Liverpool Skylilne

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Mark Nesti

Dr Mark Nesti

Telephone: 0151 904 6239

Publications

Highlighted publications

Ronkainen NJ, Nesti MS. 2017. An existential approach to sport psychology: Theory and applied practice International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15 :12-24 >DOI

Nesti MS. 2016. Exercise for health: Serious fun for the whole person? JOURNAL OF SPORT AND HEALTH SCIENCE, 5 :135-138 >DOI >Link

McDougall M, Nesti M, Richardson D. 2015. The Challenges of Sport Psychology Delivery in Elite and Professional Sport: Reflections From Experienced Sport Psychologists SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST, 29 :265-277 >DOI >Link

Ronkainen NJ, Tikkanen O, Littlewood M, Nesti MS. 2015. An existential perspective on meaning, spirituality and authenticity in athletic careers Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, :253-270

Cowen AP, Nesti MS, Cheetham M. 2014. The Psychology of Dynamic Balance and Peak Performance in Sport: Correction Theory QUEST, 66 :421-432 >DOI >Link

Nesti MS, Sulley C. 2014. Youth Development in Football: Lessons from the world's best Academies Routledge

Nesti MS. 2012. Sporting recommendations for spiritual encounters: Delivering sport psychology inside the English Premier League Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research, LV I :14-21

Nesti MS. 2011. Phenomenology and Sport Psychology: Back to the Things themselves Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 5 :285-296

Nesti M, Parry Nesti Watson JMN. 2011. Theology, Ethics and Transcendence in Sports Routledge 9780415878517

Nesti M. 2010. Psychology in Football Routledge 9780415549981

Journal Articles

Devaney DJ, Nesti MS, Ronkainen NJ, Littlewood M, Richardson D. 2017. Athlete Lifestyle Support of Elite Youth Cricketers: An Ethnography of Player Concerns Within a National Talent Development Program Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, :1-21 >DOI

mcdougall M, nesti M, Richardson D, Littlewood M. 2017. Emphasising the culture in culture change: Examining current perspectives of culture and offering some alternative ones Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 13 :47-59

Eubank M, Nesti M, Littlewood M. 2017. A culturally informed approach to mental toughness development in high performance sport INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 48 :206-222 >DOI >Link

Ronkainen NJ, Nesti MS. 2017. An existential approach to sport psychology: Theory and applied practice International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15 :12-24 >DOI

Nesti MS. 2016. Exercise for health: Serious fun for the whole person? JOURNAL OF SPORT AND HEALTH SCIENCE, 5 :135-138 >DOI >Link

O Halloran L, Littlewood M, Richardson D, Tod D, Nesti M. 2016. Doing descriptive phenomenological data collection in sport psychology research Sport in Society, :1-12 >DOI

Chandler C, Eubank M, Nesti M, Tod D, Cable T. 2016. Personal qualities of effective Sport Psychologists: Coping with organisational demands in high performance sport INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY, 47 :297-317 >DOI >Link

McDougall M, Nesti M, Richardson D. 2015. The Challenges of Sport Psychology Delivery in Elite and Professional Sport: Reflections From Experienced Sport Psychologists SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST, 29 :265-277 >DOI >Link

Tod D, Eubank MR, Nesti M. 2015. Its good to talk...ramble on... Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 11 :71-78

Ronkainen NJ, Tikkanen O, Littlewood M, Nesti MS. 2015. An existential perspective on meaning, spirituality and authenticity in athletic careers Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, :253-270

Mitchell TO, Nesti M, Richardson D, Midgley AW, Eubank M, Littlewood M. 2014. Exploring athletic identity in elite-level English youth football: a cross-sectional approach JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 32 :1294-1299 >DOI >Link

Halák J, Jirásek I, Nesti MS. 2014. Phenomenology is not phenomenalism. Is there such a thing as phenomenology of sport? Acta Gymnica, 44 :117-129 >DOI

Cowen AP, Nesti MS, Cheetham M. 2014. The Psychology of Dynamic Balance and Peak Performance in Sport: Correction Theory QUEST, 66 :421-432 >DOI >Link

Cook C, Crust L, Littlewood M, Nesti M, Allen-Collinson J. 2014. 'What it takes': Perceptions of mental toughness and its development in an English Premier League Soccer Academy Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 6 :329-347 >DOI

Cook C, Littlewood M, Nesti M, Crust L, Allen-Collinson J. 2014. 'What it takes': perceptions of mental toughness and its development in an English Premier League Soccer Academy Qualitiative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, >DOI

Nesti M. 2013. Mental preparation of elite players :357-371 >DOI

Ronkainen NJ, Ryba TV, Nesti MS. 2013. 'The engine just started coughing!' - Limits of physical performance, aging and career continuity in elite endurance sports JOURNAL OF AGING STUDIES, 27 :387-397 >DOI >Link

Crust L, Nesti M, Littlewood M. 2012. Player and coach ratings of mental toughness in an elite association football academy :241-252

Crust L, Nesti M, Bond K. 2012. Mental toughness and coping in an ultra-endurance event :1-19

Crust L, Nesti M, Littlewood M. 2012. A cross-sectional analysis of mental toughness in a professional football academy :171-180

Nesti M, Littlewood M, O'Halloran L, Eubank M, Richardson D. 2012. Critical Moments in Elite Premiership Football: Who Do You Think You Are? Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research., 56 :23-32 >DOI

Nesti MS. 2012. Sporting recommendations for spiritual encounters: Delivering sport psychology inside the English Premier League Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research, LV I :14-21

Nesti MS. 2011. Phenomenology and Sport Psychology: Back to the Things themselves Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 5 :285-296

Relvas H, Littlewood M, Nesti M, Gilbourne D, Richardson D. 2010. Organizational Structures and Working Practices in Elite European Professional Football Clubs: Understanding the Relationship between Youth and Professional Domains EUROPEAN SPORT MANAGEMENT QUARTERLY, 10 :165-187 >DOI >Link

Watson Nesti NM. 2005. The role of spirituality in sport psychology consulting: an analysis and intergrative review of literature Journal of Applied sport psychology, :228-334

Lane AM, Sewell DF, Terry PC, Bartram D, Nesti MS. 1999. Confirmatory factor analysis of the Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2. J Sports Sci, 17 :505-512 >DOI >Link

Richardson D, Littlewood M, Nesti M, Benstead L. An Examination of the Migratory Transition of Elite Young European Soccer Players to the English Premier League Journal of Sports Sciences, >DOI

Chapters

Nesti MS. 2016. Working within professional football Psychology in Professional Sports and the Performing Arts: Challenges and Strategies :192-204 9781317612537 >DOI

Ronkainen NJ, Nesti MS. 2016. Spirituality Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology :195-203 9781317692317 >DOI

Nesti MS. 2012. Spirituality and religious belief in professional football: psychological perspectives Sport psychology and spirituality University of Olomouc

Nesti MS. 2012. Doing sport psychology in football culture Applied Sports science for soccer Human Kinetics. Champaign Illinois USA

Nesti MS. 2012. Sport psychology counselling in elite level professional football Gregson W, Littlewood M. Soccer and Science: taking theory into practice Bloomsbury

Nesti MS. 2012. Mental Preparation of Elite Football Players Soccer and Science Routledge

Nesti Littlewood MM. 2011. Making your way in the game: boundary situations within the world of professional football Critical essays in sport psychology Human kinetics

Nesti MS. 2009. Psychological preparation and development of players in premiership football: practical and theoretical perspectives. International research in science and soccer :169-176 Routledge

Books

Nesti MS, Sulley C. 2014. Youth Development in Football: Lessons from the world's best Academies Routledge

Nesti M, Parry Nesti Watson JMN. 2011. Theology, Ethics and Transcendence in Sports Routledge 9780415878517

Nesti M. 2010. Psychology in Football Routledge 9780415549981

Parry J, Parry Robinson Watson Nesti JSNM, nesti M. 2007. Sport and spirituality Taylor & Francis 9780415404822

Nesti M. 2004. Existential psychology and sport Routledge 9780415281423

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Awarding body: The Britsih Psychological Society

Conference organisation:

Conference name: Clinical and performance psychology and Professional Football, Position: Conference organsier and lead presenter with Dr M Littlewood and Mr J McKeown of the Priory Clinic.

Editorial boards:

Publication: International Journal of Sport and Religion, Position: Editorial Board

Publication: Journal of Physical Culture and Sport Studies and Research, Position: Editor

External collaboration:

Institution: Chelsea fc Stamford bridge Chelsea, Collaborator: Mark Skipp GM Mike Forde Director of Football operations Research consultany project

External committees:

Committee name: John Paul II foundation for sport research group, Organisation: John Paul II foundation for sport, Position: Head of research and scholarship

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: University of Bristol, Award student examined for: PhD

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Associate Fellow of The BritisH Psychological Society, Organisation: The British Psychological Society

Media Coverage:

Media coverage: Leaders articles Monthly 1000 word article and interviews of sport leaders

Media coverage: Leaders In Performance : monthly regular article on e-zine sent out to members of Leaders organisation based at eliter professional sport clubs and governing bodies of sport, CEOs, Senior coaches, Medical staff, Mangers, worldwide.

Membership of professional bodies:

Chartered psychologist, British Psychological Society

Other invited event:

Title of event: Sport psychology in the EPL, Location: University of Tsukuba, Japan, Description: Deliver lectures and applied workshops to J league COACHES and head of Japanese Sport psychology association.

Title of event: International society for the social sciences of sport, Location: Olomouc, Czech Republic, Description: Invited Keynote on Phenomenolgy, Sport Psychology and Premiership football

Title of event: FA Fitness and conditioning staff in professional football workshop, Location: Loughbrough University, Description: Presented on sport psychology ( invited) at event alongside Gareth Southgate and Dave Redin of the BOA.