Dr. Tynke Toering

Senior Lecturer in Coaching and Performance

School of Sport and Wellbeing

Greenbank Building, GR250

ttoering@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Psychology, Performance

Tynke is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Coaching and Performance. Her research focuses on learning, performance psychology, and expertise development in sport and other performance domains. She is particularly interested in the role of self-regulation and other psychological characteristics, as well as culture in (the development of) expert performance.

Tynke is research active in the Institute of Coaching and Performance.

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Tynke’s research focuses on psychology and (the development of) expert performance. She is interested in understanding functional behaviours that affect learning and expert performance as well as the cognitive, affective, and perceptuo-motor processes that underlie these behaviours. Although the main part of her research involved athletes’ self-regulation, Tynke also focuses on psychological skills development in a broader sense, self-regulation in coaches, cross-cultural differences in sports policy, and performance under pressure.

Tynke has worked as a sport psychology consultant across a range of elite sport environments. She has worked several years as a consultant for the Norwegian Centre of Football Excellence, an institution that provides knowledge from research and best practice to all professional clubs in the country. At the same time, she did different types of sport psychology consulting work in football organizations, in different European countries, working with both management, coaches, and players.

Qualifications

  • MSc Psychology, University of Groningen, 2005
  • MSc Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen, 2007
  • PhD Medical Sciences, Center for Human Movement Sciences at University of Groningen, 2011

Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • Supervision to PhD, Professional Doctorate (DProf) and Professional Masters (MProf) students

Publications

Toering, T. (2017). Eventual sport performance level: What about the role of type of sport, perception of critical life events, and practice quality? In Wilson, M., & Walsh, V. (Eds.), Progress in Brain Research vol.1; Sport and the Brain: The science of preparing, enduring and winning.

Toering, T., & Jordet, G. (2015). Self-control in professional football players. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 27, 335- 350. doi: 10.1080/10413200.2015.1010047

Røynesdal, Ø., Toering, T., & Gustafsson, H. (2018).  Understanding players' transition from youth to senior professional football environments: A coach perspective. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. doi: 10.1177/1747954117746497

Toering, T. T., Elferink-Gemser, M. T., Jordet, G., & Visscher, C. (2009). Self-regulation and performance level in youth soccer players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27, 1509-1517. doi: 10.1080/02640410903369919

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Conferences

Individual Conference Abstracts (selection)

  • Toering, T. (2017). Eventual sport performance level: What about the role of type of sport, perception of critical life events, and practice quality? In Wilson, M., & Walsh, V. (Eds.), Progress in Brain Research vol.1; Sport and the Brain: The science of preparing, enduring and winning.
  • Toering, T., & Jordet, G. (2015). Self-control in professional football players. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 27, 335- 350. doi: 10.1080/10413200.2015.1010047
  • Røynesdal, Ø., Toering, T., & Gustafsson, H. (2018).  Understanding players' transition from youth to senior professional football environments: A coach perspective. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. doi: 10.1177/1747954117746497
  • Toering, T. T., Elferink-Gemser, M. T., Jordet, G., & Visscher, C. (2009). Self-regulation and performance level in youth soccer players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 27, 1509-1517. doi: 10.1080/02640410903369919

Symposia (selection)

  • Young, B., Baker, J., Toering, T., McCardle, L., Weissensteiner, J., & Tedsequi, R. (2017). Individual differences, self-regulated learning, and practice-enhancement through a sport expertise lens. Symposium held at the 14th World Congress of Sport Psychology. Seville, Spain.
  • Birrer, D., Horvath, Toering, T., Littlewood, M., & Nesti, M. (2015). Optimal psychological qualities and skills in football: From talent to elite and mastery levels. What does it take? Symposium held at the 14th European Congress of Sport Psychology. Bern, Switzerland.
  • Stambulova, N., Wylleman, P., Gould, D., Elbe, A. M., Toering, T., & Torregrosa, M. (2011). Talent development and career development topics in sport psychology: Two liquids in one bottle or the same liquid in two bottles? Symposium held at the 13th European Congress of Sport Psychology. Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
  • Toering, T., Jordet, G., Haugaasen, M., & Pepping, G. J. (2011). Symposium held at the 13th European Congress of Sport Psychology. Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

Invited conference presentations (selection)

  • Sport Science colloquium at the University of Bern, Switzerland (November 2018).
  • Nordisk Ballspillseminar 2016 at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo, Norway (November, 2016).
  • Research conference of Olympiatoppen at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo, Norway (October 2013).
  • 1st Swedish Student Congress of Psychology at the University of Umeå in Umeå, Sweden (December, 2012).