Liverpool Skylilne

Sport Studies Leisure and Nutrition

Ms Laura Quayle

Biography

Laura is a researcher at Liverpool John Moores University and specialises in sports coaching research. Laura's MPhil research focus is on exploring the role of reflective practice in learning to coach and understanding contextual influencers affecting engagement. Laura has previously supported research in sport and physical activity behaviour change, cycling and coaching practice using Think Aloud protocol analysis. Laura has also worked on a project for UK Coaching (formally sports coach UK) titled ‘Coaching, Participation and Technology’, and England Netball evaluating the Back to Netball programme.

Degrees

2015, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, MA Sport Coaching
2014, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, BA (hons) Sports Coaching Practice

Publications

Journal article

Cronin CJ, Walsh B, Quayle L, Whittaker E, Whitehead A. 2018. Carefully supporting autonomy – learning coaching lessons and advancing theory from women’s netball in England. Sports Coaching Review, >DOI

Whitehead AE, Jones H, Williams E, Rowley C, Quayle L, Marchant D, Polman R. 2018. Investigating the Relationship between Cognitions, Pacing Strategies and Performance in 16.1 km Cycling Time Trials Using a Think Aloud Protocol. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 34 :95-109 >DOI

Whitehead AE, Umeh K, Quayle L, Morley D. 2017. Mobile Technology usage mediates gender differences in physical activity International Journal of Sport Psychology, 48 :643-659 >DOI

Whitehead AE, Cropley B, Huntley T, Miles A, Quayle L, Knowles Z. 2016. ‘Think Aloud’: Towards a framework to facilitate reflective practice amongst rugby league coaches. International Sport Coaching Journal, >DOI >Link

Poster

Quayle LRJ. 2018. Defining 'Reflective Practice': Re-Interpreting Reality Celebration of Women in Research Conference

Conference publication

Quayle LRJ, Umeh , Huntley T, Morley D, Knowles Z, Whitehead AE. 2017. Exploring UK Sports Coaches Knowledge and Use of Reflective Practice ICCE Global Coach Confrence

Jones H, Williams E, Whitehead A, Quayle L, Marchant D, Polman R. 2016. “Think Aloud”: Investigating the relationship between cognition, external physiological and performance feedback in 16.1km time trial cyclists. BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Quayle LRJ, Whitehead AE, Knowles Z, Taylor JA. 2016. 'Think aloud': A novel method for identifying differences in decision making in rugby league coaching. BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Whitehead AE, Morley DM, Quayle L, Reeves M, Ryrie A. 2016. How the UK population are using technology to engage in Sport and or Physical Activity http://naspspa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2016-NASPSPA-Abstract-Supplement-6-13-16.pdf, NASPSPA >Link

Quayle LRJ. Unpicking "Reality": Variations in the role of reflective practice in learning to coach CRiC - Coaching in the Community Symposium 2018

Internet publication

Whitehead AE, walsh B, cronin C, quayle L, Whittaker E. 2016. Back to Netball changing lives! >Link

Whitehead AE, Quayle L, Morley D. Technology, Participation and Coaching >Link

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Investigating the relationship between cognitions, external physiological and performance feedback in 16.1km time trial cyclists, LJMU Cycling Symposium 2016, LJMU Redmonds Building, Oral presentation 20/07/2016

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University, Funding for Research Capacity Building. Think Aloud protocol analysis and its application to athletic performance, practitioner reflection and patient cognitions, Grant value (£): 25,000, Duration of research project: 3 months

England Netball, Back to Netball Impact Study, PI - Amy Whitehead, Co Applicants - David Morley, Barbara Walsh, Laura Quayle, Grant value (£): 10,000, Duration of research project: 3 months