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Dr. Mark Campbell

phd bsc

Biography


Mark Campbell joined the PESS department in January 2011 as a Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. Prior to joining the department, Mark lectured in the School of Health & Human Performance at Dublin City University. He has a B.A (2002) and a Ph.D. (2006) in Psychology from University College Dublin. Mark's doctoral thesis was titled "An Empirical Investigation of Expertise in Golf Putting and Green-Reading". This research was funded with an IRCHSS scholarship from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Mark's teaching and research interests focus on two main areas: motor cognition and applied sport psychology interventions. Mark's research to date has focused on trying to understand cognitive and perceptual expertise of elite athletes. Mark is the founding chairman of the Division of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology of the Psychological Society of Ireland and has recently delivered a keynote address to the Psychological Society of Irelands Student Congress. Mark has utilised mixed methodologies in examining the cognitive processes underlying expert performance from qualitative (interviews, focus groups) to quantitative (laboratory and filed studies). Specifically he has used eye-tracking technology to examine visual attentional control in expert's decision-making skills, preparation for action and subsequent performance execution. He is also interested in mental skills training and sport psychology interventions with athletes and coaches.



Research Interests


Mark's teaching and research interests focus on two main areas: motor cognition and applied performance psychology interventions. Mark's research to date has focused on trying to understand cognitive and perceptual expertise of elite performers. Mark has utilised mixed methodologies in examining the cognitive processes underlying expert performance from qualitative (interviews, focus groups) to quantitative (laboratory and filed studies). Specifically he has used eye-tracking technology to examine visual attentional control in expert's decision-making skills, preparation for action and subsequent performance execution. He is also interested in mental skills training and sport psychology interventions with athletes and coaches.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2012 Division of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, Founding Chair of a new Division in the Psychoilogical Society of Ireland (PSI). PSI regulate and govern Psychologists in Ireland. The new Division ratifed at the PSI AGM in November 2012 is titled 'The Division of Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology'

Association

  • 2011 Professional Member (Psychology), Irish Institute of Sport
  • Registered Member (Reg Psychol PsSI), Psychological Society of Ireland
  • Professional Member, FEPSAC (European Federation for Sport Psychology)

Education

  • 2006 UCD - PhD
  • 2002 UCD - BA Psychology

Publications

Book Chapter

2014

Patrick: Watch, practice, perform, reward: Meeting (special) learning needs
MacPhail A.;Campbell M.;Kenny I.;Tindall D.;Tannehill D.
Pedagogical Cases In Physical Education And Youth Sport

Conference Contribution

2014

Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference
MacIntyre, T., O'Shea, D., McCormack, H., Campbell, M., Van Raalte, J., Brewer, B., Mahoney, C., Lavelee, D. & Moran, A

2014

28th International Congress of Applied Psychology
MacIntyre, T. E., McCurtin, A., Campbell, M., Igou, E., O'Shea, D. & Mahoney, C.

2014

Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference
O'Shea, D., MacIntyre, T. & Campbell, M. (2014).

2014

Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference
MacIntyre, T., McCormack, H., O'Shea, D., Campbell, M., Van Raalte, J., Brewer, B., Mahoney, C., Lavelee, D. & Moran, A

Conference Publication

2018

BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Annual Conferen
McCormack, H., MacIntyre, T., O'Shea, D. & Campbell, M.

2014

28th International Congress of Applied Psychology
MacIntyre, T. E., McCurtin, A., Campbell, M., Igou, E., O'Shea, D. & Mahoney, C.

2014

Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference
O'Shea, D., MacIntyre, T. & Campbell, M.

Peer Reviewed Journal

2014

Metacognition and action: A new pathway to understanding social and cognitive aspects of expertise in sport.
MacIntyre, T. E., Igou, E. R., Campbell, M. J., Moran, A. P., & Matthews, J.
Frontiers in psychology DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01155

Published Report

2015

Report to AASP on seed funded project: Practicing what we preach: An investigation of well-being and work engagement among applied sport psychology consultants.
1. MacIntyre, T., Van Raalte, J., Brewer, B., Lavalee, D., Mahoney, C., Moran, A., O'Shea, D., McCormack, H. & Campbell, M.