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Areas of research supervision

St Mary’s carefully matches student research interests to the academic knowledge and skills of its research supervisors.

All students are supervised by a minimum of two members of staff each bringing discrete expertise to the research project.

  • Dr Michelle Paull
    • Modern drama and literature
    • Irish theatre and literature
  • Dr Russell Schechter
    • Creative writing
    • Film or literature which entails explorations of genre, notably crime, science fiction/fantasy or horror
    • Film/media studies
  • Dr Elisabetta Canetta
    • Science education
    • Philosophical theology
    • Christian Theology
    • Science and religion
    • Biomechanics
    • Statistical science
    • Public health epidemiology
    • Cognitive behaviour/human consciousness
  • Prof Karen Sanders
  • Dr Christopher Wylde
    • The political economy of development
    • Theory of the state
    • IPE, and comparative development studies – particularly Argentina and/or Brazil (also Latin America more widely) as well as Malaysia (or SE Asia more widely)
  • Dr Carole Murphy
    • Modern slavery
    • Human trafficking
    • Exploitation abuse (domestic, sexual, other)
    • Gender-based violence
    • Addiction
  • Dr Carla Meijen
    • Endurance performance
    • Challenge and threat states in performance
    • Psyching teams
  • Dr Ross Wadey
    • Psycho-social-cultural considerations in the prevention of, and recovery from, sport injury
    • Patient and staff experiences of hospital settings, amputation rehabilitation, and the role of physical activity.
  • Dr Tom Williams
  • Dr Stacy Winter
    • Applied sport psychology
    • Professional practice and development of psychologists
    • Performance interventions
    • Mental-health and well-being areas
    • Multidisciplinary issues and modes of working
  • Dr Mark Glaister
    • Exercise physiology
  • Dr Leanne Griffiths
  • Dr Jessica Hill
    • Muscle damage
    • Recovery strategies
  • Katrine Okholm Kryger
  • Dr Ryan Mahaffey
  • Dr Carla Meijen
    • Endurance performance
    • Challenge and threat states in performance
    • Psyching teams
  • Dr Jamie North
    • Perceptual-cognitive skill
    • Expert performance
    • Skill acquisition/motor learning
  • Dr Stephen Patterson
  • Charles Pedlar
    • Physiological aspects of sports performance
    • Endurance sports
    • Exercise in public health, particularly Running
    • Blood biomarkers in sport
    • Sleep and cognition in athletes and the military
  • Dr Leta Pilic
    • Nutrition and genetics/personalised nutrition
    • Genetics and sports performance
    • Nutrition, physical activity and chronic disease
  • Dr Phil Price
    • Strength and conditioning
    • Biomechanics
    • Rehabilitation
  • Dr André Roca
    • Expert performance and its acquisition in sport and other domains
    • Anticipation, decision making and creativity in players and coaches
    • Deliberate practice and practice design
    • Youth development processes and pathways
  • Dr Jade Salim
  • Dr Ross Wadey
    • Psycho-social-cultural considerations in the prevention of, and recovery from, sport injury
    • Patient and staff experiences of hospital settings, amputation rehabilitation, and the role of physical activity.
  • Dr Stacy Winter
    • Applied sport psychology
    • Professional practice and development of psychologists
    • Performance interventions
    • Mental-health and well-being areas
    • Multidisciplinary issues and modes of working