Dr Justine Allen

Senior Lecturer

Sport University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Justine Allen

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About me

About me

Programme Director for the taught postgraduate programmes in coaching:

Masters in Performance Coaching PG Diploma Performance Coaching (Paddlesport) - UKCC Level 4.

Originally from New Zealand, I joined the staff in the School of Sport in February 2011. Prior to my appointment, I lectured at the University of Otago and University of Waikato in New Zealand. I have a PhD in Sport Psychology and my research interests relate to both coaching and sport psychology.

Research (9)

My research examines the coaching process, coach development and support, coach-created motivational climate and autonomy support, coaches’ influence on athletes’ experiences in sport, participants’ motivation, and the psychosocial and life skills development of young people through sport participation. My research has been presented at international conferences and is published in peer reviewed journals and book chapter

PhD Supervision Current students and topics

Franciso Fardilha - Creativity in sport: Conceptualisation and development.

Mark Carroll - Antecedents of need supportive, thwarting, and depriving coaching.

Jordan MacLean - Community coaches' learning and development.

Simon Taylor - Athletes' fear of failure: The coaches' roles.

John Taylor - The use of logic models for evaluation of sport for change programmes.

Tim Jones - Coaching the sport coaches: Exploring the processes and practices of coach developers and coach development

Projects

Understanding and nurturing the role of young athletes' parents in doping prevention
PI: Dr Paul Dimeo
Funded by: World Anti-Doping Agency

Examining and Developing Quality Coaching in Hockey in Scotland
PI: Dr Justine Allen
Funded by: Scottish Hockey

Observational Analysis of Coaches in the Women in Coaching and Regional Performance
PI: Dr Justine Allen
Funded by: Scottish Hockey

Precipitating or Prohibiting factor? Examining coaches perspectives of their role in doping and anti-doping
PI: Dr Justine Allen
Funded by: World Anti-Doping Agency

An Evaluation of the Community Club Officers Project
PI:
Funded by: Scottish Football Association

Review the academic research relevant to future developments of Positive Coaching Scotland
PI: Dr Justine Allen
Funded by: Winning Scotland Foundation

Women into Coaching
PI: Dr Justine Allen
Funded by: Scottish Hockey

Team Dynamics and doping in sport: a risk or a protective factor
PI: Dr Paul Dimeo
Funded by: World Anti-Doping Agency

Identifying Excellent Coaching Practice Along the Sporting Pathway
PI: Dr Justine Allen
Funded by: Sports Coach UK

Outputs (59)

Outputs

Book Chapter

Allen J & Muir B (2021) Coaching High Performance Athletes. In: Resende R & Gomes AR (eds.) Coaching for human development and performance in sports. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 169-198. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63912-9_9

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Cronin L, Marchant D, Allen J, Huntley E, Johnson L, Kosteli MC, Hollis A & Ellison P (2019) How the Bright and Dark Side of Self-Determination Theory Influence Participants' Life Skills Development in Youth Sport. British Psychological Society - Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology 2019 Conference, Solihull, UK, 02.12.2019-03.12.2019.

Article

Cronin L, Marchant D, Allen J, Mulvenna C, Cullen D, Williams G & Ellison P (2019) Students' perceptions of autonomy-supportive versus controlling teaching and basic need satisfaction versus frustration in relation to life skills development in PE. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 44, pp. 79-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2019.05.003

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Carroll M & Allen J (2019) Antecedents of Autonomy-Supportive and Controlling Coaching Behaviours in Youth Sport. Cluster for Research into Coaching - 5th International Conference, Worcester, England, 04.09.2019-05.09.2019. https://www.worcester.ac.uk/about/academic-schools/school-of-sport-and-exercise-science/sport-and-exercise-science-research/cric-2019.aspx

Keynote

Allen J (2019) Athlete-Centred Coaching - Simple, isn't it?. Cluster for Research into Coaching - 5th International Conference, Worcester, England, 04.09.2019-05.09.2019. https://www.worcester.ac.uk/about/academic-schools/school-of-sport-and-exercise-science/sport-and-exercise-science-research/cric-2019.aspx

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Cronin L, Marchant D, Allen J, Mulvenna C, Cullen D, Williams G & Ellison P (2018) How the bright and dark side of self-determination theory influence students' life skills development within physical education. The 2018 European College of Sport Science (ECSS) Annual Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 04.07.2018-07.07.2018. https://sport-science.org/

Poster

Cronin LD, Allen J, Ellison P, Marchant D, Levy A & Harwood C (2017) The importance of life skills for sports degree students: How they contribute to students' academic performance, health-related quality of life and flourishing. BASES-FEPSAC Conference 2017, Nottingham, 28.11.2017-29.11.2017. http://www.bases.org.uk/News/registration-open-for-bases-fepsac-conference-2017-

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Allen J & Reid C (2017) Developing Coaches Beyond Coach Education. International Council for Coaching Excellence, Liverpool, England, 31.07.2017-02.08.2017. https://www.icce.ws/events.html

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Cronin L & Allen J (2015) Development and validation of the life skills scale for sport. British Psychological Society – Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference 2015, Leeds, UK, 07.12.2015-08.12.2015.

Research Report

Allen J, Dimeo P, Morris R, Dixon S & Robinson L (2013) Precipitating or prohibiting factor? Examining coaches’ perspectives of their role in doping and anti-doping. World Anti-Doping Agency. Social Science Research Scheme. World Anti-Doping Agency Social Science Research Scheme. http://www.wada-ama.org/en/Education-Awareness/Social-Science/Funded-Research-Projects/

Research Report

Dimeo P, Allen J, Taylor J, Dixon S & Robinson L (2013) Team dynamics and doping in sport: A risk or a protective factor?. World Anti-Doping Agency. Target Research Scheme. University of Stirling School of Sport. http://www.wada-ama.org/Documents/Education_Awareness/SocialScienceResearch/Funded_Research_Projects/Dimeo_Team_Dynamics_2011_Report_EN.pdf

Research Report

Allen J (2013) AAM Women in Coaching Project [Aberdeen Asset Management Women in Coaching Programme]. Scottish Hockey; Aberdeen Asset Management. University of Stirling. http://www.scottish-hockey.org.uk/coaching/aberdeen-asset-management-women-in-coaching-programme.aspx

Meeting Abstract

Allen J, Kozub SA & Hall H (2004) Perceived belonging in sport scale: Construct and concurrent validity. Annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Vancouver, BC,. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 26 (Supplement), pp. S25-S25. http://journals.humankinetics.com/jsep-back-issues/jsep-volume-26-supplement-june/2004NASPSPAVancouverFreeCommunications

Article

Allen J (2003) Social Motivation in Youth Sport. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 25 (4), pp. 551-567. http://journals.humankinetics.com/jsep-back-issues/JSEPVolume25Issue4December/SocialMotivationinYouthSport

Teaching

Teaching

My teaching is mainly on the taught postgraduate programmes in coaching. Modules I deliver on: SPSP052 - The Coaching Process SPSP056 - Independent Study SPSP037 - Applied Coaching Project

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