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Mr Mark Thompson

Research Assistant

Summary

Mark is a researcher who is currently investigating attitudes and susceptibility to doping among both athletes and coaches. He is working on research funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Olympic Committee which aims to reduce doping by adolescent athletes. Mark's PhD primarily focuses on athlete appraisals and their subsequent psychophysiological response. To this end, he utilises a number of data collection methods, including psychometrics and salivary cortisol.

Journal Article

Children's first experience of taking anabolic-androgenic steroids can occur before their 10th birthday: a systematic review identifying 9 factors that predict doping among young people

Nicholls, A. R., Bailey, R., Theodorou, N. C., Andrés, M. P., Kristensen, A. H., Thompson, M. A., …Thompson, M. (2017). Children’s first experience of taking anabolic-androgenic steroids can occur before their 10th birthday: a systematic review identifying 9 factors that predict doping among young people. Frontiers in psychology Frontiers Research Foundation, 8(JUN), https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01015

The applicability of self-regulation theories in sport : goal adjustment capacities, stress appraisals, coping and well-being among athletes

Nicholls, A. R., Levy, A. R., Carson, F., Thompson, M. A., & Perry, J. L. (2016). The applicability of self-regulation theories in sport : goal adjustment capacities, stress appraisals, coping and well-being among athletes. Psychology of sport and exercise, 27, 47-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.07.011

Coach perceptions of performance enhancement in adolescence: The sport drug control model for adolescent athletes

Nicholls, A. R., Perry, J. L., Thompson, M. A., Baghurst, T., Jones, L., Levy, A. R., …Sanctuary, C. (2014). Coach perceptions of performance enhancement in adolescence: The sport drug control model for adolescent athletes. Performance enhancement & health, 3(2), 93-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2015.07.001