Dr John Toner

Dr John Toner

Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Performance

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Sport, Health and Exercise 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.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Snitches get Stitches and End up in Ditches: A Systematic Review of the Factors Associated with Whistleblowing Intentions

Nicholls, A. R., Fairs, L. R., Toner, J., Jones, L., Mantis, C., Barkoukis, V., …Schomöller, A. (2021). Snitches get Stitches and End up in Ditches: A Systematic Review of the Factors Associated with Whistleblowing Intentions. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.631538

'I guess I was surprised by an app telling an adult they had to go to bed before half ten': a phenomenological exploration of behavioural 'nudges'

Toner, J., Allen-Collinson, J., & Jones, L. (2021). ‘I guess I was surprised by an app telling an adult they had to go to bed before half ten’: a phenomenological exploration of behavioural ‘nudges’. Qualitative research in sport, exercise and health, https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2021.1937296

Pleasant emotions widen thought-action repertoires, develop long-term resources, and improve reaction time performance: A multi-study examination of the Broaden-and-Build theory among athletes

Perry, J. L., Burke, R., Toner, J., Thompson, M., & Nicholls, A. R. (2021). Pleasant emotions widen thought-action repertoires, develop long-term resources, and improve reaction time performance: A multi-study examination of the Broaden-and-Build theory among athletes. Journal of sport & exercise psychology, 43(2), 155-170. https://doi.org/10.1123/JSEP.2020-0192

The effect of bio-banding on physical and psychological indicators of talent identification in academy soccer players

Towlson, C., MacMaster, C., Gonçalves, B., Sampaio, J., Toner, J., MacFarlane, N., …Abt, G. (in press). The effect of bio-banding on physical and psychological indicators of talent identification in academy soccer players. Science and Medicine in Football, https://doi.org/10.1080/24733938.2020.1862419

Stress appraisals influence athletic performance and psychophysiological response during 16.1 km cycling time trials

Thompson, M. A., Toner, J., Perry, J. L., Burke, R., & Nicholls, A. R. (2020). Stress appraisals influence athletic performance and psychophysiological response during 16.1 km cycling time trials. Psychology of sport and exercise, 49(July), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101682

Postgraduate supervision

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