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Dual careers and athlete wellbeing (2021)
Book Chapter
Woodford, L., & Roberts, C. (2021). Dual careers and athlete wellbeing. In N. Campbell, A. Brady, & A. Tincknell-Smith (Eds.), Developing and Supporting Athlete Wellbeing. Person First, Athlete Second. Taylor & Francis

Pushing boundaries: Women in sport and exercise conference, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, June 11–12, 2019 (2020)
Journal Article
Bullingham, R., Brown, N., Forsyth, J., & Roberts, C. (2020). Pushing boundaries: Women in sport and exercise conference, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, June 11–12, 2019. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 28(1), 53-54. https://doi.org/10.1123/wspaj.2019-0050

Opportunities for women in sport and exercise are expanding rapidly, whether it is leading a governing body, excelling in elite competition or simply participation for fitness, camaraderie and the love of sport. However, there is still much work to d... Read More about Pushing boundaries: Women in sport and exercise conference, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, June 11–12, 2019.

Psychological factors involved in adherence to sport injury rehabilitation: A systematic review (2020)
Journal Article
Goddard, K., Roberts, C., Byron-Daniel, J., & Woodford, L. (2021). Psychological factors involved in adherence to sport injury rehabilitation: A systematic review. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 14(1), 51-73. https://doi.org/10.1080/1750984x.2020.1744179

The objective of this article is to review the extant literature on the psychological factors related to adherence to sport injury rehabilitation among athletes. Published English language articles were identified using electronic databases. The qual... Read More about Psychological factors involved in adherence to sport injury rehabilitation: A systematic review.

Vertical smooth pursuit as a diagnostic marker of traumatic brain injury (2020)
Journal Article
Hunfalvay, M., Roberts, C., Murray, N. P., Tyagi, A., Barclay, K. W., Bolte, T., …Carrick, F. R. (2020). Vertical smooth pursuit as a diagnostic marker of traumatic brain injury. Concussion, 5(1), CNC69. https://doi.org/10.2217/cnc-2019-0013

Aim: Neural deficits were measured via the eye tracking of vertical smooth pursuit (VSP) as markers of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The present study evaluated the ability of the eye tracking tests to differentiate between different levels of TBI se... Read More about Vertical smooth pursuit as a diagnostic marker of traumatic brain injury.

An examination of the oculomotor behavior metrics within a suite of digitized eye tracking tests (2019)
Journal Article
Murray, N., Kubitz, K., Roberts, C., Hunfalvay, M., Bolte, T., & Tyagi, A. (2019). An examination of the oculomotor behavior metrics within a suite of digitized eye tracking tests. Vision development and rehabilitation, 5(4), 269-284

Eye tracking has recently been used to examine oculomotor behavior (OMB) for visual and neurological health and wellness with promise in determining characteristics of healthy eyes and in turn a healthy brain. Recent research has demonstrated that hu... Read More about An examination of the oculomotor behavior metrics within a suite of digitized eye tracking tests.

Mental Toughness and Associated Personality Characteristics of Marathon des Sables Athletes (2019)
Journal Article
Goddard, K., Roberts, C., Anderson, L., Woodford, L., & Byron-Daniel, J. (2019). Mental Toughness and Associated Personality Characteristics of Marathon des Sables Athletes. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02259

Mental toughness (MT) is commonly referred to as an important prerequisite for sustained athletic achievement. The increased research focus on MT has led to the development of a consistent debate centered around whether the construct is a unidimensio... Read More about Mental Toughness and Associated Personality Characteristics of Marathon des Sables Athletes.

Horizontal and vertical self-paced saccades as a diagnostic marker of traumatic brain injury (2019)
Journal Article
Hunfalvay, M., Roberts, C., Murray, N., Tyagi, A., Kelly, H., & Bolte, T. (2019). Horizontal and vertical self-paced saccades as a diagnostic marker of traumatic brain injury. Concussion, 4(1), https://doi.org/10.2217/cnc-2019-0001

Aim: Eye tracking tests to measure horizontal and vertical saccades as a proxy for neural deficits associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) were evaluated in the present study. Methodology: A total of 287 participants reporting either no TBI, mil... Read More about Horizontal and vertical self-paced saccades as a diagnostic marker of traumatic brain injury.

Motherhood as an athletic career transition in female Olympic athletes (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Roberts, C., & Kenttä, G. (2019). Motherhood as an athletic career transition in female Olympic athletes. . https://doi.org/10.1123/wspaj.2018-0045

Background: Motherhood has been deemed incompatible with an athletic career, with women encouraged to end their involvement in sport to have children. However, there are a growing number of women who achieve both personal and high-performance sport g... Read More about Motherhood as an athletic career transition in female Olympic athletes.

The inaugural women in sport & exercise conference: Consensus statement (2019)
Journal Article
Roberts, C., & Forsyth, J. (2019). The inaugural women in sport & exercise conference: Consensus statement. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 27(1), 60-62. https://doi.org/10.1123/wspaj.2019-0004

The inaugural women in sport and exercise conference was held at Staffordshire University on 13th-14th June, and brought together a number of academics, clinicians, practitioners, sport leaders, policymakers and administrators, charities, current and... Read More about The inaugural women in sport & exercise conference: Consensus statement.

An interdisciplinary approach to the management of vocal cord dysfunction in an elite female swimmer: A case study (2018)
Journal Article
Roberts, C. (2018). An interdisciplinary approach to the management of vocal cord dysfunction in an elite female swimmer: A case study. Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12-20. https://doi.org/10.1123/cssep.2017-0011

Acute pulmonary disorders are commonplace within the athletic population, with exercise induced bronchoconstriction, and vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) common diagnoses. VCD is a condition that causes the vocal folds to close during inhalation, causing... Read More about An interdisciplinary approach to the management of vocal cord dysfunction in an elite female swimmer: A case study.

The adolescent exercising female (2018)
Book Chapter
Woodford, L. (2018). The adolescent exercising female. In J. Forsyth, & C. Roberts (Eds.), The Exercising Female: Science and its Application (7-18). Oxford, UK: Routledge

Adolescence is the unique period of life between childhood and adulthood, and its definition has been a topic of much debate. It encompasses elements of biological growth and major social role transitions, both of which have changed in the past centu... Read More about The adolescent exercising female.

Reliability of computerized eye-tracking reaction time tests in non-athletes, athletes, and individuals with traumatic brain injury (2018)
Journal Article
Lange, B., Hunfalvay, M., Murray, N., Roberts, C., & Bolte, T. (2018). Reliability of computerized eye-tracking reaction time tests in non-athletes, athletes, and individuals with traumatic brain injury. Optometry and Visual Performance, 6(3), 119-129

Background: Eye tracking technologies and methodologies have advanced significantly in recent years. Specifically, the use of eye tracking to quantitatively measure oculomotor and psychophysiological constructs is gaining momentum. Reaction time has... Read More about Reliability of computerized eye-tracking reaction time tests in non-athletes, athletes, and individuals with traumatic brain injury.

An exploration of shifts in visual fixation prior to the execution of baseball batting: Evidence for oculomotor warm up, attentional processes or pre-performance routines? (2017)
Journal Article
Roberts, C. (2017). An exploration of shifts in visual fixation prior to the execution of baseball batting: Evidence for oculomotor warm up, attentional processes or pre-performance routines?. https://doi.org/10.5923/j.sports.20170706.02

The visual performance of athletes should be considered high on the list of variables fundamental to elite sport performance. One particular aspect of visual performance that has gained dominance over the last 25 years is the quiet eye. Quiet eye is... Read More about An exploration of shifts in visual fixation prior to the execution of baseball batting: Evidence for oculomotor warm up, attentional processes or pre-performance routines?.

Career transition (2017)
Book Chapter
Roberts, C., & Davis, M. (2017). Career transition. In J. Taylor (Ed.), Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology. Champaign, Illinois, USA: Human Kinetics

Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology is a comprehensive resource that offers both students and professionals the opportunity to hone their skills to help their clients, starting with the initial consultation and lasting through a long-term relation... Read More about Career transition.

Reliability and normative data of computerized dynamic visual acuity tests (2017)
Journal Article
Murray, N., Hunfalvay, M., Roberts, C., & Lange, B. (2017). Reliability and normative data of computerized dynamic visual acuity tests. Vision development and rehabilitation, 3(1), 23-32

Aims: First, to create a standard for testing DVA using all three testing protocols (head still, object moving; head moving, object still; head and object moving). Second, to examine reliability of the tests. Third, provide normative data. Methods:... Read More about Reliability and normative data of computerized dynamic visual acuity tests.

Evaluation of stereo acuity in professional baseball and LPGA athletes compared to non-athletes (2017)
Journal Article
Hunfalvay, M., Orr, R., Murray, N., & Roberts, C. (2017). Evaluation of stereo acuity in professional baseball and LPGA athletes compared to non-athletes. Vision development and rehabilitation, 3(1), 33-41

To investigate stereo acuity of professional athletes in an open (baseball) and closed (golf) skilled sport compared to non-athletes using a new digitized version of the Titmus Stereo Test/Wirt Circles. Additionally, to examine the new test for relia... Read More about Evaluation of stereo acuity in professional baseball and LPGA athletes compared to non-athletes.

Blurred lines: Performance enhancement, common mental disorders and referral in the U.K. athletic population (2016)
Journal Article
Roberts, C. M., Faull, A. L., & Tod, D. (2016). Blurred lines: Performance enhancement, common mental disorders and referral in the U.K. athletic population. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(JUL), https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01067

© 2016 Roberts, Faull and Tod. Through the awareness-raising efforts of several high-profile current and former athletes, the issue of common mental disorders (CMD) in this population is gaining increasing attention from researchers and practitioners... Read More about Blurred lines: Performance enhancement, common mental disorders and referral in the U.K. athletic population.

Wearing eye tracking technology during batting practice: Assessing the experiences of professional baseball athletes (2016)
Journal Article
Roberts, C., Tabano, J., & Hunfalvay, M. (2016). Wearing eye tracking technology during batting practice: Assessing the experiences of professional baseball athletes. https://doi.org/10.5923/j.sports.20160603.10

Utilizing wearable technology in sport allows for the collection of motor behavior data during task engagement. This data can be assessed in real-time or retrospectively. Although enriching the scope of performance data, the consequences of wearable... Read More about Wearing eye tracking technology during batting practice: Assessing the experiences of professional baseball athletes.

Are career termination concerns only for athletes? A case study of the career termination of an elite female coach (2016)
Journal Article
Kenttä, G., Mellalieu, S., & Roberts, C. M. (2016). Are career termination concerns only for athletes? A case study of the career termination of an elite female coach. Sport Psychologist, 30(4), 314-326. https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2015-0134

© 2016 Human Kinetics, Inc. This paper presents a case study of an elite female coach and her career termination from a 20+ year career following a critical life incident. A novel autobiographical approach was adopted whereby the participant undertoo... Read More about Are career termination concerns only for athletes? A case study of the career termination of an elite female coach.

Enhancing student learning experiences in sport psychology modules using practical activities (2015)
Journal Article
Roberts, D. C., & Barber, L. (2015). Enhancing student learning experiences in sport psychology modules using practical activities

The University of Worcester states in its most recent strategic plan (2013 – 2018) a set of enduring values that guide and direct the activities of the institution. The first listed, and perhaps the most important value is the striving to be “an out... Read More about Enhancing student learning experiences in sport psychology modules using practical activities.