Injury: A road to recovery
For many, injury is an inevitable and extremely stressful consequence of participating in sport. The primary focus of Lynne’s research for the last 20 years, this lecture will reflect on the role that psychological factors play in the occurrence of, and athletes’ responses to injury - and why injury may be such a stressful experience for those unfortunate enough to experience it. It will also consider the challenges associated with conducting meaningful research in the area – and how this aligns with a quality versus quantity research agenda. Finally, in reflecting on a journey of aspiration that will resonate with many, Lynne will consider the synergy between research, professional practice, and teaching that has informed her career.
Professor Lynne Evans
Lynne is BPS Chartered Sport Psychologist and Registered
Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC). She is an Associate Editor of
the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and an Editorial Board
Member of The Sport Psychologist. For the last 20 years Lynne
has combined her commitment to high quality research with
her passion for applied work and learning and teaching. During
that time the primary focus of her research has been the
psychology of sport injury, for which she is recognised as a
More recently she has also been a member of
the research team that has been examining psycho-social
factors associated with Super-elite performance. In a
professional practice capacity she has worked with a large
number of high performance athletes across a variety of
sports and attended a number of international competitions
including World Championships and Commonwealth Games.
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