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Aidan P Moran

Professor of Cognitive Psychology

School of Psychology
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353-1-7168189
Email: aidan.moran@ucd.ie

Biography

Aidan Moran BA, MA, PhD, FPsSI, AFBPsS, Reg Psychol., C. Psychol., is Full Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Director of the Psychology Research Laboratory in UCD. He received a BA degree (1st Class Hons, 1st place; 1977) and MA degree (1st Class Hons, 1st place; 1978) in Psychology from UCD and a PhD degree in Psychology from National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG, 1984). His doctoral research in cognitive psychology explored the relationship between cognitive style and problem solving. Between 1978 and 1979, he worked as a Research Psychologist for AnCO/FAS in Dublin. Between 1979 and 1985, he was employed as a lecturer in Psychology in NUIG. In 1985, he joined the Department of Psychology in UCD as a lecturer and Director of the Psychology Research Laboratory. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1996, to Associate Professor in 1999 and to Full Professor in 2006. Prof Moran has served as Head of Department on two occasions (1998-1999; 2001-2002). He has published extensively in high-impact journals in cognitive psychology (e.g., motor imagery, expertise, attention) and sport psychology (mental practice, concentration) and has written/co-authored 16 books (and 3 audio-books/CDS) in psychology. He has won many research awards (e.g., Fulbright Scholarship, 1994, and Stevens International Research Award, University of Florida, 2000). In 2004, he received the Psychological Society of Ireland's "Special Merit Award" for his research in cognitive and sport psychology. In 2006, he was appointed inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the "International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology" (IRSEP, published by Taylor and Francis, Oxford). Prof Moran was awarded a UCD President's Research Fellowship (2008-2009) for a project involved collaboration with researchers in Imperial College, London, and Harvard University. He has delivered keynote addresses at international psychology congresses n the University of Minho (Portugal), Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic), the University of Athens (Greece), Loughborough Univ (UK) and in Phoenix (Az, USA). In 2015, he received a Distinguished Contribution Award from the British Psychological Society (Div of Sport and Ex Psychology). In June 2017, he was elected to Fellowship of the Association for Psychological Science (USA). A consultant to many of Ireland's leading professional sports performers and teams, Aidan is a former Official Psychologist to the Irish Olympic Squad. 

 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2017.
Title: Fellow of Association for Psychological Science
Year: 2015.
Title: Distinguished Contribution Award, British Psychological Society
Year: 2007.
Title: National University of Ireland (NUI) Publication Award
Year: 2007.
Title: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Year: 2003.
Title: Psychological Society of Ireland Special Merit Award
Year: 1989.
Title: American-Ireland Research Award to visit Univ of West Florida
Year: 1989.
Title: John F. Kennedy Research Award to visit New York Univ, Syracuse
Year: 1989.
Title: Research Fellowship, Royal Irish Academy
Year: 1993.
Title: President's Research Award, UCD Dublin
Year: 1994.
Title: Fulbright Scholarship to USA to visit Univ of Florida, USOC Training
Year: 1998.
Title: President¿s Teaching Award, UCD Dublin
Year: 2000.
Title: Stevens' International Research Award, University of Florida
Year: 2002.
Title: Irish Sports Council research award
Year: 2003.
Title: Higher Education Authority research award
Year: 2005.
Title: World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA, Canada)/Irish Sports Council research awards
Year: 2006.
Title: Fellowship of The Psychological Society of Ireland
Year: 2006.
Title: NUI Publication Award
Year: 2006.
Title: Two UCD seed-funding awards

Associations

Association: Association for Psychological Science, Function/Role: Member
Association: Fellow of The Psychological Society of Ireland , Function/Role:
Association: Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society , Function/Role:
Association: American Psychological Association , Function/Role:
Association: Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology , Function/Role:
Association: North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Function/Role:
Association: Founding Member, Irish Fulbright Alumni Association , Function/Role:
       

Committees

Committee : Member of UCD's Seed-Funding Committee (2006-present)
Committee : Member of UCD's Science Centre Steering Committee (2006-present)
Committee : Member of UCD's Teaching and Learning Board (2004-present)
Committee : Member of Steering Committee, UCD Institute for Sport and Health (2004-5)
Committee : Member of School of Psychology Executive Committee (1993-present)
Committee : Head of Department of Psychology (2001-2002; 1998-1999)
Committee : Chair, Cognitive Research Group, School of Psychology (2002-present)
Committee : Chair, UCD President's Teaching Awards and Grants Committee (2003-2005)
Committee : Chair, UCD University Teaching Committee (2000-2003)
 

Education

Year 1977 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 1978 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MA Subject:
Year 1984 Institution: NUI Galway, IRL
Qualification: PhD Subject:
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Qualification: AFBPsS Subject:
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Qualification: AFPsSI Subject:
       

Other Activities

Editor-in-Chief of “International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology” (published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis) (2006-)
Member of Editorial Board, “Sport and Exercise Psychology Review” (published by British Psychological Society) (2005-)
Member of Editorial Board, “Irish Journal of Psychology” (published by Psychological Society of Ireland) (2004-2007) (1990-1993)

Publications

Books

Moran, A., & Toner, J. (2017) A Critical Introduction to Sport Psychology (3rd ed). London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Kremer, J., and Moran, A.; (2013) Pure Sport: Practical Sport Psychology (2nd ed.). London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Lavallee, D, Kremer, J., Moran, A. P., and Williams, M.; (2012) Sport Psychology: Contemporary Themes (2nd edition). London: Palgrave-Macmillan. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (2012) Sport and Exercise Psychology: A Critical Introduction (2nd edition). London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Kremer, J., Moran, A., Walker, G., and Craig, C.; (2012) Key Concepts in Sport Psychology. London: Sage. Available Online [Details]
Barker, J., McCarthy, P., Jones, M., and Moran, A.; (2011) Single Case Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Psychology. London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Egan, A. and Moran, A. P.; (2009) Teaching Thinking Skills at University: The Development and Evaluation of a Learning Skills Intervention for Psychology Students. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag. Available Online [Details]
Kremer, J., and Moran, A. P.; (2008) Pure Sport: Practical Sport Psychology. London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. P., and O'Connell, M.; (2006) Timeless Wisdom: What Irish Proverbs Tell Us About Ourselves. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. Available Online [Details]
Lavallee, D, Kremer, J., Moran, A. P., and Williams, M.; (2004) Sport Psychology: Contemporary Themes. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (2004) Sport and Exercise Psychology: A Critical Introduction. London: Psychology Press/Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Greenlees, I., & Moran, A. P.; (2003) Concentration Skills Training in Sport. Leicester: British Psychological Society. [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (2000) Managing Your Own Learning at University: A Practical Guide. Dublin: UCD Press. Available Online [Details]
Kremer, J., Moran, A., and Scully, D.; (1998) Sport and Exercise Psychology in Ireland. Dublin: Psychological Society of Ireland. [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1997) Managing Your Own Learning at University: A Practical Guide. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1996) The Psychology of Concentration in Sport Performers: A Cognitive Analysis. Hove, East Sussex: Psychology Press. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

MacIntyre, T. E., Madan, C.R., Brick, N. E., Beckmann, J., & Moran, A. P. (2018) 'Imagery expertise and action: A window into embodiment' In: Cappuccio, M. L (eds). Handbook of Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology. Boston, Mass: MIT Press. [Details]
Montero, B. G., Toner, J., & Moran, A. (2018) 'Questioning the breadth of the attentional focus effect' In: Cappuccio, M. L (eds). Handbook of Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology. Boston, MA: MIT Press. [Details]
Moran, A., Sevdalis, N., & Wallace, L. (2017) 'Surgical performance from a psychological perspective' In: Braddick, O (eds). Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [DOI] [Details]
Moran, A. (2017) 'Attention and Concentration Training in Sport' In: John Stein, J. S (eds). Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Cambridge: Elsevier. , pp.1-5 Available Online [Details]
Kirby, K., Guerin, S., Moran, A., & Matthews, J. (2016) 'Doping in elite sport: Linking behaviour, attitudes and psychological theory' In: Barkoukis, V., Lazuras, L., & Tsorbatzoudis, H (eds). The Psychology of Doping in Sport. London: Routledge. , pp.3-17 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Cotterill, S., & Moran, A. (2016) 'Concentration and optimal performance under pressure' In: Cotterill, S., Weston, N., & Breslin, G (eds). Sport and Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies. London: John Wiley. , pp.37-54 Available Online [Details]
Campbell, M., & Moran, A. (2016) 'Lessons learned from the seasoned practitioner: a case-study of an Irish elite amateur gofer' In: L. S. Tashman & G. Cremades (eds). Global practices and training in applied sport, exercise, and performance psychology: A case-study approach. London: Routledge. , pp.199-208 [Details]
Toner, J., Moran, A., & Gale, L. (2016) 'Jean Piaget: Learning and the stages of athlete development' In: L. Nelson, R. Groom, & P. Potrac (eds). Learning in Sports Coaching: Theory and Application. London: Routledge. , pp.89-100 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. (2016) 'Expertise and mental practice' In: Schinke, R. J., McGannon, K. R., & Smith, B (eds). The Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology. London: Routledge. , pp.421-428 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Moran, A. (2014) 'Adventures in cognitive sport psychology: From theory to practice ... and back again' In: P. McCarthy & M. Jones (eds). Becoming a sport psychologist. London: Routledge. , pp.96-104 [Details]
Lavallee, D., Kremer, J., and Moran, A.; (2014) 'Psychology of sport' In: J. Maguire (eds). Handbook of the social sciences of sport. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics. , pp.49-66 Available Online [Details]
Campbell, M., & Moran, A. (2014) 'The practice of applied sport, exercise, and performance psychology: Irish and international perspectives' In: L. S. Tashman & G. Cremades (eds). Becoming a sport, exercise, and performance psychology professional. London: Routledge. , pp.186-192 Link to full text [Details]
Moran, A; (2014) 'Cognitive strategies in sport and exercise psychology' In: J. L. Van Raalte and B. Brewer (eds). Exploring Sport and Exercise Psychology (3rd ed). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. , pp.83-105 [Details]
Moran, A. (2014) 'Situational awareness' In: R. C. Eklund & G. Tenenbaum (eds). Encyclopaedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Vols 1 and 2). London: SAGE. , pp.678-679 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. (2014) 'Cue utilization' In: R. C. Eklund & G. Tenenbaum (eds). Encyclopaedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Vols 1 and 2). London: SAGE. , pp.184-185 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. (2014) 'Concentration skills' In: R. C. Eklund & G. Tenenbaum (eds). Encyclopaedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Vols 1 and 2). London: SAGE. , pp.161-163 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. (2014) 'Attention training' In: R. C. Eklund & G. Tenenbaum (eds). Encyclopaedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Vols 1 and 2). London: SAGE. , pp.43-46 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. (2014) 'Attention theory' In: R. C. Eklund & G. Tenenbaum (eds). Encyclopaedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Vols 1 and 2). London: SAGE. , pp.39-43 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. (2014) 'Cutting edge research: what happens in the brains of expert athletes?' In: Nolen-Hoeskema, S., Fredrickson, B. L., Loftus, G., & Lutz, C (eds). Atkinson & Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology (16th ed). London: Cengage. , pp.52 [Details]
Toner, J., and Moran, A. (2014) 'Judging quantitative research' In: Nelson, L., Groom, R., and Potrac, P (eds). Research Methods in Sports Coaching. London: Routledge. , pp.147-57 [Details]
Moran, A. (2013) 'Helping students to concentrate while studying' In: Darbey, L (eds). School Guidance Handbook. Dublin: National Centre for Guidance Education. , pp.1-8 Available Online [Details]
Sevdalis, N., Moran, A., and Arora, S.; (2013) 'Mental imagery and mental practice applications in surgery: State of the art and future directions' In: S. Lacey and R. Lawson (eds). Multisensory Imagery. New York: Springer. , pp.342-363 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A; (2012) 'Concentration: Attention and performance' In: S. Murphy (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.117-130 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A., Campbell, M., Holmes, P., and MacIntyre, T.; (2012) 'Mental imagery, action observation and skill learning' In: N. J. Hodges, and A. M. Williams (eds). Skill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice (2nd edition). London: Routledge/Taylor and Francis. , pp.94-111 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Moran, A. P. ; (2011) 'Attention' In: D. Collins, A. Button and H. Richards (eds). Performance Psychology: A Practitioner's Guide. Oxford: Elsevier. , pp.319-335 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A.; (2011) 'Concentration' In: Morris, T and Terry, P (eds). The New Sport and Exercise Psychology Companion. Morgantown, West Virginia: Fitness Information Technology. , pp.309-326 Available Online [Details]
Summers, J., and Moran, A.; (2011) 'Attention' In: Morris, T and Terry, P (eds). The New Sport and Exercise Psychology Companion. Morgantown, West Virginia: Fitness Information Technology. , pp.105-133 Available Online [Details]
Campbell, M., and Moran, A.; (2011) 'Towards a better understanding of the pre-shot routine in golf: A conceptual analysis' In: Zouhal, H., Cabagno, G., Vincent, S., Bekono, F., and Kulpa, R (eds). Recherches Actuelles en Sciences du Sport: Proceedings of 14th International Congress of the French Society of Sport and Movement Sciences. Paris: EDP Sciences. , pp.574-576 [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2010) 'Attention in sport' In: Mellalieu, S., and Hanton, S (eds). Advances in Applied Sport Psychology: A Review. London: Routledge. , pp.195-220 Available Online [Details]
MacIntyre, T., and Moran, A.; (2010) 'Meta-imagery processes among elite sports performers' In: A. Guillot and C. Collet (eds). The Neurophysiological Foundations of Mental and Motor Imagery. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.227-244 [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2010) 'Concentation/Attention' In: Stephanie Hanrahan and Mark Andersen (eds). Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners and Students. London: Routledge. , pp.500-509 Available Online [Details]
MacIntyre, T., & Moran, A.; (2009) 'Sensory modalities in imagery research: Why less may be more' In: C. Collet, E. Guillet, F. Lebon and J. Saint-Martin (eds). Approche Pluridisciplinaire de la Motricité Humaine. Lyon: Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. , pp.153-154 [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2009) 'Attention, concentration and thought management' In: Brewer, B (eds). The Olympic Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science: Sport Psychology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. , pp.18-29 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A; (2005) 'Training attention and concentration skills in athletes' In: D. Hackfort, J. Duda, & R. Lidor (eds). Handbook of Research in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology. Morgantown, West Virginia: Fitness Information Technology. , pp.45-57 [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Moran, A.; (2005) 'Mental travel experiments with elite gymnasts and canoe-slalom competitors' In: N. Benguigui, P. Fontayne, M. Desbordes & B. Bardy (eds). Recherches Actuelle en Sciences du Sport. Paris: EDP Sciences. , pp.577-578 [Details]
Campbell, M., Moran, A.; (2005) 'Measuring the perceptual abilities of golfers to judge slope in virtual 3-dimensional environments' In: Campbell, M., Moran, A.; (eds). Recherches Actuelle en Sciences du Sport. Paris: EDP Sciences. [Details]
Moran, A.; (2005) 'Foreword' In: Moran, A.; (eds). Coping and Emotion in Sport. New York: Nova Science. [Details]
Moran, A.; (2004) 'Attention and concentration training in sport' In: C. Spielberger (eds). Encyclopaedia of Applied Psychology. New York/London: Academic Press. , pp.209-214 [Details]
Moran, AP and Summers, J; (2004) 'Attention in sport' In: T. Morris and J. Summers (eds). Sport Psychology: Theory, Applications and Issues (2nd ed). Brisbane: John Wiley. , pp.101-120 [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (2003) 'The state of concentration skills training in applied sport psychology' In: I. Greenlees and A. Moran (eds). Concentration Skills Training in Sport. Leicester: The British Psychological Society. , pp.7-19 [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (2003) 'Improving concentration skills in team sport performers: Focusing techniques for soccer players' In: In R. Lidor & K. Henschen (Eds, 2002) (eds). Sport Psychology of Team Sports. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology. , pp.161-189 [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (2003) 'Enjoying the challenges that you face: Some lessons from psychology' In: Ryan, M (eds). Celebrating Living: A Journey of Discovery. Thurles, Tipperary: Tipperary Institute. , pp.70-76 [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (2002) 'Heroism in action: Exploring the minds of expert athletes' In: Moran, A. P.; (eds). Essays on Heroism in Sport in Ireland and France. Lampeter, Wales: The Edwin Mellen Press. , pp.147-165 [Details]
Moran, A.; (2002) 'Current research on visual attention using eye-tracking technology' In: C. Mollan (eds). The Irish Scientist 2002 Yearbook. Dublin: Santon Ltd. , pp.229 [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (2000) 'Improving sporting abilities: Training concentration skills' In: In J. Hartley & A. Branthwaite (Eds.) (eds). The Applied Psychologist (2nd ed). Buckingham: Open University Press. , pp.92-110 [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1997) 'Critical evaluation of the life and work of: Stephen Kosslyn' In: Moran, A. P.; (eds). Biographical Dictionary of Psychology. London: Routledge. , pp.335-337 [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1997) 'Critical evaluation of the life and work of Zenon Pylyshyn' In: N. Sheehy, A. Chapman and W. Conroy (eds). Biographical Dictionary of Psychology. London: Routledge. , pp.463-466 [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1997) 'Critical evaluation of the life and work of Marvin Minsky' In: N. Sheehy, A. Chapman and W. Conroy (eds). Biographical Dictionary of Psychology. London: Routledge. , pp.401-402 [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1997) 'Critical evaluation of the life and work of: M.R. Quillian' In: N. Sheehy, A. Chapman and W. Conroy (eds). Biographical Dictionary of Psychology. London: Routledge. , pp.468-469 [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1997) 'Critical evaluation of the life and work of: Eleanor Rosch' In: N. Sheehy, A. Chapman and W. Conroy (eds). Biographical Dictionary of Psychology. London: Routledge. , pp.488-489 [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1995) 'How effective are psychological techniques used to enhance performance in tennis? The views of some international coaches' In: T. Reilly, M. Hughes and A. Lees (eds). Science and Racket Sports. London: E. & F. N. Spon. , pp.221-225 [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1994) 'Coping with pressure: Some lessons from sport psychology' In: C. Keane (eds). Nervous Breakdown. Cork: Mercier Press. , pp.195-209 [Details]

Edited Books

Coffee, P., & Moran, A (Ed.). (2015) International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Volume 8 (Number 1). Oxford: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A (Ed.). (2014) International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Volume 7 (Number 1). Oxford: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Moran, Aidan (Ed.). (2013) International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology Volume 6 (Number 1). Oxford: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Barker, J, B., Mellalieu, S. D., McCarthy, P. J., Jones, M. V., & Moran, A (Ed.). (2013) Single-Case Research in Sport Psychology (Special Issue of Journal of Applied Sport Psychology). London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A (Ed.). (2012) International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology Volume 5 (Number 2). Oxford: Routledge/Taylor and Francis. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A (Ed.). (2012) International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology Volume 5 (Number 1). Oxford: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A (Ed.). (2011) International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology Volume 4 (Number 2). Oxford: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A (Ed.). (2011) International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology Volume 4 (Number 1). Oxford: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A (Ed.). (2010) International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology Volume 3 (Number 2). Oxford: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A (Ed.). (2010) International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology Volume 3 (Number 1). Oxford: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A (Ed.). (2009) International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology Volume 2 (Number 2). Oxford: Routledgs. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A (Ed.). (2009) International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology Volume 2 (Number 1). Oxford: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A (Ed.). (2008) International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology Volume 1 (Number 2). Oxford: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A (Ed.). (2008) International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology Volume 1 (Number 1). Oxford: Routledge. Available Online [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Wallace, L., Raison, N., Ghumman, F., Moran, A., Dasgupta, P., & Ahmed, K. (2017) 'Cognitive training: How can it be adapted for surgical education?'. Surgeon-Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland, 15 (4):231-239. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
O'Shea, H., & Moran, A. (2017) 'Does motor simulation theory explain the cognitive mechanisms underlying motor imagery? A critical review'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11 (72):1-13. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Fargier, P., Collet, C., Moran, A., and Raphael, M. (2017) 'Inter-disciplinarity in sports sciences: The neuroscience example'. European Journal of Sports Science, 17 :42-50. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Shah, M., Aydin, A., Moran, A., Khan, M., Dasgupta, P., & Ahmed, K (2016) 'The role of cognitive training in endourology: A randomised controlled trial'. Journal of Endourology, 30 (S2):A22-A22. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Wallace, L., Raison, N., Ross, T., Wood, T., Hafiz, F., Abe, T., , Moran, A., Brown, C., Khan, M., Sheriff, M., Ahmed, K., Dasgupta, P. (2016) 'Design and development of a cognitive training tool for minimally invasive surgery'. Journal of Endourology, 30 (S2):A67-A67. [DOI] [Details]
Wallace, L., Raison, N., Ross, T., Wood, T., Hafiz, F., Abe, T., , Moran, A., Brown, C., Khan, M., Sheriff, M., Ahmed, K., Dasgupta, P. (2016) 'Validation of a cognitive training tool for surgical skills in minimally invasive surgery'. Journal of Endourology, 30 (S2):A67-A67. [DOI] [Details]
Moran, A., Quinn, A., Campbell, M., Rooney, B., Brady, N., & Burke, C. (2016) 'Using pupillometry to evaluate attentional effort in quiet eye: A preliminary investigation'. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 5 (4):365-376. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Toner, J., Jones, L., & Moran, A. (2016) 'Bodily crises in skilled performance: considering the need for artistic habits'. Performance Enhancement and Health, 4 :50-57. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Toner, J., Montero, B., & Moran, A. (2016) 'Reflective and pre-reflective bodily awareness in skilled action'. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 3 (4):303-315. [DOI] [Details]
O'Shea, H., & Moran, A. (2016) 'Chronometric and pupil size measurements illuminate the relationship between motor execution and motor imagery in expert pianists'. Psychology of Music, 44 (6):1289-1303. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Toner, J., & Moran, A. (2016) 'On the importance of critical thinking: a response to Wulf's (2016) commentary'. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 22 :339-340. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Toner, J., & Moran, A. (2015) 'Enhancing performance proficiency at the expert level: considering the role of 'somaesthetic awareness''. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 16 :110-117. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Coffee, P., & Moran, A. (2015) 'Editorial'. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 8 (1):268-270. [Details]
Toner, J., Montero, B., & Moran, A. (2015) 'The perils of automaticity'. Review of General Psychology, 19 :431-442. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Moran, A., Bramham, J., Collet, C., Guillot, A., & MacIntyre, T. (2015) 'Motor imagery in clinical disorders: importance and implications'. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6 (Article 23):1-4. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Toner, J., Montero, B., & Moran, A. (2015) 'Considering the role of cognitive control in expert performance'. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 14 (4):1127-1144. Available Online [Details]
Toner, J., and Moran, A. (2015) 'Toward an explanation of continuous improvement in expert athletes: the role of consciousness in deliberate practice'. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 46 (6):666-675. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Swann, C., Moran, A., & Piggott, D. (2015) 'Defining elite athletes: issues in the study of expert performance in sport psychology'. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 16 :3-14. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Toner, J., & Moran, A. (2014) 'In praise of conscious awareness: a new framework for the investigation of 'continuous improvement' in expert athletes'. Frontiers in Psychology, 5 (769):1-5. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Igou, E., Campbell, M., Moran, A., & Matthews, J. (2014) 'Metacognition and action: a new pathway to understanding social and cognitive aspects of expertise in sport'. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1155 :1-12. [DOI] [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., & Campbell, M. (2014) 'Out from the shadows'. Psychologist, 27 (3):210-211. Available Online [Details]
Campbell, M., & Moran, A. (2014) 'There's more to green-reading than meets the eye! Exploring the gaze behaviour of expert golfers on a virtual golf putting task'. Cognitive processing, 15 :363-372. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Moran, A. (2013) 'Editorial'. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 6 (1):230-232. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Barker, J. B., Mellalieu, S. D., McCarthy, P. J., Jones, M. V., and Moran, A. (2013) 'A review of single-case research in sport psychology, 1997-2012: Trends and future directions'. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 25 (1):4-32. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Wakefield, C. J., Smith, D., Moran, A., & Holmes, P. (2013) 'Functional equivalence or behavioural matching? A critical reflection on 15 years of research using the PETTLEP model of motor imagery'. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 6 (1):105-121. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Barker, J. B., Mellalieu, S. D., McCarthy, P. J., Jones, M. V., and Moran, A. (2013) 'Editorial: Special Issue on single-case research in sport psychology'. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 25 (1):1-3. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Sevdalis, N., Moran, A., and Arora, S. (2013) 'Methodological issues surrounding 'The mind's scalpel in surgical education: A randomised controlled trial of mental imagery''. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (6):775-776. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Toner, J., Moran, A., and Jackson, R. (2013) 'The effects of avoidant instructions on golf putting proficiency and kinematics'. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 14 (4):501-507. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., Collet, C., & Guillot, A. (2013) 'An emerging paradigm: A strength-based approach to exploring mental imagery'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7 (104):1-12. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., Collet, C., Guillot, A., Campbell, M., Matthews, J., & Mahoney, C. (2013) 'The BASES expert statement on the use of mental imagery in sport, exercise and rehabilitation contexts'. The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 38 (Winter):10-11. Available Online [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Campbell, M., Dorris, D., Moran, A., Collet, C., & Guillot, A. (2012) 'Mental imagery: A window for exploring embodied cognition'. Journal of Mental Imagery, 36 (3 & 4):64-64. Available Online [Details]
Sinnamon, S., Moran, A., and O'Connell, M.; (2012) 'Flow among musicians: Measuring peak experiences of student performers'. Journal of Research in Music Education, 60 (1):6-25. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Moran, A., Guillot, A., MacIntyre, T., and Collet, C.; (2012) 'Re-imagining motor imagery: Building bridges between cognitive neuroscience and sport psychology'. British Journal of Psychology, 103 :224-247. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Moran, A; (2012) 'Editorial'. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 5 (1):1-2. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A.; (2012) 'Thinking in action: Some insights from cognitive sport psychology'. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 7 :85-92. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Kelly, C., Vaughan, R., MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., & Campbell, M. (2012) 'Meta-Imagery Scale for Sport: Development of a comprehensive measure of athletes' meta-imagery abilities'. Journal of Mental Imagery, 36 (3 & 4):68-69. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. (2012) 'Editorial'. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 5 (2):85-86. Available Online [Details]
Guillot, A., Di Rienzo, F., MacInryre, T., Moran, A., and Collet, C. (2012) 'Imagining is not doing but involves specific motor commands: A review of experimental data related to motor inhibition'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, Article 247 :1-22. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Moran, A., and MacIntyre, T. (2012) 'A theoretical perspective on imagery perspective development: A commentary on Morris and Spittle (2012)'. Journal of Mental Imagery, 36 (1 & 2):67-74. Available Online [Details]
Arora, S., Aggarwal, R., Sirinamma, R., Moran, A., Grantcharov, T., Kneebone, R., Sevdalis, N., & Darzi, A. (2011) 'Mental practice enhances surgical technical skills: A randomized controlled study'. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 66 (6):336-338. Available Online [Details]
Arora, S., Aggarwal, R., Sirimanna, P., Moran, A., Grantcharov, T., Kneebone, R., Sevdalis, N., and Darzi, A.; (2011) 'Mental practice enhances surgical technical skills: A randomized controlled study'. Annals of Surgery, 253 (2):265-270. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Aherne, C., Moran, A., and Lonsdale, C.; (2011) 'The effect of mindfulness training on athletes' flow: An initial investigation'. Sport Psychologist, 25 (2):177-189. Available Online [Details]
Arora, S., Aggarwal, R., Moran, A., Sirimanna, P., Crochet, P., Darzi, A., Kneebone, R., and Sevdalis, N.; (2011) 'Mental practice: Effective stress management training for novice surgeons'. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 212 (2):225-233. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Matthews, J., and Moran, A.; (2011) 'Physical activity and self-regulation strategy use in adolescents'. American Journal of Health Behavior, 35 (6):807-814. Available Online [Details]
Campbell, M., and Moran, A.; (2011) 'Expertise in action: An eye-tracking investigation of golf green reading'. Perception, 40 :111-111. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A; (2011) 'Editorial'. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4 (2):91-92. [Details]
Vandebraam, M., and Moran, A; (2011) 'Prevalence and effects of negative mental imagery in tennis'. Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis, 16 (3):34-37. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A., Matthews, J., and Kirby, K.; (2011) 'Whatever happened to the third paradigm? Exploring mixed methods research designs in sport and exercise psychology'. Qualitative research in sport, exercise and health, 3 (3):359-366. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Moran, A; (2011) 'Editorial'. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4 (1):1-2. Available Online [Details]
Kirby, K., Moran, A., and Guerin, S.; (2011) 'A qualitative analysis of the experiences of elite athletes who have admitted to doping for performance enhancement'. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 3 (2):205-224. Available Online [Details]
Toner, J., and Moran, A.; (2011) 'The effects of conscious processing on golf putting proficiency and kinematics'. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29 (7):673-683. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Collet, C., Guillot, A., Lebon, F., MacIntyre, T., and Moran, A.; (2011) 'Measuring motor imagery using psychometric, behavioural and psychophysiological tools'. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 39 (2):85-92. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Moran, A.; (2010) 'Editorial'. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 3 (2):109-110. Available Online [Details]
Rice, D. R., Abrams, D., Badea. C., Bohner, G., Carnaghi, A., Dementi, L. I., Durkin, K., Ehmann, B., Hodson, G., Kokdemir, D., Masip, J., Moran, A., Oswald, M. E., Ouwekerk, J. W., Reber, R., Schroder, J., Tasiopoulu, K., and Trzebinski, J.; (2010) 'What did you just call me? European ratings of the valence of ethnophaulisms'. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 29 (1):117-131. Available Online [Details]
Arora, S., Aggarwal, R., Sevdalis, N., Moran, A., Sirimanna, P., Kneebone, R., and Darzi, A.; (2010) 'Development and validation of mental practice as a training strategy for laparoscopic surgery'. Surgical Endoscopy, 24 (1):179-187. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2010) 'Edtorial'. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 3 (1):1-2. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A., and Brady, N.; (2010) 'Mind the gap: Misdirection, inattentional blindness and the relationship between overt and covert attention'. Consciousness and Cognition, 19 :1105-1106. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2009) 'Editorial'. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 2 (2):117-118. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2009) 'Editorial'. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 2 (1):1-2. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2009) 'Cognitive psychology in sport: Progress and prospects'. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 10 (4):420-426. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Kremer, J,Moran, A; (2008) 'Swifter, higher, stronger - The history of sport psychology'. Psychologist, 21 :740-742. [Details]
Kremer, J., and Moran, A. ; (2008) 'Swifter, higher, stronger: The history of sport and exercise psychology'. Psychologist, 21 (8):740-742. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2008) 'Editorial'. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1 (2):105-106. Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2008) 'Editorial'. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1 (1):1-3. Available Online [Details]
Hurley, O.A., Moran, A. & Guerin, S.; (2007) 'Exploring athletes' experiences of their injuries: A qualitative investigation'. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 3 (2):14-22. [Details]
MacIntyre, T., and Moran, A.; (2007) 'A qualitative investigation of imagery use and meta-imagery processes among elite canoe-slalom competitors'. Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, 2 (1):1-20. Available Online [Details]
Hurley, O., Moran, A., and Guerin, S. ; (2007) 'Exploring athletes' experience of their injuries: A qualitative investigation'. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 3 (2):14-22. Available Online [Details]
Toner, J., and Moran, A; (2007) 'The influence of attentional focus on motor performance and learning: A brief critique of Gabrielle Wulf's article'. Bewegung und Training, 1 :49-50. Available Online [Details]
MacIntyre, T., and Moran, A.; (2007) 'A qualitative investigation of meta-imagery processes and imagery direction among elite athletes'. Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, 2 (1):1-20. Available Online [Details]
Flaherty, M., and Moran, A.; (2007) 'Hemispheric dominance in deaf signers in perception of a visual illusion'. Tohoku Psychologica Folia, 66 (1):1-11. [Details]
Flaheriy, M, & Moran, A; (2007) 'An investigation of the Stroop effect among deaf signers in English and Japanese: Automatic processing or memory retrieval?'. American Annals of the Deaf, 152 :283-290. [Details]
Duffy, P. J., Lyons, D. C., Moran, A. P., Warrington, G. D., and MacManus, C.; (2006) 'How we got here: Perceived influences on the development and success of international athletes'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 27 (3-4):150-167. [Details]
Walker, G., Kremer, J., Moran, A.; (2006) 'Coming of age in sport psychology'. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review (British Psychological Society), 2 (1):43-49. Available Online [Details]
Dorris, D., & Moran, A. P.; (2005) 'Towards a postconscious processes model of mental control: A conceptual analysis'. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 17 (3):425-440. [Details]
Moran, A; (2005) 'Effective presentation skills'. MS Nursing, (winter):22-23. [Details]
Flaherty, M., Moran, A.; (2005) 'Articulatory suppression in bilingual and second language speakers'. Cognitive Technology, 9 :35-42. Available Online [Details]
Flaherty, M,Moran, A; (2004) 'Deaf signers who know Japanese remember words and numbers more effectively than deaf signers who know English'. American Annals of the Deaf, 149 :39-45. [Details]
Flaherty, M., and Moran, A; (2004) 'Deaf signers who know Japanese remember words and numbers more effectively than deaf signers who know English'. American Annals of the Deaf, 149 :39-45. [Details]
Moran, A; (2004) 'Focused for sport: Exploring concentration processes in athletes'. The Irish Psychologist, 30 (8):176-181. [Details]
Guerin, S., Moran, A., and McCaffrey, N.; (2004) 'Creatine use in elite team sports in Ireland: Exploring prevalence, knowledge and attitudinal patterns'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 25 (1-4):65-75. [Details]
Moran, A., and O'Callaghan, P.; (2003) 'Field independence and problem solving: A cross-cultural study'. IRISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 24 :70-78. [Details]
Flaherty, M., and Moran, A; (2003) 'Simultaneous and sequential bilingual memory span for Arabic numerals and digit words - Japanese and English'. Tohoku Psychologica Folia, 62 :1-12. [Details]
MacIntyre, T, and Moran, A; (2003) 'Learning through imagery functions from a sport psychology perspective'. Journal of Mental Imagery, 27 (3 & 4):201-205. [Details]
MacIntyre, T,Moran, A,Jennings, DJ; (2002) 'Is controllability of imagery related to canoe-slalom performance?'. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 94 :1245-1250. [Details]
Moran, A.; (2002) 'In the mind's eye'. Psychologist, 15 (8):414-415. [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., & Jennings, D.; (2002) ''Is controllability of imagery related to canoe-slalom performance?''. PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, 94 :1245-1250. [Details]
Moran, A., Byrne, A., & McGlade, N.; (2002) 'The effects of anxiety and strategic planning on visual search behaviour'. Journal of Sports Science, 20 :225-236. [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (2002) 'Shrinking or expanding? The role of sport psychology in professional football'. Insight-The Fa Coaches' Association Journal, 1 (6):41-43. [Details]
Flaherty, M,Moran, A; (2001) 'Memory span for Arabic numerals and digit words in Japanese kanji in deaf signers'. Japanese Psychological Research, 43 :63-71. [Details]
Moran, A.; (2001) 'What makes a winner? The psychology of expertise in sport'. Studies, 90 :266-275. [Details]
Doyle, F., & Moran, A.; (2001) 'Does map-dimensionality affect map processing? An eye-movement study'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 22 :66-75. [Details]
Flaherty, M. & Moran, A. ; (2000) 'Absence of a numerical memory span advantage in Japanese kanji'. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 90 :272-278. [Details]
Flaherty,M & Moran,A.; (1999) 'Acoustic and visual confusions in immediate memory in Japanese and English speakers'. Psychologia, 42 (2):80-89. [Details]
Doyle, F., & Moran, A.; (1999) 'Factors affecting the ease of use of misaligned you-are-here maps'. The Thornfield Journal, 21 :36-42. [Details]
McGlade, N., & Moran, A.; (1999) 'Mental practice as a coaching device in gymnastics: A study among young novice athletes'. The Thornfield Journal, 21 :26-35. [Details]
Hurley, O., & Moran, A.; (1999) 'Mental practice in rugby: A study of elite schoolboy participants'. The Thornfield Journal, 21 :43-46. [Details]
Flaherty, M, Moran, A, ; (1999) 'Acoustic and visual confusions in immediate memory in Japanese and English speakers'. Psychologia, 42 (2):80-88. [Details]
Flaherty, M,Moran, A; (1999) 'Acoustic and visual confusions in immediate memory in Japanese and English speakers'. Psychologia, 42 :80-88. [Details]
MacIntyre, T,Mahoney, C,Moran, A; (1998) 'Professional sport psychology in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 19 :504-515. [Details]
Kremer, J., Moran, A. P., and Scully, D.; (1998) 'Current research in sport and exercise psychology in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 19 (4):5-9. [Details]
Moran, A.; (1998) 'Cognitive style constructs in sport: Explanatory and attentional processes in athletes'. International Journal of Educational Research, 29 :277-286. [Details]
Casby, A, & Moran, A, ; (1998) 'Exploring mental imagery in swimmers: A single-case study design'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 19 (4):525-531. [Details]
MacIntyre, T, Mahoney, C, Moran, A, ; (1998) 'Professional sport psychology in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 19 (4):504-515. [Details]
Moran, A, MacIntyre, T, ; (1998) ''There's more to an image than meets the eye': A qualitative study of kinaesthetic imagery among elite canoe-slalomists'. Irish Journal of Psychology, 19 (4):406-423. [Details]
Moran, A. P. ; (1996) 'Psychological aspects of rehabilitation from injury: Mental work with physical people'. Journal of Irish Sports Medicine Association, 5 :6-9. [Details]
Mac Intyre, T., & Moran, A.; (1996) 'Imagery use among canoeists: A worldwide survey of novice, intermediate, and elite slalomists'. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 8 :132-132. [Details]
Moran, A. P; (1995) 'Attitudes to sport'. STUDIES, 84 :45-52. [Details]
Driskell, J.E., Copper, C., and Moran, A ; (1994) 'Does mental practice enhance performance?'. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, 79 :481-492. Available Online [Details]
Garavan, H., Doherty, M., and Moran, A.; (1994) 'The Irish mind abroad: The attitudes and experiences of the Irish diaspora'. IRISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 15 :300-315. [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1993) 'Conceptual and methodological issues in the measurement of mental imagery skills in athletes'. Journal of Sport Behaviour, 16 :156-170. [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1991) 'What can learning styles research learn from cognitive psychology?'. JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 11 :239-245. [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1990) 'Allegiance to the work ethic, achievement motivation and fatalism in Irish and American people'. IRISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 11 :82-96. [Details]
Casey, G., and Moran, A.; (1989) 'The computational metaphor and cognitive psychology'. IRISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 10 :143-161. [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1986) 'The reliability and validity of Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices for Irish apprentices'. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, 35 :533-538. [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1986) 'Field independence and proficiency in electrical fault diagnosis'. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS PART A, 16 :162-165. [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1985) 'Unresolved issues in research on field dependence-independence'. SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND PERSONALITY, 13 :119-125. [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1983) 'An Irish psychometric appraisal of the Group Embedded Figures Test'. PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, 57 :647-648. [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1982) 'Some distinctive characteristics of high-achieving Irish apprentices'. PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, 54 :651-654. [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (1982) 'Achievement motivation of Irish apprentices: Item analysis, reliability and validity of Smith's (1973) Quick Measure of Achievement '. IRISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 5 :147-165. [Details]

Other Journals

MacIntyre, T., Campbell, M., and Moran, A. (2013) 'William James - the Irish connection' The Irish Psychologist 39 (5) :136-139. [Details]
Moran, A. and O'Connell, M. ; (2008) 'Irish Proverbs - what they really say about us' Irish Roots 65 (1) :8-9. [Details]
O'Connell, M., and Moran, A.; (2008) 'Irish proverbs - what they really say about us' Irish Roots 65 :8-9. Available Online [Details]
Kirby, K., Guerin, S., Moran, A. MacIntyre, T.; (2006) 'Breaking the rules: Sporting misbehaviour in an Irish context' The Irish Psychologist 32 (11) :298-301. [Details]
Kirby, K. Moran, A., and Guerin, S.; (2006) 'Breaking the rules: Sporting misbehaviour in an Irish context' The Irish Psychologist 32 (11) :298-301. [Details]
Moran, A.; (2004) 'Improving your memory and concentration skills, Part 1' MS Nursing Winter :24-26. [Details]
Moran, A.; (1996) 'Building self-confidence in tennis' Coaches and Coaching 22 :4-6. [Details]
Brennan, S., and Moran, A. ; (1996) 'Expert-novice differences in clinical reasoning and decision making' The Thornfield Journal 19 :23-27. [Details]
Moran, A; (1995) 'Dealing with pressure in tennis' Coaching Excellence 9 :2-3. [Details]
Moran, A.; (1994) 'The psychology of concentration in tennis' International Tennis Federation Coaches¿ Review 5 :7-8. [Details]
Moran, A.; (1994) 'The psychology of concentration in tennis' Coaches and Coaching 15 :3-5. [Details]
Moran, A. P. ; (1991) 'Seeing is deceiving: The psychology of traffic signs' Technology Ireland 22 :27-29. [Details]

Conference Publications

Moran, A. (2017) Imagination in action: Exploring the benefits of mental practice Resport Conference: Sport and Exercise in Rehabilitation and Everyday Living Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 23-NOV-17 - 23-NOV-17 [Details]
O'Shea, H., & Moran, A. (2017) Are fast complex movements unimaginable? Pupillometric studies of expert piano playing 29th Annual Convention of Association for Psychological Science Sheraton Hotel, Boston, , 25-MAY-17 - 28-MAY-17 [Details]
Moran, A. (2017) Imagination in action: Exploring motor imagery Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience , 24-APR-17 - 24-APR-17 [Details]
Wallace, L., Raison, N., Ross, T., Woods, T., Fafiz, F., Abe, T., Moran, A., Brown, C., Khan, M., Sheriff, M., Ahmed, K., & Dasgupta, P. (2016) Validation of a cognitive training tool for surgical skills in minimally invasive surgery 34th World Congress of Endourology , 08-NOV-16 - 12-NOV-16 , pp.66-66 Available Online [Details]
Wallace, L., Raison, N., Ross, T., Woods, T., Fafiz, F., Abe, T., Moran, A., Brown, C., Khan, M., Sheriff, M., Ahmed, K., & Dasgupta, P. (2016) Design and development of a cognitive training tool for minimally invasive surgery 34th World Congress of Endourology Cape Town, South Africa, , 08-NOV-16 - 12-NOV-16 , pp.66-66 Available Online [Details]
Shah, M., Aydin, A., Moran, A., Khan, M., Dasgupta, P., & Ahmed, K. (2016) The role of cognitive training in endourology: A randomised controlled trial 34th World Congress of Endourology , 08-NOV-16 - 12-NOV-16 , pp.60-60 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. (2016) Exploring cognitive processes in sport: Old problems and new directions 31st Annual Conference, Association for Applied Sport Psychology Phoenix, Arizona, , 28-SEP-16 - 01-OCT-16 [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Barr, J., Kelly, C., Igou, E., Moran, A., Guillot, A., Collet, C., Di Rienzo, F., McAvinue, L., Vogt, S., Frank, C., & de Vries, J. (2015) Motor imagery use during recovery of function and performance: Is dissonance between simulation and execution debilitative? Research on Imagery and Observation (RIO) Group Annual Conference 2015 Univ of Stirling, , 14-MAY-15 - 14-MAY-15 Available Online [Details]
O'Shea, H., & Moran, A. (2015) Exploring the relationship between motor execution and imagery in expert pianists using chronometry and pupillometry 9th triennial conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, , 19-AUG-15 - 19-AUG-15 Available Online [Details]
Barr, J., MacIntyre, T., Murphy, C. Kelly, C., Igou, E., Moran, A., Guillot, A., Collet, C., Di Rienzo, F., McAvinue, L., Vogt, S., & Frank, C. (2015) A mixed-methods approach to understanding imagery use during recovery from athletic injury: Imagery use, imagery abilities and meta- imagery abilities among athletes and support staff Research on Imagery and Observation (RIO) Group Annual Conference 2015 Stirling University, , 14-MAY-15 - 14-MAY-15 [Details]
Moran, A. (2015) Cognition in action: exploring the minds of expert performers Staff Research Colloquium, Department of Psychology, University of Limerick , 27-MAR-15 - 27-MAR-15 [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., Guillot, A., Collet, C., Di Rienzo, F., McAvinue, D., Campbell, M., Igou, E., Vogt, S., de Vries, S., Foxe, J., & Frank, C. (2014) New paradigms and new directions in motor cognition: eye-tracking as a validation of self-reported imagery experience Research on Imagery and Observation (RIO) Annual Conference Brussels, Belgium, , 16-MAY-14 - 16-MAY-14 Available Online [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., Guillot, A., Collet, C., Di Rienzo, F., McAvinue, D., Campbell, M., Igou, E., Vogt, S., de Vries, S., Foxe, J., & Frank, C. (2014) New paradigms and new directions in motor cognition: the role of dual-task methods in elucidating multisensory imagery processes Research on Imagery and Observation (RIO) Group Annual Conference Brussels, Belgium, , 16-MAY-14 - 16-MAY-14 Available Online [Details]
McAvinue, L., MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., Campbell, M. et al. (2014) Beyond vividness: overcoming the blurring of imagery measurement 44th Annual Conference, The Psychological Society of Ireland Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, , 13-NOV-14 - 13-NOV-14 [Details]
Collet, C., MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., Guillot, A et al. (2014) There's more to an image than meets the eye: psychophysiological indices of motor imagery . In: Guerin, S eds. 44th Annual Conference, The Psychological Society of Ireland Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, , 13-NOV-14 - 13-NOV-14 , pp.S24-S25 [Details]
McCormack, H., Macintyre, T., Uphill, M., O'Shea, D., Campbell, M., McAlarnen, M., Van Raalte, J., Sappington, R., Brewer, B., Lavallee, D., Mahoney, C., & Moran, A. (2014) The interface of performance psychology and industrial/organisational psychology: new directions to solve old enigmas Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Annual Conference Las Vegas, USA, , pp.18 October-18 October Available Online [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Campbell, M., and Moran, A. (2013) The good, the bad and the ugly of psychology and the media: Advocacy, guruification, and charlatanism . In: S. Guerin (The Irish Psychologist, 40) eds. 43rd Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland , 07-NOV-13 - 09-NOV-13 , pp.28-28 [Details]
MacIntyre, T., and Moran, A. (2013) Definitions of mental imagery in the 21st century: Implications for theory, research and practice ACAPS Annual Conference 2013 Grenoble, France, , 31-OCT-13 - 31-OCT-13 [Details]
Sinnamon, S., and Moran, A. (2013) Preparing for optimal experience in music performance: The psychology of flow 3rd Annual Conference of the Society for Music Education in Ireland All Hallows College, Dublin, , 01-NOV-13 - 03-NOV-13 [Details]
Wright, C., MacIntyre, T., Campbell, M., Moran, A., Guillot, A., & Collet, C. (2013) Measuring imagery in the 21st century: A study of object-spatial and motor imagery among sport participants Research on Imagery and Observation (RIO) Annual Conference University College Dublin, , 09-MAY-13 - 10-MAY-13 [Details]
Campbell, M. J., Moran, A., & Kenny, I. (2013) Characteristics of expertise in able and disabled elite golfers: The role of vision and technique British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Annual Conference University of Central Lancashire, , 03-SEP-13 - 05-SEP-13 [Details]
Joyce, N., & Moran, A. (2013) Motor imagery, anxiety and imagery perspective training: An exploratory investigation Research on Imagery and Observation (RIO) Annual Conference University College Dublin, , 09-MAY-13 - 10-MAY-13 [Details]
Griffiths, R., MacIntyre, T., Campbell, M., Moran, A., Guillot, A., & Collet, C. (2013) Veering in mental walks: An investigation of the role of force in the mental travel effect Research on Imagery and Observation (RIO) Annual Conference University College Dublin, , 09-MAY-13 - 10-MAY-13 [Details]
Dougherty, J., MacIntyre, T., Campbell, M., Moran, A., Guillot, A., & Collet, C. (2013) An investigation of gender differences in mental rotation of animate and inanimate stimuli Research on Imagery and Observation (RIO) Annual Conference University College Dublin, , 09-MAY-13 - 10-MAY-13 [Details]
Moran, A. (2013) Imagination in Action 4th Annual Postgraduate Psychology Conference School of Psychology, Queen's University, Belfast, , 27-SEP-13 - 27-SEP-13 [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., Collet, C., Campbell, M., Matthews, J., Mahoney, C., & Lowther, J. (2013) BASES expert statement on the use of mental imagery in sport, exercise and rehabilitation contexts Research on Imagery and Observation (RIO) Annual Conference University College Dublin, , 09-MAY-13 - 10-MAY-13 [Details]
Kirby, K.., Moran, A., and Guerin, S.; (2012) A qualitative investigation of the psychological, social and contextual factors that influence elite athletes' decisions to use performance enhancing drugs The Prevention Place in Antidoping Fight Programs: Actual State and Perspectives Tunis, Tunisia, , 16-FEB-12 - 18-FEB-12 [Details]
Moran, A. (2012) Recovering from injury in sport: Psychological strategies and issues Injury Prevention in Rugby Union (IRFU Sports Medicine Conference) Aviva Stadium, Dublin, , 17-MAY-12 - 17-MAY-12 Available Online [Details]
Kelly, C., Vaughan. R., MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., & Campbell, M. (2012) Meta-Imagery Scale for Sport: Development of a comprehensive measure of athletes' meta-imagery processes Research on Imagery and Observation (RIO) Group: Annual Conference , 23-MAY-12 - 23-MAY-12 Available Online [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Campbell, M., Dorris, D., & Moran, A. (2012) Mental imagery: A window for exploring embodied cognition Research on Imagery and Observation (RIO) Group Annual Conference , 23-MAY-12 - 23-MAY-12 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. (2012) Imagination in action: Mental practice and skilled performance in sport and surgery Trinity College, Dublin, Psychology 50 Masterclass Trinity College, Dublin, , 06-JUN-12 - 06-JUN-12 Available Online [Details]
O'Connell, A., Moran, A., and Campbell, M. (2012) What makes a successful jump? An eye-tracking investigation of expertise in judging skydiving . In: S. Guerin (The Irish Psychologist, 39(1)) eds. 42nd Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, , 09-NOV-12 - 09-NOV-12 , pp.41-41 [Details]
Moran, A. (2012) Helping students to manage their own learning Current Issues in Teaching and Learning in Psychology UCD, , 22-SEP-12 - 22-SEP-12 [Details]
Sinnamon, S., and Moran, A. (2012) Flow and motivational orientation in music learning: similarities and differences between school and undergraduate student performers 2nd Annual Conference of The Society for Music Education in Ireland University of Limerick, , 10-NOV-12 - 10-NOV-12 Available Online [Details]
Campbell, M., and Moran, A. (2012) International perspectives on performance psychology: Lessons learned from seasoned practitioners . In: S. Guerin (The Irish Psychologist, 39(1)) eds. 42nd Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, , 10-NOV-12 - 10-NOV-12 , pp.17-17 [Details]
Matthews, J., and Moran, A.; (2011) Physical activity and self-regulation strategy use in Irish adolescents 8th Annual Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference National University of Ireland Galway, , 04-APR-11 - 04-APR-11 [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., Brady, N., Wannerburg, E, Cave, D., McWeeney, D., Pollock, M., Kelly, C., Reehill, T., and Holmes, M.; (2011) Is sport psychology mainstream? Tributaries and eddies in research and practice . In: Guerin, S eds. 41st Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Galway, , 12-NOV-11 - 12-NOV-11 , pp.40-40 [Details]
Matthews, J., and Moran, A.; (2011) Mixed methods research in sport psychology . In: Guerin, S eds. 41st Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Galway, , 12-NOV-11 - 12-NOV-11 , pp.41-41 [Details]
Matthews, J., and Moran, A.; (2011) Self-perceived barriers to adolescent physical activity: A diary study . In: Guerin, S eds. 41st Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Galway, , 12-NOV-11 - 12-NOV-11 , pp.41-41 [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., Mahoney, C., and Campbell, M.; (2011) When knowledge is power: The need for a test of meta-imagery 13th European Congress of Sport Psychology Madeira, Portugal, , 13-JUL-11 - 17-JUL-11 Available Online [Details]
Guillot, A., Collet, Lebon, F., MacIntyre, T., and Moran, A.; (2011) Measuring motor imagery: An aggregate index of motor imagery quality 13th European Congress of Sport Psychology Madeira, Portugal, , 13-JUL-11 - 17-JUL-11 Available Online [Details]
Campbell, M., and Moran, A.; (2011) Expertise in action: An eye-tracking investigation of golf green-reading 34th European Conference on Visual Perception Toulouse, France, , 28-AUG-11 - 01-SEP-11 , pp.111-111 Available Online [Details]
MacIntyre, T., and Moran, A.; (2011) Meta-imagery in sport: Beyond mental rotations 15th International Conference on Thinking , 22-JUN-11 - 22-JUN-11 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A.; (2011) Thinking in action: Some insights from cognitive sport psychology 15th International Conference on Thinking Belfast, , 22-JUN-11 - 22-JUN-11 Available Online [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Campbell, M., Moran, A., Cave D., and Brady, N. ; (2011) Is place-kicking performance in rugby a matter of routine? A critical review 14ème Congrès International de l¿ACAPS Rennes, France, , 26-OCT-11 - 26-OCT-11 Available Online [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Moran, A., Mahoney, C., and Meade, M. M.; (2010) A review of Irish sport psychology: Will the real psychology please stand up? 40th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland The Irish Psychologist 37(1), , 11-NOV-10 - 11-NOV-10 , pp.37-37 [Details]
Aherne, C., Moran, A., and Lonsdale, C. ; (2010) The effect of mindfulness training on athletes' flow 40th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland The Irish Psychologist 37(1), , 11-NOV-10 - 11-NOV-10 , pp.25-25 [Details]
Kirby, K., Moran, A., and Guerin, S.; (2010) A qualitative analysis of the experiences of athletes who have confessed to doping UK Economic and Social Research Council, Research Seminar on Anti-Doping Policy , 24-FEB-10 - 24-FEB-10 [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2010) Achieving success: Practical tips on peak performance 2nd International Multi-Sport Coaching Conference , 12-JUN-10 - 12-JUN-10 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2009) Focusing on success: Practical techniques for improving concentration skills in athletes Preparing to perform CityWest Hotel, Dublin, , 25-JUL-09 - 25-JUL-09 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2009) Minding yourself: Helpful thinking in action . In: E Kenny eds. Hepatitis C: 3rd International Conference Dublin, , 17-JUN-09 - 19-JUN-09 , pp.13-13 Available Online [Details]
Toner, J., and Moran, A; (2009) Technical adjustments and their influence upon the putting strokes of expert golfers 12th World Congress of Sport Psychology, Marrakech, Morocco (17-21 June) , 17-JUN-09 - 21-JUN-09 Available Online [Details]
Toner, J., and Moran, A; (2009) How does conscious control influence an expert golfer's putting stroke? Annual Conference of British Psychological Society Brighton, , 01-APR-09 - 03-APR-09 Available Online [Details]
MacIntyre, T., and Moran, A.; (2009) Turning concepts over in your mind: A conceptual analysis of 'imagery', 'kinaesthetic imagery', 'motor imagery' and 'functional equivalence' Annual Conference of Research in Imagery and Observation - UK Group University of Lincoln, UK, , 11-MAR-09 - 11-MAR-09 [Details]
Kirby, K., Moran, A., and Guerin, S.; (2009) An investigation of doping attitudes and behaviours from a sport psychology perspective Association of National Anti-Doping Organisations' (ANADO) International Workshop Kilmainham Hospital, Dublin, , 17-APR-09 - 17-APR-09 [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2009) Cognition in action: Exploring the minds of winners in sport A Flavour of Psychology (Northern Ireland Branch of British Psychological Society) Queen's University, Belfast, , 04-MAR-09 - 04-MAR-09 Available Online [Details]
Sinnamon, S., and Moran, A.; (2009) Musicians in flow: How expert musicians prepare for peak experience during performance International Conference on Music and Emotion , 03-SEP-09 - 03-SEP-09 Available Online [Details]
Arora, S., Aggarwal, R., Sevdalis, N., Moran, A., Sirimanna, P., Kneebone, R., and Darzi, A.; (2009) Development and validation of mental practice as a training strategy for laparoscopic surgery Annual Meeting of Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Phoenix, Arizona, USA, , 22-APR-09 - 25-APR-09 [Details]
Arora, S., Aggarwal, R., Sevdalis, N., Moran, A., Sirimanna, P., Kneebone, R., and Darzi, A.; (2009) Mental practice enhances surgical performance in novice laparoscopic surgeons: A randomized controlled study Annual Meeting of Association for Surgical Education   Salt Lake City, USA, , 28-APR-09 - 30-APR-09 [Details]
MacIntyre, T., & Moran, A.; (2009) Sensory modalities in imagery research: Why less is often more 13th international conference of ACAPS Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, , 28-OCT-09 - 30-OCT-09 [Details]
MacIntyre, T., and Moran, A.; (2009) Exploring functional equivalence in imagery research: A conceptual analysis Annual Conference of Northern Ireland Branch of British Psychological Society Killadeas, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, , 24-APR-09 - 26-APR-09 [Details]
Guerin, S., Moran, A., Lyons, D., MacIntyre, T., Ringland, A., and Langan, E; (2008) Exploring the performance environment in elite Irish sport New Horizons in Elite Irish Sport Croke Park, Dublin, , 12-JAN-08 - 12-JAN-08 Available Online [Details]
Kirby, K. Moran, A., Guerin, S., and MacIntyre, T.; (2008) Doping in sport: Knowledge, attitudes and psychological correlates Annual Conference of British Psychological Society Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, , 02-APR-08 - 04-APR-08 , pp.76-76 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A., and MacIntyre, T.; (2008) Motor cognition and mental imagery: New directions . In: M. Ziessler and E. Hossner eds. Functional, Algorithmic and Implementational Aspects of Motor Control and Learning Liverpool Hope University, , 15-MAY-08 - 16-MAY-08 , pp.16-167 [Details]
Matthews, J., and Moran, A.; (2008) Exploring self regulation skills used in physical activity Engaging Young People in Physical Activity and Sport , 13-JUN-08 [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Guerin, S., Moran, A., Langan, E., Ringland, A., and Lyons, D.; (2008) Investigation into the performance environment of elite Irish athletes 2008 American Psychological Association Annual Convention Boston, USA, , 14-AUG-08 - 17-AUG-08 Available Online [Details]
Matthews, J., and Moran, A.; (2008) Increasing physical activity and exploring self regulation in action 2008 American Psychological Association Annual Convention Boston, USA, , 14-AUG-08 - 17-AUG-08 Available Online [Details]
MacIntyre, T., Dorris, D., and Moran, A.; (2008) Motor cognition and sport psychology: A new paradigm to answer old questions Inaugural Conference of British Psychological Society's Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology London, , 11-DEC-08 - 12-DEC-08 Available Online [Details]
Matthews, J., and Moran, A.; (2008) An exploration of adolescents' barriers to leisure time activity: A diary study Inaugural Conference of British Psychological Society's Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology London, , 11-DEC-08 - 12-DEC-08 Available Online [Details]
Guerin, S., Langan, E., Moran, A., Lyons, D., Ringland, A., and MacIntyre, T.; (2008) Exploring the performance environment: Findings from a survey of elite Irish athletes . In: S. Guerin eds. 39th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland The Irish Psychologist, 35(4), , 21-NOV-08 - 21-NOV-08 , pp.96-96 Available Online [Details]
Guerin, S., Langan, E., Moran, A., Lyons, D., Ringland, A., and MacIntyre, T.; (2008) Elite athletes' perceptions of the performance environment: Findings from a qualitative study . In: S. Guerin eds. 39th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland The Irish Psychologist, 35(4), , 21-NOV-08 - 21-NOV-08 , pp.96-96 Available Online [Details]
Moran, A. P.; (2008) Focusing on success: Practical techniques for improving concentration skills New Horizons in Elite Irish Sport (Irish Institute of Sport) , 12-JAN-08 - 12-JAN-08 Available Online [Details]
Kirby, K. Moran, A., Guerin, S., and MacIntyre, T.; (2008) Doping in sport: Knowledge, attitudes and psychological correlates Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, , 02-APR-08 - 04-APR-08 , pp.76-76 Available Online [Details]
Matthews, J., and Moran, A.; (2008) Exploring adolescents' self regulation skill use in leisure time physical activity . In: S. Guerin eds. 39th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland The Irish Psychologist, 35(4), , 22-NOV-08 - 22-NOV-08 , pp.101-101 Available Online [Details]
Kirby, K. Moran, A., and Guerin, S.; (2007) An examination of the psychological correlates of athletes' doping attitudes AASP Anti-Doping Congress 2007: Drug Abuse in Sport and Exercise Communities: Coming Clean Louisville, Kentucky, , 23-OCT-07 - 24-OCT-07 [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2007) An hour with ... Armando Machado, Aidan Moran and Tadhg MacIntyre CIPDE 2007 University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, , 20-JUL-07 - 20-JUL-07 [Details]
McGuinness, C., Moran, A., Egan, A., and O'Hare, L.; (2007) Critical thinking in Higher Education: A tale of two universities 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrkoping. Sweden, , 17-JUN-07 - 21-JUN-07 [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2007) Thinking positively in everyday life: Practical tips European Patient Advisory Board Barcelona, Spain, , 17-NOV-07 - 17-NOV-07 [Details]
MacIntyre, T., and Moran, A.; (2007) Motor cognition and functional equivalence theory: An integrated multi-modality model of mental imagery . In: Guillot, A eds. 12th Annual ACAPS Conference Leuven, Belgium, , 31-OCT-07 - 02-NOV-07 , pp.62-62 [Details]
Moran, A., and MacIntyre, T.; (2007) Mental imagery in action: From theory to practice and back again . In: J. Cruz eds. International Summer School on Sport and Exercise Psychology, Dept of Psychology, University of Minho University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, , 17-JUL-07 - 18-JUL-07 [Details]
Dorris, D., and Moran, A; (2007) On-line ego depletion and nonconscious self-regulation British Psychological Society's 24th Annual Conference, Cognitive Section , 20-AUG-07 - 22-AUG-07 [Details]
O'Malley, C., and Moran, A. ; (2007) What did this picture sound like? Using paired audio-visual stimuli to test auditory imagery ability 8th Annual Meeting of the International Multisensory Research Group , 05-JUL-07 - 07-JUL-07 [Details]
Dorris, D., and Moran, A. P.; (2007) Mechanisms of nonconscious goal-behaviour: Reconciling ironic monitoring with typical nonconscious self-regulation British Psychological Society's 24th Annual Conference, Cognitive Section , 20-AUG-07 - 22-AUG-07 [Details]
Dorris, D, and Moran, A.; (2007) Mechanisms of nonconsious goal-behaviour: Reconciling ironic monitoring with typical nonconscious self-regulation British Psychological Society's 24th Annual Conference, Cognitive Section University of Aberdeen, , 20-AUG-07 - 22-AUG-07 [Details]
Lyons, D., Duffy, P. J., and Moran, A.; (2007) How we got here: Perceived influences on the development and success of Irish athletes . In: MacPhail, A eds. Proceedings of 2nd PE PAYS forum: Evidence-based Research in Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport University of Limerick, , 15-JUN-07 - 15-JUN-07 , pp.28-40 [Details]
O'Malley, C., and Moran, A. ; (2007) What did this picture sound like? Using paired audio-visual stimuli to test auditory imagery ability . In: F. Lyddy, The Irish Psychologist, 34 (4) eds. 38th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland , 18-NOV-07 - 18-JUL-07 , pp.130-130 [Details]
Campbell, M., and Moran, A. ; (2007) An empirical investigation of expertise in golf putting and green-reading Proceedings of American Psychological Association San Francisco, , 17-AUG-07 - 20-AUG-07 [Details]
Moran, A., and MacIntyre, T.; (2007) Motor cognition and imagery: Debunking myths in applied sport psychology Proceedings of American Psychological Association San Francisco, , 17-AUG-07 - 20-AUG-07 [Details]
Kirby, K., Moran, A., and Guerin, S; (2007) Examination of psychological variables underlying attitudes to doping in sport Proceedings of American Psychological Association San Francisco, , 17-AUG-07 - 20-AUG-07 [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2007) Exploring concentration processes in athletes: Problems, principles and new horizons . In: J Cruz eds. Proceedings of International Meeting of Psychology Applied to Sport and Exercise University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, , 19-JUL-07 - 20-JUL-07 [Details]
Campbell, M., and Moran, A.; (2006) Exploring golfers' visual ability to 'read' slope of greens: An eye-tracking study of slope perception and expertise 37th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Galway, , 10-NOV-06 [Details]
Moran, A. ; (2006) Expertise in golf: Research findings and issues 37th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Galway, [Details]
MacIntyre, T., and Moran, A.; (2006) Measuring kinaesthetic imagery with elite athletes 37th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Galway, 10 November, , 10-NOV-06 - 10-NOV-06 [Details]
Egan, A., and Moran, A.; (2006) Development and evaluation of a programme to enhance critical thinking skills of undergraduate students 37th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Galway 9 November, , 09-NOV-06 [Details]
Kirby, K., Moran, A., Guerin, S., MacIntyre, T.; (2006) Cheating and doping in sport: An analysis of relevant psychological variables World Anti-Doping Agency's International Conference on Ethics and Social Science , 13-APR-06 - 14-APR-06 [Details]
Moran, A., and Egan, A; (2006) Teaching critical thinking skills at university: Lessons learned and new directions 37th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Galway, 9 November, , 09-NOV-06 [Details]
Sinnamon, S. Moran, A.; (2006) In the mood: Exploring flow states in musicians 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) , 22-AUG-06 - 26-AUG-06 [Details]
O'Malley, C. Moran, A.; (2006) Cross-modal measurement of auditory mental imagery using the FAM (Foley Artists Method) 7th International Multiensory Research Forum , 18-JUN-06 - 21-JUN-06 [Details]
O'Malley, C., and Moran, A.; (2006) Cross-modal measurement of auditory mental imagery using the FAM (Foley artist method) approach Meeting Programme, International Multisensory Research Forum, 7th Annual Meeting Trinity College, Dublin, , 18-JUN-06 - 21-JUN-06 , pp.54 [Details]
Sinnamon, S., and Moran, A.; (2006) In the mood: Exploring flow states in musicians Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) University of Bologna: The Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC)/European Society for th, , pp.1649-1649 [Details]
Kirby, K., Moran, A., Guerin, S., MacIntyre, T.; (2006) Cheating and doping in sport: An analysis of relevant psychological variables World Anti-Doping Agency's International Conference on Ethics and Social Science , 13-APR-06 - 14-APR-06 [Details]
Egan, A., Moran, A., Hennessy, E., O'Connell, M.; (2005) Evaluating a learning skills intervention for First Year students in University College, Dublin European Conference on Educational Research , 05-AUG-05 - 09-AUG-05 [Details]
Egan, A., Moran, A., Hennessy, E., O'Connell, M.; (2005) The design, implementation and evaluation of a learning skills intervention for First Year Psychology students European Conference on Educational Research , 05-SEP-05 - 10-SEP-05 [Details]
MacIntyre, T, Moran, A.; (2005) Mental travel expriments with elite gymnasts and canoe-slalom competitors 11th Congres International de l'ACAPS , 26-OCT-05 - 28-OCT-05 [Details]
Egan, A., Moran, A., Hennessy, E., O'Connell, M.; (2005) The design, implementation and evaluation of a learning skills intervention for First Year Psychology students European Conference on Educational Research , 05-SEP-05 - 10-SEP-05 [Details]
Campbell, M., Moran, A.; (2005) Measuring the perceptual abilities of golfers to judge slope in a virtual 3-dimensional environment 11th Congres International de l'ACAPS , 26-OCT-05 - 28-OCT-05 [Details]
Moran, A.; (2005) Imagery in athletes: Old problems and new directions British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) , 05-SEP-05 - 10-SEP-05 [Details]
Egan, A., Moran, A., Hennessy, E., O'Connell, M.; (2005) Evaluating a learning skills intervention for First Year students in University College, Dublin European Conference on Educational Research , 05-AUG-05 - 09-AUG-05 [Details]
MacIntyre, T., and Moran, A. P.; (2005) Mental travel experiments with elite gymnastics and canoe-slalom competitors: An attempt to overcome tacit knowledge . In: N. Benguigui, P. Fontayne, M. Desbordes and B. Bardy eds. Recherches Actuelles en Sciences du Sport (11e Congrès International de l'ACAPS, 26-28 Octobre 2005, Paris (pp. 577-578). Paris: EDP Sciences Paris, , 26-OCT-05 - 28-OCT-05 [Details]
Campbell, M., and Moran, A. P.; (2005) Measuring the perceptual abilities of golfers to judge slope in a virtual 3 dimensional environment . In: N. Benguigui, P. Fontayne, M. Desbordes and B. Bardy eds. Recherches Actuelles en Sciences du Sport, 11e Congrès International de l'ACAPS Paris, , 26-OCT-05 - 28-OCT-05 , pp.347-348 [Details]
Guerin, S., Moran, A., MacIntyre, T. & McCaffrey, N.; (2004) Understanding definitions of cheating behaviour in sport: A study of Irish athletes . In: F. Lyddy eds. 35th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland Douglas, Co Cork, , 18-NOV-04 - 21-NOV-04 [Details]
Campbell, M., and Moran, A.; (2004) What do golfers look at when putting? Exploring virtual green-reading skills using eye-tracking technology 35th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Cork, , 20-NOV-04 [Details]
Sinnamon, S., and Moran., A. ; (2004) In the mood: Exploring flow states in musicians 35th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Cork, , 20-NOV-04 [Details]
Egan, A., Moran, A., Hennessy, E., and O'Connell, M.; (2004) The design, implementation and evaluation of a critical thinking programme for Psychology students 35th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Cork, , 18-NOV-04 [Details]
Guerin, S., Moran, A., MacIntyre, T., and McCaffrey, N.; (2004) Understanding definitions of cheating behaviour in sport: A study of Irish athletes 35th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland [Details]
Hurley, O., and Moran, A.; (2004) Psychological responses to sports injuries: A longitudinal study 35th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland [Details]
Guerin, S., Moran, A., MacIntyre, T. & McCaffrey, N; (2004) Exploring Irish athletes' definitions of cheating: A focus group study 1st International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sports and Exercise Liverpool, , 18-MAY-04 - 19-MAY-04 [Details]
Ahern, S., and Moran, A.; (2004) Expert-novice differences in recall of patterns of play in rugby 35th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Cork, , 20-NOV-04 [Details]
Keyes. H., Brady, N., and Moran, A.; (2004) Do experienced drivers have better visual attention? 35th Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Cork, , 20-NOV-04 [Details]
Dorris, D., & Moran, A.; (2004) The role of construct inaccessibility in the emergence of controlled processing: An empirical investigation into consciousness and mental control 8th Annual Conference of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness University of Antwerp, Belgium, [Details]
Dorris, D., & Moran, A; (2003) The emergence of controlled processing in a conscious-postconscious cycle of mental control British Psychological Society's Seventh Consciousness and Experiential Psychology (ESP) Annual Conference on Enactive Consciousness: Perception, Intersubjectivity and Empathy St. Anne¿s College, Oxford University, England, [Details]
Dorris, D., & Moran, A.; (2002) Don't even think about suppressing that white bear: A re-interpretation of thought suppression 19th Annual Conference of The British Psychological Society's Cognitive Section University of Kent, England, [Details]
Hurley, O., and Moran, A. ; (2002) Why me? Why now? Exploring athletes' 'mental models' of injury: A qualitative approach 33rd Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland [Details]
Hurley, O., and Moran, A. ; (2002) A study investigating physiotherapists' perspectives of injury 33rd Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland [Details]
Hennessy, E., and Moran, A. ; (2002) Longitudinal analysis of the use of a virtual learning environment by undergraduate Psychology students 33rd Annual Conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland [Details]
Moran, A., Hennessy, E., and Ward, A.; (2001) Teaching Psychology through web-based technology: Evaluation of a pilot project 32nd annual conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland, Westport, Co Mayo, 15 November [Details]
Dorris, D., and Moran, A. ; (2001) The development of a cognitive model of mental control: An empirical investigation 32nd annual conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland, Westport, Co. Mayo,16 November [Details]
Ward, A., and Moran, A.; (2001) In too deep: Exploring mental imagery and eye-movements in people who fear swimming out of their depth 32nd annual conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Westport, Co. Mayo, [Details]
Hurley, O., and Moran, A.; (2001) Psychological factors associated with injury prevention and injury recovery in professional athletes 32nd annual conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Westport, Co. Mayo, [Details]
Dorris, D., & Moran, A; (2001) The development of a cognitive model of mental control: An empirical investigation 32 annual conference of The Psychological Society of Ireland Westport, Co. Mayo, [Details]

Published Reports

Kirby, K., Moran, A., & Hayes, D. (2017) Investigating the Doping-Related Knowledge and Attitudes of Sports Coaches. World Anti Doping Agency, Montreal, Canda. [Details]
Guerin, S., Moran, A., Langan, E., Lyons, D., Ringland, A. & MacIntyre, T.; (2008) The Performance Environment in Irish Sport. The Irish Institute of Sport, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
Guerin, S., Moran, A.,Langan, E., Lyons, D., Ringland, A., and MacIntyre, T.; (2008) The Performance Environment: A Study of the Enviromental Factors Influencing the Experiences of Elite Irish Athletes. Irish Institute of Sport, Dublin. [Details]
Moran, A., Guerin, S., Kirby, K., and MacIntyre, T.; (2008) The Development and Validation of a Doping Atitudes and Behaviour Scale: Final Report to the Irish Sports Council. School of Psychology, UCD, Dublin. [Details]
Moran, A., Guerin, S., Kirby, K., and MacIntyre, T.; (2008) The development and validation of a a Doping Attitudes and Behaviour Scale: Final Report to World Anti-Doping Agency. School of Psychology, UCD, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Barnes-Barnes-Holmes, D., Coughlan, M., Dunne, J., Kinsella, W., McGuire, B., Moran, A., Nugent, M.; (2005) Report of the Psychological Society of Ireland Diploma Review Group. The Psychological Society of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
               

Manual

Ivers, M., Moran, A., Tatlow-Golden, M., O'Farrelly, C., O'Keeffe, L., Brady, E., Hall, L., Ni Chaolain, S., Norton, C., O'Feich, P., O'Halloran, D., Kavanagh, L., and Parsons, A. ; (2009) The Thornfield Manual: Laoratory Practicals Module 1, PSY 20050. Dublin: Manual [Details]
Ivers, M., Moran, A., Tatlow-Golden, M., O'Farrelly, C., O'Keeffe, L., Brady, E., Hall, L., Ni Chaolain, S., Norton, C., O'Feich, P., O'Halloran, D., Kavanagh, L., and Parsons, A. ; (2009) The Thornfield Manual: Laoratory Practicals Module 1, PSY 20050. Dublin: Manual [Details]
Moran, A., Ivers, M., Ahern, S., Freeney, Y., Keyes, H., McMahon, E, McKiernan, A., Meade, S., Merriman, B., Meyler, E, O'Keeffe, L., E., O'Raw, P., Rooney, B., Slattery, P., Swords, L., Tatlow, M., Swords, L., Toner, J., and Treacy, K.; (2007) The Thornfield Manual: Laboratory Practicals, Module 2, Dublin: School of Psychology, UCD (18th edition) (pp. 72). Manual [Details]
Moran, A., Ivers, M., Ahern, S., Freeney, Y., Keyes, H., McMahon, E, McKiernan, A., Meade, S., Merriman, B., Meyler, E, O'Keeffe, L., E., O'Raw, P., Rooney, B., Slattery, P., Swords, L., Tatlow, M., Swords, L., Toner, J., and Treacy, K. ; (2006) The Thornfield Manual: Laboratory Practicals, Module 1, School of Psychology, UCD Dublin (18th edition) (pp. 77). Manual [Details]
Lavallee, D., Kremer, J., Moran, A. P., and Williams, M. ; (2005) Instructor's Manual and Powerpoint Slides for Sport Psychology: Contemporary Themes. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Manual [Details]
Moran, A. Ivers, M., Ahern, S., Davies, T., Dawson, F., Freeney, Y., Keyes, H., McMahon, E, McKiernan, A., McManus, E, Meade, S., Menton, A., Merriman, B., Ni Mhuircheartaigh, C., O'Connell, E., O'Malley, C., Rooney, B., and Swords, L ; (2005) The Thornfield Manual: Laboratory Experiments in Psychology (17th ed) Dublin: School of Psychology, UCD Dublin (145 pp). Manual [Details]
Moran, A. Ivers, M.,Darcy, A., Davies, T., Dawson, F., Doyle, E., Freeney, Y., Keogh, L., McKiernan, A., McMahon, C., Mulvey, F., Murray, N., NiMhuircheartaigh, C., O'Connell, E., Patton, K., Rafter, M., Sharkey, D., and Swords, L. ; (2004) The Thornfield Manual: Course Text for 2nd Arts/3rd Science/1st H Dip Psych. Laboratory Experiments in Psychology (16th ed.) Dublin: School of Psychology, UCD Dublin (120 pp). Manual [Details]
Moran, A. Ivers, M.,Campbell, M., Coyle, C., Darcy, A., Dawson, F., Doyle, E., Gaynor, K., Horgan, C., Keogh, L., Mulvey, F., Murray, N., O'Connor, N., Rafter, M., Sharkey, D., Sinnamon, S., Tobin, B., and Ward, A.; (2003) The Thornfield Manual: Course Text for 2nd Arts/3rd Science/1st H Dip Psych. Laboratory Experiments in Psychology, (15th ed). Dublin: School of Psychology, UCD Dublin (110 pp). Manual [Details]
Moran, A. Ivers, M., Coyle, C., Dawson, F., DeVolder, J., Doyle, E., Gallagher, C., Galldubh, E., Jeantelot, L., Keogh, L., Lacey, C., Murray, N., O'Connor, N., O'Halloran, M., Quinn, M., Tobin, B., and Ward, A; (2002) The Thornfield Manual: Course Text for 2nd Arts/3rd Science/1st H Dip Psych. Laboratory Experiments in Psychology, (14th ed) Dublin. School of Psychology, UCD Dublin (110 pp). Manual [Details]
Moran, A., Carolan, L., Dawson, F., De Volder, J., Doyle, E., Dorris, D., Gallagher, C., Gallagher, D., Galldubh, E., Humphries, C., Humphreys, M., Hurley, O., Jeantelot, L., Mills, C., O'Brien, F., O'Halloran, M., Ward, A., Guerin, S., and Ivers, M. ; (2001) The Thornfield Manual: Course Text for 2nd Arts/3rd Science/ 1st H. Dip. Psychology Laboratory Experiments in Psychology, (13th ed). Dublin: School of Psychology, UCD Dublin (111 pp). Manual [Details]
Moran, A., McGlade, N., Kelly, A. Dorris, D., Gibney, R., Byrne, A., Ivers, M., DeVolder, J., Humphreys, M., Mills, C., Heary, C., Hurley, O. Murphy, O., Jeantelot, L., O'Siochru, C., Deignan, C., O'Brien, F., and Guerin, S. ; (2000) The Thornfield Manual: Course Text for 2nd Arts/3rd Science/ 1st H. Dip. Psychology Laboratory Experiments in Psychology. (12th ed). Dublin: School of Psychology, UCD Dublin (114 pp). Manual [Details]
Moran, A., Mc Glade, N., Kelly, A., Byrne, A., Donohoe, G., Gallagher, C., Hickey, A., Ivers, M., Carroll, M., Baneham, B., Mc Gann, M., Doyle, F., O'Leary, O., Murphy, O., Jeantelot, L., O'Siochru, C., Deignan, C., O'Brien, F., and Guerin, S. ; (1999) The Thornfield Manual: Course Text for 2nd Arts/3rd Science/ 1st H. Dip. Psychology Laboratory Experiments in Psychology. (11th ed). Dublin: Department of Psychology, UCD Dublin (113 pp). Manual [Details]
Moran, A., Guerin, S., Gallagher, C., MacIntyre, T., Hickey, A., Ivers, M., Carroll, M., Hurley, O., Baneham, B., Nixon, E., McGann, M., Doyle, F., O'Leary, O.,and O'Siochru, C. ; (1998) The Thornfield Manual: Course Text for 2nd Arts/3rd Science Laboratory Experiments in Psychology (10th ed.). Dublin: Dept of Psychology, UCD Dublin (122 pp). Manual [Details]
Moran, A., Guerin, S., Deasy, D., Brennan, S., Gallagher, C., Hickey, A., MacIntyre, T., Cosgrove, J., Waldron, B., and Gallagher, S ; (1997) The Thornfield Manual: Course Text for 2nd Arts / 3rd Science Laboratory Experiments in Psychology (9th. edition) Dublin: Department of Psychology, UCD Dublin (104 pp). Manual [Details]
Moran, A., D. Deasy, S. Nelis, D. Jennings, S. Brennan, T. MacIntyre, J. Cosgrove, R. O'Gorman, S. Guerin, and J. Conboy (Eds.,1996). ; (1996) The Thornfield Manual: Course Text for 2nd Arts/3rd Science Laboratory Experiments in Psychology (8th ed). Dublin: Department of Psychology, UCD Dublin (109 pp). Manual [Details]
Moran, A., Deasy, D., Drumm, M., Jennings, D., Lyons, K., MacIntyre, T., O'Gorman, R., O'Neill, R., Winters, S and Conboy, J. (Eds.,1995).; (1995) The Thornfield Manual: Course Text for Laboratory Experiments in Psychology (7th ed). Dublin: Department of Psychology, UCD Dublin (84 pp). Manual [Details]
Moran, A., Brady, E., Donohoe, C., and O'Carroll, M. (Eds, 1994).; (1994) The Thornfield Manual: Laboratory Experiments in Psychology: (6th ed). UCD: Department of Psychology, UCD Dublin (121 pp). Manual [Details]
Moran, A., Brady, E., and Donohoe, C. (Eds, 1993). ; (1993) The Thornfield Manual: Laboratory and Field Experiments in Psychology: Course Text for Laboratory Practicals in Psychology (5th ed). UCD: Department of Psychology, UCD Dublin (115 pp). Manual [Details]
Moran, A., Donohoe, C., Kelly, P., Byrne, M., Birkbeck, G., Switzer, V., and McCrea, J. ; (1992) The Thornfield Manual: Laboratory Experiments in Psychology. (4th ed). UCD: Department of Psychology, UCD Dublin (112 pp). Manual [Details]
Moran, A., Donohoe, C., Byrne, M., Birkbeck, G., Switzer, V., and McCrea, J. ; (1991) The Thornfield Manual: Laboratory Experiments in Psychology (3rd ed). UCD: Department of Psychology, UCD Dublin (181 pp). Manual [Details]
           

Reports

Moran, A., Egan, A., Bates, U., Coleman, U., Guerin, S., and O'Sullivan, C. ; (2006) The Learning Support Unit Project: The Development and Evaluation of a Learning Skills Intervention for First Year Students in UCD Dublin. Final Report to Higher Education Authority, Dublin: UCD (pp.116). Reports [Details]
Moran, A., Egan, A., Bates, U., Coleman, U., Guerin, S., and O'Sullivan, C; (2006) The Learning Support Unit Research Project: The Development and Evaluation of a Learning Skills Intervention for First Year Students in UCD. Reports [Details]
Moran, A., Guerin, S., MacIntyre, T., & McCaffrey, N. ; (2004) Why Do Athletes Cheat? An Investigation of Irish Athletes' Understanding of, and Attitudes to, Cheating Behavior (including Doping), in Sport. Reports Available Online [Details]
Moran, A., Guerin, S., MacIntyre, T., and McCaffrey, N. ; (2004) Why Do Athletes Cheat? An Investigation of Irish Athletes' Understanding of, and Attitudes to, Cheating Behavior (including Doping), in Sport Final Report to Irish Sports Council, (Dublin: UCD Dublin), 24 pp. Reports [Details]
Moran, A., Hassett, J., Murphy, D., Nolan, M., and O'Sullivan, C. ; (1991) First Year in UCD: A Report to the Registrar by the Committee on Life and Study in University College, Dublin, 1991. UCD: Registrar's Office. Reports [Details]
Moran, A.; (1988) An Investigation of the Intelligibility and Effectiveness of a Proposed Road Sign. Dublin: Dublin Corporation, 1988 (pp. v + 63). Reports [Details]
Moran, A. ; (1984) An Investigation of the Roles of Selected Cognitive and Personality Variables in Apprentice Electrician Performance. Dublin: The National Board for Science and Technology (Contract 80-81) (pp. xviii + 379). Reports [Details]
Moran, A. ; (1981) The Psychology of Apprentice Performance. Dublin, AnCO/FAS: The Industrial Training Authority (pp. xiv + 369). Reports [Details]
                           

Research Papers

Duffy, P., Lyons, D., Moran, A., Warrington, G., and MacManus, C. ; (2001) Factors Promoting and Inhibiting the Success of High-Performance Players and Athletes in Ireland. Limerick: National Coaching and Training Centre, Applied Sports Research Paper 1 (pp.13). Research Papers [Details]
               

CD-ROM

Moran, A., and Thurston, E. ; (2010) Learn to study for success at College and University. CD-ROM Available Online [Details]
Moran, A., and Thurston, E. ; (2009) Learn to concentrate. CD-ROM Available Online [Details]
Moran, A., and Thurston, E. ; (2009) Learn to win at golf: Doing your best when it matters most. CD-ROM Available Online [Details]
     

Audio Tape

Moran, A.; (1997) The Pressure Putt: Doing Your Best When It Matters Most in Golf. Audio Tape [Details]
                                             

Research

Research Interests

Cognitive psychology (especially, expertise, eye-tracking, mental imagery and attention) and Sport psychology (especially, concentration and mental practice)

My research team explore motor cognition, with a particular focus on the attentional and imagery processes which underlie expertise in the learning and performance of complex sport skills. Equipped with a computerised eye-tracker (Tobiii system) and funded by research grants from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS), the Higher Education Authority (HEA), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Irish Sports Council (ISC), we are currently investigating such questions as:

  • What are the cognitive and perceptual skills that underlie expertise in golf green-reading (judging the slope of putting surfaces)?
  • What are the distinctive kinematic features (e.g., swing-path) of successful putting strokes in expert golfers? How accurate are expert golfers¿ kinaesthetic sensations?
  • How do the memory, visual search and anticipation processes of expert martial artists differ from those of relative novices when learning new skills?
  • What is the relationship between learning strategy (explicit or implicit) and attentional focus (external or internal) in developing a complex skill (the golf swing)?
  • Do expert athletes differ from novices in kinaesthetic (feeling-oriented) imagery?
  • Can auditory imagery processes be measured using a real-world multi-sensory integration task (based on the work of "Foley artists" in cinema/television)? 

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Distinguished Scholar Award Programme School of Psychology
Start Date / End Date : 22-APR-14 / 25-APR-14
Sponsor : World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
Title : "Preventing doping in sport: An investigation of the attitudes and perceived role of high performance coaches"
Start Date / End Date : 01-AUG-11 / 31-JUL-12
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Motor cognition: An experimental study of visual and motor imagery in mental travel
Start Date / End Date : 21-JAN-08 / 31-JAN-10
Sponsor : Board for Funded Research
Title : A study of kinaesthetic imagery processes in athletes
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-97 / 31-AUG-20
Sponsor : Irish Sports Council
Title : Why Do Athletes Cheat? An Investigation of Irish Athletes¿ Understanding of, and Attitudes to, Cheating Behavior (including Doping), in Sport (1 September 2002-31 January 2004)".
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-02 / 30-JUN-03
Sponsor : University of Limerick, National Coaching & Training Centre
Title : Psychological evaluation of elite Irish athletes
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-98 / 08-SEP-98
Sponsor : RTE
Title : Investigating images of disability in the media: examining social identity through a visual medium
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-99 / 30-SEP-00
Sponsor : Irish Sports Council
Title : The development and validation of a doping attitudes and behaviour scale (DABS).
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-05 / 31-OCT-08
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Exploring expertise in golf putting: a biomechanical and psychological analysis
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-06 / 31-AUG-07
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Investigating conscious and unconscious-based suppression failure and its impact on obsessional thinking
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-06 / 30-SEP-07

Recent Postgraduates

IRCHSS Post-Doctoral Scholar (2006-2007)
Dr Derek Dorris
"Investigating Conscious and Unconscious-Based Suppression Failure and Its Impact on Obsessional Thinking" (IRCHSS Post-Doc)

Recent Postgraduate Students (2003-present)
Helen O'Shea (PhD)
"Motor Imagery Processes in Expert Musicians: From Mechanisms to Applications" (September 2014-present; funded by Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship, October 2015-September 2017)

Aoife Quinn (PhD)
"An Investigation of Expert-Novice Differences in Eye-Tracking and Motor Imagery in Equestrian Athletes" (2012-present; funded by Irish Research Council's Enterprise Partnership Scheme, October 2014-Sepember 2016) (passed PhD viva on 9th November 2016)

Akhtar Ali Syed (MLitt/PhD - co-supervised with Dr Gary O'Reilly)
 "An Investigation of Mental Imagery/Eidetic Imagery in People with Intellectual Disabilities" (2013-present)

Helen O'Shea (MPsych Sc)
"A Chronometric Investigation of Motor Imagery in Expert Pianists: Exploring the Relationship between Executed and  Imagined Movements" (2013-2014)

Niamh Joyce (MPsychSc)
"Motor imagery, Anxiety and Motor Imagery Training" (2012-2013)

Sean O'Connell (MPsychSc) (2011-2012)
"Expert-Novice Differences in Visual Search Behaviour in Skydiving" 

Kate Kirby (PhD)
"Doping in Sport: An Empirical Investigation of Influential Psychological, Social and Contextual Factors" (funded jointly by the World Anti-Doping Agency, Canada/Irish Sports Council) (conferred 2011)

Peter Slattery (PhD)
"An Empirical Investigation of Expertise and Anticipation Skills in Martial Arts and Combat Sports" (IRCHSS Doctoral Scholarship) (funded by IRCHSS Doctoral Scholarship) (Conferred 2010) 

John Toner (PhD)
"An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Conscious Processing on Skilled Performance in Golf Putting" (funded by IRCHSS Doctoral Scholarship) (Conferred 2010) 

James Matthews (PhD)
"Increasing Physical Activity in Adolescents: Exploring Self-Regulation in Action" (funded by IRCHSS Doctoral Scholarship) (Conferred 2010)

Conor O'Malley (PhD)
"Imagining Sounds: An Empirical Investigation of Auditory Imagery Processes in Experts and Novices" (funded by IRCHSS Doctoral Scholarship) (Conferred 2009)

Sarah Sinnamon (PhD)
"Musicians in Flow: An Empirical Investigation of Peak Performance Experiences in Novice and Expert Performers" (funded by IRCHSS Doctoral Scholarship) (Conferred 2009)

Tadhg MacIntyre (PhD)
"Motor Cogntion in Action: Kinaesthetic Imagery" (funded by IRCHSS Doctoral Scholarship) (Conferred 2007)

Mark Campbell (PhD)
"Eye-Tracking and Expertise in Golf Green Reading" (funded by IRCHSS Doctoral Scholarship) (Conferred 2006) 
 
Arlene Egan (PhD)
"The Development and Evaluation of a Learning Skills Intervention for Psychology Students" (funded by research grant from Higher Education Authority to UCD Learning Support Unit) (Conferred 2006) 
 
Fiona Mulvey "Cognitive Style and Eye Movements" (MLitt, 2006)

Derek Dorris (PhD)
"Mental Control and the Emergence of Consciousness: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation" (funded by IRCHSS Doctoral Scholarship) (Conferred 2004)
 
Olivia Hurley (PhD)
"Psychological Reactions To, and Recovery From, Sporting Injuries in Elite Athletes" (funded by IRCHSS Doctoral Scholarship) (Conferred 2003)

Postgraduate Students (1986-2000)

Olivia Hurley "Cognitive Style and Cognitive Strategies in Track and Field Athletes" (MSc, 2000)

Nicola McGlade "Anxiety and Visual Search in Expert Female
Gymnasts" (MLitt, 2000)

Alison Byrne "Expertise, Planning and Eye-Movements in
Equestrian Performers" (MLitt, 2000)

Frank Doyle "Factors Affecting the Cognitive and Visual
Processing of Simple ¿You-are-Here' Maps" (MLitt, 1999)

Tadhg MacIntyre, "Imagery Validation: How Do We Know that
Athletes are Imaging During Mental Practice?" (MA, 1996)

Aoife Casby "Mental Imagery and Expertise in Swimming: What
are the Effects of Visualization Training?" (MA, 1996)

Rebecca Weldridge "Metacognition and the Deaf Mentally Handicapped Child" (MA, 1991)

Geraldine A. Coleman "The Situational Variability of Stammering - A
Repertory Grid Investigation" (MA, 1988)

Geraldine O'Riordan "Coping with Stress in an Irish Organisation" (M
Psych Sc, 1986)


 


 
 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is (a) to make Psychology as exciting, entertaining and enjoyable as I find it and (b) to help students to think critically about their subject.
 

Enhancement of Teaching

I contribute regularly to the scholarship of teaching and learning in Psychology. For example, I was an invited speaker at the inaugural conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland's Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology (UCD, 22 Sept 2012) and advise various UCD programmes (e.g., HEAR, DARE, Ad Astra Scholars, International Students, UCD Students' Union, Future You, UniLife) on study skills. I have released a number of CDs/audiobooks (in association with MindCool Productions) on improving learning (e.g., "Learn to Study", "Learn to Concentrate"; see http://www.mindcool.com/. I have written two editions of the best-selling book entitled "Managing Your Own Learning at University: A Practical Guide"; UCD Press, 1997, 2000) and various textbooks. I have received a UCD President's Teaching Award (1997-1998), chaired the UCD Teaching Committee, and was Principal Investigator on the UCD HEA-funded "Learning Support Unit" research project (2001-2003) on teaching critical thinking skills to students in Psychology, Chemistry and Experimental Physics. Finally, I co-organised an international conference in UCD in 2004 on teaching critical thinking skills.
     

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Dr James Matthews (School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science)

External Collaborators

Among my current research collaborators are (i) Prof Nick Sevdalis and Dr Sonal Arora (Imperial College, London) on various empirical studies investigating the use of mental practice/motor imagery in the training of surgical skills and also on the cognitive substrates of expert-novice differences in surgery (ii) Prof Aymeric Guillot and Prof Christian Collet (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France), Dr Tadhg MacIntyre and Dr Mark Campbell (Univ of Limerick) for various theoretical and empirical studies on mental/motor imagery (iii) Dr John Toner (Univ of Hull) on the effects of attentional  processes on skilled performance by expert athletes (iv) Dr Christian Swann (Univ of Lincoln) on the nature of expertise in sport and (v) Dr John Kremer (School of Psychology, Queen's University, Belfast) and Prof David Lavallee (University of Stirling, Scotland) on various research projects in sport psychology.