Dr Paul Dancy
Senior Lecturer - Sports Coaching Science
Paul started his undergraduate studies at St Mary's University in September 1999 where he undertook a single honours degree in Sport Science with a focus on sport psychology. He graduated from his first degree in July 2002 and since then has completed his PhD in anxiety and perceived control. During his PhD studies Paul has also been teaching part time and full time within the Sport Directorate at St Mary's.
Alongside his PhD studies, Paul completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) in 2005, which has been extremely beneficial in enhancing his teaching knowledge and skills.
Through his BASES Supervised Experience course, Paul has been providing sport psychology consultancy to athletes for the past 3 years. Within this time Paul has provided support to a range of athletes within such sports as: cycling, golf, rugby, kayaking and cricket.
In addition to his teaching and consultancy, Paul also coaches junior club cricketers twice a week who compete in regional and national competitions.
Paul is now a senior lecturer within the Sports Coaching Science degree, his main teaching responsibilities lie within the Sports Coaching Science modules which include Coaching Process, Notational Analysis and Skill Acquisition and Research Methods.
Howatson, G. and Dancy, P. (2009). An examination of the changing profile of sport science students and the impact on degree outcome. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 8, 143 - 147.
Dancy, P. A. J., Smith, W., & Thatcher, J. (2004). The effects of a mental imagery intervention on interpretation of pre competition anxiety in cricket batsmen. The British Psychological Society Quinquennial Conference, Manchester , March, 2004.
Dancy, P. A. J., Thatcher, J., & Smith, W. (2005). What is perceived control? The experiences of elite performers. The European Workshop of Imagery and Cognition Xth Conference, St. Andrews University , June 2005.