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Professor Mark Wilson

Professor Mark Wilson

Professor

 2891

 Richards Building 105A

 

Richard's Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Mark Wilson has been at the University of Exeter since 2006 and was appointed Professor of Performance Psychology in 2017, where he is currently the Director of Research for Sport and Health Sciences. Mark is a leading expert in visuomotor skill acquisition and has an applied and theoretical interest in understanding the influence of pressure on performance, and developing training that might mitigate against these negative effects. Mark has published over 100 research articles on these topics and supervised 14 PhD students to completion. His applied research crosses boundaries (e.g., sport, surgery, military, clinical populations) and has been funded by the likes of the Economic and Social Research Council, Innovate UK, The Waterloo Foundation, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Parkinson’s UK, Intuitive Surgical, and the Football Association.  As a chartered psychologist and registered practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council, Mark works with his clients to help them perform at their best when it matters most.

 

Qualifications

1995 MEng University of Manchester
2001 MSc Manchester Metropolitan University
2005 PGCE(HE) Manchester Metropolitan University
2006 PhD Manchester Metropolitan University

Career

Appointments

05/17 – present:      Professor, performance psychology, SHS, University of Exeter.

06/13 – 04/17:         Associate professor, experimental psychology, SHS, University of Exeter.

06/09 – 05/13:         Senior lecturer, experimental psychology, SHS, University of Exeter.

09/06 – 05/09:         Lecturer, experimental psychology, SHS, University of Exeter.

09/04 – 08/06:         Research fellow, motor control, Neural and Visual Control of Movement Research Line, Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University.

09/01 – 08/04:         Lecturer, sport psychology, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University.

09/95 – 08/99:         Project manager and production engineer, Birds Eye Wall’s, Unilever Ltd.

Visiting Fellowships

04/10 – 10/10:         Visiting associate professor in motor learning, Institute of Human Performance, University of Hong Kong.

Research group links

Research

Research interests

I have an applied and theoretical interest in understanding the influence of stress and anxiety on performance, and developing training that might mitigate against these negative effects. A major focus of this work has been the study of objective measures of visual attention (primarily using mobile gaze tracking technology) and cardio-vascular responses to stress. These insights have resulted in the development of theory to explain why visuomotor performance breaks down (e.g. attetional control theory:sport; with Michael Eysenck).

Applied research has focused on helping individuals cheat the learning curve via training that seeks to improve generic cognitive performance (working memory) or task relevant information processing (via video-based eye movement training or more recently VR).

Research projects

Applied Research:

  1. Performance improvement via gaze training (Quiet eye / Feed forward eye movement training): Recent (and current) projects have examined how training accurate gaze behaviour can expedite the performance of visuomotor skills (and help them be more robust under pressure) in tasks as varied as laparoscopic surgery, military marksmanship, golf putting and penalty taking.
  2. Neuro-rehabilitation: Current projects are examining the efficacy of quiet eye training for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (with Greg Wood ) and implicit motor learning interventions for stroke (with colleagues at M-I-N-D) and Parkinson’s patients (with Will Young).
  3. Stress appraisals: Recent projects have examined the role of stress appraisals (challenge and threat states) on performance in sporting, aviation and medical environments. Current work is looking at the efficacy of interventions designed to re-appraise physiological symptoms.
  4. Youth sport development: Recent projects with both the RFU and the FA have examined the role of competition in youth sport development, and a current project explores factors underpinning talent development in a football academy.
  5. Simulation (Human Factors): Recent projects have explored the role of simulation in supporting the learning of visuomotor skills (in surgical, military and aviation environments).

Theoretical / Fundamental Research:

  1. The anxiety-performance relationship: Current collaborations are developing theoretical explanations for choking in sport (with Prof Eysenck and with Dr Vine); the role of attentional control and working memory in mediating this relationship (with Prof Derakshan); and the (dis)functional role of reinvestment (with Prof Masters).
  2. The causal role of quiet eye: Current PhD projects are attempting to further our understanding of how the quiet eye helps to support visuomotor performance.  Collaborations are ongoing with Prof Vickers, and Prof Ring.

Grants/Funding:

In total, I have been involved in successfully capturing over £2m of funding since 2008 (>£800k as principal, or senior investigator) for research into the learning and performance of motor skills.  

  1. 04/2017 – 10/2021: Psychological characteristics underpinning talent development in a football academy. Joint funded PhD with Exeter City Football Club and University of Exeter (Principal Investigator).
  2. 02/2017 – 04/2018: Using analogies to overcome freezing of gait: A first step towards making the first step. Parkinson’s UK Small Grants Scheme (Co-investigator with Dr Will Young, Brunel).
  3. 01/2017 – 06/2017: Development of a school-based skill learning intervention for children with motor coordination difficulties. ESRC Impact Acceleration Account: Impact Cultivation Award Principal Investigator).
  4. 11/2016 – 03/2018: TIN 3.233. Feed forward eye movement training for room clearance and parachuting. Defence Human Capability Science and Technology Centre (DHCSTC: Principal Investigator).
  5. 09/2016 – 06/2018: TIN 3.215. Identification and evaluation of tools to enhance cognitive performance? Defence Human Capability Science and Technology Centre (DHCSTC: Co-Investigator with Dr Sam Vine, Exeter).
  6. 09/2016 – 06/2017: Observational learning of surgical skills on the da Vinci system. Intuitive Surgical Research Grants Scheme. (Co-Investigator with Dr Gavin Buckingham, Exeter).
  7. 07/2016 – 12/2016: The development of immersive human factors training for safety critical and high performance industries. ESRC Impact Acceleration Account: Impact Cultivation Award (Co-Investigator with Dr Sam Vine, Exeter).
  8. 12/2015 – 12/2016: Athletes' Goal-Directed Attentional Control under Pressure. China Social Science Funding (Co-investigator, with Prof Liwei Zhang, Beijing Sports University)
  9. 06/2015 – 12/2015: Developing evidence based training for surgeons. ESRC Impact Acceleration Account: Impact cultivation award (Co-investigator with Dr Sam Vine, Exeter).
  10. 05/2015 – 05/2019: The power of implicit motor learning 2.0: Improving walking with implicit motor learning strategies and simple technologies in people with cognitive impairments after stroke. RAAK-PRO, Stichting Innovatie Alliantie (SIA), The Netherlands. (Co-Investigator with Dr Susy Braun). www.m-i-n-d.org
  11. 05/2015 – 10/2016: TIN 3.152. Can parachuting skills be improved by the use of feed forward eye movement training? Part 1 - A Review. Defence Human Capability Science and Technology Centre (DHCSTC: Principal Investigator).
  12. 02/2015 – 02/2016: Human Factors in Aviation. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Project Co-Creation Fund. (Co-investigator with Dr Sam Vine, Exeter).
  13. 01/2015 – 01/2016: Does quiet eye training improve visuomotor planning and control in children with DCD II – A group-based intervention (Extension Project). HEFCE (Liverpool Hope University; Co-investigator with Dr Greg Wood) and The Waterloo Foundation (Principal Investigator).
  14. 09/2014 - 08/2017: Reappraising stress to induce a challenge state. PhD funded by Commonwealth Fund. (Co-investigator with Dr Sam Vine, University of Exeter)
  15. 09/2014 – 07/2015: Growing grass roots football in England. The Football Association. (Principal Investigator).
  16. 02/2014 - 01/2017: Talent identification and development in a Football Academy. Joint funded PhD by Exeter City Football Club, The Open Innovation Platform, and University of Exeter (Principal Investigator).
  17. 09/2012 – 08/2014: Does quiet eye training improve visuomotor planning and control in children with DCD? The Waterloo Foundation (Principal Investigator).
  18. 04/2012 – 06/2014: Facilitating Movement Implicitly (FMI): Implicit motor learning in patients with cognitive impairments: Framework, strategies and tools. RAAK-International Project, Stichting Innovatie Alliantie (SIA), The Netherlands. (Co-Investigator with Dr Susy Braun). www.m-i-n-d.org
  19. 09/2013 – 09/2015: Examining allocation of attention and gaze behaviour as a function of movement specific reinvestment in older Hong Kong adults at risk of falling. General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (Co-Investigator with Prof Rich Masters, HKU).
  20. 02/2013 – 04/2014: The da Vinci robot vs. conventional laparoscopy: Examining benefits for the surgeon. Intuitive Surgical Research Grants Scheme. (Co-Investigator with Dr Sam Vine, Exeter).
  21. 10/2012 – 12/2013: TIN 3.012. Training for small arms operators: Developing methods to assess and improve performance in a simulated maritime environment.  Defence Human Capability Science and Technology Centre (DHCSTC: Principal Investigator).
  22. 10/2010 - 09/2013: Developmentally appropriate rugby union. ESRC Case studentship (with the Rugby Football Union) via the University of Exeter’s Capacity Building Cluster in Sport, Leisure and Tourism (Principal Investigator).
  23. 08/2010 – 02/2012: Human factors in simulated surgery. Surgical research fellow funding from Exeter Surgical Health Services Research Unit, Exeter RD&E NHS Foundation Trust (Co-Investigator with Mr John McGrath / Research lead).
  24. 01/2010 – 06/2010: Gaze control training for golfers. ESRC Business Voucher, via the University of Exeter’s Capacity Building Cluster in Sport, Leisure and Tourism (RES-187-24-0002). (Principal Investigator).
  25. 01/2010 – 09/2010: UK-China Fellowships for Excellence Grant; Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, UK.
  26. 10/2009 – 06/2011: Gaze strategies of laparoscopy surgeons: Observational learning, implicit knowledge and performance in demanding conditions. ESRC – RGC (Hong Kong) Bilateral: RES-000-22-3016
  27. 11/2008 – 10/2009: Appraisal of RFU youth development programme. (Rugby Football Development Ltd, Rugby Football Union (Principal Investigator).

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Wood G, Miles CAL, Coyles G, Alizadehkhaiyat O, Vine SJ, Vickers JN, Wilson MR (2017). A randomized controlled trial of a group-based gaze training intervention for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. PLoS One, 12(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Is flow really effortless? the complex role of effortful attention. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6(1), 103-114. Abstract.  Full text.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2016). An Integrative Framework of Stress, Attention, and Visuomotor Performance. Front Psychol, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.
Ducrocq E, Wilson M, Vine S, Derakshan N (2016). Training Attentional Control Improves Cognitive and Motor Task Performance. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 38(5), 521-533. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood G, Hartley G, Furley PA, Wilson MR (2016). Working Memory Capacity, Visual Attention and Hazard Perception in Driving. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 5(4), 454-462. Abstract.  Full text.
Uiga L, Cheng KC, Wilson MR, Masters RSW, Capio CM (2015). Acquiring visual information for locomotion by older adults: a systematic review. Ageing Res Rev, 20, 24-34. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Thomas GL, Wilson MR (In Press). Introducing children to rugby: Elite coaches’ perspectives on positive player development. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine S, Eysenck M, Wilson M (In Press). To err again is human: exploring a bidirectional relationship between pressure and performance failure feedback. Anxiety, Stress and Coping Full text.
Payne KL, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2019). A systematic review of the anxiety-attention relationship in far-aiming skills. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12(1), 325-355. Abstract.  Full text.
Cooper KB, Wilson M, Jones MI (2019). An Exploratory Case Study of Mental Toughness Variability and Potential Influencers over 30 Days. Sports (Basel), 7(7). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2019). An external focus of attention promotes flow experience during simulated driving. Eur J Sport Sci, 19(6), 824-833. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Brimmell J, Parker J, Wilson MR, Vine SJ, Moore LJ (2019). Challenge and threat states, performance, and attentional control during a pressurized soccer penalty task. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 8(1), 63-79. Abstract.  Full text.
Arthur TG, Wilson MR, Moore LJ, Wylie LJ, Vine SJ (2019). Examining the effect of challenge and threat states on endurance exercise capabilities. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 44, 51-59. Abstract.  Full text.
Słowiński P, Baldemir H, Wood G, Alizadehkhaiyat O, Coyles G, Vine S, Williams G, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Wilson M (2019). Gaze training supports self-organization of movement coordination in children with developmental coordination disorder. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1712-1712. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Buckingham G, Vine SJ (2019). No effect of transcranial direct current stimulation of frontal, motor or visual cortex on performance of a self-paced visuomotor skill. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 43, 368-373. Abstract.  Full text.
Moore LJ, Harris DJ, Sharpe BT, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2019). Perceptual-cognitive expertise when refereeing the scrum in rugby union. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(15), 1778-1786. Abstract.  Full text.
Cooper KB, Wilson MR, Jones MI (2019). The Impact of Sleep on Mental Toughness: Evidence from Observational and N-of-1 Manipulation Studies in Athletes. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Abstract.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Buckingham G, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2019). Virtually the same? How impaired sensory information in virtual reality may disrupt vision for action. Exp Brain Res, 237(11), 2761-2766. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Parr JVV, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Harrison NR, Wood G (2019). Visual attention, EEG alpha power and T7-Fz connectivity are implicated in prosthetic hand control and can be optimized through gaze training. J Neuroeng Rehabil, 16(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cooper KB, Wilson MR, Jones MI (2018). A 3000-mile tour of mental toughness: an autoethnographic exploration of mental toughness intra-individual variability in endurance sport. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel M-E, Buckingham G (2018). A randomised trial of observational learning from 2D and 3D models in robotically assisted surgery. Surg Endosc, 32(11), 4527-4532. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2018). A systematic review of commercial cognitive training devices: Implications for use in sport. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(MAY). Abstract.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel ME, Buckingham G (2018). Action observation for sensorimotor learning in surgery. British Journal of Surgery, 105(13), 1713-1720. Abstract.  Full text.
Roberts JW, Wilson MR, Skultety JK, Lyons JL (2018). Examining the effect of state anxiety on compensatory and strategic adjustments in the planning of goal-directed aiming. Acta Psychol (Amst), 185, 33-40. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Walters-Symons R, Wilson M, Klostermann A, Vine S (2018). Examining the response programming function of the Quiet Eye: Do tougher shots need a quieter eye?. Cognitive Processing, 19(1), 47-52. Abstract.  Full text.
Uiga L, Capio CM, Ryu D, Young WR, Wilson MR, Wong TWL, Tse ACY, Masters RSW (2018). The Role of Movement Specific Reinvestment in vIsuo-motor Control of Walking by Older Adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wilson MR, Webb A, Wylie LJ, Vine SJ (2018). The quiet eye is sensitive to exercise-induced physiological stress. , 240, 35-52. Abstract.  Full text.
Uiga L, Capio CM, Ryu D, Wilson MR, Masters RSW (2018). The role of conscious control in maintaining stable posture. Hum Mov Sci, 57, 442-450. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wood G, Miles CAL, Coyles G, Alizadehkhaiyat O, Vine SJ, Vickers JN, Wilson MR (2017). A randomized controlled trial of a group-based gaze training intervention for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. PLoS One, 12(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ducrocq E, Wilson M, Smith TJ, Derakshan N (2017). Adaptive working memory training reduces the negative impact of anxiety on competitive motor performance. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 39(6), 412-422. Abstract.  Full text.
Wood G, Vine SJ, Parr J, Wilson MR (2017). Aiming to Deceive: Examining the Role of the Quiet Eye During Deceptive Aiming Actions. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 39(5), 327-338. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vine SJ, Lee DH, Walters-Symons R, Wilson MR (2017). An occlusion paradigm to assess the importance of the timing of the quiet eye fixation. Eur J Sport Sci, 17(1), 85-92. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Flow and quiet eye: the role of attentional control in flow experience. Cogn Process, 18(3), 343-347. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Jones MI, Wilson MR (2017). Great British medalists: a commentary based on a developmental systems theory perspective. , 232, 175-179. Abstract.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Is flow really effortless? the complex role of effortful attention. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6(1), 103-114. Abstract.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Neurocognitive mechanisms of the flow state. , 234, 221-243. Abstract.  Full text.
Miles CAL, Wood G, Vine SJ, Vickers JN, Wilson MR (2017). Quiet eye training aids the long-term learning of throwing and catching in children: Preliminary evidence for a predictive control strategy. European Journal of Sport Science, 17(1), 100-108. Abstract.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel M-E, Buckingham G (2017). The effect of observing novice and expert performance on acquisition of surgical skills on a robotic platform. PLoS One, 12(11). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Sammy N, Anstiss PA, Moore LJ, Freeman P, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2017). The effects of arousal reappraisal on stress responses, performance and attention. Anxiety Stress Coping, 30(6), 619-629. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Walters-Symons RM, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2017). The quiet eye supports error recovery in golf putting. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 31, 21-27. Abstract.  Full text.
Munroe B, Curtis K, Murphy M, Strachan L, Considine J, Hardy J, Wilson M, Ruperto K, Fethney J, Buckley T, et al (2016). A structured framework improves clinical patient assessment and nontechnical skills of early career emergency nurses: a pre-post study using full immersion simulation. J Clin Nurs, 25(15-16), 2262-2274. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2016). An Integrative Framework of Stress, Attention, and Visuomotor Performance. Front Psychol, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.
Jie LJ, Goodwin V, Kleynen M, Braun S, Nunns M, Wilson MR (2016). Analogy learning in Parkinson’s; as easy as a walk on the beach: a proof-of-concept study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation Abstract.  Full text.
Roberts MJ, Gale TCE, McGrath JS, Wilson MR (2016). Rising to the challenge: acute stress appraisals and selection centre performance in applicants to postgraduate specialty training in anaesthesia. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 21(2), 323-339. Abstract.  Full text.
Sun G, Zhang L, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2016). The Quiet Eye Provides Preplanning and Online Control Support for Interceptive Task Performance. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 38(5), 458-469. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ducrocq E, Wilson M, Vine S, Derakshan N (2016). Training Attentional Control Improves Cognitive and Motor Task Performance. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 38(5), 521-533. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood G, Hartley G, Furley PA, Wilson MR (2016). Working Memory Capacity, Visual Attention and Hazard Perception in Driving. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 5(4), 454-462. Abstract.  Full text.
Wood G, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2016). Working memory capacity, controlled attention and aiming performance under pressure. Psychol Res, 80(4), 510-517. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Uiga L, Cheng KC, Wilson MR, Masters RSW, Capio CM (2015). Acquiring visual information for locomotion by older adults: a systematic review. Ageing Res Rev, 20, 24-34. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Omuro S, Masters RSW (2015). Dimensions of movement specific reinvestment in practice of a golf putting task. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 18, 1-8. Abstract.  Full text.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Uiga L, Masters RSW (2015). Examining movement-specific reinvestment and performance in demanding contexts. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37(3), 327-338. Abstract.  Full text.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Leung G, Zhu F, Fan JKM, Masters RSW (2015). Exploring personality dimensions that influence practice and performance of a simulated laparoscopic task in the objective structured clinical examination. Journal of Surgical Education, 72(4), 662-669. Abstract.  Full text.
Vine SJ, Uiga L, Lavric A, Moore LJ, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Wilson MR (2015). Individual reactions to stress predict performance during a critical aviation incident. Anxiety Stress Coping, 28(4), 467-477. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Uiga L, Capio CM, Wong TWL, Wilson MR, Masters RSW (2015). Movement specific reinvestment and allocation of attention by older adults during walking. Cogn Process, 16 Suppl 1, 421-424. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Kleynen M, Braun SM, Rasquin SMC, Bleijlevens MHC, Lexis MAS, Halfens J, Wilson MR, Masters RSW, Beurskens AJ (2015). Multidisciplinary Views on Applying Explicit and Implicit Motor Learning in Practice: an International Survey. PLoS One, 10(8). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood G, Jordet G, Wilson MR (2015). On winning the “lottery”: psychological preparation for football penalty shoot-outs. Journal of Sports Sciences, 33(17), 1758-1765. Abstract.  Full text.
Thomas GL, Wilson MR (2015). Playing by the rules: a developmentally appropriate introduction to rugby union. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 10(2-3), 413-423. Abstract.  Full text.
Miles CAL, Wood G, Vine SJ, Vickers JN, Wilson MR (2015). Quiet eye training facilitates visuomotor coordination in children with developmental coordination disorder. Res Dev Disabil, 40, 31-41. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Freeman P (2015). Reappraising Threat: How to Optimize Performance Under Pressure. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 37(3), 339-343. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Moore LJ, Wilson MR, Waine E, McGrath JS, Masters RSW, Vine SJ (2015). Robotically assisted laparoscopy benefits surgical performance under stress. Journal of Robotic Surgery, 9(4), 277-284. Abstract.  Full text.
Moore LJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, Waine E, Masters RSW, Vine SJ (2015). Surgeons’ display reduced mental effort and workload while performing robotically assisted surgical tasks, when compared to conventional laparoscopy. Surgical Endoscopy, 29(9), 2553-2560. Abstract.
Roy S, Hammond J, Panish J, Shnoda P, Savidge S, Wilson M (2015). Time Savings and Surgery Task Load Reduction in Open Intraperitoneal Onlay Mesh Fixation Procedure. ScientificWorldJournal, 2015 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vine SJ, McGrath JS, Bright E, Dutton T, Clark J, Wilson MR (2014). Assessing visual control during simulated and live operations: gathering evidence for the content validity of simulation using eye movement metrics. Surg Endosc, 28(6), 1788-1793. Abstract.  Author URL.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Fan JKM, Masters RSW (2014). Conscious motor processing and movement self-consciousness: two dimensions of personality that influence laparoscopic training. J Surg Educ, 71(6), 798-804. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Freeman P (2014). Examining the antecedents of challenge and threat states: the influence of perceived required effort and support availability. Int J Psychophysiol, 93(2), 267-273. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood G, Batt J, Appelboam A, Harris A, Wilson MR (2014). Exploring the impact of expertise, clinical history, and visual search on electrocardiogram interpretation. Med Decis Making, 34(1), 75-83. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kleynen M, Wilson MR, Jie L-J, te Lintel Hekkert F, Goodwin VA, Braun SM (2014). Exploring the utility of analogies in motor learning after stroke: a feasibility study. Int J Rehabil Res, 37(3), 277-280. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Smith AN, Smith SJ, Wilson MR (2014). Quiet eye training improves small arms maritime marksmanship. Military Psychology, 26(5-6), 355-365. Abstract.  Full text.
Miles CAL, Vine SJ, Wood G, Vickers JN, Wilson MR (2014). Quiet eye training improves throw and catch performance in children. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15(5), 511-515. Abstract.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2014). Quiet eye training: the acquisition, refinement and resilient performance of targeting skills. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 14, S235-S242. Author URL.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2014). Quiet eye training: the acquisition, refinement and resilient performance of targeting skills. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 14, S235-S242. Author URL.
Moore LJ, Wilson MR, Waine E, Masters RSW, McGrath JS, Vine SJ (2014). Robotic technology results in faster and more robust surgical skill acquisition than traditional laparoscopy. Journal of Robotic Surgery
Kleynen M, Braun SM, Bleijlevens MH, Lexis MA, Rasquin SM, Halfens J, Wilson MR, Beurskens AJ, Masters RSW (2014). Using a Delphi technique to seek consensus regarding definitions, descriptions and classification of terms related to implicit and explicit forms of motor learning. PLoS One, 9(6). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bright E, Vine SJ, Dutton T, Wilson MR, McGrath JS (2014). Visual control strategies of surgeons: a novel method of establishing the construct validity of a transurethral resection of the prostate surgical simulator. Journal of Surgical Education, 71(3), 434-439. Abstract.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Masters RSW (2013). An implicit bias in error management. Annals of Surgery
Moore LJ, Wilson MR, Vine SJ, Coussens AH, Freeman P (2013). Champ or Chump?: Challenge and Threat States During Pressurized Competition. JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, 35(6), 551-562. Author URL.  Full text.
Vine SJ, Freeman P, Moore LJ, Chandra-Ramanan R, Wilson MR (2013). Evaluating stress as a challenge is associated with superior attentional control and motor skill performance: testing the predictions of the biopsychosocial model of challenge and threat. J Exp Psychol Appl, 19(3), 185-194. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vine SJ, Chaytor RJ, McGrath JS, Masters RSW, Wilson MR (2013). Gaze training improves the retention and transfer of laparoscopic technical skills in novices. Surg Endosc, 27(9), 3205-3213. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Lee D, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2013). Quiet eye and choking: online control breaks down at the point of performance failure. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 45(10), 1988-1994. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson MR, Miles CAL, Vine SJ, Vickers JN (2013). Quiet eye distinguishes children of high and low motor coordination abilities. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 45(6), 1144-1151. Abstract.  Author URL.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Freeman P, Wilson MR (2013). Quiet eye training promotes challenge appraisals and aids performance under elevated anxiety. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Cooke A, Ring C, Wilson MR (2013). Quiet eye training: a means to implicit motor learning. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 44(4), 367-386. Author URL.
Kleynen M, Bleijlevens MHC, Beurskens AJHM, Rasquin SM, Halfens J, Wilson MR, Masters RSW, Lexis MA, Braun SM (2013). Terminology, taxonomy and facilitation of motor learning in clinical practice: Design of a Delphi study. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR): Research Protocols, 2(1). Abstract.
Wood G, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2013). The impact of visual illusions on perception, action planning, and motor performance. Atten Percept Psychophys, 75(5), 830-834. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wood G, Knapp KM, Rock B, Cousens C, Roobottom C, Wilson MR (2013). Visual expertise in detecting and diagnosing skeletal fractures. Skeletal Radiology, 42(2), 165-172. Abstract.
Wood G, Knapp KM, Rock B, Cousens C, Roobottom C, Wilson MR (2013). Visual expertise in detecting and diagnosing skeletal fractures. Skeletal Radiol, 42(2), 165-172. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Masters RSW, McGrath JS, Bright E, Wilson MR (2013). You can't beat experience, but you can cheat it. Surgery, 153(2). Author URL.
Vine SJ, Masters RSW, McGrath JS, Bright E, Wilson MR (2012). Cheating experience: Guiding novices to adopt the gaze strategies of experts expedites the learning of technical laparoscopic skills. Surgery (United States), 152(1), 32-40. Abstract.
Vine SJ, Masters RSW, McGrath JS, Bright E, Wilson MR (2012). Cheating experience: Guiding novices to adopt the gaze strategies of experts expedites the learning of technical laparoscopic skills. Surgery, 152(1), 32-40. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M, Malhotra N, Poolton J, Masters R (2012). Clarifying Assumptions about Intraoperative Stress during Surgical Performance: More Than a Stab in the Dark: Reply. World J Surg, 36(2), 481-482.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Ngo K, Masters RSW (2012). Conscious monitoring and control (reinvestment) in surgical performance under pressure. Surgical Endoscopy, 26(9), 2423-2429. Abstract.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Ngo K, Masters RSW (2012). Conscious monitoring and control (reinvestment) in surgical performance under pressure. Surg Endosc, 26(9), 2423-2429. Abstract.  Author URL.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Masters RSW (2012). Cutting Errors in Surgery: Experience Limits Underestimation Bias in a Simulated Surgical Environment. Journal of Surgical Education, 69(4), 473-476.
Bright E, Vine S, Wilson MR, Masters RSW, McGrath JS (2012). Face validity, construct validity and training benefits of a virtual reality turp simulator. International Journal of Surgery, 10(3), 163-166.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Cooke A, Ring C, Wilson MR (2012). Quiet eye training expedites motor learning and aids performance under heightened anxiety: the roles of response programming and external attention. Psychophysiology, 49(7), 1005-1015. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wood G, Wilson MR (2012). Quiet-eye training, perceived control and performing under pressure. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13(6), 721-728. Abstract.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Freeman P (2012). The effect of challenge and threat states on performance: an examination of potential mechanisms. Psychophysiology, 49(10), 1417-1425. Abstract.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Freeman P (2012). The effect of challenge and threat states on performance: an examination of potential mechanisms. Psychophysiology, 49(10), 1417-1425. Abstract.  Author URL.
McGrath JS, Moore L, Wilson MR, Freeman P, Vine S (2011). 'Challenge' and 'threat' states in surgery: implications for surgical performance and training. BJU Int, 108(6), 795-796. Author URL.
Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Malhotra N, Ngo K, Masters RSW (2011). A comparison of evaluation, time pressure, and multitasking as stressors of psychomotor operative performance. Surgery, 149(6), 776-782. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson MR, Poolton JM, Malhotra N, Ngo K, Bright E, Masters RSW (2011). Development and validation of a surgical workload measure: the surgery task load index (SURG-TLX). World J Surg, 35(9), 1961-1969. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson MR, Vine SJ, Bright E, Masters RSW, Defriend D, McGrath JS (2011). Gaze training enhances laparoscopic technical skill acquisition and multi-tasking performance: a randomized, controlled study. Surg Endosc, 25(12), 3731-3739. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Zhu FF, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Hu Y, Maxwell JP, Masters RSW (2011). Implicit motor learning promotes neural efficiency during laparoscopy. Surg Endosc, 25(9), 2950-2955. Abstract.  Author URL.
Zhu FF, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Maxwell JP, Masters RSW (2011). Neural co-activation as a yardstick of implicit motor learning and the propensity for conscious control of movement. Biol Psychol, 87(1), 66-73. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson MR, McGrath JS, Vine SJ, Brewer J, Defriend D, Masters RSW (2011). Perceptual impairment and psychomotor control in virtual laparoscopic surgery. Surg Endosc, 25(7), 2268-2274. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2011). Quiet eye training facilitates competitive putting performance in elite golfers. Front Psychol, 2 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood G, Wilson MR (2011). Quiet-eye training for soccer penalty kicks. Cogn Process, 12(3), 257-266. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2011). The influence of quiet eye training and pressure on attention and visuo-motor control. Acta Psychol (Amst), 136(3), 340-346. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wood G, Wilson MR (2010). A moving goalkeeper distracts penalty takers and impairs shooting accuracy. J Sports Sci, 28(9), 937-946. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M, Coleman M, McGrath J (2010). Developing basic hand-eye coordination skills for laparoscopic surgery using gaze training. BJU Int, 105(10), 1356-1358. Author URL.
Wood G, Wilson MR (2010). Gaze behaviour and shooting strategies in football penalty kicks: Implications of a 'keeper-dependent approach. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 41(3), 293-312. Author URL.
Wilson M, McGrath J, Vine S, Brewer J, Defriend D, Masters R (2010). Psychomotor control in a virtual laparoscopic surgery training environment: gaze control parameters differentiate novices from experts. Surg Endosc, 24(10), 2458-2464. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2010). Quiet Eye Training: Effects on Learning and Performance Under Pressure. JOURNAL OF APPLIED SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 22(4), 361-376. Author URL.
Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2010). Quiet eye training: Effects on learning and performance under pressure. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 22(4), 361-376. Abstract.
Wilson MR, Wood G, Vine SJ (2009). Anxiety, Attentional Control, and Performance Impairment in Penalty Kicks. J Sport Exerc Psy, 31(6), 761-775. Abstract.  Full text.
Wilson MR, Vine SJ, Wood G (2009). The Influence of Anxiety on Visual Attentional Control in Basketball Free Throw Shooting. JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, 31(2), 152-168. Author URL.  Full text.
Wilson MR, Pearcy RC (2009). Visuomotor control of straight and breaking golf putts. Percept Mot Skills, 109(2), 555-562. Abstract.  Author URL.
Marple-Horvat DE, Cooper HL, Gilbey SL, Watson JC, Mehta N, Kaur-Mann D, Wilson M, Keil D (2008). Alcohol badly affects eye movements linked to steering, providing for automatic in-car detection of drink driving. Neuropsychopharmacology, 33(4), 849-858. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M, Chattington M, Marple-Horvat DE (2008). Eye movements drive steering: reduced eye movement distribution impairs steering and driving performance. J Mot Behav, 40(3), 190-202. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M (2008). From processing efficiency to attentional control: a mechanistic account of the anxiety-performance relationship. Int Review Sport Exerc Psychol, 1(2), 184-201. Abstract.
Behan M, Wilson M (2008). State anxiety and visual attention: the role of the quiet eye period in aiming to a far target. J Sports Sci, 26(2), 207-215. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M, Chattington M, Marple-Horvat DE, Smith NC (2007). A comparison of self-focus versus attentional explanations of choking. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 29(4), 439-456. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M, Smith NC (2007). A test of the predictions of processing efficiency theory during elite team competition using the Thought Occurrence Questionnaire for Sport. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 38(3), 245-262. Author URL.
Wilson M, Stephenson S, Chattington M, Marple-Horvat DE (2007). Eye movements coordinated with steering benefit performance even when vision is denied. Exp Brain Res, 176(3), 397-412. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chattington M, Wilson M, Ashford D, Marple-Horvat DE (2007). Eye-steering coordination in natural driving. Exp Brain Res, 180(1), 1-14. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M, Smith NC, Holmes PS (2007). The role of effort in influencing the effect of anxiety on performance: testing the conflicting predictions of processing efficiency theory and the conscious processing hypothesis. Br J Psychol, 98(Pt 3), 411-428. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M, Smith NC, Chattington M, Ford M, Marple-Horvat DE (2006). The role of effort in moderating the anxiety-performance relationship: Testing the prediction of processing efficiency theory in simulated rally driving. J Sports Sci, 24(11), 1223-1233. Abstract.  Author URL.
Marple-Horvat DE, Chattington M, Anglesea M, Ashford DG, Wilson M, Keil D (2005). Prevention of coordinated eye movements and steering impairs driving performance. EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 163(4), 411-420. Author URL.

Chapters

Eysenck MW, Wilson MR (2016). Sporting performance, pressure and cognition: Introducing Attentional Control Theory: Sport. In Groome D, Eysenck MW (Eds.) An Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology, Abingdon: Psychology Press, 329-350.  Abstract.
Wilson MR (2012). Anxiety: Attention, the brain, the body and performance. In Murphy S (Ed) Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology, New York: Oxford University Press, 173-190.  Abstract.
Wilson MR, Richards H (2010). Putting it together: skills for pressure performance. In Collins D, Button A, Richards H (Eds.) Performance psychology, Edinburgh, UK: Elsevier, 333-356.
Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2009). Performing under pressure: Attentional control and the suppression of vision in basketball free-throw shooting. In Chang CH (Ed) Handbook of Sport Psychology, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science, 277-296.  Abstract.

Conferences

Buckingham G, Allen K, Vine SJ, Harris DJ, Wood G, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Wilson MR (2019). Investigating How Prior Knowledge Influences Perception and Action in Developmental Coordination Disorder.  Author URL.

Reports

Wilson M, Byrne C, Eston R (2011). Recommendations for Developing the Game of Rugby Union (U7 – U18). Rugby Football Development Ltd, Rugby Football Union.  http://www.rfu.com/ManagingRugby/ShapingTheGame.aspx, Rugby Football Union. Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Thomas GL, Wilson MR (In Press). Introducing children to rugby: Elite coaches’ perspectives on positive player development. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine S, Eysenck M, Wilson M (In Press). To err again is human: exploring a bidirectional relationship between pressure and performance failure feedback. Anxiety, Stress and Coping Full text.

2019

Payne KL, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2019). A systematic review of the anxiety-attention relationship in far-aiming skills. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12(1), 325-355. Abstract.  Full text.
Cooper KB, Wilson M, Jones MI (2019). An Exploratory Case Study of Mental Toughness Variability and Potential Influencers over 30 Days. Sports (Basel), 7(7). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2019). An external focus of attention promotes flow experience during simulated driving. Eur J Sport Sci, 19(6), 824-833. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Brimmell J, Parker J, Wilson MR, Vine SJ, Moore LJ (2019). Challenge and threat states, performance, and attentional control during a pressurized soccer penalty task. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 8(1), 63-79. Abstract.  Full text.
Saunders A (2019). Does mental toughness moderate the relationship between pain intensity and working memory?.  Abstract.  Full text.
Arthur TG, Wilson MR, Moore LJ, Wylie LJ, Vine SJ (2019). Examining the effect of challenge and threat states on endurance exercise capabilities. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 44, 51-59. Abstract.  Full text.
Słowiński P, Baldemir H, Wood G, Alizadehkhaiyat O, Coyles G, Vine S, Williams G, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Wilson M (2019). Gaze training supports self-organization of movement coordination in children with developmental coordination disorder. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1712-1712. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Allen K, Vine SJ, Harris DJ, Wood G, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Wilson MR (2019). Investigating How Prior Knowledge Influences Perception and Action in Developmental Coordination Disorder.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Buckingham G, Vine SJ (2019). No effect of transcranial direct current stimulation of frontal, motor or visual cortex on performance of a self-paced visuomotor skill. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 43, 368-373. Abstract.  Full text.
Moore LJ, Harris DJ, Sharpe BT, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2019). Perceptual-cognitive expertise when refereeing the scrum in rugby union. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(15), 1778-1786. Abstract.  Full text.
Cooper KB, Wilson MR, Jones MI (2019). The Impact of Sleep on Mental Toughness: Evidence from Observational and N-of-1 Manipulation Studies in Athletes. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Abstract.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Buckingham G, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2019). Virtually the same? How impaired sensory information in virtual reality may disrupt vision for action. Exp Brain Res, 237(11), 2761-2766. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Parr JVV, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Harrison NR, Wood G (2019). Visual attention, EEG alpha power and T7-Fz connectivity are implicated in prosthetic hand control and can be optimized through gaze training. J Neuroeng Rehabil, 16(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2018

Cooper KB, Wilson MR, Jones MI (2018). A 3000-mile tour of mental toughness: an autoethnographic exploration of mental toughness intra-individual variability in endurance sport. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel M-E, Buckingham G (2018). A randomised trial of observational learning from 2D and 3D models in robotically assisted surgery. Surg Endosc, 32(11), 4527-4532. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2018). A systematic review of commercial cognitive training devices: Implications for use in sport. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(MAY). Abstract.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel ME, Buckingham G (2018). Action observation for sensorimotor learning in surgery. British Journal of Surgery, 105(13), 1713-1720. Abstract.  Full text.
Roberts JW, Wilson MR, Skultety JK, Lyons JL (2018). Examining the effect of state anxiety on compensatory and strategic adjustments in the planning of goal-directed aiming. Acta Psychol (Amst), 185, 33-40. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Walters-Symons R, Wilson M, Klostermann A, Vine S (2018). Examining the response programming function of the Quiet Eye: Do tougher shots need a quieter eye?. Cognitive Processing, 19(1), 47-52. Abstract.  Full text.
Uiga L, Capio CM, Ryu D, Young WR, Wilson MR, Wong TWL, Tse ACY, Masters RSW (2018). The Role of Movement Specific Reinvestment in vIsuo-motor Control of Walking by Older Adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wilson MR, Webb A, Wylie LJ, Vine SJ (2018). The quiet eye is sensitive to exercise-induced physiological stress. , 240, 35-52. Abstract.  Full text.
Uiga L, Capio CM, Ryu D, Wilson MR, Masters RSW (2018). The role of conscious control in maintaining stable posture. Hum Mov Sci, 57, 442-450. Abstract.  Author URL.

2017

Wood G, Miles CAL, Coyles G, Alizadehkhaiyat O, Vine SJ, Vickers JN, Wilson MR (2017). A randomized controlled trial of a group-based gaze training intervention for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. PLoS One, 12(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ducrocq E, Wilson M, Smith TJ, Derakshan N (2017). Adaptive working memory training reduces the negative impact of anxiety on competitive motor performance. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 39(6), 412-422. Abstract.  Full text.
Wood G, Vine SJ, Parr J, Wilson MR (2017). Aiming to Deceive: Examining the Role of the Quiet Eye During Deceptive Aiming Actions. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 39(5), 327-338. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vine SJ, Lee DH, Walters-Symons R, Wilson MR (2017). An occlusion paradigm to assess the importance of the timing of the quiet eye fixation. Eur J Sport Sci, 17(1), 85-92. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Flow and quiet eye: the role of attentional control in flow experience. Cogn Process, 18(3), 343-347. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Jones MI, Wilson MR (2017). Great British medalists: a commentary based on a developmental systems theory perspective. , 232, 175-179. Abstract.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Is flow really effortless? the complex role of effortful attention. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6(1), 103-114. Abstract.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Neurocognitive mechanisms of the flow state. , 234, 221-243. Abstract.  Full text.
Miles CAL, Wood G, Vine SJ, Vickers JN, Wilson MR (2017). Quiet eye training aids the long-term learning of throwing and catching in children: Preliminary evidence for a predictive control strategy. European Journal of Sport Science, 17(1), 100-108. Abstract.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel M-E, Buckingham G (2017). The effect of observing novice and expert performance on acquisition of surgical skills on a robotic platform. PLoS One, 12(11). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Sammy N, Anstiss PA, Moore LJ, Freeman P, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2017). The effects of arousal reappraisal on stress responses, performance and attention. Anxiety Stress Coping, 30(6), 619-629. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Walters-Symons RM, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2017). The quiet eye supports error recovery in golf putting. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 31, 21-27. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Munroe B, Curtis K, Murphy M, Strachan L, Considine J, Hardy J, Wilson M, Ruperto K, Fethney J, Buckley T, et al (2016). A structured framework improves clinical patient assessment and nontechnical skills of early career emergency nurses: a pre-post study using full immersion simulation. J Clin Nurs, 25(15-16), 2262-2274. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2016). An Integrative Framework of Stress, Attention, and Visuomotor Performance. Front Psychol, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.
Jie LJ, Goodwin V, Kleynen M, Braun S, Nunns M, Wilson MR (2016). Analogy learning in Parkinson’s; as easy as a walk on the beach: a proof-of-concept study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation Abstract.  Full text.
Roberts MJ, Gale TCE, McGrath JS, Wilson MR (2016). Rising to the challenge: acute stress appraisals and selection centre performance in applicants to postgraduate specialty training in anaesthesia. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 21(2), 323-339. Abstract.  Full text.
Eysenck MW, Wilson MR (2016). Sporting performance, pressure and cognition: Introducing Attentional Control Theory: Sport. In Groome D, Eysenck MW (Eds.) An Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology, Abingdon: Psychology Press, 329-350.  Abstract.
Sun G, Zhang L, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2016). The Quiet Eye Provides Preplanning and Online Control Support for Interceptive Task Performance. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 38(5), 458-469. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ducrocq E, Wilson M, Vine S, Derakshan N (2016). Training Attentional Control Improves Cognitive and Motor Task Performance. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 38(5), 521-533. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood G, Hartley G, Furley PA, Wilson MR (2016). Working Memory Capacity, Visual Attention and Hazard Perception in Driving. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 5(4), 454-462. Abstract.  Full text.
Wood G, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2016). Working memory capacity, controlled attention and aiming performance under pressure. Psychol Res, 80(4), 510-517. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Uiga L, Cheng KC, Wilson MR, Masters RSW, Capio CM (2015). Acquiring visual information for locomotion by older adults: a systematic review. Ageing Res Rev, 20, 24-34. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Omuro S, Masters RSW (2015). Dimensions of movement specific reinvestment in practice of a golf putting task. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 18, 1-8. Abstract.  Full text.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Uiga L, Masters RSW (2015). Examining movement-specific reinvestment and performance in demanding contexts. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37(3), 327-338. Abstract.  Full text.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Leung G, Zhu F, Fan JKM, Masters RSW (2015). Exploring personality dimensions that influence practice and performance of a simulated laparoscopic task in the objective structured clinical examination. Journal of Surgical Education, 72(4), 662-669. Abstract.  Full text.
Vine SJ, Uiga L, Lavric A, Moore LJ, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Wilson MR (2015). Individual reactions to stress predict performance during a critical aviation incident. Anxiety Stress Coping, 28(4), 467-477. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Uiga L, Capio CM, Wong TWL, Wilson MR, Masters RSW (2015). Movement specific reinvestment and allocation of attention by older adults during walking. Cogn Process, 16 Suppl 1, 421-424. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Kleynen M, Braun SM, Rasquin SMC, Bleijlevens MHC, Lexis MAS, Halfens J, Wilson MR, Masters RSW, Beurskens AJ (2015). Multidisciplinary Views on Applying Explicit and Implicit Motor Learning in Practice: an International Survey. PLoS One, 10(8). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood G, Jordet G, Wilson MR (2015). On winning the “lottery”: psychological preparation for football penalty shoot-outs. Journal of Sports Sciences, 33(17), 1758-1765. Abstract.  Full text.
Thomas GL, Wilson MR (2015). Playing by the rules: a developmentally appropriate introduction to rugby union. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 10(2-3), 413-423. Abstract.  Full text.
Miles CAL, Wood G, Vine SJ, Vickers JN, Wilson MR (2015). Quiet eye training facilitates visuomotor coordination in children with developmental coordination disorder. Res Dev Disabil, 40, 31-41. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Freeman P (2015). Reappraising Threat: How to Optimize Performance Under Pressure. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 37(3), 339-343. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Moore LJ, Wilson MR, Waine E, McGrath JS, Masters RSW, Vine SJ (2015). Robotically assisted laparoscopy benefits surgical performance under stress. Journal of Robotic Surgery, 9(4), 277-284. Abstract.  Full text.
Moore LJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, Waine E, Masters RSW, Vine SJ (2015). Surgeons’ display reduced mental effort and workload while performing robotically assisted surgical tasks, when compared to conventional laparoscopy. Surgical Endoscopy, 29(9), 2553-2560. Abstract.
Roy S, Hammond J, Panish J, Shnoda P, Savidge S, Wilson M (2015). Time Savings and Surgery Task Load Reduction in Open Intraperitoneal Onlay Mesh Fixation Procedure. ScientificWorldJournal, 2015 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2014

Vine SJ, McGrath JS, Bright E, Dutton T, Clark J, Wilson MR (2014). Assessing visual control during simulated and live operations: gathering evidence for the content validity of simulation using eye movement metrics. Surg Endosc, 28(6), 1788-1793. Abstract.  Author URL.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Fan JKM, Masters RSW (2014). Conscious motor processing and movement self-consciousness: two dimensions of personality that influence laparoscopic training. J Surg Educ, 71(6), 798-804. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Freeman P (2014). Examining the antecedents of challenge and threat states: the influence of perceived required effort and support availability. Int J Psychophysiol, 93(2), 267-273. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood G, Batt J, Appelboam A, Harris A, Wilson MR (2014). Exploring the impact of expertise, clinical history, and visual search on electrocardiogram interpretation. Med Decis Making, 34(1), 75-83. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kleynen M, Wilson MR, Jie L-J, te Lintel Hekkert F, Goodwin VA, Braun SM (2014). Exploring the utility of analogies in motor learning after stroke: a feasibility study. Int J Rehabil Res, 37(3), 277-280. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Smith AN, Smith SJ, Wilson MR (2014). Quiet eye training improves small arms maritime marksmanship. Military Psychology, 26(5-6), 355-365. Abstract.  Full text.
Miles CAL, Vine SJ, Wood G, Vickers JN, Wilson MR (2014). Quiet eye training improves throw and catch performance in children. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15(5), 511-515. Abstract.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2014). Quiet eye training: the acquisition, refinement and resilient performance of targeting skills. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 14, S235-S242. Author URL.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2014). Quiet eye training: the acquisition, refinement and resilient performance of targeting skills. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 14, S235-S242. Author URL.
Moore LJ, Wilson MR, Waine E, Masters RSW, McGrath JS, Vine SJ (2014). Robotic technology results in faster and more robust surgical skill acquisition than traditional laparoscopy. Journal of Robotic Surgery
Kleynen M, Braun SM, Bleijlevens MH, Lexis MA, Rasquin SM, Halfens J, Wilson MR, Beurskens AJ, Masters RSW (2014). Using a Delphi technique to seek consensus regarding definitions, descriptions and classification of terms related to implicit and explicit forms of motor learning. PLoS One, 9(6). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bright E, Vine SJ, Dutton T, Wilson MR, McGrath JS (2014). Visual control strategies of surgeons: a novel method of establishing the construct validity of a transurethral resection of the prostate surgical simulator. Journal of Surgical Education, 71(3), 434-439. Abstract.

2013

Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Masters RSW (2013). An implicit bias in error management. Annals of Surgery
Moore LJ, Wilson MR, Vine SJ, Coussens AH, Freeman P (2013). Champ or Chump?: Challenge and Threat States During Pressurized Competition. JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, 35(6), 551-562. Author URL.  Full text.
Vine SJ, Freeman P, Moore LJ, Chandra-Ramanan R, Wilson MR (2013). Evaluating stress as a challenge is associated with superior attentional control and motor skill performance: testing the predictions of the biopsychosocial model of challenge and threat. J Exp Psychol Appl, 19(3), 185-194. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vine SJ, Chaytor RJ, McGrath JS, Masters RSW, Wilson MR (2013). Gaze training improves the retention and transfer of laparoscopic technical skills in novices. Surg Endosc, 27(9), 3205-3213. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Lee D, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2013). Quiet eye and choking: online control breaks down at the point of performance failure. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 45(10), 1988-1994. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson MR, Miles CAL, Vine SJ, Vickers JN (2013). Quiet eye distinguishes children of high and low motor coordination abilities. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 45(6), 1144-1151. Abstract.  Author URL.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Freeman P, Wilson MR (2013). Quiet eye training promotes challenge appraisals and aids performance under elevated anxiety. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Cooke A, Ring C, Wilson MR (2013). Quiet eye training: a means to implicit motor learning. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 44(4), 367-386. Author URL.
Kleynen M, Bleijlevens MHC, Beurskens AJHM, Rasquin SM, Halfens J, Wilson MR, Masters RSW, Lexis MA, Braun SM (2013). Terminology, taxonomy and facilitation of motor learning in clinical practice: Design of a Delphi study. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR): Research Protocols, 2(1). Abstract.
Wood G, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2013). The impact of visual illusions on perception, action planning, and motor performance. Atten Percept Psychophys, 75(5), 830-834. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wood G, Knapp KM, Rock B, Cousens C, Roobottom C, Wilson MR (2013). Visual expertise in detecting and diagnosing skeletal fractures. Skeletal Radiology, 42(2), 165-172. Abstract.
Wood G, Knapp KM, Rock B, Cousens C, Roobottom C, Wilson MR (2013). Visual expertise in detecting and diagnosing skeletal fractures. Skeletal Radiol, 42(2), 165-172. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Masters RSW, McGrath JS, Bright E, Wilson MR (2013). You can't beat experience, but you can cheat it. Surgery, 153(2). Author URL.

2012

Wilson MR (2012). Anxiety: Attention, the brain, the body and performance. In Murphy S (Ed) Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology, New York: Oxford University Press, 173-190.  Abstract.
Vine SJ, Masters RSW, McGrath JS, Bright E, Wilson MR (2012). Cheating experience: Guiding novices to adopt the gaze strategies of experts expedites the learning of technical laparoscopic skills. Surgery (United States), 152(1), 32-40. Abstract.
Vine SJ, Masters RSW, McGrath JS, Bright E, Wilson MR (2012). Cheating experience: Guiding novices to adopt the gaze strategies of experts expedites the learning of technical laparoscopic skills. Surgery, 152(1), 32-40. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M, Malhotra N, Poolton J, Masters R (2012). Clarifying Assumptions about Intraoperative Stress during Surgical Performance: More Than a Stab in the Dark: Reply. World J Surg, 36(2), 481-482.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Ngo K, Masters RSW (2012). Conscious monitoring and control (reinvestment) in surgical performance under pressure. Surgical Endoscopy, 26(9), 2423-2429. Abstract.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Ngo K, Masters RSW (2012). Conscious monitoring and control (reinvestment) in surgical performance under pressure. Surg Endosc, 26(9), 2423-2429. Abstract.  Author URL.
Malhotra N, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Masters RSW (2012). Cutting Errors in Surgery: Experience Limits Underestimation Bias in a Simulated Surgical Environment. Journal of Surgical Education, 69(4), 473-476.
Bright E, Vine S, Wilson MR, Masters RSW, McGrath JS (2012). Face validity, construct validity and training benefits of a virtual reality turp simulator. International Journal of Surgery, 10(3), 163-166.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Cooke A, Ring C, Wilson MR (2012). Quiet eye training expedites motor learning and aids performance under heightened anxiety: the roles of response programming and external attention. Psychophysiology, 49(7), 1005-1015. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wood G, Wilson MR (2012). Quiet-eye training, perceived control and performing under pressure. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13(6), 721-728. Abstract.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Freeman P (2012). The effect of challenge and threat states on performance: an examination of potential mechanisms. Psychophysiology, 49(10), 1417-1425. Abstract.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Freeman P (2012). The effect of challenge and threat states on performance: an examination of potential mechanisms. Psychophysiology, 49(10), 1417-1425. Abstract.  Author URL.

2011

McGrath JS, Moore L, Wilson MR, Freeman P, Vine S (2011). 'Challenge' and 'threat' states in surgery: implications for surgical performance and training. BJU Int, 108(6), 795-796. Author URL.
Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Malhotra N, Ngo K, Masters RSW (2011). A comparison of evaluation, time pressure, and multitasking as stressors of psychomotor operative performance. Surgery, 149(6), 776-782. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson MR, Poolton JM, Malhotra N, Ngo K, Bright E, Masters RSW (2011). Development and validation of a surgical workload measure: the surgery task load index (SURG-TLX). World J Surg, 35(9), 1961-1969. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson MR, Vine SJ, Bright E, Masters RSW, Defriend D, McGrath JS (2011). Gaze training enhances laparoscopic technical skill acquisition and multi-tasking performance: a randomized, controlled study. Surg Endosc, 25(12), 3731-3739. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Zhu FF, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Hu Y, Maxwell JP, Masters RSW (2011). Implicit motor learning promotes neural efficiency during laparoscopy. Surg Endosc, 25(9), 2950-2955. Abstract.  Author URL.
Zhu FF, Poolton JM, Wilson MR, Maxwell JP, Masters RSW (2011). Neural co-activation as a yardstick of implicit motor learning and the propensity for conscious control of movement. Biol Psychol, 87(1), 66-73. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson MR, McGrath JS, Vine SJ, Brewer J, Defriend D, Masters RSW (2011). Perceptual impairment and psychomotor control in virtual laparoscopic surgery. Surg Endosc, 25(7), 2268-2274. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2011). Quiet eye training facilitates competitive putting performance in elite golfers. Front Psychol, 2 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood G, Wilson MR (2011). Quiet-eye training for soccer penalty kicks. Cogn Process, 12(3), 257-266. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M, Byrne C, Eston R (2011). Recommendations for Developing the Game of Rugby Union (U7 – U18). Rugby Football Development Ltd, Rugby Football Union.  http://www.rfu.com/ManagingRugby/ShapingTheGame.aspx, Rugby Football Union. Abstract.
Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2011). The influence of quiet eye training and pressure on attention and visuo-motor control. Acta Psychol (Amst), 136(3), 340-346. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Wood G, Wilson MR (2010). A moving goalkeeper distracts penalty takers and impairs shooting accuracy. J Sports Sci, 28(9), 937-946. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M, Coleman M, McGrath J (2010). Developing basic hand-eye coordination skills for laparoscopic surgery using gaze training. BJU Int, 105(10), 1356-1358. Author URL.
Wood G, Wilson MR (2010). Gaze behaviour and shooting strategies in football penalty kicks: Implications of a 'keeper-dependent approach. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 41(3), 293-312. Author URL.
Wilson M, McGrath J, Vine S, Brewer J, Defriend D, Masters R (2010). Psychomotor control in a virtual laparoscopic surgery training environment: gaze control parameters differentiate novices from experts. Surg Endosc, 24(10), 2458-2464. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson MR, Richards H (2010). Putting it together: skills for pressure performance. In Collins D, Button A, Richards H (Eds.) Performance psychology, Edinburgh, UK: Elsevier, 333-356.
Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2010). Quiet Eye Training: Effects on Learning and Performance Under Pressure. JOURNAL OF APPLIED SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 22(4), 361-376. Author URL.
Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2010). Quiet eye training: Effects on learning and performance under pressure. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 22(4), 361-376. Abstract.
Knapp KM, Wilson MR, Wood G, Rock B, Cousens C (2010). Visual search strategies while interpreting skeletal radiographs in experienced versus novice readers.  Abstract.

2009

Wilson MR, Wood G, Vine SJ (2009). Anxiety, Attentional Control, and Performance Impairment in Penalty Kicks. J Sport Exerc Psy, 31(6), 761-775. Abstract.  Full text.
Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2009). Performing under pressure: Attentional control and the suppression of vision in basketball free-throw shooting. In Chang CH (Ed) Handbook of Sport Psychology, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science, 277-296.  Abstract.
Wilson MR, Vine SJ, Wood G (2009). The Influence of Anxiety on Visual Attentional Control in Basketball Free Throw Shooting. JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, 31(2), 152-168. Author URL.  Full text.
Wilson MR, Pearcy RC (2009). Visuomotor control of straight and breaking golf putts. Percept Mot Skills, 109(2), 555-562. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Marple-Horvat DE, Cooper HL, Gilbey SL, Watson JC, Mehta N, Kaur-Mann D, Wilson M, Keil D (2008). Alcohol badly affects eye movements linked to steering, providing for automatic in-car detection of drink driving. Neuropsychopharmacology, 33(4), 849-858. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M, Chattington M, Marple-Horvat DE (2008). Eye movements drive steering: reduced eye movement distribution impairs steering and driving performance. J Mot Behav, 40(3), 190-202. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M (2008). From processing efficiency to attentional control: a mechanistic account of the anxiety-performance relationship. Int Review Sport Exerc Psychol, 1(2), 184-201. Abstract.
Behan M, Wilson M (2008). State anxiety and visual attention: the role of the quiet eye period in aiming to a far target. J Sports Sci, 26(2), 207-215. Abstract.  Author URL.

2007

Wilson M, Chattington M, Marple-Horvat DE, Smith NC (2007). A comparison of self-focus versus attentional explanations of choking. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 29(4), 439-456. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M, Smith NC (2007). A test of the predictions of processing efficiency theory during elite team competition using the Thought Occurrence Questionnaire for Sport. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 38(3), 245-262. Author URL.
Wilson M, Stephenson S, Chattington M, Marple-Horvat DE (2007). Eye movements coordinated with steering benefit performance even when vision is denied. Exp Brain Res, 176(3), 397-412. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chattington M, Wilson M, Ashford D, Marple-Horvat DE (2007). Eye-steering coordination in natural driving. Exp Brain Res, 180(1), 1-14. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M, Smith NC, Holmes PS (2007). The role of effort in influencing the effect of anxiety on performance: testing the conflicting predictions of processing efficiency theory and the conscious processing hypothesis. Br J Psychol, 98(Pt 3), 411-428. Abstract.  Author URL.

2006

Wilson M, Smith NC, Chattington M, Ford M, Marple-Horvat DE (2006). The role of effort in moderating the anxiety-performance relationship: Testing the prediction of processing efficiency theory in simulated rally driving. J Sports Sci, 24(11), 1223-1233. Abstract.  Author URL.

2005

Marple-Horvat DE, Chattington M, Anglesea M, Ashford DG, Wilson M, Keil D (2005). Prevention of coordinated eye movements and steering impairs driving performance. EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 163(4), 411-420. Author URL.

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External Engagement and Impact

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

2014: Stress and penalty shootouts.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04584td (5-Live’s, The ultimate guide to World Cup penalty shootouts)

2013: Developing mini-rugby
www.exeter.ac.uk/research/focus/rfu/

2012: Surgery robotics
http://sshs.exeter.ac.uk/news/research/title_260218_en.html

2011: Gaze-training in surgery
http://sshs.exeter.ac.uk/news/research/title_170527_en.html
http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2101344_2101330_2101341,00.html
www.physiciansweekly.com/surgeon-eye-movement-training/

2010:  Putting with a quiet eye
www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/golf/7887744/Quiet-Eye-technique-can-greatly-improve-putting-scientists-claim.html
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/28/keeping-your-eye-on-the-ball/?_r=0

2010:  Why England lose on penalties.
http://sshs.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_84302_en.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/7808901/Penalty-takers-should-ignore-goalkeeper-say-scientists.html

2006: Distractions while driving with a Sat Nav.
www.aviva.co.uk/risksolutions/news/2006/04/07/sat-nav-makes-driving-more-difficult/
www.jaama.co.uk/CompanyCar5.aspx


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).

Teaching

Undergraduate

Skill Acquisition (ESS2507)
I developed and teach all of the content on this optional 2nd year module (~100 students). Skill acquisition is the study of our ability to acquire and develop movement skills. This module provides a contemporary theoretical framework for understanding how performers progress from novice performers early in learning with low levels of skill to expert performers who have mastered their skills. These principles of motor control and skill acquisition also underpin the acquisition of everyday life skills and are therefore applicable to diverse areas in rehabilitation and ergonomics. In this module we consider how this theory and experimental work can be utilised in terms of applied skill acquisition.


Postgraduate

Current Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology (M023)
I teach on the second half of this module, which explores current issues in Sport Psychology, such as perceptual-cognitive expertise, choking under pressure, applied sport psychology, and talent identification.

Modules

2019/20


Supervision / Group

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Dr Sadie Hollins (2014-15) Funded by the Football Association (FA) to explore the influence of the FA's youth development review on the attitudes and behaviours of key stakeholders involved in youth football.
  • Dr Takayuki Murayama (2014-15) Visiting Fellow from Kanazawa University
  • Dr Greg Wood (The Waterloo Foundation)

Postgraduate researchers

  • Manu Ducrocq (Birkbeck College, London) - Attentional control training in tennis ( joint supervisor with Prof Nazanin Derakshan).
  • David Harris - Flow and attentional control.
  • Adam Kelly - Talent Development in Elite Youth Football.
  • Don Lee - The role of the quiet eye in golf putting: Exploring mechanisms.
  • Katie Payne - Anxiety, attention and performance.
  • Nadine Sammy - Stress-reappraisals and challenge states.

Alumni

  • Dr Neha Malhotra - Research fellow at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
  • Dr Charlotte (Lottie) Miles - Research fellow at Liverpool Hope University.
  • Dr Lee Moore - Lecturer at Gloucester University.
  • Guoxiao Sun (Beijing Sports University) - Quiet eye and visuomotor performance (joint supervisor with Prof Liwei Zhang)
  • Dr Gethin Thomas - Lecturer at Cardiff Met University.
  • Liis Uiga - Reinvestment and gaze behavior in elderly adults (University of Hong Kong - joint supervised with Prof Rich Masters).
  • Dr Sam Vine - Senior Lecturer here in Sport and Health Sciences.
  • Rosanna Walters-Symons - Quiet eye and visual attention
  • Dr Greg Wood - Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University.

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