We are delighted to introduce Dr Kieran Kingston as a new Honorary Associate within the Sport and Fitness research group. As well as being an AL since 2019 on the Sport, Fitness and Coaching degree, Kieran’s has a wealth of experience in Sports Performance Psychology research and applied practice. His research publications will be affiliated to the group. Welcome, Kieran!
Kieran Kingston is an established academic and business consultant who, after serving his time as a full-time academic until 2017, has continued to be involved with teaching, research/writing and PhD supervision. In addition to his AL role with the OU, and temporary contracts, his most recent role was Senior Research Fellow at University of South Wales, where he had responsibility for several PhD students. Kieran gained his PhD in performance psychology in 1999. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has provided consultancy services to team and individual athletes, coaches, and NGBs, and has more recently extended this work to small businesses.
Kieran’s research interests have broadly focused on social-cognitive approaches to understanding motivation. Most recently, he has looked at the influence of coaching/leader behaviour and the psychological environments these create on performance, cognitions, and well-being in sport and other contexts (e.g., injury rehabilitation, education, and business). He also has a keen interest on the psychology of golf, and recently served as the invited editor (psychology) for the first International Handbook of Golf Science (2019).
- Kingston, K., Wixey, D., & Cropley, B. (2021). Motivation in coaching: Promoting adaptive psychological outcomes. In Z. Zenko & L. Jones (Eds.) Essentials of exercise and sport psychology: An open access textbook (pp. 999–999). Society for the Transparency, Openness, and Replication in Kinesiology.
- Kingston, K., Jenkins, D., & Kingston, G. (2021). Promoting adherence to rehabilitation through supporting patient wellbeing: A self-determination perspective. In Z. Zenko & L. Jones (Eds.) Essentials of exercise and sport psychology: An open access textbook (pp. 999–999). Society for the Transparency, Openness, and Replication in Kinesiology.
- Kingston, K., Wixey, D, & Morgan, K. (2020). Monitoring the Climate: Exploring the Psychological Environment in an Elite Soccer Academy. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 32, 3, pp. 297-314. https://doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2018.1481466
- Pates, J. & Kingston, K. (2020). Reflections on a long-term consultancy relationship; Challenging the beliefs of an elite golfer. Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4,1, pp. 117-124. https://doi.org/10.1123/cssep.2020-0008
- Wixey, D., Ryom, K., & Kingston, K., (2020). “Case Studies From Elite Youth Soccer: Reflections on Talent Development Practices”. International Sport Coaching Journal. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2019-0005
- Pates, J. & Kingston, K. (2019) Consultancy Under Pressure: Intervening in the “Here and Now” With an Elite Golfer. Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4, 1 pp. 32-39. doi: https://doi.org/10.1123/cssep.2019-0030
- Markati, A., Psychountaki, M., Kingston, K., Karteroliotis, K. & Apostolidis, N. (2019). Psychological and situational determinants of burnout in adolescent athletes. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology: Vol. 17, 5, pp. 521-536.