Dr Mark Campbell is a senior lecturer and Course Director for the MSc Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science. Mark started in University of Limerick in 2011, having previously lectured in DCU. Mark is a Science Foundation Ireland Funded Investigator (SFI-FI) and Principal Investigator on a project which seeks to derive and evaluate the key performance indicators in computer gaming and esports. Mark and this work is supported with the financial support of the Science Foundation Ireland grant 13/RC/2094. Mark is a member of LERO (The Irish Software Research Centre) and his primary research interests focus on exploring the neurocognitive characteristics of expertise in skilled performers. Goals of this research are to further our understanding of the cognitive and perceptual processes underlying skilled movement and how these skills can be applied to different populations. 


Kowal, M., Toth, A. J., Exton, C., & Campbell, M. J. (2018). Different cognitive abilities displayed by action video gamers and non-gamers. Computers in Human Behavior88, 255-262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2018.07.010

Campbell, M. J., Toth, A. J., Moran, A. P., Kowal, M., & Exton, C. (2018). eSports: A new window on neurocognitive expertise?. Progress in brain research240, 161-174. DOI: 10.1016/bs.pbr.2018.09.006. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079612318301122?via%3Dihub

Doherty, S., Hannigan, B., & Campbell, M. J. (2016). The experience of depression during the careers of elite male athletes. Frontiers in psychology7, 1069. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01069

Campbell, M. J., Toth, A. J., & Brady, N. (2018). Illuminating sex differences in mental rotation using pupillometry. Biological psychology138, 19-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2018.08.003

Yeomans, C., Kenny, I.C., Cahalan, R., Warrington, G.D., Harrison, A.J., Hayes, K., Lyons, M., Campbell, M.J. and Comyns, T.M., 2018. The incidence of injury in amateur male rugby union: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports medicine, pp.1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-017-0838-4