My primary research interests lie in the area of athlete welfare, including stress, coping and performance, psychological skills training and behaviour change, and the organisational environment of elite sport. I am particularly interested in how those individuals who operate within high performance sporting environments utilise personal and social resources as they negotiate the various demands placed upon them across their professional careers. I am also interested in mental wellbeing in wider occupational environments and the role that psychological skills and resilience can play in facilitating health and performance.
Refereed Academic Journal Articles: (2014-)
Burgess, N., Knight C. J., & Mellalieu, S. D. (2016). Parental stress and coping in elite youth gymnastics: An interpretive phenomenological analysis. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. 0.1080/2159676X.2015.1134633
Bruton, A. M., Mellalieu, S. D., & Shearer, D. A. (2016). Observation as a method for influencing collective efficacy: A review. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.01.002
Bruton, A. M., Mellalieu, S. D., & Shearer, D. A. (2016). Validation of a single-item stem for collective efficacy measurement in sports teams: A tool for use with neuroimaging protocol. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. doi: 10.1080/1612197X.2015.1054853
Wadey, R., Podlog, L., Galli, N., & Mellalieu, S. D. (2016). Stress-related growth following sport injury: Examining the applicability of the organismic valuing theory. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. doi: 10.1111/sms.12579
Shearer, D. A., Kilduff, L. P., Finn, C., Jones, R. M., Bracken, R. M., Mellalieu, S. D., Owen, N., Cook, C. J., & Crewther, B. T. (2015). Measuring recovery in elite rugby players: The brief assessment of mood, endocrine changes and power. Research Quarterly for Sport and Exercise, 86, 379-386. 10.1080/02701367.2015.1066927
Gray, B. J., Bracken R. M., Turner D., Morgan K., Mellalieu S. D., Thomas M., Williams S. P., Williams M., Rice S., & Stephens J. W. (2014). Examining the levels of occupational physical activity and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes & Primary Care, 16, 293-298.
Gray B. J., Bracken R. M., Turner D., Morgan K., Mellalieu S. D., Thomas M., Williams S. P., Williams M., Rice S., & Stephens J. W. (2014). Prevalence of undiagnosed cardiovascular risk factors and 10-year CVD risk in male steel industry workers. Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine, 56(5), 535-9. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000146.
Gray B. J., Bracken R. M., Turner D., Morgan K., Mellalieu S. D., Thomas M., Williams S. P., Williams M., Rice S., & Stephens J. W. (2014). Prevalence of metabolic risk factors and associated 10-year prediction of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in female employees. Practical Diabetes. 31(7).
Gray B. J., Bracken R. M., Turner D., Morgan K., Mellalieu S. D., Thomas M., Williams S. P., Williams M., Rice S., & Stephens J. W. (2014). Predicted 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease is influenced by the risk equation adopted: a cross-sectional analysis. The British Journal of General Practice, 64, 634-40.
Santi, G., Saccinto, E., Bruton, A., Pietrantoni, L., & Mellalieu, S. D. (2014). Sport commitment and participation in masters swimmers: The influence of coach and teammates. European Journal of Sport Science, 14, 852-60.
Bruton, A.M, Shearer, D., & Mellalieu, S. D. (2014). Observation interventions as a means to manipulate collective efficacy in groups. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 36, 27–39. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jsep.2013-0058
Mellalieu, S. D., & Hanton, S. (Eds.) (2015). Contemporary reviews in sport psychology. London, UK: Routledge.
Slater, M., Barker, J., & Mellalieu, S. D. (in press). Change, conflict and culture management. In C. R. D. Wagstaff (Ed.), Organizational psychology in sport. London, UK: Routledge.
Mellalieu, S. D. (in press). Working within professional rugby union. In R. Schinke & D. Hackfort (Eds.), The Routledge companion of professional sport and performance psychology. London: Routledge.
Hanton, S., Mellalieu, S. D., & Williams, J. M. (2015). Understanding and managing stress in sport. In J. Williams & V. Krane (Eds.), Applied sport psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (7th Edition). New York: McGraw Hill.
Hanton, S., & Mellalieu, S. D. (2014). Coping with stress and anxiety. In A. D. Papaioannou & D. Hackfort (Eds.), Routledge companion to sport and exercise psychology (pp. 428-443). London: Routledge.