Mark Campbell

Senior Lecturer phd bsc

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer in Sports Psychology
Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences
Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
University of Limerick
V94 T9PX
T: + 353 61 234944
E: mark.campbell@ul.ie
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mark_Campbell8
 
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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.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2012 'Mental imagery, action observation and skill learning'
Moran, A, Campbell, M, Holmes, P. MacIntyre, T. (2012) 'Mental imagery, action observation and skill learning' In: Skill Acquisition in Sport- Research, Theory and Practice. London: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2004 'My left brain and me: a dissociation in the perception of self and others'
Brady, N. Campbell, M. & Flaherty, M. (2004) 'My left brain and me: a dissociation in the perception of self and others'. Neuropsychologia, 41 (9):1156-1161 [Details]
2005 'Perceptual Asymmetries are Preserved in Memory for Highly Familiar Faces of Self and Friend'
Brady, N. Campbell, M. & Flaherty, N. (2005) 'Perceptual Asymmetries are Preserved in Memory for Highly Familiar Faces of Self and Friend'. Brain And Cognition, 58 (3):334-342 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2011 European Conference of Visual Perception
Campbell, M & Moran, A (2011) Expertise in action: An eye-tracking investigation of golf green reading European Conference of Visual Perception Toulouse France, , pp.110-111 [Details]
2011 International Conference on Thinking (ICOT)
Campbell, M. & Smyth, P.J. (2011) Meta-attention in Professional Skills: Beyond Routines International Conference on Thinking (ICOT) [Details]