Dr John Toner

Dr John Toner

Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Performance

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation 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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Dataset

Professional soccer practitioners' perceptions of using performance analysis technology to monitor technical and tactical player characteristics within an academy environment.

McLaren-Towlson, C., Toner, J., & Kate Davidson, T. (2024). Professional soccer practitioners’ perceptions of using performance analysis technology to monitor technical and tactical player characteristics within an academy environment. [Dataset]

A new method to identify key match-play behaviours of young soccer players: Development of the Hull Soccer Behavioural Scoring Tool (Anonymised dataset)

McLaren-Towlson, C., & Toner, J. (2024). A new method to identify key match-play behaviours of young soccer players: Development of the Hull Soccer Behavioural Scoring Tool (Anonymised dataset). [Dataset]

Soccer academy practitioners' perceptions and application of bio-banding

McLaren-Towlson, C., Jo-Watson, D., Cumming, S., Salter, J., & Toner, J. Soccer academy practitioners’ perceptions and application of bio-banding. [Dataset]

Journal Article

Soccer academy practitioners' perceptions and application of bio-banding

Towlson, C., Watson, D. J., Cumming, S., Salter, J., & Toner, J. (2023). Soccer academy practitioners' perceptions and application of bio-banding. PLoS ONE, 18(1), Article e0274079. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0274079

'I like to run to feel': embodiment and wearable mobile tracking devices in distance running

Toner, J., Allen-Collinson, J., Jackman, P. C., Jones, L., & Addrison, J. (2023). ‘I like to run to feel’: embodiment and wearable mobile tracking devices in distance running. Qualitative research in sport, exercise and health, https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2023.2225516

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

The validity, reliability and practical application of Sports Board within academy soccer programmes

Funder

Pro Football Support

Grant

£66,852.00

Started

3 January 2023

Status

Ongoing

Project

Understanding and promoting WhIslteblowing oN DOPing irregularities in the EU

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

£118,101.00

Started

1 January 2020

Status

Complete

Project

Maturity-status ‘bio-banding’ as a tool for ongoing talent (de)selection of academy soccer players using a multi-disciplinary approach

Funder

UEFA Union of European Football Associations

Grant

£12,500.00

Started

1 June 2018

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

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

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