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    Dr Paul Ellison is a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology at the Department of Sport and Physical Activity at Edge Hill University, England. His main research areas are Skill Acquisition and Visual Perception and Action in Sport, focussing on how information is perceived by the human visual system and how it is employed to support actions in a sporting context.

    He is a member of the Applied Performance Psychology Group at Edge Hill. The primary research areas are: 

    ·    Skill Aquisition 

    ·    Exercise Psychology

    ·    Sport Psychology     

    ·    Life Skills Development   

    Paul is Module Leader for Fundamental Sport and Exercise Psychology and Skill Acquisition in Sport at the University. From an applied perspective he has worked with a range of teams providing Sport Science support, notably within English Premiership Football; Women’s International U-19 Football; English Division 2 Football; GB Equestrian Development Team; GB Taekwondo Team; Engage Super League (Rugby League); Maccabi GB Futsal Team; and Skill Acquisition support for a local table tennis club.

    Paul is a member of the following committees at EHU:

    Departmental member of the Research Committee

    Departmental member of the Ethics Committee

    Sport and Exercise Science member on the Student Attainment and Acaemic Performance Committee 

    Education/Academic qualification

    Skill Acquisition, PhD, Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 20 Apr 2015

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    Further evidence against eye-hand coordination as a general ability

    Ellison, P., Kearney, P., Sparks, A., Murphy, P. & Marchant, D., 1 Oct 2018, In : International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. 13, 5, p. 687-693 7 p.

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    Eye-Hand Coordination: An Exploration of Measurement and Different Training Methods Using the SVT

    Author: ELLISON, P., 17 Jun 2015

    Supervisor: MARCHANT, D. (Director of Studies), MURPHY, P. (Supervisor) & Sparks, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis