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Ms. Emma Saunders BA, MA

School/ Department:

Health Sciences - Sport And Exercise Science

Telephone:

+353 0 51845659

Room Name/ Num:

G08 O'Connell Bianconi - Health Sciences Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Emma is a lecturer in the Department of Health Sport & Exercise Science since 2008 primarily teaching within the Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Sport Management, BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching & Performance and Msc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology. Emma completed a BA in Sport and Leisure Management in WIT before completing a Masters in Sport and Exericse Psychology in WIT. Emma is currently undertaking a PhD in the area of Sport and Social Psychology with a focus on within career transitions of student athletes in third level education. 

Research

Currently undertaking a PhD in the area of Sport and Social Psychology with a focus on within career transitions of student athletes in third level education through the School of Sport in Stirling University,Scotland. Supervisors: Dr David Lavalle and Dr Pete Coffee.

Conference Presentations: 

Saunders, E., and Losty, C. (2008). The Effect of an acute bout of aerobic exericse on short term memory and concentration.Prresented at the 2008 BASES conference in Brunel University.

Saunders, E., Lavalle, D., and Coffee, P. (2014). An Investigation into Student Athlete Transitions and The Support Structures within Third Level Institutes in Ireland. Presented at the 2014 All Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences and Physical Education, 24 January 2014, Limerick, Ireland. 

Professional

Emma works with athletes, teams and coaches to provide sport and performance psychology. 

Practical Experience:
Emotional Intelligence Sports Inventory (ESi) Certification                 
Foundation Level Coaching Qualifications: AAI Athletics Leader, FAI Kick Start 1, Volleyball
Level 1 Olympic Lifting (Assistant Coach)
BASES Member

Teaching

Modules Past/ Present:

  • Performance Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Introduction to Coaching
  • Sports Pedagogy
  • Micro Coaching
  • Undergrad and Masters Thesis Supervison
  • Resistance and Conditioning