Dr Mark Uphill


NameDr Mark Uphill
Job titleSenior Lecturer
Research instituteSchool of Human and Life Sciences

Research outputs

Challenge and threat: a critical review of the literature and an alternative conceptualization

Uphill, M., Rossato, C., Swain, J. and O'Driscoll, J. 2019. Challenge and threat: a critical review of the literature and an alternative conceptualization. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01255

Exploring the nature of counterfactual thinking and their perceived consequences in an elite sporting context: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

Marlow, J. and Uphill, M. 2017. Exploring the nature of counterfactual thinking and their perceived consequences in an elite sporting context: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. The Sport Psychologist. 31 (4), pp. 369-381. https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2017-0011

An investigation of athletes’ and coaches’ perceptions of mental ill-health in elite athletes

Biggin, I., Burns, J. and Uphill, M. 2017. An investigation of athletes’ and coaches’ perceptions of mental ill-health in elite athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology. 11 (2), pp. 126-147. https://doi.org/10.1123/jcsp.2016-0017

From mental health to mental wealth in athletes: looking back and moving forward.

Uphill, M., Sly, D. and Swain, J. 2016. From mental health to mental wealth in athletes: looking back and moving forward. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00935

The development and preliminary validation of the Challenge and Threat in Sport (CAT-Sport) Scale

Rossato, C., Uphill, M., Swain, J. and Coleman, D. 2016. The development and preliminary validation of the Challenge and Threat in Sport (CAT-Sport) Scale. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2016.1182571

An exploration of Keyes’ two-continuum model of mental health in athletes: resilience, mental illness and performance

Uphill, M., Sly, D. and Swain, J. 2016. An exploration of Keyes’ two-continuum model of mental health in athletes: resilience, mental illness and performance. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 38, pp. S266-S267.

"Hero Imagery" - Are there performance advantages associated with imagining yourself as your favourite athlete?

Uphill, M., Balsdon, A., Brown, M., Digby-Bowl, C., Southam, M. and Swain, J. 2015. "Hero Imagery" - Are there performance advantages associated with imagining yourself as your favourite athlete?

Examining the effectiveness of the theory of planned behaviour in explaining exercise intention and behaviour during pregnancy: a meta-analysis

De Vivo, M., Hulbert, S., Mills, H. and Uphill, M. 2016. Examining the effectiveness of the theory of planned behaviour in explaining exercise intention and behaviour during pregnancy: a meta-analysis. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2015.1118022

Vulnerability: ripples from reflections on mental toughness

Uphill, M. and Hemmings, B. 2016. Vulnerability: ripples from reflections on mental toughness. The Sport Psychologist. https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2016-0034

Examining the effectiveness of the Theory of Planned Behaviour in predicting exercise intention and behaviour during pregnancy: Preliminary findings from a random effects meta-analysis

De Vivo, M., Hulbert, S., Mills, H. and Uphill, M. 2014. Examining the effectiveness of the Theory of Planned Behaviour in predicting exercise intention and behaviour during pregnancy: Preliminary findings from a random effects meta-analysis.

“I could have gone off much harder”. Post-race counterfactual thinking in indoor rowers.

Dray, K., Uphill, M., Mills, H. and Southam, M. 2015. “I could have gone off much harder”. Post-race counterfactual thinking in indoor rowers.

Towards the validation of a measure of challenge and threat in sport

Rossato, C., Uphill, M., Coleman, D. and Swain, J. 2013. Towards the validation of a measure of challenge and threat in sport.

Reflection on the DSEP Conference 2013: The paradoxical effects of vulnerability

Uphill, M. 2014. Reflection on the DSEP Conference 2013: The paradoxical effects of vulnerability. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review. 10 (2), pp. 42-44.

Behaviour change: Physical (in)activity

Uphill, M. 2014. Behaviour change: Physical (in)activity. The British Psychological Society.

The thrill of defeat and the agony of victory: towards an understanding and transformation of athletes’ emotional experience

Uphill, M. and Dray, K. 2013. The thrill of defeat and the agony of victory: towards an understanding and transformation of athletes’ emotional experience. Reflective Practice. 14 (5), pp. 660-671. https://doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2013.835720

The BASES expert statement on emotion regulation in sport

Lane, A., Beedie, C., Jones, M., Uphill, M. and Devonport, T. 2012. The BASES expert statement on emotion regulation in sport. Journal of Sports Sciences. 30 (11), pp. 1189-1195. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2012.693621

Emotion regulation questionnaire for use with athletes

Uphill, M., Lane, A. and Jones, M. 2012. Emotion regulation questionnaire for use with athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 13 (6), pp. 761-770. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2012.05.001

The influence of in-game emotions on basketball performance

Uphill, M., Groom, R. and Jones, M. 2012. The influence of in-game emotions on basketball performance. European Journal of Sport Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2012.729088

The consequences and control of emotions in elite athletes

Uphill, M. and Jones, M. 2011. The consequences and control of emotions in elite athletes. in: Thatcher, J., Jones, M. and Lavallee, D. (ed.) Coping and Emotion in Sport London Routledge. pp. 213-235

Emotion in sport: antecedents and performance consequences

Jones, M. and Uphill, M. 2011. Emotion in sport: antecedents and performance consequences. in: Thatcher, J., Jones, M. and Lavallee, D. (ed.) Coping and Emotion in Sport London Routledge. pp. 33-61

The BASES expert statement on emotion regulation in sport: produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Lane, A., Beedie, C., Jones, M., Uphill, M. and Devenport, T. 2011. The BASES expert statement on emotion regulation in sport: produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. The Sport and Exercise Scientist. 29, pp. 14-15.

'When running is something you dread': a cognitive-behavioural intervention to assist a club runner regulate pre-competitive anxiety

Uphill, M. and Jones, M. 2007. 'When running is something you dread': a cognitive-behavioural intervention to assist a club runner regulate pre-competitive anxiety. in: Lane, A. (ed.) Mood and Human Performance: Conceptual, Measurement and Applied Issues New York Nova Science Publishers. pp. 271-295

Reflecting on reflections: the role of ‘what might have been’

Dray, K. and Uphill, M. 2012. Reflecting on reflections: the role of ‘what might have been’. The Sport and Exercise Scientist. 33, pp. 9-10.

Emotional intelligence: associations with emotions, emotion regulation and rowing performance

Uphill, M. and Mills, H. 2011. Emotional intelligence: associations with emotions, emotion regulation and rowing performance. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 45 (15). https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2011-090606.36

Building Bridges - An innovative tool to capture small health behaviour changes; the development process

Mills, H., Uphill, M. and Weed, M. 2011. Building Bridges - An innovative tool to capture small health behaviour changes; the development process.

Counterfactuals: Contexts and consequences

Dray, K. and Uphill, M. 2009. Counterfactuals: Contexts and consequences.

Does it matter how we reflect on interpersonal conflicts in sport?

Uphill, M. 2010. Does it matter how we reflect on interpersonal conflicts in sport?

Antecedents of emotions in elite athletes: a cognitive motivational relational theory perspective

Uphill, M. and Jones, M. 2007. Antecedents of emotions in elite athletes: a cognitive motivational relational theory perspective. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 78 (2), pp. 79-89.

Responses to the competitive state anxiety inventory-2(d) by athletes in anxious and excited scenarios

Jones, M. and Uphill, M. 2004. Responses to the competitive state anxiety inventory-2(d) by athletes in anxious and excited scenarios. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 5 (2), pp. 201-212. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1469-0292(02)00054-7

Development and validation of the Sport Emotion Questionnaire

Jones, M., Lane, A., Bray, S., Uphill, M. and Catlin, J. 2005. Development and validation of the Sport Emotion Questionnaire. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 27 (4), pp. 407-431.

Predicting race performance in triathlon: the role of perfectionism, achievement goals, and personal goal setting

Stoeber, J., Uphill, M. and Hotham, S. 2009. Predicting race performance in triathlon: the role of perfectionism, achievement goals, and personal goal setting. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 31 (2), pp. 211-245.

Getting a grip on emotion regulation in sport: conceptual foundations and practical applications

Uphill, M., McCarthy, P. and Jones, M. 2009. Getting a grip on emotion regulation in sport: conceptual foundations and practical applications. in: Mellallieu, S. and Hanton, S. (ed.) Advances in Applied Sport Psychology Abingdon, UK Routledge. pp. 162-194

Giving yourself a good beating: appraisal, attribution, rumination, and counterfactual thinking

Uphill, M. and Dray, K. 2009. Giving yourself a good beating: appraisal, attribution, rumination, and counterfactual thinking. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 8 (CSSI 3), pp. 5-12.

A survey of athletes' counterfactual thinking: precursors, prevalence and consequences

Dray, K. and Uphill, M. 2009. A survey of athletes' counterfactual thinking: precursors, prevalence and consequences. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review. 5 (1), pp. 16-26.

Anxiety in sport: should we be worried or excited?

Uphill, M. 2008. Anxiety in sport: should we be worried or excited? in: Lane, A. (ed.) Sport and Exercise Psychology London Hodder Education. pp. 35-52

Perfectionism, goal expectancies, and competitive performance in triathletes

Stoeber, J. and Uphill, M. 2007. Perfectionism, goal expectancies, and competitive performance in triathletes. in: Theodorakis, Y., Goudas, M. and Papaionnou, A. (ed.) 12th European Congress of Sport Psychology Book of Abstracts University of Thessaly. pp. 266

Elite athletes’ perceptions of the impact of emotions on performance: A qualitative study

Uphill, M. and Jones, M. 2007. Elite athletes’ perceptions of the impact of emotions on performance: A qualitative study. in: Theodorakis, Y., Goudas, M. and Papaionnou, A. (ed.) 12th European Congress of Sport Psychology Book of Abstracts University of Thessaly. pp. 223

Effect of emotions on working memory and game involvement in basketball players

Uphill, M., Groom, R. and Jones, M. 2007. Effect of emotions on working memory and game involvement in basketball players. in: Theodorakis, Y., Goudas, M. and Papaionnou, A. (ed.) 12th European Congress of Sport Psychology Book of Abstracts University of Thessaly. pp. 223

Placebo effects of ergogenic aids in sports performance: experimental, psychometric and interview data

Beedie, C., Foad, A., Coleman, D. and Uphill, M. 2006. Placebo effects of ergogenic aids in sports performance: experimental, psychometric and interview data.

Coping with, and reducing the number of careless shots: a case study with a county golfer

Uphill, M. and Jones, M. 2005. Coping with, and reducing the number of careless shots: a case study with a county golfer. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review. 1 (2), pp. 14-22.
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