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Shining a brighter light on groupwork (2022)
Journal Article
Meldrum, S. (2022). Shining a brighter light on groupwork. Career Matters, 10(1), 32-33

Career development groupwork has long been delivered alongside one-to-one interventions in a range of different settings. Unlike one-to-one interventions, little attention has been paid to developing groupwork models which both channel the skill set... Read More about Shining a brighter light on groupwork.

Group Career Coaching (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Meldrum, S. (2021, July). Group Career Coaching. Presented at Network4Careers Annual Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University

Group Career Coaching – A Critical Pedagogical Approach (2021)
Journal Article
Meldrum, S. (2021). Group Career Coaching – A Critical Pedagogical Approach. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 46(2), 214-225. https://doi.org/10.1080/01933922.2021.1929619

The field of career development has been focused on one-to-one practice but recent years have seen a growth in the need for alternative approaches which are more effective at challenging inequality. Collective group based models have been identified... Read More about Group Career Coaching – A Critical Pedagogical Approach.

Coaches Round table - DB's (2021)
Digital Artefact
Laird, P. (2021). Coaches Round table - DB's. [YouTube]

A round table discussion with Great Britain national coaches discussing Defensive Back play

Analytics in Football (2021)
Digital Artefact
Laird, P. (2021). Analytics in Football. [YouTube]

A round table discussion with sports analysts and coaches on the current development and application of analytics in Football.

Challenges of Self-Presentation and Athlete Branding Among Saudi Female Exercisers: An Auto-ethnography of a Muslim Saudi Personal Trainer Instagram User (2021)
Journal Article
Basabain, W., Macleod, K., Westbury, T., & Qutub, A. (2021). Challenges of Self-Presentation and Athlete Branding Among Saudi Female Exercisers: An Auto-ethnography of a Muslim Saudi Personal Trainer Instagram User. Asian Social Science, 17(3), 9-30. https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v17n3p9

Some athletes have attracted millions of audiences, even if being namely recognised. Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar JR., and David Beckham have the most Instagram followers on a global scale. Online Social Networks (OSN) allows users to establish their pr... Read More about Challenges of Self-Presentation and Athlete Branding Among Saudi Female Exercisers: An Auto-ethnography of a Muslim Saudi Personal Trainer Instagram User.

Coach John Beam - Ready Ready? (2021)
Digital Artefact
Laird, P. (2021). Coach John Beam - Ready Ready?. [YouTube]

A vodcast interview with star of the netflix series Last Chance U, Coach John Beam.

The Coach that Never Punts - Coach Kelley (2021)
Digital Artefact
Laird, P. (2021). The Coach that Never Punts - Coach Kelley. [Online Video]

An online interview and discussion with analytics guru Coach Kevin Kelley.

Accessibility and Group Career Guidance (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Meldrum, S. (2020, January). Accessibility and Group Career Guidance. Presented at Career Guidance and Development CPD Conference Scotland, University of West of Scotland

The Impact of Sprint Interval Training Frequency on Blood Glucose Control and Physical Function of Older Adults (2020)
Journal Article
Adamson, S., Kavaliauskas, M., Lorimer, R., & Babraj, J. (2020). The Impact of Sprint Interval Training Frequency on Blood Glucose Control and Physical Function of Older Adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(2), 454. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17020454

Exercise is a powerful tool for improving health in older adults, but the minimum frequency required is not known. This study sought to determine the effect of training frequency of sprint interval training (SIT) on health and physical function in ol... Read More about The Impact of Sprint Interval Training Frequency on Blood Glucose Control and Physical Function of Older Adults.

Changes in lactate kinetics underpin soccer performance adaptations to cycling-based sprint interval training (2019)
Journal Article
Thom, G., Kavaliauskas, M., & Babraj, J. (2019). Changes in lactate kinetics underpin soccer performance adaptations to cycling-based sprint interval training. European Journal of Sport Science, 20(4), 486-494. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2019.1635650

In adolescent soccer, 23% of the distance covers happens at speeds above onset of blood lactate accumulation which suggests that lactate kinetics may be important for soccer performance. We sought to determine the effectiveness of sprint interval tra... Read More about Changes in lactate kinetics underpin soccer performance adaptations to cycling-based sprint interval training.

The Talent Development Environment Questionnaire as a Tool to Drive Excellence in Elite Sport Environments (2019)
Journal Article
Hall, A., Jones, L., & Martindale, R. (2019). The Talent Development Environment Questionnaire as a Tool to Drive Excellence in Elite Sport Environments. International Sport Coaching Journal / ISCJ, 6(2), 187-198

Currently, little work has evaluated the impact of interventions within talent development environments (TDEs). This study is the first of its kind to evaluate the efficacy of utilising the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire (TDEQ) as a to... Read More about The Talent Development Environment Questionnaire as a Tool to Drive Excellence in Elite Sport Environments.

Relationships between talent development environments and mental toughness: The role of basic psychological need satisfaction (2019)
Journal Article
Li, C., Martindale, R., & Sun, Y. (2019). Relationships between talent development environments and mental toughness: The role of basic psychological need satisfaction. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(18), 2057-2065. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2019.1620979

Although the talent development environment and mental toughness are critical for athletes to realise their athletic potential, there is a dearth of literature on whether the talent development environment can enhance mental toughness among those ath... Read More about Relationships between talent development environments and mental toughness: The role of basic psychological need satisfaction.

Career Coaching in A Group (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Meldrum, S. (2018, November). Career Coaching in A Group. Presented at Scottish Student Conference and Exhibition, Career Development Institute, Edinburgh Napier University

Workloads of Competitive Surfing: Work-to-Relief Ratios, Surf-Break Demands, and Updated Analysis (2018)
Journal Article
Farley, O. R., Secomb, J. L., Raymond, E. R., Lundgren, L. E., Ferrier, B. K., Abbiss, C. R., & Sheppard, J. M. (2018). Workloads of Competitive Surfing: Work-to-Relief Ratios, Surf-Break Demands, and Updated Analysis. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 32(10), 2939-2948. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000002659

The study provides an in-depth descriptive and quantitative time-motion analysis of competitive surfing, using Global PositioningSystem (GPS) units and video synchronization, which serves toextend upon the results of Farley, Harris, and Kilding (Jour... Read More about Workloads of Competitive Surfing: Work-to-Relief Ratios, Surf-Break Demands, and Updated Analysis.

Text Messaging Interventions for Improvement in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Youth: Systematic Review (2018)
Journal Article
Ludwig, K., Arthur, R., Sculthorpe, N., Fountain, H., & Buchan, D. S. (2018). Text Messaging Interventions for Improvement in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Youth: Systematic Review. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(9), https://doi.org/10.2196/10799

BACKGROUND: The use of text messages (short message service, SMS) to change physical activity and sedentary behavior in youth is of interest due to the need for novel, more effective intervention approaches. Previous reviews have examined a variety... Read More about Text Messaging Interventions for Improvement in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Youth: Systematic Review.