Professor Tracey Devonport

Professor of Applied Sport and Exercise Science

Email address: T.Devonport@wlv.ac.ukPhone number: 01902 01902 323113Location: University of Wolverhampton William Penny Brookes (WD) Building Walsall Campus Gorway Road Walsall WS1 3BDFaculty: Faculty of Education Health & WellbeingSchool/Institute: Institute of Human SciencesAreas of expertise:

My areas of research expertise, and associated collaborations, are applied in nature and largely focus on coping and emotion in sport and exercise; this includes the management of stress and regulation of associated emotions. This focus and application has made original contributions to knowledge and the literature by offering ecologically valid research centred on helping performance and enhancing wellbeing (e.g., Devonport, Nicholls, & Fullerton, 2017; Devonport, Lane, & Fullerton, 2016; Devonport & Lane, 2014; Devonport, Lane, & Lloyd, 2011). 

About

As a sport and exercise enthusiast, I enjoy teaching and research in sport and exercise contexts. To date my professional outputs include 61 papers published in peer reviewed academic journals, 3 books, 14 book chapters, and 11 professional papers. In 2014, at the University of Wolverhampton's Vice Chancellors Awards for staff excellence, I was runner up for the 'Excellence in Research' award, subsequently winning this award in 2017. In 2013 I was nominated by students for the 'above and beyond' – teaching excellence award, and in 2018 I was nominated for the 'dissertation supervisor of the year' award. 

I am registered as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council. Other certifications include; Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, accredited with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for scientific support (Psychology) and a Chartered Scientist. I was made a Fellow of BASES in 2015. I have provided services as an accredited sport psychology consultant for more than 20 years, predominantly working with junior national athletes in sports such as Tennis, Swimming, Badminton, Judo, Hockey, and Netball. In recent years I have become increasingly involved in helping individuals (young to older adults) to reap the benefits of a physically active lifestyle.

Research interests

My research interests primarily lie around stress, coping, and emotion regulation. In particular I am interested in applied research with a focus on intervention development and delivery. Other research interests include emotional intelligence, emotional eating, self-control, self-efficacy and body image. 

Membership of professional bodies

Registered as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council.

Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.

Accredited with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for scientific support (Psychology) and a Chartered Scientist. 

Qualifications

  • PhD – Stress and coping in national junior netball, University of Wolverhampton
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education) Coventry University
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology , Sunderland University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Further Education), University of Huddersfield
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • BSc Hons 2:1 Sport Science, Liverpool John Moores University

Publications

Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  • Lane, A. M., Friesen, A., Stanley, D. M., & Devonport, T. J. (In press). Regulating own and teammates’ emotions prior to competition. Edpsciences.

  • Devonport, T. J., Russell, K., Leflay, K., & Conway, J. (2018). Gendered Performances and Identity Construction among UK Female Soccer Players and Netballers: A Comparative Study. Sport in Society. DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2018.1504773

  • Kent, S., Devonport, T. J., Lane, A. M., Nicholls, W., & Friesen, A. P. (2018). Effects of Coping Interventions on Ability to Perform Under Pressure: A Systematic Review. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 17, 40-55.
  • Devonport, T. J, Nicholls, W., Johnston, L. H., Gutteridge, R., & Watt, A. (2018). It’s not just ‘What’ you do, it’s also the ‘Way’ that you do it: Patient and Public Involvement in the Development of Health Research. International Journal for Quality in Health Care,30(2), 152-156. DOI: 10.1093/INTQHC/MZX177
  • McIntosh-Dalmedo, S., Devonport, T. J, Nicholls, W., & Friesen, A. P. (2018). Examining the Effects of Sport and Exercise Interventions on Body Image in Adolescent Girls? A Systematic Review. Journal of Sport Behavior, 41 (1), 
  • Fullerton, C., Lane, A. M., & Devonport, T. J. (2018). Does the Brief Self-Control Scale Assess Relatively Stable Individual Differences in Self-Control? Journal of Sport Behavior, 41(1), 27-39.
  • Lane, A. M., Terry, P., Friesen, A.P., Devonport, T. J., & Totterdell, P. (2017). A Test and Extension of Lane and Terry’s (2000) Conceptual Model of Mood-Performance Relationships using a Large Internet Sample. Frontiers, 8, 470. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00470
  • Devonport, T. J, Nicholls, W., & Fullerton, C. (2017). A Systematic Review of the Association between Emotions and Eating Behavior in Normal and Overweight Adult Populations, Journal of Health Psychology, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105317697813
  • Fullerton, C. L., Lane, A. M., & Devonport, T. J. (2017). The influence of a pacesetter on psychological responses and pacing behavior during a 1600m run. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 16, 551-557.

  • Nevill, A. M., Hemingway, A., Greaves, R., Dallaway, A., & Devonport, T. J (2016). Inconsistency of decision making, the Achilles heel of referees. Journal of Sport Sciences, 12, 1-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1265143
  • Lane, A. M., Devonport, T. J., Stanley, D. M., & Beedie, C. J. (2016). The effects of brief online self-help intervention strategies on emotions and satisfaction with running performance. Sensoria
  • Friesen, A., Devonport, T. J., & Lane, A. (2016). Beyond the technical: The role of emotion regulation in lacrosse officiating. Journal of Sport Sciences, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1180419
  • Lane, A. M., Totterdell, P., MacDonald, I., Devonport, T. J., Friesen, A., Beedie, C. J., Stanley, D. M., & Nevill, A. (2016). Brief online training enhances competitive performance: Findings of the BBC Lab UK psychological skills intervention study. Frontiers in Psychology, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00413
  • Devonport, T.J, Lane, A., & Fullerton, C. L. (2016).  Introducing Sport Psychology Interventions: Self-control Implications. The Sport Psychologist, 30,24 - 29. doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2014-0120
  • Nicholls, W., Devonport, T.J., & Blake, M. (2015). The association between emotions and eating behavior in an obese population with binge eating disorder. Obesity Reviews. DOI: 10.1111/obr.12329
  • Nicholls, W., Pilsbury, L., Blake, M., & Devonport, T.J. (2015). The attitudes of student nurses towards obese patients: A questionnaire study exploring the association between perceived causal factors and advice giving. Nurse Education Today, doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2015.11.009
  • Friesen, A., Devonport, T., Sellars, C., Lane, A. (2015) Examining Interpersonal Emotion Regulation Strategies  and Moderating Factors in Ice Hockey Athletic Insight, 7 (2), 143-160.
  • Friesen, A., Devonport, T., Sellars, C., Lane, A. (2015) Interpersonal Emotion Regulation: An Intervention Case Study with a Professional Ice Hockey Team. Athletic Insight, 7(2),129-142.
  • Lane, A. M., Devonport, T. J., Friesen, A. P., Beedie, C. J., Fullerton, C. L., & Stanley, D M. (2015). How should I regulate my emotions if I want to run faster? European Journal of Sports Science. DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1080305 IF > 1.5
  • Devonport, T. J., & Lane, A. M. (2014). In it Together: Dyadic Coping Among Doctoral Students and Partners. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism 15, 124–134. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhlste.2014.08.002
  • Devonport, T. J., & Lane, A. M. (2014). I Want to Be a Sport and Exercise Psychologist: UK Career Pathways. Athletic Insight, 6, 3,
  • Devonport, T. J., & Lane, A. M. (2014). Evaluation of a Twelve-month Coping Intervention Intended to Enhance Future-Oriented Coping in Goal Oriented Domains. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 8, 38 - 56 DOI:10.1123/jcsp.2014-0011
  • Devonport, T. J., & Lane, A. M. (2013). Emotions and emotion regulation in a female couple undergoing In Vitro Fertilization treatment. Psychology, 4,25-33. DOI: 10.4236/psych.2013.46A1004
  • Friesen, A. P., Devonport, T. J., Sellars, C. N., & Lane, A. M. (2013). A narrative account of decision-making and interpersonal emotion regulation using a social-functional approach to emotions, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 11, 203-214.DOI:10.1080/1612197X.2013.773664
  • Devonport, T. J., Lane, A. M., & Biscomb, K. (2013). Exploring Coping Strategies Used by National Adolescent Netball Players Across Domains,Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 7, 161– 177.
  • Devonport, T. J., Crone, D., & Lane, A. M. (2012). Coping with unexpected loss of water supply among regular exercisers. Journal of Sport Behavior, 35 (4), 355-376.
  • Lane, A. M., Devonport, T. J.,& Beedie, C. J. (2012). Can anger and tension be helpful? Relationships between emotions and emotional intelligence during optimal performance.Athletic Insight, 14, (3), 187-198.http://www.athleticinsight.com/Vol14Iss3/Anger.htm
  • Stanley, D. M,Lane, A. M., Devonport, T. J., & Beedie, C. J. (2012). I run to feel better; so why I am thinking so negatively. International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 2, 208-213. DOI: 10.5923/j.ijpbs.20120206.03
  • Friesen, A., Lane, A., Devonport, T., Sellars, C., Stanley, D., & Beedie, C. (2012). Emotion in sport: Considering interpersonal emotion regulation strategies. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 6, 139-154. DOI:10.1080/1750984X.2012.742921
  • Stanley, D. M., Beedie, C. J., Lane, A. M., Friesen, A. P., & Devonport, T. J. (2012). Emotion regulation strategies used in the hour before running. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 10, 159-171. DOI:10.1080/1612197X.2012.671910
  • Lane, A. M., Beedie, C. J., Jones, M. V., Uphill, M., & Devonport, T. J. (2012).The BASES Expert Statement on emotion regulation in sport. The Journal of Sport Sciences, 30, 1189-1195. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2012.693621
  • Lane, A. M., Beedie, C. J., Devonport, T. J., & Stanley, D. M. (2011). Instrumental emotion regulation in sport: Relationships between beliefs about emotion and emotion regulation strategies used by athletes. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 21, 445-451. DOI:10.1111/j.1600-0838.2011.01364.x
  • Devonport, T. J., Lane, A. M., & Lloyd, J. (2011). Keeping your cool: A case study of a female explorers solo North Pole expedition. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine,22(4), 333-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.wem.2011.07.003
  • Lane, A. M.,Beedie, C. J., Devonport, T. J., & Stanley, D. M. (2011). Validity of the Emotion Regulation of Self Scale among in runners. Psychology, 2 (6), 633-637. DOI: 10.4236/psych.2011.26097
  • Gill, G., Lane, A. M., Thelwell, R., & Devonport, T. (2011). Relationships between emotional intelligence, psychological skills. Indian Journal of Fitness, 7, 9-16.
  • Lane, A. M., & Devonport, T. J. (2011). Concurrent Validity of the Emotional Intelligence Scale for use in sport. International Journal of Motor Learning and Sport Performance (IJMLSP), 1, 33-36.
  • Lane, A. M., Davis, P. A., & Devonport, T. J. (2011). Effects of music interventions on emotional states and running performance. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 10, 400-407. http://www.jssm.org/vol10/n2/22/v10n2-22abst.php
  • Beedie, C. J., Terry, P. C., Lane, A. M., & Devonport, T. J. (2011). Differential assessment of emotions and moods: Development and validation of the Emotion and Mood Components of Anxiety Questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 228-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2010.09.034
  • Lane, A. M., Devonport, T. J., Soos, I., Leibinger, E., Karsai, I., & Hamar, P. (2010). Emotional intelligence, mood states and successful and unsuccessful performance. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 9, 388-392.
  • Lane. A. M., Devonport, T. J., & Stevens, M. (2010). Relationships between emotional intelligence, pre-race and post-race emotions in 10-mile runners. Athletic Insight, 2 (3), 205-219. http://www.athleticinsight.com/Vol12Iss3/Run.htm
  • Davies, K. A., Lane, A. M., Devonport, T. J., & Scott, J, A.(2010). Validity and reliability of a brief emotional intelligence scale: The BEIS-10. Journal of Individual Differences, 31 (4), 198-208.
  • Lane, A. M., Meyer, B. B.,  Devonport, T. J., Davies, K. A., Thelwell, R.,Gill, G. S., Diehl, C. D. P., Wilson,M., & Weston, N.(2009). Validity of the Emotional Intelligence Scale for use in sport. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 8, 289-295. http://www.jssm.org/vol8/n2/19/v8n2-19text.php
  • Lane, A. M., Thelwell, R., & Devonport, T. J. (2009). Emotional Intelligence and Mood States associated with Optimal Performance. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 5(1), 67-73. http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap/issue/current
  • Devonport, T. J., & Lane, A. M.  (2009). Reflecting on the delivery of a longitudinal coping intervention amongst junior national netball players. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 8, 169-178.
  • Devonport, T. J., & Lane, A. M. (2009). Utilizing mentors to facilitate the delivery of a longitudinal coping intervention amongst national junior netball players. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring,7(2), 50-63.
  • Lane, A. M., Thelwell, R., Lowther, J., & Devonport, T. J. (2009). Emotional intelligence and psychological skills use among athletes. Social Behaviour and Personality, 37, 195-202.
  • Biscomb, K., Devonport, T. J., & Lane, A. M. (2008). Evaluating the use of Computer-Aided Assessment in Higher Education.Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 7, 82-88.
  • Devonport, T. J., Biscomb, K., & Lane, A. M.  (2008). Sources of stress and the use of anticipatory, preventative and proactive coping by Higher Education lecturers. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 7, 70-81.
  • Mahoney, A., Devonport, T., & Lane, A. M.  (2008). The effects of interval feedback on the self-efficacy of netball umpires. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, 7, 39-46.
  • Devonport, T. J. (2006).Perceptions of the contribution of psychology to success in elite kickboxing. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, 5, 99-107.
  • Devonport, T. J., & Lane, A. M. (2006). Cognitive appraisal of dissertation stress among undergraduate students. The Psychological Record, 56, 259-266.
  • Devonport, T. J., & Lane, A. M. (2006). Relationships between self-efficacy, coping and student retention. Social Behaviour and Personality, 34 (2), 127-138.
  • Devonport, T. J., Lane, A. M., & Hanin, Y. (2005). Emotional states of athletes prior to performance induced injury. Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, 4, 382 - 394
  • Devonport, T. J., Biscomb, K., Lane, A. M., Mahoney, C. M., & Cassidy, T. (2004). Stress and coping in elite junior netball. Journal of Sports Sciences, 22, 162-163.
  • Lane, A. M., Devonport, T. J., & Horrell, A. (2004). Self-efficacy and research methods. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 3, 25-37.
  • Lane, A. M., Devonport, T. J., Milton, K. E., & Williams, L (2003). Self-efficacy and dissertation performance among Sport students. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education 2, 59-66.
  • Smith, D., Driver, S., Lafferty, M., Burrell, C., & Devonport, T. (2002). Social desirability bias and the Direction-modified Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 95, 945-952.
  • Hall, R., Lane, A. M., & Devonport, T. J. (2002). Relationships between mood and anxiety among runners: test of two conceptual models. Journal of Sports Sciences, 20, 63-64.
  • Smith, D., Holmes, P., Whitemore, L., Collins, D., & Devonport, T. (2001). The effect of theoretically-based imagery scripts on field hockey performance. Journal of Sport Behavior, 24, 408-419.

Books

  • Lane, A. M., Devonport, T. J., Nicholls, W., Fullerton, C. L., Blake, M., & Sellars, C. (2014). A runner's guide to sport psychology and nutrition. Kindle Direct Publishing.
  • Devonport, T. J. (2012). Stress and coping: From theory to practice. Hauppage, NY:  Nova Publishers.
  • Devonport, T. J. (2009). Implementing coping interventions with national junior athletes: From theory to practice. Saarbrűcken, Germany; Verlag Dr. Műller.ISBN 978-3-639-20430-8

Book Chapters

  • Devonport, T. J. (2015). Understanding stress and coping among competitive athletes in sport. In Lane, A. M. Sport and Exercise Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology (2nd Ed. pp. 73-90). Hodder-Stoughton, UK.
  • Devonport, T. J., & Lane, A. M. (2013). I Want to Be a Sport and Exercise Psychologist: UK Career Pathways. In Schinke, R.Advances in Contemporary Sport Psychology(pp.281-292). Hauppage, NY: Nova Publishers.
  • Devonport, T. J., & Lane, A. M. (2013). The utility of reflective practice during the provision of sport psychology support In Z. Knowles., Gilbourne, D.,  Cropley, B., Dugdill, L. (Eds.), Reflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences: Contemporary issues. (pp. 160-168).London, Routledge.
  • Lane, A. M., Jones, M. V., Beedie, C., Uphill,M.,Devonport, T. J., Friesen, A. P., & Stanley, D. M.(2011).Should I try to make myself feel better, or change my emotions to help me perform better? In Y. P. Zinchencko & J. L., Hanin (Eds.), Sport psychology: On the way to the Olympic games. Moscow, MSU press.
  • Lane, A. M., Beedie, C., & Devonport, T. J.(2011). Measurement issues in emotion and emotion regulation. In D. Lavallee, J. Thatcher, & M. Jones (Eds.) Coping and emotion in sport. Oxon, Routledge.
  • Lane, A. M., & Devonport, T. J. (2011). The nature of sport and exercise psychology. In G. Davey, Introduction to Applied Psychology (pp. 529-546), British Psychological Society, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Devonport, T. J., &Lane, A. M. (2011). Psychological skills interventions in sport and exercise psychology. In G. Davey, Introduction to Applied Psychology (pp. 547-567). British Psychological Society, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Lane, A. M., & Devonport, T. J. (2011). Sport and exercise psychology – understanding cognitive & biological factors. In G. Davey, Introduction to Applied Psychology (pp. 569-592), British Psychological Society, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Devonport, T. J., &Lane, A. M. (2011). Sport and exercise psychology – understanding social, developmental and personality factors. In G. Davey, Introduction to Applied Psychology (pp. 593-614). British Psychological Society, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Devonport, T. J., &Lane, A. M. (2011). Sport and exercise psychology– professional structure and applied case study. In G. Davey, Introduction to Applied Psychology (pp. 615-633), British Psychological Society, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Devonport, T. J.(2008). Stress and coping among competitive athletes in sport. In Lane, A. M.Sport and Exercise Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology(pp. 73-90). Hodder-Stoughton, UK.
  • Lane, A. M., Devonport, T. J., Davies, K., Lane, H. J., Gill, G., & Diehl, C. (2007). Anger, emotional intelligence, performance and interventions. In Elana I. Clausen, Psychology of Anger (pp. 235-256). Hauppage, NY:  Nova Publishers.
  • Devonport, T. J. (2006). Emotional intelligence and the coping process amongst adolescent populations: A case study of student athletes. In Lane, A.M. (Ed.), Mood and human performance: Conceptual, measurement and applied issues (pp. 165-186). Hauppage, NY:  Nova Publishers.

 Practitioner Publications and Reports

  • Devonport, T. J. (2017). The promise of online interventions: from sports to the dining table. The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 53, 8-9.
  • Devonport, T. J. (2014). Athena Swan or ugly duckling?The Sport and Exercise Scientist,
  • Fullerton, C., Lane, A. M., & Devonport, T.J. (2014). Acting on good intentions: Why do people fail to follow their New Year’s resolutions?The Sport and Exercise Scientist,
  • Lane, A. M., Beedie, C. J., Jones, M. V., Uphill, M., & Devonport, T. J. (2011).The BASES Expert Statement on emotion regulation in sport. The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 29, 14-15.www.bases.org.uk/BASES-Expert-Statements
  • Lane, A. M., & Devonport, T. J. (2010). Psychology in the noughties. Peak Performance. 27, 5-7.
  • Devonport, T. J. & Lane, A. M. (2009)The power of MP3 technology: Why it works with young athletes. Peak Performance, 275, 8-11.
  • Lane, A. M., & Devonport, T. J. (2008). Cold comfort –Mind and matter training for the North Pole marathon. Peak Performance. 264, 5-7.
  • Lane, A. M., & Devonport, T. (2005). Research and teaching: A symbiotic relationship. The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 4, 20-21.
  • Devonport, T.J., &Lane, A. M.(2004).Self-efficacy measurement and links to academic performance amongst sport and exercise undergraduate students. The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 3, 20-21.
  • Lane, A. M., Nevill, A., Devonport, T., & Horrell, A. (2004). Developing dissertation students’ statistics skills: A five-step plan. LINK 9 Linking Teaching and Research
    Spring 2004, http://www.hlst.ltsn.ac.uk/resources/link9/link9_contents.html
  • Devonport, T. J., & Lane, A. (2003). The impact of social support on injury rehabilitation. National Sports Medicine Institute, http://www.nsmi.org.uk/select/july03/social2.html

Experience in industry

I have achieved the following to date:

  • Substantial record of international publications including 3* ranked outputs
  • Evidence of impact of research on practice
  • Significant research leadership experience as director of the Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre (SPARC),  Athena SWAN Champion, and REF co-coordinator
  • Extensive evidence of peer esteem
  • Track record of external research funding
  • Effective mentoring of early career researchers, PhD supervisions and completions
  • Over twenty years experience as an applied sport and exercise psychologist
  • Experience in media engagement on contemporary topics with radio, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, webinars

 

Further information

E-Mail: T.Devonport@wlv.ac.uk


Twitter handle:  @TjDevonport