Kelly's research interests relate broadly to the areas of stress and performance. Specifically, she is interested in examining the attentional processes underlying skill disruption under pressure. More recently, this has been extended to investigating the role of reinvestment in decision making in sport.
Refereed Academic Journal Articles
Kinrade, N., Jackson, R., & Ashford, K. J., (2015). Reinvestment, task complexity and
decision making under pressure in basketball.
Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 20, 11-19.
Adams, D., Ashford, K. J., & Jackson, R. (2014). Priming to promote fluent skill execution:
Exploring attentional demands.
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 36, 366-374.
Ashford, K. J., & Jackson, R. C. (2010). Priming as a means of preventing skill failure
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 32, 518-536.
Kinrade, N., Jackson, R. C., Ashford, K. J. & Bishop, D. T. (2010). Development and validation of the decision-specific reinvestment scale.
Journal of Sport Sciences, 28, 1127-1135.
Kinrade, N., Jackson, R. C., & Ashford, K. J. (2010). Dispositional reinvestment and skill
failure cognitive and motor tasks. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 11, 312-319.
Ashford, K. J. (2014). Priming. In R.C. Eklund & Tenenbaum, G. (Eds),
Sport and Exercise Psychology. London, UK: Sage
Ashford, K. J., & Capel, S. (2004). Working as part of a team. In S. Capel, M. Leask, &
Starting to Teach in the Secondary School (pp. 30-41). London, UK: Routledge.
Kelly has presented at over 20 national and international conferences.
Kelly currently delivers on a number of Sport Psychology and Research Methods modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and is the module leader for Level 5 Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology and Level 5 Research Process. She is also a personal tutor and supervises a range of student projects at all levels.
Loughborough University (2014-present)
Roehampton University (2013-present)
Eleri Jones, University of South Wales (2013). Title: Performance Anxiety: Mechanisms and Measurement.
Megan Rendall, Victoria University, Australia (2011). Title: Cognitive effort in contextual interference and implicit motor learning
Georgios Loizou, Brunel University (2008). Title: Psychophysiological effects of video, priming and music on emotions, motivation, and motor performance
Kelly undertakes reviewing activities for a range of academic journals (e.g., Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Psychology of Sport and Exercise) and grant awarding bodies (e.g., ESRC).
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
Member of the
European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC)
The Higher Education Academy (HEA)