David Fletcher: Psychological preparation for olympic performance: What does theory and research tell us?
Loughborough University, Leicestershire (England)
David Fletcher

Dr David Fletcher is the Director of Research Programmes (Sport Performance), the Programme Director of the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology, and the Director of the Sport Psychology Service at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. David’s research, teaching and consultancy focuses on the psychology of performance excellence in sport, business and other performance domains and his work addresses how high achievers thrive on pressure and deliver sustained success. David has published research in world-leading and international peer-reviewed journals in many fields related to psychology and sport sciences. He currently serves on the editorial boards of several Journals, e.g. the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology. As the Director of the Sport Psychology Service, he consults with high performers from a range of domains, including professional and Olympic sport, business, and the military and armed forces. He also works closely with organizations (e.g. the British Olympic Association) on creating environments and cultures that enable high performance.

Clare MacMahon: Movement and cognition: decisions and evaluations of complex actions
Swinburne University, Melbourne (Australien)
Clare MacMahon

is Head of Sports Science at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. She has a background in both Psychology and Kinesiology, and consistently combines both areas in her work. Her research broadly examines movement cognition, exploring how thinking and moving are interlinked, with examples such as the impact of cognitive fatigue on physical performance, or the impact of context on decisions. Clare has also worked with a number of professional sporting organisations understanding talent identification and development, and training of cognitive skills such as decision making. She has worked in particular with sports officials in a multitude of sports, at a variety of different levels in both research and application.


Andrea Petróczi: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going with Doping Behaviour Research?  A Critical Appraisal of Current Knowledge and Implications for Future Directions
Kingston University, London (England)
Andrea Petróczi 

Andrea Petróczi is a Professor of Public Health at Kingston University London. She is an internationally recognised expert in social science doping and anti-doping research and provides consultancy to the World Anti-Doping Agency and serves as a member for the Editorial Boards of Psychology of Sport and Exercise (Elsevier); and Substance Abuse, Treatment, Prevention and Policy (BMC). After obtaining a BSc in Sport Management and an MSc in Marketing in Hungary, Andrea continued her studies in the U.S. where she received a PhD in Sport & Exercise Science (Administration) with a doctoral minor in Applied Statistics & Research Methods in 2002. In 2015, Andrea completed her second PhD in Psychology.

Andrea's current research is centred on behavioural choices with public health implications, where short term gains are traded off for potential health consequences later in life; and method development. She has a strong commitment to multidisciplinary research spanning across disciplines allied to medicine and psychology.

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Dorothee Alfermann: Faszinosum Sportpsychologie: Zur Identität einer Wissenschaftsdisziplin im internationalen Kontext
Universität Leipzig (Deutschland)
Dorothee Alfermann ist seit 1994 Professorin für Sportpsychologie an der Universität in Leipzig. Zuvor war sie an der Universität Bonn, an der Pädagogischen Hochschule in Aachen und an der Universität Gießen. Zwischen 1993 und 1998 hatte sie verschiedene Gastprofessuren an der Universität in Innsbruck und an der West Virginia University. In ihrer langen Karriere war sie bereits Vorsitzende der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Sportpsychologie (asp), Vizepräsidentin der International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) sowie Präsidentin der Deutschen Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft (dvs). Zusätzlich war sie Co-Editor-in-Chief der (FEPSAC) Zeitschrift „Psychology of Sport and Exercise“ (Verlag Elsevier). 2015 erhielt sie den Ema Geron Award der Fédération Européenne du Psychologie des Sports et des Activités Corporelles (FEPSAC).
In Ihrer Forschung konzentriert sich Dorothee Alfermann auf individuelle und Umgebungseinflüsse auf Leistungssportkarrieren und ihre Beendigung sowie auf die Einflüsse von Sport und Bewegung auf Kognitionen und psychische Gesundheit. Zusätzlich forscht sie in kulturvergleichenden Untersuchungen die Unterschiede zwischen asiatischen und deutschen Athletinnen und Athleten.

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