Rachel Sheehan

Rachel Sheehan, University of Limerick
Qualifications: PhD in Sport Psychology, UL, 2018; MSc in Sport and Exercise Management, UCD, 2013; BSc in Biological Sciences, California Polytechnic State University (2010)

Dr. Rachel Sheehan
Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences
Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
University of Limerick
Contact: rachel.sheehan@ul.ie  @rachelbsheehan   Researchgate


IRC Postdoctoral Researcher with the Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance Project

Teaching and Research Interests:

Research Interests: Rachel is investigating the psychological factors associated with injury in rugby, under the guidance of Drs Ian Kenny and Tom Comyns with IRIS.

Funding: IRC Postdoctoral Fellowship plus UL Succeed and Lead Fellowship

Selected Publications:

Sheehan, R. B., Herring, M. P., & Campbell, M. J. (2018). Longitudinal relations of mental health and motivation among elite student-athletes across a condensed season: Plausible influence of academic and athletic schedule. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 37, p. 146-152.
Sheehan, R. B., Herring, M. P., & Campbell, M. J. (2018). Associations between motivation and mental health in sport: A test of the Hierarchical Model of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(707).
Brick, N., Campbell, M. J., Sheehan, R. B., Fitzpatrick, B., & MacIntyre, T. E. (2018). Metacognitive processes and attentional focus in recreational endurance runners. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, p. 1-18.
Clancy, R. B., Herring, M. P., & Campbell, M. J. (2017). Motivation measures in sport: A critical review and bibliometric analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(348).
Clancy, R. B., Herring, M. P., MacIntyre, T. E., & Campbell, M. J. (2016). A review of competitive sport motivation research. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 277, p. 232–242.