Dr Laura Britten

BSc PhD
Teaching Fellow in Exercise Psychology
School of Biomedical Sciences

Background: BSc (Hons) In Sport and Exercise Sciences (University of Leeds 2008-2011) PhD on BImanual Coordination After Incomplete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury (School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds 2011-2015) Currently a Teaching Fellow in Sport and Exercise Psychology (School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds 2015-present)

Contact: Manton 6.83, email address for  

Research Interests

The benefits of physical activity to psychological health and well-being.

Bimanual Coordination After Incomplete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury.

Dancing In Time: Feasibility and acceptability of a contemporary dance programme to modify risk factors for falling in community dwelling older adults.

 

Current Projects

Current undergraduate research projects include;

Exploring the effects of the coach-athlete relationship on collective efficacy and group cohesion in team sports.

The benefits of physical activity on psychological health and well-being in both undergraduate students and older adults.

 

Studentship information

Undergraduate project topics:

  • Exploring the effects of the Coach-Athlete Relationship on Collective Efficacy and Group Cohesion in Team Sports.
  • The benefits of physical activity on psychological health and well-being in both undergraduate students and older adults.

See also:

Modules managed

BIOL9001 - Study Year Abroad
SPSC1031 - Motor Control: Foundations of Control and Learning
SPSC1211 - Tutorial and Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science

Modules taught

SPSC1031 - Motor Control: Foundations of Control and Learning
SPSC1211 - Tutorial and Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science
SPSC1225 - Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
SPSC2115/2315 - Applied and Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise
SPSC2309/2131 - Skill Acq and Motor Learning
SPSC2315 - Social and Applied Psychology of Sport and Exercise
SPSC3061 - Research Project in Sport and Exercise Science II
SPSC3125 - Motor Control and Neurorehabilitation
SPSC3329 - Motor and Psychological Aspects of Rehabilitation

Academic roles

Study Abroad Tutor

Britten L, Addington C, Astill S Dancing in time: Feasibility and acceptability of a contemporary dance programme to modify risk factors for falling in community dwelling older adults BMC Geriatrics 17, 2017
DOI:10.1186/s12877-017-0476-6
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Britten L, Coats R, Ichiyama R, Raza W, Jamil F, Astill S Bimanual reach to grasp movements after cervical spinal cord injury PLoS ONE 12, 2017
DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0175457
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Britten L, Shire K, Coats RO, Astill SL The effect of standing desks on manual control in children and young adults Gait and Posture 48 42-46, 2016
DOI:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.04.027
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Coats ROA, Britten L, Utley A, Astill SL Multisensory integration in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder Human Movement Science 43 15-22, 2015
DOI:10.1016/j.humov.2015.06.011
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