie Webster has, not only been awarded Best PhD Thesis of 2019 from The British Psychological Society, already directly influenced and enhanced the training of professional coaches in the UK.
The School of Sport Health and Exercise Sciences (SSHES) has forged a highly effective relationship with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for in excess of a decade. In fact, despite being based in Loughborough, when the ECB want assistance with talent development and psychology related matters, they call Bangor University.
Publication date: 4 February 2020
Innovative machine learning may seem light years away from first class test cricket, but it was the introduction of machine learning which enabled experts at Bangor University to reveal to the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) the factors which can lead to developing county or international world-class cricketers.
Publication date: 2 September 2019
In July 2019 the England Men’s cricket team won the World Cup, and on Sunday 25th August 2019 Ben Stokes steered the team to a record run-chase to delivery victory against Australia in the 3rd Ashes Test Match.
Ground-breaking individualised training programmes are helping the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to prepare their players to face the pressure of performing on the pitch, and were a key factor in the England Mens teams’ recent world cup success.
Publication date: 27 August 2019
As concerns are being raised about how social media influences young people’s perceptions of their body image, sports scientists at Bangor University as asking whether and how social media affects our participation in physical exercise, and who and what are the motivators?
Surprisingly little research has been published on how social media affects participation in exercise, and yet there are numerous influencers, coaches and participants sharing their tips and triumphs to be found on various social media platforms. Could social media also be acting as a positive influencer, encouraging some to participate in physical exercise or to have a healthier body image?
Publication date: 20 August 2019
New research suggests how you can get the edge over your competitors in endurance sport
You have probably caught yourself muttering some encouragement to yourself, perhaps when you were facing a particularly difficult physical challenge, or experiencing some sort of stress; “Come on, you can do this!” or “I know I can do this!”
Sports psychologists have now found that speaking to yourself in the second person: “You need to dig deep!”, is actually more effective than speaking to yourself in the first person, “I need to dig deep!”
Publication date: 9 July 2019