PhD Title: Vision Testing and Training in Sport
Supervisors: Dr Rob Gray
I am currently a Doctoral Researcher at The University of Birmingham, investigating the extent to which visual tests can be used to predict skilled performance, and whether visual training is a beneficial strategy in enhancing such skills. During this time I have presented my work at conferences such as The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the Expertise and Skill Acquisition Network (ESAN), and the Applied Vision Association (AVA). I have given lectures and seminars to undergraduate classes on both this work, and also other psychology-related fields such aggression in sport, and the nature-nurture debate. Alongside this, I lead a weekly department-based sport psychology meet, in which fellow colleagues and others present work and discuss papers.
Motion Perception and Driving: Predicting Performance Through Testing and Shortening Braking Reaction Times Through Training
Wilkins et al Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 30, 2013