Dr Tracey Devonport is accredited with the British Association
of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for scientific support (Psychology),
is registered as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the Health
Professions Council and is also a Chartered Psychologist with the
British Psychological Society.
Having worked as a sport science support officer on a World
Class Performance Programme, she has remained keen to apply and
test theory in practice. She has authored more than 30 peer
refereed journal articles and produced two books.
Her primary research interests are emotion regulation the
development of coping competencies amongst junior national
athletes. Her applied work has predominantly been conducted with
junior national athletes in sports such as Tennis, Swimming,
Badminton and Netball.
On a personal level, Tracey is keen to maintain her own physical
activity having competed in a range of sports including Swimming,
Triathlon, Cricket, Hockey and Kickboxing. She is now content
keeping fit by running and mountain biking.
Tracey teaches on sport and exercise psychology modules
throughout the undergraduate and postgraduate program. These
include Sport and exercise psychology (5SR004), Applied sport and
exercise psychology (6SR003), Employability and enterprise: Applied
sport and exercise psychology (6SR008), Professional practice
(7SW003) and Applied practice (7SR001).
Co-opted member of the Reader and Professoriate group for the
Social Science Cluster in Support of the SSPAL 2014 REF submission
Member of the School Research and Student Management boards Member
of the Athena Swan Women in research group.
This group is designed to promote research, particularly amongst
female employees Chair of the applied psychology and coaching
research cluster MRes course leader responsible for recruitment,
retention and monitoring of the masters by research programme
Member of School Positive Working Environment Committee Supervisor
of one PhD student, with a further student to be recruited
Tracey's research interests primarily lie around stress, coping,
and emotion regulation. In particular she is interested in applied
research with a focus on coping interventions. Other interest areas
are emotional intelligence, self-efficacy and body image.
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