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Dr Katie Dray

Lecturer, sport and exercise psychology, Kingston University.

Dr Katie Dray Areas of expertise

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Overview

Katie's research interests lie in athlete cognition and the process of counterfactual thinking. Counterfactual thinking - or thoughts of "what might have been" - are pervasive in everyday life, and Katie is interested in looking at the prevalence of this thought process in athletes, with its emotional and behavioural consequences. With London 2012 about to start, she is well-placed to talk authoritively to the media when athletes "going for gold" come home in second place, and how their own thought processes may have played a part in both their performance and even in subsequent sporting challenges.

 

Qualifications

Year gained Subject
2011 PhD, Sports Psychology, University of Kent.
2010 Post-graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Canterbury Christchurch University.
2006 BSc (Hons) Sport Science with Psychology, Canterbury Christchurch University.
2003 BND Sport Science, Greenwich Community College.

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2012 - Lecturer, sport and exercise psychology, Kingston University.
2012 Research Fellow, Brunel University.
2009 - 2012 Lecturer, sport and exercise psychology, Canterbury Christchurch University.
2008 - 2012 Associate lecturer, University of Kent.
2007 - 2008 Lecturer, Canterbury High School.
2006 - 2009 Part-time lecturer, Canterbury Christchurch University.

Research

Dray, K., & Uphill, M.A., & Mills, H. (In preparation). Counterfactual Thinking in Rowers: Expectations, Satisfaction and Thoughts of What Might Have Been.

Dray, K., Uphill, M.A.  (In preparation). The Adjusted Rank Transformation as a Non Parametric Statistical Analysis for 2 way Research Designs: A Tutorial.

Uphill, M.A. Cumming, S.J.D., & Dray, K., Swaine, I. (Submitted). The Consequences of Imagining How Interpersonal Conflicts Could Have Turned Out Differently.

Uphill, M.A., & Dray, K. (2009). Giving Yourself a Good Beating: Appraisal, Attribution Rumination and Counterfactual thinking. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 8 (3), 5 - 12.

Dray, K., & Uphill, M.A. (2009). A Survey of Athletes' Counterfactual Thinking: Precursors, Prevalence, and Consequences. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 5, 16-26

Conference Highlights

Katie is a seasoned conference presenter.

Professional Body Membership

The British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences (BASES)

British Psychological Society

 

 

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