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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.

Current teaching activities and interests

Programme Leader

  • BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching

Module Leader

  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Coaching Science 1
  • Sport Dissertation
  • Academic Skills


  • Research in Sport Coaching and Development
  • Introduction to Sport Science
  • Psychology of Sport
  • Planning for Coaching (MSc)

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Research Output

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

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    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
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    63 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
    9 Citations (Scopus)
    17 Downloads (Pure)


    Academic All-Ivy League Award

    Bobrownicki, Ray (Recipient), 2005

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Gray Research Scholarship

    Bobrownicki, Ray (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 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

    Press / Media