Mary Quinton BSc

Mary Quinton

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Mary Quinton is a Research Fellow co-delivering the Mental Skills Training for Life programme within a local youth homeless charity, which aims to promote the self-discovery and development of a range of mental skills, leading to enhanced self-confidence, resilience, and well-being.


Mary Quinton graduated from her undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham in 2012. Alongside her Research Fellow position, she is also finishing her PhD under the supervision of Dr Sarah Williams and Dr Jennifer Cumming which has investigated how athletes interpret different types of imagery and the subsequent effect on cognitive, affective, and behavioral outcomes.


Research interests:

Mental skills training, positive youth development, imagery


Quinton, M. L., Cumming, J., Gray, R., Geeson, J. R., Cooper, A., Crowley, H., & Williams, S. E. (2014). A PETTLEP imagery intervention with young athletes. .Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity9(1), 47-59. DOI: 10.1515/jirspa-2014-0003