News and events

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.
New publication (and free download) Posted 13 Sep 2018
April's paper is now in print and available for a free download:
SCAPPS conference in Toronto Oct 17-21 Posted 11 Sep 2018
April Karlnsky to give the Franklin Henry YSA (Young Scientist Award) presentation, based on her PhD work on dyad practice (social motor learning)
SSHRC award to study women and girl's soccer Posted 08 Jul 2018
We have just been awarded a SSHRC Insight Grant, funded through Sport Canada's Sport Participation Research Initiative (SPRI), to study Longitudinal engagement in female soccer: Analysis of developmental pathways related to success. The aim is to identify factors which contribute to continued participation through adolescence (at various levels of competition). The aim is to better understand the factors which facilitate successful transitions through particular developmental periods of sports participation and how these are related to early sport involvement choices and pathways.
NASPSPA conference, Denver, Colorado, 2018 Posted 20 Jun 2018
David Hendry and Nicola Hodges will be presenting at NASPSPA this week in Denver, Colorado.Keith Lohse, former post doc in the lab. will give the Early Career Scholar Lecture, congratulations Keith!David Hendry, Mark Williams, Nicola Hodges. "A prospective study of skill development in elite soccer based on practice and play hours and coach ratings of skills"Nicola Hodges, April Karlinsky "When practice together moderates how we practice, yet not to the detriment of our own learning"
Utah High Performance Sport Conference Posted 12 Jun 2018
The University of Utah Sports Medicine and Science Initiative in conjunction with the US Olympic Committee presents a one-day conference on “Identifying and Developing High-Performance Athletes” June 19, 2018. SLC, Utah, USA.
graduating students May 2018 Posted 30 May 2018
Congratulations to Dr David Hendry in convocating last thursday with a PhD! Also, congratulations to Teresa Chang in graduating from her BKIN with an impressive GPA! Well done to both, it was great being there to watch and congratulate with you and your families. All the best in your futures!