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Melissa Coyle

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

01752 636700 Ext:5634

mcoyle@marjon.ac.uk


Melissa Coyle

Qualifications

  • HCPC registered sport and exercise psychologist
  • BASES chartered scientist
  • BASES accredited sport scientist (Psychology)
  • PGCert
  • MSc
  • BSc

 


Teaching

Teaching area is predominantly based around sport and exercise psychology and its applications to sport science, coaching, physical education, outdoor education, and health and well being.


Research

Current research studies: a Qualitative evaluation of participation in an 8 week exercise refereral programme for cancer patients.

University research grant awarded: An investigation into the psychological factors associated with participation and voluntary withdrawal within the Royal Artillery Army Commando training process.

Sport England research funded study: The motivations, perceived barriers, and benefits associated with participation of indoor bowls in the over 65s: A pilot study

Previous studies: Attachment dimensions as predictors of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in thetransition to university. The relationship between image type and perceived effectiveness in high confidentstudent-athletes. The influence of anxiety and confidence on imagery content and perceived function.


Publications

Journal articles:

Coyle, M., Gorczynski, P., and Gibson, K. (2017). “You have to be mental to jump off a board any way”: Elite divers conceptualizations and perceptions of mental health. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 29. 10-18.

Gorczynski, P., Coyle, M., and Gibson, K. (2017). Depressive symptoms in high performance athletes and non-athletes: A comparative meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, In Press

Queen, M., Bloxham, S., Coyle, M., Jane, B., Brown, P. (2015). Impact of an exercise programme on sustaining physical activity for recovering cancer patients: a qualitative study. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare

Colhurst,K, Carr, S., Coyle, M., Elliott, D. (2012). Attachment dimensions as predictors of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in the transition to university. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 21 (1).

Coyle,M. (2010). An exploratory investigation into factors related to adherence of sedentary adults: A comparison between Wii Fit and gym based exercise programmes. Journal of Physical Activity and Human Development. Issue 4.

Conference presentations:

Psychological concepts within a specialist military training unit. M. Coyle & L. Sharp (2015). Association of applied sport psychology conference, Indianapolis, USA.

Coyle, M. and Sharp, L. (2015). ‘It’s a world on its own’: Experiences of military training within a specialist unit. Coyle, M. and Sharp, L. (2015)

Coyle,M. & Collicott, T.J. (2013). Perceived motivations, benefits and barriers to participation in bowls within the over 65s. BASES conference & Marjon Annual Conference.

 

Coyle,M., (2012). Attachment dimensions as predictors of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in the transition to university. Marjon Annual SPPEL Conference.

Newell,E. & Coyle, M. (2011). The relationship between image type and perceived effectiveness in high confident student-athletes. British Association of Sport Science Annual Conference, Essex.

Coyle,M. & Newell, E. (2011). The influence of anxiety and confidence on imagery content and perceived function. European College Sport Science Conference, Liverpool.

Coyle,M. (2010). An exploratory investigation into factors related to adherence of sedentary adults: A comparison between WiiFit and gym based exercise programmes. British Association of Sport Science Annual Conference, Glasgow.

Coyle,M. (2008). A Woman in A Mans world. BPS Inaugural Sport Psychology Conference, London.


Expert Membership of professional bodies

  • HCPC
  • BASES 


Other Interests

In addition to academic and practitioner life I am a keen golfer and hill walker. 

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