Professor Mark Wilson
Professor

External responsibilities

Awards/Honorary fellowships

Awards

2008: Philip Read Memorial Award for Recently Qualified Researcher in Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES): For published research of outstanding merit made by a recently qualified researcher in the field of sport and/or exercise sciences.

Honorary fellowships

2010: Honorary Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong

Committee/panel activities

British Psychological Society (BPS): Chartered Psychologist and member of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (since 2007).

Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) of Practitioner Psychologists (since 2009).

Member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College (since 2010).

Editorial responsibilities

2016 – 2017    Guest co-editor (with Prof Vince Walsh) for two volumes of Progress in Brain Research: ‘Sport and the Brain: The science of preparing, enduring and winning.’

2015 – 2016    Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology (Associate Editor)

2013 – current     European Journal of Sports Sciences (Section Editor / Associate Editor)

2012 – current    Journal of Motor Learning and Development (Editorial Board)

2010 – current    Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology (Associate Editor)

Invited lectures

Keynote Lectures
May, 2017. Quiet eye training as a form of observational learning. Research in Imagery and Observation (RIO) Group Annual Meeting (http://riogroup.weebly.com/). University of Roehampton, UK.

November, 2016. Rising to the challenge. The psychology of stress in surgery. South West Annual Anaesthetic Conference, Exeter, UK.

November 2015. The role of competition in youth football. Football Association Youth Leagues Conference, St George’s Park, Burton-on-Trent, UK.

September 2015. Applying psychological research to practice. New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress 2015, Queenstown, New Zealand.

April 2015. Quiet eye training for elite sport. 6th International Sports Science and Sports Medicine conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 20-22nd April.

May 2014. Surgical stress during surgery: A neglected impact factor on surgery outcome. Keynote for panel discussion at the 2014 European Hernia Society Congress, Edinburgh, UK.

November 2013. Quiet eye, and attentional control under pressure. InterACTs (International Archery Coaching and Training Seminar), Brussels, Belgium.

May 2011. Perceptual-motor coordination in sport and surgery. Australasian Skill Acquisition Research Group (ASARG) Conference, Institute of Human Performance, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Invited Lectures (International)
August 2016. Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, Chinese University of Hong Kong

August 2016. School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia

May 2016. Sport Sciences College, Beijing Sport University, China.

October 2015. Department of Health, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. (RAAK Grant kick off meeting).

May 2014. Department of Health, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. (Symposium; Physical activity: Stimulating a healthy lifestyle).

April  2014. Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam. The Netherlands (Mini- symposium; Effect of exercise and mental stress on operational performance).

February 2014. Institute of Sport Science, University of Bern’s Winter Academy Symposium, Switzerland.

October 2013. Institute of Sport Science, University of Bern, Switzerland.

April 2012. Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam. The Netherlands.

September 2010. Institute of Human Performance, University of Hong Kong, SAR China.

Invited Lectures (National)
January 2017. Simulation and Patient Safety Programme, Torbay Hospital, Devon, (Annually since 2014).

February 2016. Perception and Motion Analysis Group, Psychology, Oxford Brookes University.

December 2014. Cognition and Neuroscience Research Group, Department of Life Sciences, Brunel University, London, UK.

July 2014. School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences, Bangor University, UK.

May 2013. British Psychology Society, ‘Psychology in the Pub’ lectures series, St James’ Park, Exeter.

May 2013. Frontiers in Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine Seminar Series, Brunel University, UK.

May 2012. Institute of Sport, Physical Education, and Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK.

May 2012. Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Chichester, UK.

November 2011. British Psychological Society, South West of England Branch Annual General Meeting, Exeter, UK.

March 2011. Exeter Surgical Health Services Research Unit Launch, Exeter, UK.

December 2010. Exeter Eye Tracking Interest Group (ExETIG), School of Psychology, University of Exeter, UK.

December, 2009. First Southwest Laparoscopic Masterclass, LapCo, Plymouth, UK.

January, 2009. School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK.

Invited Symposia Presentations
May (2016).  Stress and motor performance. Presenting as part of the ‘High performance brain function’ symposium at the Elevate Seminar Program – The arena of exercise, health and future performance. London Olympia, UK.

September (2015). “Use your illusion”: Influencing spatial cognition and action. Oral paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Spatial Cognition: Spatial Cognition and Action, Rome, Italy, The Quiet Eye As an Objective Measure of Situated and/or Spatial Cognition; convened by Prof Joan Vickers.

July 2015. Challenge and Threat states, Attentional Control and Performance: The Development of a Stress-Performance Model. Oral paper presented at the 14th European Congress of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC), Bern, Switzerland, as part of a symposium: Attention, Visuo-Motor Control and Performing under Pressure: Implications for Theory and Practice; convened by Dr Arne Nieuwenhuys.

July 2014. Quiet eye training in sport. Oral paper presented at the 2014 European Congress of Sports Sciences (ECSS) Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as part of a symposium: Perceptual training in sport; convened by Prof. Raul Oudejans.

June 2012. Quiet eye, quiet head, quiet hand or quiet heart:  The four horsemen of human motor performance? Oral paper presented at the 2012 NASPSPA Conference, Hawaii, as part of a symposium: New advances in the quiet eye phenomenon from research in neuroscience, centre of pressure (COP) and surgery; convened by Prof. Joan Vickers.

July 2011. On winning the ‘lottery’! Developing perceived control in soccer penalty takers. Oral paper presented at the 13th European Congress of Sport Psychology, Madeira, Portugal, as part of a symposium: Influences on decision making in the penalty kick; convened by Prof. Geert Savelsbergh.

July 2011. Gaze training improves performance and resistance to distractions in a virtual reality laparoscopic surgery task. Oral paper presented at the 13th European Congress of Sport Psychology, Madeira, Portugal, as part of a symposium: Perception in action: The mediating role of perception in elite performance; convened by Dr. Johannes Koedijker.

September 2009. Visuo-motor control in far aiming tasks: Re-examining the location suppression hypothesis. Oral paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Spatial Cognition: Spatial Cognition and Action, Rome, Italy, as part of a symposium: Gaze and cognitive control in motor performance; convened by Prof. Joan Vickers.

Media Coverage

Workshops/Conferences organised

December 2013. Using mobile eye-trackers in sport psychology and skill acquisition. British Psychological Society, Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference, Manchester, UK; with Drs Matt Dicks, Jenny Page, and Sam Vine (as representatives of the Expertise Skill Acquisition Network).

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