The School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise is delighted to invite you to the 2017Basil Ashford Memorial Lecture, which is being held on 23rd February 2017:
Lessons Learned from Applied Sport Psychology: From Gold to Red to Green!
Dr. Tadhg MacIntyre BA MA PHD, Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, University of Limerick
Dr MacIntyre will present a fascinating and novel perspective of the role of natural environments in sport and athletic populations, using case study examples of elite athletes from his applied sport psychology practice.
Dr MacIntyre is a scientist-practitioner consulting as an accredited psychologist in both professional and Olympic sport in addition to investigating fundamental theoretical questions about the nature of action representation. Since, 1993, he has been conducting research on mental imagery, embodied cognition and action related processes, centring on motor cognition. He studied psychology in University College Dublin where he graduated with a BA, a first class honours research Masters (1996) and subsequently a PhD in 2007. His research was supervised by Professor of Cognitive Psychology at UCD, Aidan Moran. He has over a decade of experience as an accredited consultant most recently with Munster Rugby. He has published many peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters, and presented keynotes in Ireland, Portugal and UAE. He is an Associate Editor of the leading journal in sport psychology, International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and in 2016, edited a special issue of Frontiers in Psychology on mental health challenges in elite sport. In recent years, Tadhg’s interests have included the role of nature based solutions for well-being with outputs including a forthcoming Routledge text and a publication which focused on the psychological impact of the environmental challenges at Rio 2016.
- Registration from 17:30
- Lecture at 18:00
- Buffet at 19:00
R001 Sciences Centre, Leek Road Campus, ST4 2DF