Staff Profile of Andrew Cooke

Andrew Cooke
Name
Andrew Cooke
Position
Lecturer, Psychophysiology
Email
a.m.cooke@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
8250
Location
George Building, Normal Site

Member of Research Group/Institute

  • Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance

Background

Andrew studied Sports Science at Bangor University (2004-2007), before moving to the University of Birmingham to study for a PhD (2007-2010) entitled “Effects of Competition on Performance, and the Underlying Psychophysiological Mechanisms” under the supervision of Professor Christopher Ring. On completion of his PhD Andrew was appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham (2010-2012). He then re-joined Bangor University as a Lecturer in the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences in January 2013.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Birmingham, 2010
  • BSc (1st Class), Bangor University, 2007

Research Areas

  • Psychophysiological mechanisms underpinning motor learning and performance under pressure;
  • Emotion-performance relationship;
  • Neurofeedback training.

Research Funding

  • Hindle, J., Pritchard, A., Cooke, A., Martin-Forbes, P., Linden, D., Bracewell, M. & Macleod. C. EEG Neurofeedback to improve motor function in Parkinson’s. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. £56,385. October 2015.
  • Cooke, A., & Hardy, J. All in the head: Neural underpinnings of Plane-Easy learning in golf. European Social Fund ATM. £6,480. October 2014.
  • Hindle, J., Pritchard, A., Cooke, A., Martin-Forbes, P., Linden, D., Bracewell, M. & Macleod. C. Neurofeedback in Parkinson’s disease. NEURODEM Cymru. £5,964. September 2014.
  • Hardy, L., Woodman, T., Cooke, A., & Cook, C. A multidisciplinary examination of resilience in elite coaches and its impact on athlete behaviour and performance. English Institute of Sport. £58,700. June 2014.
  • Ring, C., Kavussanu, M., Masters, R.S.W., & Cooke, A. The social and cognitive neuroscience of performance under pressure. Economic & Social Research Council. £99,961. November 2011.
  • Cooke, A. The winner takes it all versus all for one and one for all: The social neuroscience of individual and intergroup competition. Economic & Social Research Council. £101,676. November 2010.

Publications

Please visit the publications page of Dr Andy Cooke to view recent publications

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks:

  • Cooke, A. (2015, July). Ready Heads, Steady Hearts and Quiet Eyes: the psychophysiological ingredients for great golf putting. Invited talk at European Congress of Sport Psychology, Bern, Switzerland.
  • Cooke, A. (2015, April). Worth a shot? Developing research on EEG neurofeedback and motor activity in Parkinson’s disease using principles applied in golf performance research. Invited NEURODEM Cymru Parkinson’s Research Seminar. Bangor, UK.
  • Cooke, A. (2014, May). Can we train the brain to drain putts? Invited talk at Expertise and Skill Acquisition Network Annual Meeting, Sheffield, UK.
  • Cooke, A. (2014, May). The sporting brain (and can it be trained)? Invited talk at College of Health & Behavioural Sciences Research Showcase, Bangor, UK.
  • Cooke, A., (2013, October) Can we train the brain to drain putts? An investigation of the effectiveness of neurofeedback training in sport. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Florence, Italy.
  • Cooke, A. (2012, December). Neurofeedback in sport. Invited talk at biofeedback workshop hosted by the Experimental and Clinical Psychophysiology Research Group, University of Padova, Italy.
  • Cooke, A. (2011, September). Going for individual glory versus taking one for the team: The psychophysiology of pure and intergroup competition. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Boston, USA.
  • Cooke, A. (2011, July). All for one and one for all: Enjoyment facilitates performance during team competition. Paper presented at the European Congress of Sport Psychology, Funchal, Portugal.
  • Cooke, A. (2010, December). “The winner takes it all” versus “all for one and one for all”: The social psychology of individual and team competitions. Paper presented at the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference, at the British Psychological Society, London.
  • Cooke, A. (2008, December). Psychological, muscular and kinematic factors mediate performance under pressure in sport. Paper presented at the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Inaugural Conference, at the British Psychological Society, London.

Membership of Professional Organisations

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Expertise and Skill Acquisition Network

External Reviewing

  • Reviewing for academic journals: Autonomic Neuroscience; Biological Psychology; Cognitive Processing; International Journal of Sport Psychology; International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Journal of Applied Sport Psychology; Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology; Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin; Psychology of Sport & Exercise; Psychophysiology; The Sport Psychologist.
  • Reviewing for funding agencies: Economic and Social Research Council; European Commission (Marie Curie Actions Research Fellowship Programme).

Hobbies and Interests

  • Playing and watching sport, particularly football, golf, tennis and table tennis.
  • Supporting Chesterfield FC