Dr Tadhg MacIntyre

Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

Keywords: Mental Health Metacognition Motor Cognition Sport Psychology.

Tadhg is an Associate Fellow (PSI & BPS) and an accredited practitioner psychologist in Ireland (PSI) and the UK (HPC). He commenced his role in the position of lecturer at PESS in 2012. He is the Course Director of the Masters degree in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology commencing in January 2016. His research interests are focused on mental health from a psychological perspective. He investigates the role of cognition and cognitive simulation strategies (e.g., mental imagery) in optimising self-regulatory strategies for adaptive behaviours. As a result, he pursues research across a range of topics including mental health stigma, psychomotor measures of depression, injury and mental health, and positive psychology interventions. In the past he has secured funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency, the Irish Institute of Sport and the Irish Research Council. Current projects include the development of an online resilience training programme to enhance mental health in elite sport (EHS Seed Funding), metacognition and action research (British Psychological Society), and an investigation into the role of action concepts in enhancing language literacy (COGG; An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta). He on part of an expert panel on mental health for the forthcoming AASP conference in October 2015.

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