Dr Marley Willegers
Research Officer; Teaching Associate
- Other: MRes Sport Psychology
- BSc: Sport Health and Exercise Sciences
- PhD: Sport Psychology
Teaching and supervision: In recent years, I have taught research methods and statistics modules to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. In previous years, I have co-supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students toward the successful completion of their research projects. I continue to supervise students throughout their research endeavors today.
My research interest centre on personality, emotion dysregulation, and risk-taking in relation to health. Throughout my Ph.D., I have explored the agentic emotion regulation benefits of engaging in high-risk sports, such as mountaineering, and the regulatory role our sporting activities play in buffering against social insecurity. I am currently involved in several collaborative projects with organisations such as Healthwise Wales and the Natural Environment Research Council. I am also a lecturer in advanced research methods and statistics, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students the principles and methodologies underlying qualitative and quantitative research.
- E-pub ahead of printAgentic emotion regulation in high-risk sport: An in-depth analysis across climbing disciplines
Willegers, M., Woodman, T. & Tilley, F., Apr 2023, In: Personality and Individual Differences. 204, 112061.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
- BUIIA Training and Networking conference
BU-IIA training and networking conference Bangor University
19 Oct 2022Activity: Participation in conference (Participant)
- Healthwise Wales research meeting
BU-IIA project meeting with Healthwise Wales
13 Oct 2022Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course (Speaker)
- Who, What, Why not:applying BeSci to population health
Public Health Wales Behavioral Science Unit Presentation
12 Oct 2022Activity: Participation in conference (Participant)
The psychological benefits of engaging in high-risk sporting activities were evident to me from a young age. However, it was not until I attended Bangor University that I aspired to understand the underlying processes that derive such benefits. When I am not at my desk, I can be found paragliding, downhill mountain biking, and riding motocross.