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Academic Biography

After graduating from the University of East London with a Bsc (Hons) in Psychology, Mark, gained an MSc in Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Metropolitan and a PhD titled 'Perception-action coupling in goal-directed locomotion' from the University of Hull. He previously worked at Thames Valley University before joining Teesside University in 2008.

Mark is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and has provided consultancy services for a wide range of sports organisations and athletes.

Dr Chen’s research interests include psychological consequences of sports injury and attentional aspects of sports performance. He would welcome applications from PhD students in these areas.

Summary of Research Interests

  • Attentional focus and sports performance
  • Psychological consequences of sports injury
  • Career transitions in sport

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Research Output 2014 2019

Competitive performance effects of psychological skills training for young swimmers

Meggs, J. & Chen, M., 27 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Perceptual and Motor Skills.

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Coping and psychological distress in elite adolescent soccer players following professional academy deselection

Blakelock, D., Chen, M. & Prescott, T., 31 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Sport Behavior.

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2D:4D, gender role identity and mental toughness in female netballers

Meggs, J. & Chen, M., 14 Sep 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal .

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Mental toughness and attributions of failure in high performing male and female swimmers

Meggs, J. & Chen, M., 31 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. 13, 2, p. 276-284 9 p.

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Relationships Between Flow, Mental Toughness, and Subjective Performance Perception in Various Triathletes

Meggs, J., Chen, M. & Koehn, S., 23 Nov 2018, In : Perceptual and Motor Skills.

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