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Dr John Toner

Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Performance

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Life Sciences

Summary

Dr John Toner is a lecturer in sports coaching and performance whose research interests include exploring how skilled performers achieve continuous improvement. His PhD, completed at University College Dublin in 2009, was entitled An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Conscious Processing on Skilled Performance in Golf Putting. This research was funded by a postgraduate scholarship from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS). Dr Toner went on to work as a researcher for Sports Coach UK, a national organisation dedicated to supporting the training and development of sports coaches, before joining the University of Hull.

Journal Article

Habitual reflexivity and skilled action

Toner, J. (2017). Habitual reflexivity and skilled action. Body and Society, 23(4), 3-26. https://doi.org/10.1177/1357034X17736371

Bodily crises in skilled performance: Considering the need for artistic habits

Toner, J., Jones, L., & Moran, A. (2016). Bodily crises in skilled performance: Considering the need for artistic habits. Performance enhancement & health, 4(1-2), 50-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2015.10.001

Toward an explanation of continuous improvement in expert athletes: The role of consciousness in deliberate practice

Toner, J., & Moran, A. (2015). Toward an explanation of continuous improvement in expert athletes: The role of consciousness in deliberate practice. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 46(6), 666-675. https://doi.org/10.7352/IJSP.2015.46.666

The perils of automaticity

Toner, J., Montero, B. G., & Moran, A. (2015). The perils of automaticity. Review of general psychology, 19(4), 431-442. https://doi.org/10.1037/gpr0000054

Considering the role of cognitive control in expert performance

Toner, J., Montero, B. G., & Moran, A. (2015). Considering the role of cognitive control in expert performance. Phenomenology and the cognitive sciences, 14(4), 1127-1144. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-014-9407-6

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Toner welcomes applications in the areas of expertise and skill acquisition.