School of Sport and Health Sciences
Aine joined the School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors in January 2010 and is currently the course leader for the Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance. Her research focuses on sport psychology and particularly talent development processes in sport and other performance domains. As an applied sport psychology consultant she has worked with a variety of elite and development level performers across different domains.
2010: PhD, Talent Development, University of Central Lancashire
2006: Dip Psych (Open) – Graduate Basis Recognition, Open University, UK
2003: MSc Performance Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
1999: BA Physical Education, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
MacNamara, Á., & Collins, D. (in press). Do mental skills make champions? Examining the discriminant function of the psychological characteristics of developing excellence questionnaire. Journal of Sports Sciences.
MacNamara, Á., & Collins, D. (under review). A Biopsychosocial perspective on Talent Development, Hume’s Law and avoiding ‘Obvious’ Answers. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.