My research interests focus on the development of professional practice in Sport Coaching. Specifically looking at the non-linear nature of learning, coach education and coach development.
Professional Doctorate. Thesis Title: Enhancing the education and ongoing development of golf coaches. Registered at Cardiff Metropolitan University
Refereed Academic Journal Articles:
Cropley, B., Neil, R., & Nichols, T., & Picknell, G. (in preparation). Stress, appraisal, and coping: A qualitative examination of elite and non-elite sports coaches experiences.
Mickleborough, T. D., Nichols, T., Lindley, M. R., Chatham, K. & Ionescu, A. A.
(2010). Inspiratory flow resistive loading improves respiratory muscle function and endurance capacity in recreational runners.
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 20, 458-468.
Miles, A., Cropley, B., & Nichols, N. (in press, 2015). Learning to learn: The coach as a reflective practitioner. In J. Wallace & J. Lambert (Eds.), Becoming a sports coach. London: Routledge.
Cropley, B., Neil, R., Nichols, T., & Picknell, G. (2012). Stress, appraisal, and coping: A qualitative examination of elite and non-elite sports coaches experiences. Research presented at Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Annual Conference, Atlanta, USA, 2012.
Neil, R., Faull, A., Wilson, K., Nichols, T., Edwards, C., Cullinane, A., Bowles, H. R. C., & Holmes, L. (2011, Sept).
The provision of sport psychology support within a United Kingdom University: Insights into working with a Soccer, Field Hockey, and Cricket team. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Honolulu, USA
Nichols, T., Faull, A., Neil, R., Cullinane, A., & Holmes, L. (2011, Sept). Guiding within performance visual assisted coach feedback in Hockey. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Honolulu, USA.