Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Laurie Patterson
About Dr Laurie Patterson
Laurie completed both an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University. On completion of her Master’s degree, Laurie remained at the university to work as a Research Assistant, Project Officer and Sport Science Support Officer for three years.
In 2011, Laurie was awarded a studentship by the Carnegie Faculty to undertake a PhD, which she completed in 2014. Following this success, Laurie was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Courses: BSc Sport and Exercise Science / BA Physical Education
Research InterestsLaurie’s principal research interest is investigating effective anti-doping education, with a focus on coaches and other athlete support personnel. Her Recent doctoral research utilised a logic model approach to inform anti-doping education for coaches by exploring coaches’ perceived roles in anti-doping efforts, as well as the relevance of anti-doping education to coaches. Building on this, Laurie is currently undertaking a project in collaboration with the International Council for Coaching Excellence and the World Anti-Doping Agency to provide guidance for the development of a sustainable and cooperative international anti-doping training programme for high performance coaches. Laurie has previously worked on three projects commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, as well as several projects outside of the doping-related research field funded by commercial or sports organisations (including the Rugby Football League and the Football Association).
Journal articles (2)
- Patterson LB; Duffy PJ; Backhouse SH (2014), Are Coaches Anti-Doping? Exploring Issues of Engagement With Education and Research.. Substance Use and Misuse
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- Backhouse SH; Patterson L; McKenna J (2012), Achieving the Olympic ideal: Preventing doping in sport. Performance Enhancement and Health, vol. 1 (2), p. 83-85.
Conference contributions (1)
- Patterson L; Duffy P; Backhouse SH (2012) Evaluating an Existing Anti-doping Education Tool for Coaches London, UK 20120418. UK: .
- Backhouse S; McKenna J; Patterson L (2009) Prevention through education: A review of current international social science literature: A focus on the prevention of bullying, tobacco, alcohol and social drug use in children, adolescents and young adults. . World Anti-Doping Agency.
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- Beckett researchers to help develop anti-doping intervention for coaches
- Olympic degree of success for Jamaican diver graduate