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  • University of the West of Scotland School of Health and Life Sciences Division of Sport and Exercise Hamilton International Technology Park Stephenson Place Blantyre G72 0LH

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Area of academic expertise - outline

I am a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and am interested in exploring the intersection of psychology, movement, and sport pedagogy. Although my work is typically inspired by current research and practice in sport psychology, my personal research is often multidisciplinary in nature, employing psychological, biomechanical, and physiological measures.

Current research activities

To date, my research has focused on examining the effects of verbal instruction—particularly, analogy and explicit, step-by-step instruction—on movement and performance.

Desired research direction

In the future, I am interested in investigating the utility of alternative sources of information in the instruction and execution of motor skills. 

Target collaborative organisations

I am particularly keen to work with organisations and national governing bodies in the development of skill instruction and coaching education programmes.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

I have experience consulting with athletes, teams, and sporting organisations in the areas of psychology, coaching, and skill learning.

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Research Output 2015 2019

The acute effects of analogy and explicit instruction on movement and performance

Bobrownicki, R., MacPherson, A. C., Collins, D. & Sproule, J., 30 Sep 2019, In : Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 44, p. 17-25 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elbow Joint
Motor Skills
1 Citation (Scopus)
16 Downloads (Pure)

Redressing the balance: Commentary on “Examining motor learning in older adults using analogy instruction” by Tse, Wong, and Masters (2017)

Bobrownicki, R., Collins, D., Sproule, J. & MacPherson, A. C., Sep 2018, In : Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 38, p. 211–214 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
Motor Skills
Dissent and Disputes
6 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Re-examining the effects of verbal instructional type on early stage motor learning

Bobrownicki, R., MacPherson, A. C., Coleman, S. G. S., Collins, D. & Sproule, J., 1 Dec 2015, In : Human Movement Science. 44, p. 168-181

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


Academic All-Ivy League Award

Ray Bobrownicki (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

university population

Gray Research Scholarship

Ray Bobrownicki (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

social science

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Participation in conference

Technical University of Munich PhD Winter School

Ray Bobrownicki (Speaker)
10 Feb 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference