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Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Professor Sam Vine

Professor Sam Vine

Professor of Psychology

 S.J.Vine@exeter.ac.uk

 2892

 Richards Building RB18

 

Richard's Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Overview

My research aims to understand the psychology of human performance and learning, using technology (eye tracking, psychophysiological measurement, virtual reality). I aim to understand the psychophysiology of performing complex cognitive and motor skills, and to test training solutions and interventions that might improve performance, health or well-being. I apply my research to a range of different domains (e.g., sport, surgery, military, and aviation) and populations (e.g., children, elite performers and patient groups). 

Contact details and links to web pages

Qualifications

BSc Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter.

PhD Psychology, University of Exeter.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Soociety (AFBPsP)

Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)

Career

I completed my PhD in Performance Psychology at the University of Exeter in 2010, entitled: Anxiety, Attention and Performance Variability in Visuo-motor Skills. I worked as an Associate Teaching Fellow in Exeter for one year, before being appointed as a Lecturer in August 2011. I was promoted to senior lecturer in 2015, Associate Professor in 2018, and Professor in 2021. 

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Research

Research interests

Specific research interests

  • Visual attentional processes that support motor control and decision making, in applied settings (e.g. the quiet eye) and in experimental settings (e.g. predictive processing accounts of vision and action). 
  • Mechanistic theories of the anxiety-performance relationship, and transactional models of stress that explain individualistic reactions to performance pressure.
  • Training interventions designed to expedite visuomotor skill learning (e.g. quiet eye/gaze training and implicit motor learning).
  • Performance under pressure, and interventions that help to protect motor control and decision making in stressful environments.
  • Simulated/synthetic training (e.g. the use of virtual reality simulations).
  • The measurement of psychophysiological markers (e.g. workload, invested effort, fatigue, gaze control) to examine the human-machine interface in the context of skill learning and performance.

I am a chartered psychologist and work as a consultant with a number of different athletes and organisations to assess and develop training interventions, predominately through the use of eye tracking technology. I am a co-founder of Cineon Training, an organisaiton that designs and delivers immersive training interventions. 

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Publications

Journal articles

Harris D, Bird J, Smart P, Wilson M, Vine S (In Press). A framework for the testing and validation of simulated environments in experimentation and training. Frontiers in Psychology
Harris D, Arthur T, Broadbent D, Wilson M, Vine S, Runswick O (In Press). An active inference account of skilled anticipation in sport: Using computational models to formalise theory and generate new hypotheses. Sports Medicine Abstract.
Harris D, Wilson M, Jones M, de Burgh T, Mundy D, Arthur T, Olonilua M, Vine S (In Press). An investigation of feed-forward and feed-back eye movement training in immersive virtual reality. Journal of Eye Movement Research
Harris D, Arthur T, de Burgh T, Duxbury M, Lockett-Kirk R, McBarnett W, Vine S (In Press). Assessing expertise using eye tracking in a Virtual Reality flight simulation. The International Journal of Aerospace Psychology
Harris D, Arthur T, Wilson M, Vine S (In Press). Attention computing for enhanced visuomotor skill performance: Testing the effectiveness of gaze-adaptive cues in virtual reality golf putting. Multimedia Tools and Applications
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine S, Arthur T, Brock K (In Press). Can cognitive training capitalise on near transfer effects? No evidence of transfer following online inhibition training in a randomised-controlled trial. PLoS ONE Abstract.
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine S (In Press). Development and validation of a simulation workload measure: the simulation task load index (SIM-TLX). Virtual Reality
Harris D, Buckingham G, Wilson M, Brookes J, Mushtaq F, Mon-Williams M, Vine S (In Press). Exploring sensorimotor performance and user experience within a virtual reality golf putting simulator. Virtual Reality
Brock K, Vine S, Harris D (In Press). Movement kinematic and postural control differences when performing a visuomotor skill in real and virtual environments. Experimental Brain Research
Arthur T, Vine S, Brosnan M, Buckingham G (In Press). Predictive Sensorimotor Control in. Autism. Brain: a journal of neurology
Harris D, Arthur T, Vine S, Wilson M (In Press). The effect of performance pressure and error-feedback on anxiety and performance in an interceptive task. Frontiers in Psychology
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine S (In Press). The functional role of visual information and fixation stillness in the quiet eye. PLoS ONE Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine S, Eysenck M, Wilson M (In Press). To err again is human: exploring a bidirectional relationship between pressure and performance failure feedback. Anxiety, Stress and Coping
Harris DJ, Allen KL, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2023). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between flow states and performance. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 16(1), 693-721. Abstract.
Arthur T, Loveland-Perkins T, Williams C, Harris D, Wilson M, de Burgh T, Dhanda J, Vine S (2023). Examining the validity and fidelity of a virtual reality simulator for basic life support training. BMC Digital Health, 1(1).
Harris DJ, Arthur T, Kearse J, Olonilua M, Hassan EK, De Burgh TC, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2023). Exploring the role of virtual reality in military decision training. Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 4
Arthur T, Brosnan M, Harris D, Buckingham G, Wilson M, Williams G, Vine S (2023). Investigating how Explicit Contextual Cues Affect Predictive Sensorimotor Control in Autistic Adults. J Autism Dev Disord, 53(11), 4368-4381. Abstract.  Author URL.
Arthur T, Vine S, Buckingham G, Brosnan M, Wilson M, Harris D (2023). Testing predictive coding theories of autism spectrum disorder using models of active inference. PLoS Comput Biol, 19(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris D, Vine S, Wilson M, Arthur T (2023). The Relationship Between Environmental Statistics and Predictive Gaze Behaviour During a Manual Interception Task: Eye Movements as Active Inference. Computational Brain & Behavior Abstract.
Bird JM, Smart PA, Harris DJ, Phillips LA, Giannachi G, Vine SJ (2022). A Magic Leap in Tourism: Intended and Realized Experience of Head-Mounted Augmented Reality in a Museum Context. Journal of Travel Research
Słowiński PM, Grindley B, Muncie H, Harris D, Vine SJ, Wilson M (2022). Assessment of cognitive biases in Augmented Reality: Beyond eye tracking.  Abstract.
Discombe RM, Bird JM, Kelly A, Blake RL, Harris DJ, Vine SJ (2022). Effects of traditional and immersive video on anticipation in cricket: a temporal occlusion study. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 58, 102088-102088.
Hudson DM, Heales C, Vine SJ (2022). Radiographer Perspectives on current occurrence and management of claustrophobia in MRI. Radiography, 28(1), 154-161.
Hudson DM, Heales C, Vine SJ (2022). Scoping review: How is virtual reality being used as a tool to support the experience of undergoing Magnetic resonance imaging?. Radiography, 28(1), 199-207.
Harris DJ, Arthur T, Vine SJ, Liu J, Abd Rahman HR, Han F, Wilson MR (2022). Task-evoked pupillary responses track precision-weighted prediction errors and learning rate during interceptive visuomotor actions. Scientific Reports, 12(1). Abstract.
Harris D, Arthur T, Broadbent D, Wilson M, Vine SJ, Runswick O (2021). An active inference account of skilled anticipation in sport.  Abstract.
Arthur T, Harris D, Buckingham G, Brosnan M, Wilson M, Williams G, Vine S (2021). An examination of active inference in autistic adults using immersive virtual reality. Sci Rep, 11(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Hardcastle KJ, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2021). Assessing the learning and transfer of gaze behaviours in immersive virtual reality. Virtual Reality, 25(4), 961-973. Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Eysenck MW, Wilson MR (2021). Psychological pressure and compounded errors during elite-level tennis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 56, 101987-101987.
Wood G, Wright DJ, Harris D, Pal A, Franklin ZC, Vine SJ (2021). Testing the construct validity of a soccer-specific virtual reality simulator using novice, academy, and professional soccer players. VIRTUAL REALITY, 25(1), 43-51. Author URL.
Mathew RK, Mushtaq F, Ahmed S, Ahmed K, Anderton LK, Arnab S, Awais M, Badger JR, Bajwa KS, Baraas RC, et al (2021). Three principles for the progress of immersive technologies in healthcare training and education. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, 7(5), 459-460.
Arthur T, Harris D, Allen K, Naylor C, Wood G, Vine S, Wilson M, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Buckingham G (2021). Visuo-motor attention during object interaction in children with developmental coordination disorder. Cortex Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine SJ (2020). A critical analysis of the functional parameters of the quiet eye using immersive virtual reality.  Abstract.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Crowe EM, Vine SJ (2020). Examining the roles of working memory and visual attention in multiple object tracking expertise. Cognitive Processing, 21(2), 209-222. Abstract.
Harris D, Wilson M, Holmes T, de Burgh T, Vine SJ (2020). Eye movements in sports research and practice: Immersive technologies as optimal environments for the study of gaze behaviour.  Abstract.
Crowe EM, Moore LJ, Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2020). In-task auditory performance-related feedback promotes cardiovascular markers of a challenge state during a pressurized task. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 33(5), 497-510.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Smith SJR, Meder N, Vine SJ (2020). Testing the Effects of 3D Multiple Object Tracking Training on Near, Mid and Far Transfer. Frontiers in Psychology, 11
Harris D, Hardcastle K, Wilson M, Vine SJ (2020). The development of visual search behaviours in immersive virtual reality.  Abstract.
Harris DJ, Buckingham G, Wilson MR, Brookes J, Mushtaq F, Mon-Williams M, Vine SJ (2020). The effect of a virtual reality environment on gaze behaviour and motor skill learning. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 50, 101721-101721.
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine SJ (2020). The effect of crowd removal on goal scoring in professional football.  Abstract.
Payne KL, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2019). A systematic review of the anxiety-attention relationship in far-aiming skills. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12(1), 325-355. Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2019). An external focus of attention promotes flow experience during simulated driving. Eur J Sport Sci, 19(6), 824-833. Abstract.  Author URL.
Brimmell J, Parker J, Wilson MR, Vine SJ, Moore LJ (2019). Challenge and threat states, performance, and attentional control during a pressurized soccer penalty task. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 8(1), 63-79. Abstract.
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine SJ (2019). Development and validation of a simulation workload measure: the Simulation Task Load Index (SIM-TLX).  Abstract.
Arthur TG, Wilson MR, Moore LJ, Wylie LJ, Vine SJ (2019). Examining the effect of challenge and threat states on endurance exercise capabilities. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 44, 51-59. Abstract.
Arthur T, Vine S, Brosnan M, Buckingham G (2019). Exploring how material cues drive sensorimotor prediction across different levels of autistic-like traits. Exp Brain Res, 237(9), 2255-2267. Abstract.  Author URL.
Słowiński P, Baldemir H, Wood G, Alizadehkhaiyat O, Coyles G, Vine S, Williams G, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Wilson M (2019). Gaze training supports self-organization of movement coordination in children with developmental coordination disorder. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1712-1712. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Buckingham G, Vine SJ (2019). No effect of transcranial direct current stimulation of frontal, motor or visual cortex on performance of a self-paced visuomotor skill. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 43, 368-373. Abstract.
Moore LJ, Harris DJ, Sharpe BT, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2019). Perceptual-cognitive expertise when refereeing the scrum in rugby union. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(15), 1778-1786. Abstract.
Harris DJ, Buckingham G, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2019). Virtually the same? How impaired sensory information in virtual reality may disrupt vision for action. Exp Brain Res, 237(11), 2761-2766. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris D, Buckingham G, Wilson M, Vine SJ (2019). Virtually the same? How impaired sensory information in virtual reality may disrupt visually-guided action.  Abstract.
Parr JVV, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Harrison NR, Wood G (2019). Visual attention, EEG alpha power and T7-Fz connectivity are implicated in prosthetic hand control and can be optimized through gaze training. J Neuroeng Rehabil, 16(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel M-E, Buckingham G (2018). A randomised trial of observational learning from 2D and 3D models in robotically assisted surgery. Surg Endosc, 32(11), 4527-4532. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2018). A systematic review of commercial cognitive training devices: Implications for use in sport. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(MAY). Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel ME, Buckingham G (2018). Action observation for sensorimotor learning in surgery. British Journal of Surgery, 105(13), 1713-1720. Abstract.
Parr JVV, Vine SJ, Harrison NR, Wood G (2018). Examining the Spatiotemporal Disruption to Gaze When Using a Myoelectric Prosthetic Hand. J Mot Behav, 50(4), 416-425. Abstract.  Author URL.
Walters-Symons R, Wilson M, Klostermann A, Vine S (2018). Examining the response programming function of the Quiet Eye: Do tougher shots need a quieter eye?. Cognitive Processing, 19(1), 47-52. Abstract.
Walters-Symons R, Wilson MR, Klostermann A, Vine SJ (2018). Examining the response programming function of the Quiet Eye: Do tougher shots need a quieter eye?. Cogn. Process., 19, 47-52.
Buckingham G, Parr J, Wood G, Vine S, Dimitriou P, Day S (2018). The impact of using an upper-limb prosthesis on the perception of real and illusory weight differences. Psychon Bull Rev, 25(4), 1507-1516. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson MR, Webb A, Wylie LJ, Vine SJ (2018). The quiet eye is sensitive to exercise-induced physiological stress. , 240, 35-52. Abstract.
Vine SJ, Klostermann A (2017). 'Success is in the eye of the beholder': a special issue on the quiet eye. Eur J Sport Sci, 17(1), 70-73. Author URL.
Wood G, Miles CAL, Coyles G, Alizadehkhaiyat O, Vine SJ, Vickers JN, Wilson MR (2017). A randomized controlled trial of a group-based gaze training intervention for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. PLoS One, 12(2). Abstract.  Author URL.
Wood G, Vine SJ, Parr J, Wilson MR (2017). Aiming to Deceive: Examining the Role of the Quiet Eye During Deceptive Aiming Actions. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 39(5), 327-338. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Lee DH, Walters-Symons R, Wilson MR (2017). An occlusion paradigm to assess the importance of the timing of the quiet eye fixation. Eur J Sport Sci, 17(1), 85-92. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Flow and quiet eye: the role of attentional control in flow experience. Cogn Process, 18(3), 343-347. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Is flow really effortless? the complex role of effortful attention. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6(1), 103-114. Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Neurocognitive mechanisms of the flow state. , 234, 221-243. Abstract.
Miles CAL, Wood G, Vine SJ, Vickers JN, Wilson MR (2017). Quiet eye training aids the long-term learning of throwing and catching in children: Preliminary evidence for a predictive control strategy. European Journal of Sport Science, 17(1), 100-108. Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel M-E, Buckingham G (2017). The effect of observing novice and expert performance on acquisition of surgical skills on a robotic platform. PLoS One, 12(11). Abstract.  Author URL.
Sammy N, Anstiss PA, Moore LJ, Freeman P, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2017). The effects of arousal reappraisal on stress responses, performance and attention. Anxiety Stress Coping, 30(6), 619-629. Abstract.  Author URL.
Walters-Symons RM, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2017). The quiet eye supports error recovery in golf putting. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 31, 21-27. Abstract.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2016). An Integrative Framework of Stress, Attention, and Visuomotor Performance. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 7 Author URL.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2016). An Integrative Framework of Stress, Attention, and Visuomotor Performance. Front Psychol, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.
Sun G, Zhang L, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2016). The Quiet Eye Provides Preplanning and Online Control Support for Interceptive Task Performance. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 38(5), 458-469. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ducrocq E, Wilson M, Vine S, Derakshan N (2016). Training Attentional Control Improves Cognitive and Motor Task Performance. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 38(5), 521-533. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wood G, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2016). Working memory capacity, controlled attention and aiming performance under pressure. Psychol Res, 80(4), 510-517. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine S, Walters-Symons R, Wilson M (2015). Blink and you might miss it: Blinks may reflect an inward shift of attention, during the performance of a skill. COGNITIVE PROCESSING, 16, S42-S42. Author URL.
Vine SJ, Uiga L, Lavric A, Moore LJ, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Wilson MR (2015). Individual reactions to stress predict performance during a critical aviation incident. Anxiety Stress Coping, 28(4), 467-477. Abstract.  Author URL.
Miles CAL, Wood G, Vine SJ, Vickers JN, Wilson MR (2015). Quiet eye training facilitates visuomotor coordination in children with developmental coordination disorder. Res Dev Disabil, 40, 31-41. Abstract.  Author URL.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Freeman P (2015). Reappraising Threat: How to Optimize Performance Under Pressure. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 37(3), 339-343. Abstract.  Author URL.
Moore LJ, Wilson MR, Waine E, McGrath JS, Masters RSW, Vine SJ (2015). Robotically assisted laparoscopy benefits surgical performance under stress. Journal of Robotic Surgery Abstract.
Moore LJ, Wilson MR, Waine E, McGrath JS, Masters RSW, Vine SJ (2015). Robotically assisted laparoscopy benefits surgical performance under stress. Journal of Robotic Surgery, 9(4), 277-284. Abstract.
Moore LJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, Waine E, Masters RSW, Vine SJ (2015). Surgeons’ display reduced mental effort and workload while performing robotically assisted surgical tasks, when compared to conventional laparoscopy. Surgical Endoscopy, 29(9), 2553-2560. Abstract.
Vine SJ, McGrath JS, Bright E, Dutton T, Clark J, Wilson MR (2014). Assessing visual control during simulated and live operations: gathering evidence for the content validity of simulation using eye movement metrics. Surg Endosc, 28(6), 1788-1793. Abstract.  Author URL.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Freeman P (2014). Examining the antecedents of challenge and threat states: the influence of perceived required effort and support availability. Int J Psychophysiol, 93(2), 267-273. Abstract.  Author URL.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Smith AN, Smith SJ, Wilson MR (2014). Quiet Eye Training Improves Small Arms Maritime Marksmanship. Military Psychology Abstract.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Smith AN, Smith SJ, Wilson MR (2014). Quiet eye training improves small arms maritime marksmanship. Military Psychology, 26(5-6), 355-365. Abstract.
Miles CAL, Vine SJ, Wood G, Vickers JN, Wilson MR (2014). Quiet eye training improves throw and catch performance in children. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15(5), 511-515. Abstract.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2014). Quiet eye training: the acquisition, refinement and resilient performance of targeting skills. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 14, S235-S242. Author URL.
Moore LJ, Wilson MR, Waine E, Masters RSW, McGrath JS, Vine SJ (2014). Robotic technology results in faster and more robust surgical skill acquisition than traditional laparoscopy. Journal of Robotic Surgery
Bright E, Vine SJ, Dutton T, Wilson MR, McGrath JS (2014). Visual Control Strategies of Surgeons: a Novel Method of Establishing the Construct Validity of a Transurethral Resection of the Prostate Surgical Simulator. Journal of Surgical Education
Bright E, Vine SJ, Dutton T, Wilson MR, McGrath JS (2014). Visual control strategies of surgeons: a novel method of establishing the construct validity of a transurethral resection of the prostate surgical simulator. Journal of Surgical Education, 71(3), 434-439. Abstract.
Moore LJ, Wilson MR, Vine SJ, Coussens A, Freeman P (2013). Champ or chump? Challenge and threat states during pressurized competition. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 35, 551-562. Abstract.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Chandra-Ramana R, Freeman P, Wilson MR (2013). Evaluating stress as a challenge is associated with superior attentional control and motor skill performance: Testing the predictions of the biopsychosocial model of challenge and threat. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 19, 185-194. Abstract.
Vine SJ, Chaytor RJ, McGrath JS, Masters RSW, Wilson MR (2013). Gaze training improves the retention and transfer of laparoscopic technical skills in novices. Surg Endosc, 27(9), 3205-3213. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Lee D, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2013). Quiet eye and choking: Online control breaks down at the point of performance failure. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 45(10), 1988-1994. Abstract.
Vine SJ, Lee D, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2013). Quiet eye and choking: online control breaks down at the point of performance failure. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 45(10), 1988-1994. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson MR, Miles CAL, Vine SJ, Vickers JN (2013). Quiet eye distinguishes children of high and low motor coordination abilities. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 45(6), 1144-1151. Abstract.  Author URL.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Freeman P, Wilson MR (2013). Quiet eye training promotes challenge appraisals and aids performance under elevated anxiety. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Cooke A, Ring CM, Wilson MR (2013). Quiet eye training: a means to implicit motor learning. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 44(4), 367-386. Abstract.
Wood G, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2013). The impact of visual illusions on perception, action planning, and motor performance. Atten Percept Psychophys, 75(5), 830-834. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Masters RSW, McGrath JS, Bright E, Wilson MR (2013). You can't beat experience, but you can cheat it. Surgery, 153(2). Author URL.
Vine SJ, Masters RSW, McGrath JS, Bright E, Wilson MR (2012). Cheating experience: Guiding novices to adopt the gaze strategies of experts expedites the learning of technical laparoscopic skills. Surgery (United States), 152(1), 32-40. Abstract.
Vine SJ, Masters RSW, McGrath JS, Bright E, Wilson MR (2012). Cheating experience: Guiding novices to adopt the gaze strategies of experts expedites the learning of technical laparoscopic skills. Surgery, 152(1), 32-40. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bright E, Vine S, Wilson MR, Masters RSW, McGrath JS (2012). Face validity, construct validity and training benefits of a virtual reality turp simulator. International Journal of Surgery
Bright E, Vine S, Wilson MR, Masters RSW, McGrath JS (2012). Face validity, construct validity and training benefits of a virtual reality turp simulator. International Journal of Surgery, 10(3), 163-166. Abstract.
Bright E, Vine S, Wilson MR, Masters RSW, McGrath JS (2012). Face validity, construct validity and training benefits of a virtual reality turp simulator. International Journal of Surgery, 10(3), 163-166.
Wilson MR, Cooke AM, Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Ring CM (2012). New advances in the quiet eye phenomenon from research in neuroscience, centre of pressure (COP), and surgery-Quiet eye, quiet head, quiet hand, or quiet heart: the four horsemen of human motor performance?. JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, 34, S37-S38. Author URL.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Cooke A, Ring C, Wilson MR (2012). Quiet eye training expedites motor learning and aids performance under heightened anxiety: the roles of response programming and external attention. Psychophysiology, 49(7), 1005-1015. Abstract.  Author URL.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Cooke AM, Ring C, Wilson MR (2012). Quiet eye training expedites motor learning and aids performance under pressure: the roles of response programming and external attention. Psychophysiology: an international journal, 49, 1005-1015. Abstract.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2012). Quiet eye training: the acquisition, refinement and resilient performance of targeting skills. European Journal of Sports Sciences Abstract.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Freeman P (2012). The effect of challenge and threat states on performance: an examination of potential mechanisms. Psychophysiology, 49(10), 1417-1425. Abstract.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, Freeman P (2012). The effect of challenge and threat states on performance: an examination of potential mechanisms. Psychophysiology, 49(10), 1417-1425. Abstract.  Author URL.
McGrath JS, Moore L, Wilson MR, Freeman P, Vine S (2011). 'Challenge' and 'threat' states in surgery: implications for surgical performance and training. BJU Int, 108(6), 795-796. Author URL.
Wilson MR, Vine SJ, Bright E, Masters RSW, Defriend D, McGrath JS (2011). Gaze training enhances laparoscopic technical skill acquisition and multi-tasking performance: a randomized, controlled study. Surg Endosc, 25(12), 3731-3739. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson MR, McGrath JS, Vine SJ, Brewer J, Defriend D, Masters RSW (2011). Perceptual impairment and psychomotor control in virtual laparoscopic surgery. Surg Endosc, 25(7), 2268-2274. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Moore LJ, Wilson MR (2011). Quiet eye training facilitates competitive putting performance in elite golfers. Front Psychol, 2 Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2011). The influence of quiet eye training and pressure on attention and visuo-motor control. Acta Psychol (Amst), 136(3), 340-346. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wilson M, McGrath J, Vine S, Brewer J, Defriend D, Masters R (2010). Psychomotor control in a virtual laparoscopic surgery training environment: gaze control parameters differentiate novices from experts. Surg Endosc, 24(10), 2458-2464. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2010). Quiet eye training: Effects on learning and performance under pressure. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 22(4), 361-376. Abstract.
Wilson MR, Wood G, Vine SJ (2009). Anxiety, Attentional Control, and Performance Impairment in Penalty Kicks. J Sport Exerc Psy, 31(6), 761-775. Abstract.
Wilson MR, Vine SJ, Wood G (2009). The influence of anxiety on visual attentional control in basketball free throw shooting. J Sport Exerc Psychol, 31(2), 152-168. Abstract.  Author URL.

Chapters

Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Holmes T, de Burgh T, Vine SJ (2022). Eye Movements in Sports Research and Practice: Immersive Technologies as Optimal Environments for the Study of Gaze Behavior. In  (Ed) Neuromethods, Springer US, 207-221.
Moore LJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2021). Attention and visuomotor performance under pressure. In  (Ed) Stress, Well-Being, and Performance in Sport, 113-130.
Sammy N, Harris D, Vine S (2020). Challenge and threat states, and emotions. In  (Ed) Feelings in Sport: Theory, Research, and Practical Implications for Performance and Well-being, 18-26.
Crowe EM, Wilson MR, Harris DJ, Vine SJ (2020). Eye tracking and cardiovascular measurement to assess and improve sporting performance. In  (Ed) Advancements in Mental Skills Training, Taylor & Francis, 135-148.
Crowe E, Wilson M, Harris D, Vine S (2020). Eye tracking and cardiovascular measurement to assess and improve sporting performance. In  (Ed) Advancements in Mental Skills Training, Routledge, 135-148.
Panchuk D, Vine S, Vickers JN (2015). EYE TRACKING METHODS IN SPORT EXPERTISE. In  (Ed) Routledge Handbook of Sport Expertise, 176-187.  Abstract.
Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2009). Performing under pressure: Attentional control and the suppression of vision in basketball free-throw shooting. In Chang CH (Ed) Handbook of Sport Psychology, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science, 277-296.  Abstract.

Conferences

Buckingham G, Allen K, Vine SJ, Harris DJ, Wood G, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Wilson MR (2019). Investigating How Prior Knowledge Influences Perception and Action in Developmental Coordination Disorder.  Author URL.
Wilson M, Wood G, Vine S (2015). "Use your illusion II'': Influencing spatial cognition and action.  Author URL.
Bright EA, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS (2012). Differences in the visuomotor control of experts and novices performing a virtual reality TURP.  Author URL.
Dutton T, Vine S, McGrath J, Bright E, Wilson M (2012). EXAMINING THE VISUAL CONTROL STRATEGIES OF EXPERTS AND NOVICES TO ESTABLISH THE VALIDITY OF a NOVEL TURP SIMULATOR.  Author URL.
Vine S, Dutton T, Wilson M, Bright E, McGrath J (2012). LEARNING EFFECTS USING a TURP SIMULATOR: ASSESSING CHANGES IN VISUAL CONTROL AND PERFORMANCE.  Author URL.
McGrath J, Wilson M, Vine S, DeFriend D (2010). The use of gaze analysis to understand the visuomotor control of novice and expert laparoscopic surgeons performing simulated tasks.  Author URL.

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External Engagement and Impact

Awards/Honorary fellowships


Editorial responsibilities

Associate Editor - Cognitive Processing

Academic Editor - PLOS one

Associate Editor Fronteirs in Psychology- Movement Science and Sport Psychology

Editor for Special Issue- European Journal of Sport Sciences- The Quiet Eye.

Guest Associate Editor- Journal of Experimental Psychology- Human Perception and Performance.

Review Editor

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/xap/ 

Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology
www.frontiersin.org/movement_science_and_sport_psychology/about

Journal of Applied Sport Psychology (JASP): www.tandfonline.com/loi/uasp20

Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (JSEP): journals.humankinetics.com/about-jsep

Human Movement Science (HMS): www.journals.elsevier.com/human-movement-science/

Journal of Sport Science (JSS): www.tandfonline.com/loi/rjsp20


Invited lectures

  1. The Devon and Cornwall Police annual Men's Health Conference (Feb 2019): ‘The science of rising to the occasion’: Exeter City Football Club.
  2. The Philosophical Breakfast Club Annual Conference (theme: High Performing Teams; May 2018).
  3. Peninsula pre-hospital emergency medicine conference (Feb 2018). I spy with my virtual eye; performance psychology in action. Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
  4. Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Salford (Dec 2017). Understanding and training expertise in surgery: How can this be applied to eye-hand coordination in upper-limb prosthesis users? Invited talk from Dr Greg Wood.
  5. Fulham F.C. & University College London (June 2017). Decision making under pressure. Invited talk from Prof Vince Walsh.
  6. The Institute of pre-hospital care: London’s air ambulance (June 2017). Factors affecting performance under pressure. Performance Psychology Symposium, Royal London Hospital.
  7. Association of Applied Sport Psychology (May 2017). Workshop on eye tracking and virtual reality training, University of Winchester.
  8. The 14th European Congress of Sport Psychology, Bern Switzerland. (June 2015). Invited Symposium: Perception & Action Coupling: The Quiet Eye in action.
  9. University of Plymouth, College of St Mark and St John (May 2014). Visual attention and performance under pressure. Invited presentation to faculty members and undergraduate students.
  10. University of Bern, Switzerland (Feb 2014). Developing Quiet eye theory. Invited talk to faculty members at annual ‘Winterakademie’.
  11. Intuitive Surgical, California (Jan 2014). The da Vinci vs. conventional laparoscopy: Examining benefits for the surgeon. Key note speaker at the annual research symposium.
  12. British Psychological Society workshop (Dec 2013). Using a Mobile Eye-tracker in Research and Applied Settings.
  13. Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (October 2013). Stress, attention and human performance. Invited talk to the Psychology department.
  14. Loughborough College (April 2013). Visual attention and performance under pressure. Invited talk to staff and students from Loughborough College and Loughborough University.
  15. Intuitive surgical, California (April 2013). From Sport, to Surgery to Robotics; principles of skills acquisition and performance under pressure. Invited presentation to Intuitive surgical research and development team.
  16. Exeter Surgical Health Services Research Unit (HeSRU). Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter. (Sept 2012). Tracking surgeons – from the golf course to the theatre. Invited presentation to the president of the Royal College of Surgeons for the official opening of HeSRU.

Media Coverage

Interview with Rob Gray @ perceptionaction.com 

'VR for safety critical jobs'

Gaze Control Analysis to Train Golfers

'Quiet Eye technique can greatly improve putting, scientists claim

Keeping Your Eye on the Ball

‘Surgeons perform better with eye movement training’
  Exeter
  Science Daily
  Time Magazine

Pioneering robotic surgery research taking place in Exeter

The perfect penalty

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Teaching

At undergraduate level I teach on the Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (ESS1605) module, and at postgraduate level I teach on the Current Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology (M023) module.

I am the departments Admissions tutor, and co-director of Research.

Modules

2023/24


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Supervision / Group

Postdoctoral researchers

Postgraduate researchers

  • Tom Arthur

Alumni

  • Don Lee Mechanisms underpinning quiet eye training effects. University of Exeter [part funded by the South Korean government].
  • Charlotte Miles Quiet eye, sporting ability and movement clumsiness. University of Exeter [funded by University of Exeter].
  • Katie Payne
  • Nadine Sammy
  • Liis Uiga (Research Associate, finished Jan 2013)
  • Rosanna Walters-Symons

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