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Dr Stacy Winter

Senior Lecturer in Applied Sport Psychology

Dr Stacy Winter

About Research

Email: stacy.winter@stmarys.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8240 4098

Biography

Stacy received her honours degree in sport science from the University of Brighton, Master’s degree in sport psychology from the University of Chichester, and completed a Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance from the University of Central Lancashire, examining the professionalism, practice, and process in applied sport psychology.

Stacy specialises in teaching Sport Psychology at postgraduate level and is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Sport Psychology. She is a BPS Chartered Psychologist, BASES Accredited Practitioner/Chartered Scientist and has been involved in providing support to a variety of sports. 

In addition, Stacy is a supervisor and reviewer for individuals training to become Accredited Sport Scientists through the BASES Supervised Experience scheme.


Research

PhD Research Supervision:

  • Lorraine O’Malley: An investigation into triadic coach-athlete-coach interpersonal relationships within sport (St Mary’s/Surrey) 
  • Philippa McGregor: The evaluation of psychosocial interventions in an elite youth soccer environment (Loughborough)  
  • Emily Martin: An exploration of trainee sport psychologists’ experiences of utilising observation (St Mary’s/Surrey)
  • Phoebe Sanders: Exploring the psychosocial needs of amputee patients throughout recovery (St Mary’s/Liverpool Hope)
  • Matthew Wade: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Community-Based Motivational Interviewing Intervention in Improving Physical Activity and Mental Wellbeing (St Mary’s/Liverpool Hope)

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Vargas, M. L. F. P., & Winter, S. (2021). Weight on the bar vs. weight on the scale: A qualitative exploration of disordered eating in competitive female powerlifters. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 52,
  • Collins, D., & Winter, S., (2020). Psychological models in sport psychology: A preliminary investigation. European Journal of Sport Science, 20,1235-1244.
  • Martin, E. A., Winter, S., & Holder, T. (2020). Land ahoy! Guidelines for navigating the choppy waters of observation practice. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 11, 34-44.
  • Sanders, P., Wadey, R., Day, M., & Winter, S. (2020). Narratives of recovery across the first year after major lower limb loss, Qualitative Health Research
  • Sanders, P., Wadey, R., Day, M., & Winter, S. (2020). Prosthetic rehabilitation in practice: An exploration of experiential knowledge in the multi-disciplinary team, Qualitative Health Research
  • Pack, S., Hemmings, B., Winter, S., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2020). Applied sport psychology consultants’ reflections on the role of humor in consultancy: “It's like having another skill in your arsenal. The Sport Psychologist, 34, 54-61
  • Winter, S., O’Brien, F., & Collins, D. (2019). Things ain’t what they used to be? Perceived commitment in developing athletes. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
  • Pack, S., Hemmings, B., Winter, S., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2019). A preliminary investigation into the use of humor in sport psychology practice. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 31, 494-502.
  • O’Malley, L., Winter, S., & Holder, T. (2018). Always picking country over club’: A creative non-fiction story of an international coach–athlete–coach triad. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health,10, 223-237.
  • Sanders, P., Wadey, R., Day, M., & Winter, S. (2017). Qualitative fieldwork in medical contexts: Confessions of a neophyte researcher. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health, 11,106-118.
  • Cooper, H., & Winter, S. (2017). Exploring the conceptualization and persistence of disordered eating in retired swimmers. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 11, 222-239.
  • Godfrey, S., & Winter, S. (2017). Winning Mentality: A reflective account of delivery to a professional football academy. Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Martin, E. A., Winter, S., & Holder, T. (2017). An exploration of trainee practitioners’ experiences when using observation. The Sport Psychologist
  • McGregor, P., & Winter, S. (2017). A reflective case study of sport psychology support at the lacrosse World Cup. Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology 1, 40-51.
  • Holder, T., & Winter, S. (2017). Experienced practitioners use of observation in applied sport psychology. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6, 6-19.
  • Sanders, P., & Winter, S. (2016). Going pro: Exploring adult triathletes’ transitions into elite sport. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 5, 193-205.
  • Winter, S., & Collins, D. (2016). Applied sport psychology, are we a profession? The Sport Psychologist, doi:10.1123/tsp.2014-0132
  • Winter, S., & Collins, D. (2015a). Why do we do, what we do? Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, , 27, 35-51. doi: 10.1080/10413200.2014.941511.
  • Winter, S., & Collins, D. (2015b). Where is the evidence in our sport psychology practice? A UK perspective on the underpinnings of action. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice46, 175-182. doi:10.1037/pro0000014
  • Winter, S., MacPherson, A. C., & Collins, D. (2014). “To think, or not to think, that is the question”. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 3, 102-115. doi:10.1037/spy0000007
  • Barker, S., & Winter, S. (2014). The practice of sport psychology: A youth coaches’ perspective. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 9, 379-392. 
  • Winter, S., & Collins, D. (2013). Does priming really put the gloss on performance? Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 35, 299-307.
  • Richards, K., & Winter, S. (2013). Key reflections from 'on the ground': Working with parents to create a task climate. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action4, 34-45. 
  • Goose, M., & Winter, S. (2012). The coach’s impact on long distance runners’ training and competition motivation. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, 7, 383-398. 

Conference Communications and Published Abstracts:

  • Wade, M., Brown, N., Winter, S., Dancy, B., & Majumdar, A. (2019).The influence of disability on physical activity and mental wellbeing outcomes as part of a community-based motivational interviewing physical activity programme. Public Health Science 2019 conference: London, November, 2019 (Poster presentation).
  • Sanders, P., Wadey, R., Day, M., & Winter, S. (2019). Exploring the recovery trajectories of patients during the first year following major lower limb loss. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference: Portland, Oregon, October, 2019(Oral presentation).
  • Vargas, M. L., & Winter, S. (2019). Weight on the bar vs. weight on the scale: Disordered eating pathology in competitive female powerlifters. Women in Sport and Exercise Conference: St Mary’s, London, June, 2019 (Oral presentation).
  • Sorensen, B. M., Meijen, C., & Winter, S. (2019).Female ultra-endurance athletes: An exploration of their pain experiences. Women in Sport and Exercise Conference: St Mary’s, London, June, 2019 (Poster presentation).
  • Cooper, H., & Winter, S. (2018).Exploring the conceptualization and persistence of disordered eating in retired swimmers. British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Annual Conference: Belfast, December, 2018(Poster presentation).
  • Martin, E. A., Winter, S., & Holder, T.(2017). We all look but do we see? Evaluating an observation intervention for trainee practitioners. Joint European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) and British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)Conference: Nottingham, November, 2017(Poster presentation).
  • McGregor, P., Fletcher, D., Randall, R., & Winter, S.(2017). Breaking the mould: Talking emotions with academy soccer coaches. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference: Orlando, Florida, October, 2017(Oral presentation).
  • Cooper, H., & Winter, S. (2017).Exploring the conceptualization and persistence of disordered eating in retired swimmers. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference: Orlando, Florida, October, 2017(Oral presentation).
  • Holder, T., & Winter, S. (2016). Methods of observation used by experienced sport psychology practitioners. AASP 2016 Annual Conference: Phoenix, Arizona, September, 2016 (oral presentation).
  • Martin, E., Winter, S., & Holder, T. (2015). An exploration of trainee practitioners experiences when using observation. British Psychological Society DSEP Conference: Leeds, December, 2015 (oral presentation).
  • McGregor, P., Fletcher., D., Randall, R., & Winter, S. (2015). The Emotional Rollercoaster of Professional Academy Soccer. British Psychological Society DSEP Conference: Leeds, December, 2015 (oral presentation).
  • O’Malley, L., Winter, S., & Holder, T. (2015). Interpersonal relationships in sport: A model of triadic coach-athlete-coach role perceptions. British Psychological Society DSEP Conference: Leeds, December, 2015 (oral presentation).
  • Mulvenna, M., & Winter, S. (2015). Organisational stressors, coping and effectiveness: Does gender influence the appraisal process in GAA players? The Northern Ireland Branch of the British Psychological Society 2015 Annual Conference: Armagh, May, 2015 (oral presentation).
  • O’Malley, L., Winter, S., Holder, T., & Brug, P. (2015). Exploring triadic interpersonal relationships: A case study of a rugby union coach-athlete-coach triad. AASP Student Conference: Loughborough University, February, 2015 (oral presentation).
  • McGregor, P., Fletcher., D., Randall, R., & Winter, S. (2015). The emotional rollercoaster of professional academy soccer. AASP Student Conference: Loughborough University, February, 2015 (oral presentation).
  • McGregor, P., & Winter, S. (2015). 2013 Lucky for some: A reflective case study of sport psychology support at the women’s lacrosse world cup: Loughborough University, February, 2015 (symposium).
  • McGregor, P., Fletcher., D., Randall, R., & Winter, S. (2014). An autoethnography of elite soccer players’ psychosocial needs. AASP Annual Conference: Las Vegas, October, 2014 (oral presentation).
  • Bezodis, N., & Winter, S. (2014). Identifying the key technical aspects of rugby place kicking: A qualitative study of an elite coach. International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference: East Tennessee, July, 2014 (poster presentation).
  • O’Malley, L., & Winter, S., Holder, T., & Brug, P. (2014). Exploring interpersonal relationships in sport: The dynamics of communication within coach-athlete-coach relationships. International Association for Relationship Research Conference: Melbourne, July, 2014 (rapid poster presentation).
  • Martin, E., Richards, K., & Winter, S. (2014). Judging bias in gymnastics: Task complexity and manipulated feedback upon conformity effect. BASES Annual Student Conference: University of Portsmouth, April, 2014 (poster presentation).
  • McGregor, P., & Winter, S. (2012). A transactional approach examination of organisational stressors and coping strategies in elite level track and field coaches. British Psychological Society Annual Conference: London, April, 2012 (oral presentation).
  • O’Malley, L., & Winter, S. (2012). Boxing between coaches: A case study of an elite coach-athlete-coach triadic relationship. British Psychological Society Annual Conference: London, April, 2012 (oral presentation). 
  • Winter, S., & Goose, M. (2010). The coach's impact on long distance runners' training and competition motivation. British Psychological Society - Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference: London, December, 2010 (poster presentation). 
  • Holder, T., & Winter, S. (2010). An exploratory investigation into the use of observation by experienced applied sport psychologists. AASP Annual Conference: Rhode Island, October, 2010 (oral presentation). 
  • Richards, K., & Winter, S. (2010). An educational intervention for parents to modify competitive gymnast's perceptions of motivational climate. The growing child in high performance sport International Congress: Birmingham, May, 2010 (poster presentation).
  • McGregor, P., & Winter, S. (2010). The effectiveness of an MG-A imagery intervention on changing debilitative interpretations of pre-competitive anxiety in university track athletes. BASES Annual Student Conference: Aberystwyth, April, 2010 (poster presentation).   
  • Winter, S., Holder, T., Richards K., & Harper, T. (2009).The effect of meeting regularity on team cohesion between university and Sunday league football teams. BASES Annual Conference: Leeds, September, 2009 (poster presentation). 
  • Winter, S., & Greenlees, I. A. (2005). Female gymnast predisposition to injury based on the personality trait of perfectionism. BASES Annual Conference Loughborough, September 2005 (poster presentation).

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