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Dr Stacy Winter

Programme Director - Applied Sport Psychology

About Research Media

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 the Programme Director of the MSc 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)

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Godfrey, S., & Winter, S. (In press). 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. (In press). 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:

  • 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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