Miss Laura Carey

PhD Researcher

Psychology Stirling

Miss Laura Carey

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Laura Carey is a Performance Psychologist at the sportscotland institute of sport. Laura is a BPS Chartered Psychologist, and HCPC registered practitioner.

Laura has presented at conferences and has recently published a book chapter.

Conference Presentations related to Research Interest:

2017: Investigating the neural mechanisms supporting successful golf putts before and after training intervention (ANT Neuro Conference)

2016: Skill Acquisition in High Performance Sport: Science to Practice Insights (BASES Conference, Dr Malcolm Fairweather, Dr Joanne Park and Laura Carey)

2016: Gaze Behaviors of Elite Golfers: Does Task Difficulty Influence Quiet Eye? (Conference presentation in World Scientific Congress of Golf)

2016: Is Handicap Rating in Golf an Appropriate Measure of Putting Expertise? (Conference presentation in World Scientific Congress of Golf)

Book chapter:

CAREY, L.M. ... et al, 2017. Perceptual-cognitive expertise in golf putting. IN: Toms, M. (ed.). Routledge International Handbook of Golf Science. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 173-183.


Laura's PhD is in exploring perceptual-cognitive expertise, gaze behaviours and mobile cognition in elite golfers. Her research is focused on piloting and implementing methodologies that represent high performance sport environments to help develop evidence based practice and to help inform theoretical developments and future methodological opportunities.

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