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Dr Tadhg MacIntyre

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Dr. Tadhg E. MacIntyre afPSI is a lecturer in sport, exercise and performance psychology and course director of the related Masters programs in the PESS Dept. He research interests are on topics relating to metacognition, mental health, resilience and recovery, and nature-based interventions for well-being. In 2019, he co-edited a text for Routledge entitled Physical Activity in Natural Settings: Green Exercise and Blue Mind and is a member of the Expert Advisory Board for the H2020 funded project ReNature. Recent funding includes Erasmus +, Be Like an Athlete and he coordinates a new EU €10.48 project on nature based solution to promote urban health and well-being across six European cities which is planned to commence in June 2020.


Donnelly A. A. & MacIntyre, T. E. (2019). Physical Activity in Natural Settings: Green and Blue Exercise (Eds.). London: Routledge.

MacIntyre, T. et al. (2019). Imagery and Action: A Window into Embodied Cognition . In M. Cappuccio, Handbook of Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Mac Intyre, T., Igou, E., Campbell, M., Moran, A., & Matthews, J. (2014). Metacognition and action: a new pathway to understanding social and cognitive aspects of expertise in sport. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1155.

 Mac Intyre, T., Madan, C. R., Moran, A., Collet, C. & Guillot, A. (2018). Motor imagery, performance and motor rehabilitation. Progress in Brain Research, 240, 141-159.

Bryan, C., O’Shea, D., & MacIntyre, T. (2019). Stressing the relevance of resilience: a systematic review of resilience across the domains of sport and work. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12, 70 11.