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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. 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.

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 PsychologyHuman 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.

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. (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

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 undertook expressive writing to desc... Read More about Are career termination concerns only for athletes? A case study of the career termination of an elite female coach.

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.

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.

An in-depth appraisal of career termination experiences in professional cricket (2015)
Journal Article
Roberts, C., Mullen, R., Evans, L., & Hall, R. (2015). An in-depth appraisal of career termination experiences in professional cricket. Journal of Sports Sciences, 33(9), 935-944. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2014.977936

© 2014 Taylor & Francis. Abstract: This qualitative study explored the career termination experiences of 9 male, retired professional cricketers between the ages of 28 and 40 (mean value34, s=4.65 m). The participants took part in retrospective, se... Read More about An in-depth appraisal of career termination experiences in professional cricket.

Building a successful Olympic team selection protocol in women’s handball: A case study examining the benefits of employing reflective practice (2013)
Journal Article
Roberts, C., & Faull, A. L. (2013). Building a successful Olympic team selection protocol in women’s handball: A case study examining the benefits of employing reflective practice. Reflective Practice, 14(5), 648-659. https://doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2013.835719

The sharing of applied practice offered in the current paper affords an opportunity to view how the use of reflective practice can serve as a problem-solving catalyst to a variety of issues raised during support provided to GB women’s handball withi... Read More about Building a successful Olympic team selection protocol in women’s handball: A case study examining the benefits of employing reflective practice.

Motherhood in the exercising female
Book Chapter
Roberts, C., & Kenttä, G. (2018). Motherhood in the exercising female. In C. Roberts, & J. J. Forsyth (Eds.), The Exercising Female: Science and its ApplicationRoutledge

Elite and recreational athlete mothers face a myriad of barriers to returning to sport and exercise postpartum. Led mainly by a still dominant gender ideology that labels females with distinctive childbearing and caregiving roles, the sporting enviro... Read More about Motherhood in the exercising female.

The psychology of female sport performance
Book Chapter
Roberts, C., Ferguson, L., & Mosewich, A. (2018). The psychology of female sport performance. In J. J. Forsyth, & C. Roberts (Eds.), The Exercising Female: Science and its ApplicationRoutledge

Ultimately, what we know and are taught about sport is gender-blind. That is to say that sport fails to take into account the different, diverse needs, and preferences of the exercising female. Gender is an individual difference that is often overloo... Read More about The psychology of female sport performance.

Athletic career termination in females
Book Chapter
Roberts, C. (2018). Athletic career termination in females. In J. J. Forsyth, & C. Roberts (Eds.), The Exercising Female: Science and its ApplicationRoutledge

Athletic career termination is understood to be a challenging process, where athletes often report experiencing a sense of loss, and find adaptation to a life after sport challenging. The way in which athletes cope with the demands of the athletic ca... Read More about Athletic career termination in females.

Introduction to the exercising female
Book Chapter
Forsyth, J. J., & Roberts, C. (2018). Introduction to the exercising female. In J. J. Forsyth, & C. Roberts (Eds.), The Exercising Female: Science and its ApplicationRoutledge

Recent efforts to increase women’s engagement in sport and exercise has had a positive impact, and participation levels in this population are on the increase. Additionally, within elite sport, there are more women on national teams at multisport maj... Read More about Introduction to the exercising female.

Knowing when, and how, to step out: Coach retirement
Book Chapter
Roberts, C., & Kenttä, G. (2019). Knowing when, and how, to step out: Coach retirement. In R. Thelwell, & M. Dicks (Eds.), Professional Advances in Sports Coaching: Research and PracticeRoutledge

The conceptual area of career termination in sports coaching is heavily paralleled with findings from the athlete population, yet coaches are a unique population to examine. Anecdotally, coaches are often former elite athletes who have already experi... Read More about Knowing when, and how, to step out: Coach retirement.



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