Researcher biography

Andrew Kennedy is practising performance psychologist (ACE sports medicine), research assistant (UQ), and basketball coach who has an interest in understanding how sports coaches think and act by better understanding how the brain of sports coach works. Accordingly, Andrew’s PhD project explores the higher-order ‘executive’ processes sports coaches possess. Namely, the capacity for response selection and inhibition, multitasking, working memory, proactive and reactive control, and decision-making under uncertainty.

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Research interests

Executive Functioning, Expertise, and Sports Coaching

Project title

Exploring cognitive control and decision making among high-performance sport coaches: The influence of fluid intelligence, cardiac coherence, and imagery.


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