PhD Title: Hanging on or letting go? Motivation and goal self-regulation
Supervisors: Dr. Nikos Ntoumanis, Prof. Joan Duda, Dr. Brandon Stewart (Psychology)
Laura Healy is a Doctoral Research in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her work primarily focuses on maximizing optimal goal striving in sport.
BSc (Hons)Sport Science – 1st Class,
MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology - Distinction
Laura received a 1st Class BSc (Hons) in Sport Science and an MSc (distinction) in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology from Bangor University. Following this, she worked as a Research Assistant at Bangor University before taking a Research Associate post funded by the ESRC at the University of Birmingham. She is currently a PhD student working with Dr. Nikos Ntoumanis, Prof. Joan Duda and Dr. Brandon Stewart. The PhD is examining goal striving in sport and is funded by the ESRC.
Outside of academia, Laura has worked as a Sailing Instructor for 8 years. She is also a qualified hockey coach, coaching junior, county and adult teams. She enjoys hockey, loves Everton FC, good food and wine and being outdoors.
Member of the Sport and Exercise Psychology research group.
Research interests include: Goals and motivation in Sport, Psychological skills, Personality and individual differences, anxiety and coping.
Cycling Ireland Pedal Fever Coaching Conference November 2012 – Verbal presentation to around 100 coaches and athletes.
ESRC Doctoral training centre conference November 2012 – Verbal presentation.
British Psychological Society Annual Conference April 2012 – Symposium presentation with speakers from Birmingham and Loughborough.
Universitas 21 conference December 2011 – Poster presentation.
British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Annual conference September 2011 – Verbal presentation.
British Association of Sport and Exercise Science Annual conference September 2011 – Verbal presentation.
British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology conference December 2010 – poster presentation.
Research in Imagery and Observation conference March 2009 – verbal presentation.