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Dr Adam Bruton
Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology)

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Adam Bruton joined Brunel University London in October 2022 as a Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology). Adam completed a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science at Swansea University in 2010, before being awarded his PhD in Sport Science at Swansea University in 2015. His PhD research explored the utility of video-based interventions to improve confidence and performance in groups.

After completing his PhD, Adam worked as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology of Human Performance at the University of Roehampton from 2015-2022. During this time, Adam continued to research the use of movement simulation strategies such as imagery and observation in the contexts of sport and rehabilitation.


PhD Sport Science (Sport Psychology), Swansea University

BSc Sport Science (First Class Hons.), Swansea University

AdvanceHE Fellowship (FHEA)

Newest selected publications

Chye, S., Valappil, AC., Wright, DJ., Frank, C., Shearer, DA., Tyler, CJ., et al. (2022) 'The effects of combined action observation and motor imagery on corticospinal excitability and movement outcomes: Two meta-analyses'. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 143. pp. 1 - 15. ISSN: 0149-7634 Open Access Link

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Frank, C., Hülsmann, F., Waltemate, T., Wright, DJ., Eaves, DL., Bruton, A., et al. (2022) 'Motor imagery during action observation in virtual reality: the impact of watching myself performing at a level I have not yet achieved'. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 0 (in press). pp. 401 - 427. ISSN: 1612-197X Open Access Link

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Bruton, AM. and Wright, DJ. (2022) 'Watch and Learn: Athletes Can Improve by Observing the Actions of Others'. Frontiers for Young Minds, 10. pp. 1 - 7.Open Access Link

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Wright, DJ., Frank, C. and Bruton, AM. (2021) 'Recommendations for Combining Action Observation and Motor Imagery Interventions in Sport'. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 13 (3). pp. 155 - 167. ISSN: 2152-0704 Open Access Link

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Shearer, D., Leeworthy, S., Rickards, E., Blake, M., Heirene, R., Gross, M. and et al. (2020) 'There is an 'Eye' in Team: Exploring the Interplay Between Emotion, Gaze Behavior and Collective Efficacy in Team Sport Settings'. Frontiers in Sport and Active Living, 2. pp. 1 - 15. ISSN: 2624-9367 Open Access Link

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