The HTA Whiting Undergraduate Dissertation Prize, to use its full title, is awarded annually for work that displays great flair and originality, critical thinking, and scientific rigour.
Hayley's dissertation was entitled “Anticipation skill and susceptibility to deceptive movement in female football players“, and focused on experts' ability to tell apart genuine and deceptive movement in their opponents.
Hayley, who aspires to complete an MSc in Sport Sciences at Brunel, was delighted with the award: “It's an incredible honour to have my dissertation recognised by such a prestigious prize - John Whiting was a hugely influential figure in the field of sport psychology.“
Naturally, the announcement of the prize is an immense honour for Barton's dissertation supervisor, senior lecturer Dr Robin Jackson, who was full of praise for his supervisee.
He commented that the award augurs well for the School's burgeoning relationship with the BPS, following hot on the heels of the recent accreditation of the MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Indeed, the School is one of only 11 in the country to have its MSc programme accredited by the BPS.
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Photo caption: Hayley Barton and her supervisor, Dr Robin Jackson
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