Dr Elizabeth Pummell

About

I studied psychology at the University of London (Royal Holloway College) before completing a Masters in sport and exercise psychology at Loughborough University and where, subsequently I was awarded a doctorate, under the supervision of Professor David Lavallee. Following a period working for the trainer of Great Britain's junior and young rider teams, I focused my doctoral research upon the transition junior athletes undertake to senior level, and how this can be best supported. I am a BASES-accredited (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) sport and exercise scientist, as well as a British Psychological Society chartered sport psychologist, and HCPC registered practitioner psychologist. I very much enjoy putting research into practice and have worked with athletes from a number of sports, but specialise in work with equestrians and tennis players, helping them make the transition to higher level performance. Before joining Kingston University, I was Head of Sport Psychology for the elite training programme at one of a small number of international high performance tennis centres in the UK. I am still active within tennis, having worked closely with the International Tennis Federation leading a review of the structure and function of the junior and professional circuits, and for whom my work has led to broad changes in the international tennis circuit, with the aim to facilitate the transition from junior to senior tennis.

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Academic responsibilities

Senior lecturer Sport and Exercise Psychology

Qualifications

  • PhD Sport Psychology (Loughborough University)
  • PGCHE (Kingston University)
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (Loughborough University)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Teaching and learning

Research

My recent research has focused on the following strands:

-athlete well-being 

-athlete development/ career transition

-the psychological benefits of physical activity

-eating disorders

-the psychology of ultra-marathon running

Research student supervision

Publications

Number of items: 14.

Article

Mitrofanova, Elina, Pummell, Elizabeth, Martinelli, Laura and Petróczi, Andrea (2020) Does ORTO-15 produce valid data for 'Orthorexia Nervosa'? A mixed-method examination of participants' interpretations of the fifteen test items. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, ISSN (print) 1124-4909 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Howe, Christopher C.F., Pummell, Elizabeth, Pang, Susan, Spendiff, Owen and Moir, Hannah (2019) Emotional intelligence and mood states impact on the stress response to a treadmill ultramarathon. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(7), pp. 763-768. ISSN (print) 1440-2440

Pummell, Elizabeth and Lavallee, David (2019) Preparing UK tennis academy players for the junior-to-senior transition : development, implementation, and evaluation of an intervention program. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 40, pp. 156-164. ISSN (print) 1469-0292

Domene, Pablo A., Moir, Hannah J., Pummell, Elizabeth and Easton, Chris (2016) Salsa dance and Zumba fitness: acute responses during community-based classes. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 5(2), pp. 190-196. ISSN (print) 2095-2546

Domene, Pablo A, Moir, Hannah J, Pummell, Elizabeth, Knox, Allan and Easton, Chris (2016) The health-enhancing efficacy of Zumba® fitness: An 8-week randomised controlled study. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(15), pp. 1396-1404. ISSN (print) 0264-0414

Domene, Pablo A., Moir, Hannah. J., Pummell, Elizabeth and Easton, Chris. (2014) Physiological and perceptual responses to Latin partner-based social dance. Human Movement Science, 37, pp. 32-41. ISSN (print) 0167-9457

Arnold, Rachel and Pummell, Elizabeth (2014) Psychology section editorial. Journal of Applied Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Science, 1, pp. 13-16.

Domene, Pablo A., Moir, Hannah, Pummell, Elizabeth and Easton, Chris (2014) Salsa dance and Zumba fitness: acute responses during community-based classes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(5), p. 667. ISSN (print) 0195-9131

Puig, Juliette and Pummell, Beth (2012) 'I can't lose this match!': CBT and the sport psychologist. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 8(2), pp. 54-62. ISSN (print) 1745-4980

Pummell, Beth, Harwood, Chris and Lavallee, David (2008) Jumping to the next level: a qualitative examination of within-career transition in adolescent event riders. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 9(4), pp. 427-447. ISSN (print) 1469-0292

Conference or Workshop Item

Howe, C.C.F, Pummell, E., Pang, S., Spendiff, O. and Moir, H.J. (2018) Trait emotional intelligence, mood states & cortisol response to a treadmill ultramarathon. In: 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science; 04 - 07 Jul 2018, Dublin Ireland. (Unpublished)

Alshehri, Ahmed, Howe, Christopher, Muggeridge, David, Mullen, Alexander B., Boyd, Marie, Spendiff, Owen, Pummell, Elizabeth, Moir, Hannah J. and Watson, David G. (2017) Untargeted metabolomics profiling of ultramarathon exercise simulated on a treadmill in healthy adults. In: MetaboMeeting 2017; 11-13 Dec 2017, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Parris, Kirstie, Pummell, Elizabeth and Brouner, James (2015) Penalty shootouts in women's soccer : the influence of kicking order, kick number, and positional role. In: BASES Conference 2015; 01 - 02 Dec 2015, Burton-Upon-Trent, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Roberston, T.A. and Pummell, B. (2011) The effectiveness of PETLLEP imagery on competitive swimming. In: BASES Conference - Fatigue : An Interdisciplinary Approach; 6-8 Sept 2011, Essex, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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