Dr Rebecca Hings is a Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Psychology) in the Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Department of Life Sciences at Brunel University London. Beckie is an active member of the Welfare, Health and Wellbeing theme in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies.
Beckie joined the university shortly after defending her PhD thesis at the University of Portsmouth in November 2018. Beckie's doctoral research focused on examining how and why sports medicine and science practitioners manage their emotions when interacting with clients as part of their professional practice. During her PhD, Beckie joined the University of Birmingham as a Research Planning Officer and contributed to the development of REF Impact Case Studies in medicine, clinical sciences, and life and environmental sciences.
Beckie is a member of the international Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology Development and Training research group that focuses on advancing the practice of future and existing professionals through evidence-based education and training.
- BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth
- PhD in Sports Psychology titled "Emotional Labor and Professional Practice in Sports Medicine and Science" at the University of Portsmouth
Newest selected publications
Hings, R., Wagstaff, C., Anderson, V., Gilmore, S. and Thelwell, R. (2019) 'Better Preparing Sports Psychologists for the Demands of Applied Practice: The Emotional Labor Training Gap'. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, in press (4). pp. 1 - 22. ISSN: 1041-3200 Open Access Link
Wagstaff, C., Hings, R., Larner, R. and Fletcher, D. (2018) 'Psychological Resilience's Moderation of the Relationship Between the Frequency of Organizational Stressors and Burnout in Athletes and Coaches'. SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST, 32 (3). pp. 178 - 188. ISSN: 0888-4781 Open Access Link
Hings, RF., Wagstaff, CRD., Anderson, V., Gilmore, S. and Thelwell, RC. (2017) 'Professional challenges in elite sports medicine and science: Composite vignettes of practitioner emotional labor'. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 35. pp. 66 - 73. ISSN: 1469-0292 Open Access Link
Hings, RF., Wagstaff, CRD., Thelwell, RC., Gilmore, S. and Anderson, V. (2017) 'Emotional labor and professional practice in sports medicine and science'. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 28 (2). pp. 704 - 716. ISSN: 0905-7188 Open Access Link