School of Sport and Wellbeing
Greenbank Building, GR153
Howie is an active researcher within the area of skill development and a member of the Institute of Coaching and Performance.
Howie’s research broadly addresses the control of human movement in relation to different applied coaching outcomes; namely, skill acquisition, refinement and performing under pressure. One of his main goals is to provide comprehensive frameworks, measures and advice to coaches/practitioners which promote an increasingly integrated application of motor control (e.g., practice scheduling) and sport psychology (e.g., mental imagery) principles. In addition, he is interested in the development of, and expert, coach decision making processes which lead to intended coaching outcomes.
From an applied perspective, Howie is an Advanced PGA Professional golf coach and member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Reflecting these roles, he has coached and/or provided consultancy across several sports including; golf, archery, motor sport, cricket, rugby union and clay pigeon shooting.
BA (Hons.) Applied Golf Management Studies, University of Birmingham, 2010
Ph.D. Elite Sports Coaching, University of Central Lancashire, 2014
Carson, H.J., Collins, D., & Richards, J. (2014). Intra-individual movement variability during skill transitions: A useful marker? European Journal of Sport Science, 14(4), 327–336. doi: 10.1080/17461391.2013.814714
Carson, H.J., Collins, D., & Jones, B. (2014). A case study of technical change and rehabilitation: Intervention design and interdisciplinary team interaction. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 45(1), 57–78. doi: 10.7352/IJSP.2014.45.057 ·
Carson, H.J., Collins, D., & MacNamara, Á. (2013). Systems for technical refinement in experienced performers: The case from expert-level golf. International Journal of Golf Science, 2(1), 65–85.
Carson, H.J., & Collins, D. (2011). Refining and regaining skills in fixation/diversification stage performers: The Five-A Model. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4(2), 146–167. doi: 10.1080/1750984X.2011.613682