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Dr Tadhg MacIntyre

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Dr. Tadhg E. MacIntyre afBPS afPSI is a lecturer in sport, exercise and performance psychology in the PESS Dept. He supervises PhD students on topics including mental health, resilience, psychological recovery and nature based interventions for well-being. On this latter topic he has led the development of three H2020 proposals with members of the initiative.  In 2018 he co-edited a text for Routledge entitled Physical Activity in Natural Settings: Green Exercise and Blue Mind. Funding successes include Erasmus + and project funding from the Irish Research Council on motor cognition, green exercise, mental health and well-being and network support funding from Enterprise Ireland, BPS, Waterways Ireland and Sport Ireland. He is now editing a cross-hosted topic for the journal Frontiers on the topic of Human-Nature Interactions: Perspectives on Conceptual and Methodological Issues.


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

Bryan, D O’Shea, T MacIntyre (2017). Stressing the relevance of resilience: a systematic review of resilience across the domains of sport and work. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1-41.

Moran, A., Bramham, J., Collet, C., Guillot, A., & MacIntyre, T. E. (2015). Motor Imagery in Clinical Disorders: Importance and Implications. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6, 23. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00023.

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., Moran, A., Guillot, A. & Collet, C. (2013). An emerging paradigm: A strength-based approach to exploring mental imagery. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 104.