BASES Psychology Division Event - 4 May

17th February 2020

Location: Bath University
Price: Free to members
BASES credits: 5

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Session Room
09.15 – 09.45 Registration CB 3.16
09:45 – 10:00 Welcome

Dr Fiona Gillison

Head of the Department for Health,

Bath University

Professor Zoe Knowles

(BASES Psychology Division Chair, LJMU)

CB 3.5
10:00 – 11:00


Dr Rachel Arnold and Dr Lee Moore

StART at Bath: Stress, Anxiety, Resilience and Thriving Research and Implications for Practice”

11:30 – 12:30 Workshop 1 (see overleaf) CB 4.6, CB 4.7, and CB 4.10,
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Keynote

Dr Fiona Gillison

Enhancing motivational interventions: Design, delivery and training the trainers

CB 3.1 (80)
15:00 -16:00 Workshop 2 (see overleaf) CB 4.6, CB 4.7 and CB 4.10


Dr Desi McEwan (CB 4.6)

Building Teams that Work: Strategies for Coaches and Sport Psychology Practitioners to Facilitate Teamwork

Dr Amy Whitehead (CB 4.7)

Think Aloud: gaining insight into athlete and coach cognition. Considerations for sport psychology research and practice.

Dr Jeff Lambert: (CB 4.10)

Should we be prescribing physical activity to treat depression? Exploring the evidence for and against.


Keynote Speakers:

Dr Fiona Gillison is a Chartered Psychologist (Health) and Reader in Health and Exercise Psychology at the University of Bath. Before coming to Bath to take up her PhD, Fiona spent nine years in different roles in a community setting that provided a valuable introduction to many of the causes and realities of health choices and health inequalities. Her primary research interest is in investigating how we can support people to improve their health behaviours to prevent and reduce obesity. She works at both at an individual and population level, and her recent focus has been in exploring the positive and negative effects of policy on people’s motivation to adopt healthier lifestyles. Fiona is currently the Head of the Department for Health at the University of Bath, and is an academic advisor to the Public Health England National Child Measurement Programme board.

Dr Rachel Arnold is a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and a BASES Sport and Exercise Scientist. At the University of Bath, she is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Performance Psychology within the Department for Health. Her area of research focuses on how and why individuals thrive in pressured environments. Applying her research to sport, organizational, military, and health settings, her interests include the occupational stress process; performance environments and cultures; and the enhancement of personal, team, and organizational performance.

Dr Lee Moore is a Lecturer in Sport and Performance Psychology within the Department for Health at the University of Bath. He is an experimental psychologist, where his research focuses predominately on the effects of psychophysiological responses to stress on performance, health, and well-being. Lee has applied his expertise to a range of high-pressure domains including sport, aviation, military, and surgery.

Workshop Speakers

Dr Desmond McEwan is a Chartered Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Bath. His research expertise lies within the psychology of human performance and health, with his current work focusing on group dynamics within high performance teams. He also translates this research into practice, by working as an applied consultant with numerous elite sports teams.

Dr Amy Whitehead is a Reader in Sport Psychology and Coaching at Liverpool John Moores University. She is currently research active in the areas of coach and athlete cognition, and more specifically the Think Aloud method which explores the cognitions of a variety of performers and practitioners. More recently Amy has implemented Think Aloud within coach education as a reflective practice tool. She is a BASES accredited sport and exercise psychologist and SEPAR Supervisor and has worked for organisations such as St. Helen’s RFC, British Cycling, the FA, and European Tour Golf.

Dr Jeff Lambert is a Lecturer in Health and Exercise Psychology and Chartered Psychologist based at the Department for Health at the University of Bath. His broad research interests include physical activity, mental health and behaviour change. More specifically Jeff is interested in: a) understanding the biopsychosocial factors linking physical activity and mental health; b) designing and evaluating behavioural interventions to increase physical activity and improve mental health; and c) assessing intervention fidelity (the extent to which behavioural interventions are delivered as intended).


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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