News and events

NASPSPA, in Vancouver June 11th- 14th 2020 for researchers and coaches ONLINE Posted 18 Feb 2020
NASPSPA will now be ONLINE, June 11th - 14th 2020. This is a conference for people interested in sport psychology, motor control and motor learning (skill acquisition), motor development and many things in between (expert performance, coaching, movement analytics).Please see website for more details:
SCAPPS is going to be in Vancouver October 17th-19th Posted 01 Oct 2019

SCAPPS Vancouver is at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel, downtown Vancouver.All information about the conference can be found on the conference website ( Alan Kingstone (Psychology, UBC) and Joan Duda (Leeds University, UK) will be the keynote speakers
Congratulations Brennan Chan on your MSc Posted 19 Aug 2019
Brennan graduated from the lab. early August 2019 and is now starting Physiotherapy at UBC. We wish you all the best Brennan. Brennan was studying how physical and perceptual experiences shape action prediction. Through manipulations to a weight worn in practice, or worn in prediction, Brennan showed evidence that weights can bias judgements and also that this bias is only evident when improvement is mediated by physical practice experiences.
Upcoming FEPSAC conference July 15th, Muenster, Germany Posted 27 May 2019
Perceptual-motor expertise Symposium This symposium will cover emerging topics and new trends that are likely to play an important role in future research in perceptual-motor expertise. Prominent international speakers including:
New research on dyad learning free download Posted 14 May 2019

We are happy to announce a new publication in Human Movement Science titled: Manipulations to practice organization of golf putting skills through interleaved matched or mismatched practice with a partner.This is a paper that was part of April's PhD thesis. Congratulations April!  
interview with Michelle Grady (Kin communications) for UBC Posted 17 Apr 2019
Dr Hodges on the value of effortful practice.
Congratulations Dr April Karlinsky Posted 23 Mar 2019
April successfully defended her PhD defence Friday March 22nd. Well done April! We wish you all the best in your post-doc position at the University of Toronto and in your future career. 
New publication (and free download) Posted 14 Mar 2019
Please click this link to receive a free download of our newest research on women's soccer (unitl May 3rd 2019). This work has just been published in the Psychology of Sport & Exercise (Hendry, Ford, Williams & Hodges); titled:
New publication (and free download) Posted 05 Nov 2018
A study conducted with Dr Katie Wadden (as part of her PhD thesis) when she worked in the Brain and Behaviour Lab. at UBC with Dr Lara Boyd has just been published. In this work we tried to manipulate challenge-related difficulty based on a preliminary test of indivdual's rate of acquisition of a sequence learning task of moderate difficulty. Differences in initial acquisition were used to set challenge related difficulty in a second test phase. Overall, there was evidence that a high degree of challenge was good for learning.
Goodbyes and Congratulations Posted 13 Sep 2018
We are sad to say goodbye to Dr David Hendry and April Karlinsky. David has moved to the UK to start a new job at the University of Northumbria. Wishing you all the best David. April hasn't moved quite as far (still in Canada), but she has just begun a postdoctoral research position at the University of Toronto with Drs Tim Welsh and Cathy Sabiston. Wishing you all the best April too in your new school and role.Congratulations to Dr Nicole Ong who successfully defended her PhD thesis on Monday 10th September. Nicole will be staying in the lab. for the next few months.