PhD Title: The role of coaches in fostering mental toughness in adolescent athletes (this is a Universitas 21 Joint PhD with the University of Queensland, Australia)
Supervisor: Dr Nikos Ntoumanis
BA Psychology (Hons. IIa) The University of Queensland
MPsych (Sport & Ex.) The University of Queensland
John completed his undergraduate (including honours) in psychology as well as his masters in sport psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia. He practiced briefly as a sport psychologist in Australia before undertaking his PhD. John is completing a joint PhD with the University of Birmingham and the University of Queensland under the auspices of Universitas 21.
Research groups: Sport psychology, sport coaching
Mahoney, J., & Hanrahan, S. J. (2011). Acceptance commitment therapy as a method of assisting injured athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 5, 252-273.
Gucciardi, D. F., Mahoney, J., Jalleh, G., & Donovan, R. J., & Parkes, J. (2012). Perfectionistic profiles among elite athletes and differences in their motivational orientations. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 34, 159-183
Jones, R., Gucciardi, D. F., & Mahoney, J. (Submitted). Coaches' and players' perceptions of the transition into elite rugby league. Journal of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology.
International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport, Glasgow.
International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne.
Using acceptance commitment therapy principles with injured athletes. International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne.