Dr Tadhg Mac Intyre

Psychology

Lecturer / Assistant Professor

Education House
Basement
1.B10

Biography

Dr MacIntyre is an environmental psychologist investigating fundamental theoretical questions about motor cognition, well-being and human-nature interactions. Since, 1993, he has been conducting research on mental imagery, embodied cognition and action related processes, in the field of motor cognition. He studied psychology in University College Dublin where he graduated with a BA, a first class honours research Masters (1996) and subsequently a PhD in 2007. His research was supervised by the late Professor of Cognitive Psychology at UCD, Aidan Moran. He has published widely on topics including mental imagery and embodied cognition, mental health and well-being and most recently on nature based interventions including green exercise. In 2019, he co-edited Physical Activity in Natural Settings (Routledge) with Aoife Donnelly. He is an Associate Editor of the leading journal in sport psychology, International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. He has recently edited a special issue of Frontiers in Psychology on methodological challenges in assessing human-nature interactions and also co-editor of a special issue in IJERPH on the topic of advances in green exercise and health promotion. In recent years, his research activity has focused upon nature based solutions for urban health and sustainability. He is a member of the advisory board of H2020 NBS project RE-Nature, the INTERREG Project CCAT on coastal citizenship and is a visiting lecturer at the Technical University of Munich. He is the coordinator of GOGREEN ROUTES a 10.5 m. euro four-year project on urban health which targets six European cities and has global outreach with its 40 partners.

Research Interests

Research interests include metacognition and action, motor cognition, mental health and well-being, psychological resilience, nature-based interventions and nature-based solutions.

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
EPA event funding PI Environmental Protection Agency Ireland / EPA / Event Support The benefits and co-benefits from nature-based solutions and interventions are only beginning to emerge and offer a low-cost non-invasive approach to both treatment and prevention of mental health disorders, the promotion of physical health and sustainability. World Mental Health Day (Oct.10) is a key milestone to raise awareness of the potential pathways to supporting well-being and mental health within our communities. One key dimension of the nature-based approach is that it may overcome many of the traditional barriers to service provision relating to gender, inclusion and diversity and it aligns with the €300 million H2020 funding on nature-based solutions under H2020, which will be quadrupled under Horizon Europe. The Autumn school is a fitting initiative in the current context to address the nexus of societal challenges and to ensure the Irish research community is prepared to collaborate in innovating solutions. A theme of gender inclusion and diversity will see researchers from H2020 and EPA funded groups present on their methodological innovations. Experts from environment and health will be joined by ECRs and key national stakeholders over the three days within a hybrid learning ecosystem. Outputs include a joint MoU and an academic paper on the potential of the novel methods. 01-OCT-21 01-DEC-21 3000
Go Green Routes PI EU Horizon 2020 / Societal Challenge 5 Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials The objective of GOGREEN ROUTES is to position European cities as world ambassadors of urban sustainability. Our inspirational approach shifts the focus of NBS towards the co-benefits to multidimensional health-termed 360-Health. GOGREEN ROUTES transdisciplinary consortium will pioneer a unique approach augmenting NBS, urban design with the goal of fostering a positive human-nature relationship, flourishing nature connectedness and promoting citizen engagement through digital, educational and behavioural innovation. GOGREEN ROUTES components focus on nature-based enterprise (GROW), sustainable physical activity (MOVE), digital, cultural (FEEL) and knowledge innovation (KNOW). GOGREEN ROUTES fosters mental health and well-being by optimising human-nature interactions for all citizens. These innovations will increase the uptake and acceptability of NBS across “Cultivating Cities” (Burgas, Lahti, Limerick, Tallinn, Umea & Versailles), “Seed Cities” (Munich, Murcia region & Malta) and a “Cross-Pollination Network: (Beijing, Mexico, & Tblisi). An urban well-being lab, based on the living lab methodology will couple participatory approaches with the Big Data analyses. To advance knowledge, best practice and dissemination GOGREEN ROUTES will cluster with H2020 projects including those involving our partners (e.g. proGIreg, bluehealth2020, Connecting Nature). In addition, linking all open-sourced data to the OPPLA and Think Nature Hubs, delivering online resource (e.g. Urban 360-Health Toolkit, MOOC’s) and empowering citizens in an iterative process of co-creation will ensure perpetuation beyond the end of the project. This novel approach, coupled with the high capacity of the consortium, makes GOGREEN ROUTES an exciting prospect 01-SEP-20 31-AUG-24 742379

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 Physical Activity in Natural Settings: Green and Blue Exercise
Donnelly, A.A. & MacIntyre, T.E (Ed.). (2019) Physical Activity in Natural Settings: Green and Blue Exercise New York: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Who's to blame? The role of power and attributions in susceptibility to match-fixing'
O'Shea D.;Barkoukis V.;McIntyre T.;Loukovitis A.;Gomez C.;Moritzer S.;Michaelides M.;Theodorou N. (2021) 'Who's to blame? The role of power and attributions in susceptibility to match-fixing'. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 55 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'From simulation to motor execution: a review of the impact of dynamic motor imagery on performance'
Guillot, A;Di Rienzo, F;Frank, C;Debarnot, U;MacIntyre, TE (2021) 'From simulation to motor execution: a review of the impact of dynamic motor imagery on performance'. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, [DOI] [Details]
2003 'Learning through imagery functions from a sport psychology perspective'
MacIntyre, T., & Moran, A (2003) 'Learning through imagery functions from a sport psychology perspective'. Journal of Mental Imagery, :201-205 [Details]
2022 'Natural Environments, Psychosocial Health, and Health Behaviors during COVID-19 – A Scoping Review'
Nigg, C., Petersen, E., & MacIntyre (2022) 'Natural Environments, Psychosocial Health, and Health Behaviors during COVID-19 – A Scoping Review'. Journal of Environmental Psychology, [Details]
2020 'Enable, Reconnect and Augment: A New ERA of Virtual Nature Research and Application'
Litleskare S;MacIntyre TE;Calogiuri G; (2020) 'Enable, Reconnect and Augment: A New ERA of Virtual Nature Research and Application'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (5) [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Practicing What We Preach: Investigating the Role of Social Support in Sport Psychologists' Well-Being'
McCormack HM;MacIntyre TE;O'Shea D;Campbell MJ;Igou ER; (2015) 'Practicing What We Preach: Investigating the Role of Social Support in Sport Psychologists' Well-Being'. Frontiers in Psychology, 6 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Metacognition and action: a new pathway to understanding social and cognitive aspects of expertise in sport'
MacIntyre TE;Igou ER;Campbell MJ;Moran AP;Matthews J; (2014) 'Metacognition and action: a new pathway to understanding social and cognitive aspects of expertise in sport'. Frontiers in Psychology, 5 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Mental Health Measurement in a Post Covid-19 World: Psychometric Properties and Invariance of the DASS-21 in Athletes and Non-athletes'
Vaughan RS;Edwards EJ;MacIntyre TE; (2020) 'Mental Health Measurement in a Post Covid-19 World: Psychometric Properties and Invariance of the DASS-21 in Athletes and Non-athletes'. Frontiers in Psychology, 11 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2020 'The Effects of Workplace Nature-Based Interventions on the Mental Health and Well-Being of Employees: A Systematic Review'
Gritzka S;MacIntyre TE;Dörfel D;Baker-Blanc JL;Calogiuri G; (2020) 'The Effects of Workplace Nature-Based Interventions on the Mental Health and Well-Being of Employees: A Systematic Review'. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'International consensus statement on the psychosocial and policy-related approaches to mental health awareness programmes in sport'
Breslin G;Smith A;Donohue B;Donnelly P;Shannon S;Haughey TJ;Vella SA;Swann C;Cotterill S;Macintyre T;Rogers T;Leavey G; (2019) 'International consensus statement on the psychosocial and policy-related approaches to mental health awareness programmes in sport'. Bmj Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 5 (1) [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'An Exploratory Study of Extreme Sport Athletes' Nature Interactions: From Well-Being to Pro-environmental Behavior'
MacIntyre TE;Walkin AM;Beckmann J;Calogiuri G;Gritzka S;Oliver G;Donnelly AA;Warrington G; (2019) 'An Exploratory Study of Extreme Sport Athletes' Nature Interactions: From Well-Being to Pro-environmental Behavior'. Frontiers in Psychology, 10 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Effects of Action Observation and Action Observation Combined with Motor Imagery on Maximal Isometric Strength'
Di Rienzo F;Joassy P;Kanthack T;MacIntyre TE;Debarnot U;Blache Y;Hautier C;Collet C;Guillot A; (2019) 'Effects of Action Observation and Action Observation Combined with Motor Imagery on Maximal Isometric Strength'. Neuroscience, 418 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Acquisition and consolidation of implicit motor learning with physical and mental practice across multiple days of anodal tDCS'
Debarnot U;Neveu R;Samaha Y;Saruco E;Macintyre T;Guillot A; (2019) 'Acquisition and consolidation of implicit motor learning with physical and mental practice across multiple days of anodal tDCS'. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 164 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'The Prevalence and Cause(s) of Burnout Among Applied Psychologists: A Systematic Review'
McCormack HM;MacIntyre TE;O'Shea D;Herring MP;Campbell MJ; (2018) 'The Prevalence and Cause(s) of Burnout Among Applied Psychologists: A Systematic Review'. Frontiers in Psychology, 9 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Motor imagery, performance and motor rehabilitation'
MacIntyre TE;Madan CR;Moran AP;Collet C;Guillot A; (2018) 'Motor imagery, performance and motor rehabilitation'. Progress in Brain Research, 240 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'The influence of gate start position on physical performance and anxiety perception in expert BMX athletes'
Di Rienzo F;Martinent G;Levêque L;MacIntyre T;Collet C;Guillot A; (2018) 'The influence of gate start position on physical performance and anxiety perception in expert BMX athletes'. Journal Of Sports Sciences, 36 (3) [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Talent development of high performance coaches in team sports in Ireland'
Sherwin I;Campbell MJ;Macintyre TE; (2017) 'Talent development of high performance coaches in team sports in Ireland'. European Journal Of Sport Science, 17 (3) [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Altering Pace Control and Pace Regulation: Attentional Focus Effects during Running'
Brick NE;Campbell MJ;Metcalfe RS;Mair JL;Macintyre TE; (2016) 'Altering Pace Control and Pace Regulation: Attentional Focus Effects during Running'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48 (5) [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Environmental Influences on Elite Sport Athletes Well Being: From Gold, Silver, and Bronze to Blue Green and Gold'
Donnelly AA;MacIntyre TE;O'Sullivan N;Warrington G;Harrison AJ;Igou ER;Jones M;Gidlow C;Brick N;Lahart I;Cloak R;Lane AM; (2016) 'Environmental Influences on Elite Sport Athletes Well Being: From Gold, Silver, and Bronze to Blue Green and Gold'. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Thinking and Action: A Cognitive Perspective on Self-Regulation during Endurance Performance'
Brick NE;MacIntyre TE;Campbell MJ; (2016) 'Thinking and Action: A Cognitive Perspective on Self-Regulation during Endurance Performance'. Frontiers in Physiology, 7 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Motor imagery in clinical disorders: importance and implications'
Moran A;Bramham J;Collet C;Guillot A;MacIntyre TE; (2015) 'Motor imagery in clinical disorders: importance and implications'. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'An emerging paradigm: a strength-based approach to exploring mental imagery'
Macintyre TE;Moran AP;Collet C;Guillot A; (2013) 'An emerging paradigm: a strength-based approach to exploring mental imagery'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Re-imagining motor imagery: building bridges between cognitive neuroscience and sport psychology'
Moran A;Guillot A;Macintyre T;Collet C; (2012) 'Re-imagining motor imagery: building bridges between cognitive neuroscience and sport psychology'. British Journal Of Psychology (London, England : 1953), 103 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Imagining is Not Doing but Involves Specific Motor Commands: A Review of Experimental Data Related to Motor Inhibition'
Guillot A;Di Rienzo F;Macintyre T;Moran A;Collet C; (2012) 'Imagining is Not Doing but Involves Specific Motor Commands: A Review of Experimental Data Related to Motor Inhibition'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Measuring motor imagery using psychometric, behavioral, and psychophysiological tools'
Collet C;Guillot A;Lebon F;MacIntyre T;Moran A; (2011) 'Measuring motor imagery using psychometric, behavioral, and psychophysiological tools'. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 39 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Is controllability of imagery related to canoe-slalom performance?'
MacIntyre T;Moran A;Jennings DJ; (2002) 'Is controllability of imagery related to canoe-slalom performance?'. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 94 (3 Pt 2) [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'Nature-based solutions and interventions in cities'
Tadhg E. MacIntyre, Christopher Gidlow, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Méliné Baronian, Marcus Collier, Susan Gritzka, Giles Warrington (2019) 'Nature-based solutions and interventions in cities' In: Donnelly, A.A. & MacIntyre, T.E (eds). Physical Activity in Natural Settings. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2019 'Dreadmills: Is there such a thing as sustainable exercise'
Donnelly, A.A., Tomkalska, M. & MacIntyre, T. E. (2019) 'Dreadmills: Is there such a thing as sustainable exercise' In: Donnelly, A.A. & MacIntyre, T.E (eds). Physical Activity in Natural Settings. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2019 'Future-thinking through technological nature'
Giovanna Calogiuri, Sigbjørn Litleskare, Tadhg E. MacIntyre (2019) 'Future-thinking through technological nature' In: Donnelly, A.A. & MacIntyre, T.E (eds). Physical Activity in Natural Settings. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2019 'Case studies in blue exercise'
MacIntyre, T.E, Oliver, G., Walkin, A., Calogiuri, G., Donnelly, A., Gritzka, S. & Warrington, G. (2019) 'Case studies in blue exercise' In: Donnelly, A.A. & MacIntyre, T.E (eds). Physical Activity in Natural Settings. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2019 'From tracks to Trails: Case Studies of Green Exercise'
Tadhg E. MacIntyre, Greig Oliver, Andree Walkin, Giovanna Calogiuri, Aoife A. Donnelly, Susan Gritzka, Maire-Treasa Ni Cheallaigh (2019) 'From tracks to Trails: Case Studies of Green Exercise' In: Donnelly, A.A. & MacIntyre, T.E (eds). Physical Activity in Natural Settings. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2019 'The cognitive neuroscience of nature: From Motor Cognition to Grounded Cognition'
Madan, C. R., MacIntyre, T.E., Beckmann, J. & Cappuccio, M.L (2019) 'The cognitive neuroscience of nature: From Motor Cognition to Grounded Cognition' In: Donnelly, A.A. & MacIntyre, T.E (eds). Physical Activity in Natural Settings. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2019 'Societal challenges, methodological issues and transdisciplinary approaches'
Tadhg E. MacIntyre, Giovanna Calogiuri, Aoife A. Donnelly, Giles Warrington, Jürgen Beckmann, Ian Lahart, Noel Brick (2019) 'Societal challenges, methodological issues and transdisciplinary approaches' In: Donnelly, A.A. & MacIntyre, T.E (eds). Physical Activity in Natural Settings. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2010 'Meta-imagery processes among elite sports performers'
Mac Intyre, T. & Moran, A. P. (2010) 'Meta-imagery processes among elite sports performers' In: Guillot, A. & Collet, C (eds). The neurophysiological foundations of mental and motor imagery. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Mental Imagery, action observation and skill learning'
Moran, A. P., Campbell, M.J., Holmes, P.S. & MacIntyre, T. E (2012) 'Mental Imagery, action observation and skill learning' In: Hodges, N.J., Williams, A.M (eds). Imagery, Action Observation and Skill Learning. In Skill acquisition in sport- research, theory and practice. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2015 'Sustainable performance with empathy'
MacIntyre, T.E. (2015) 'Sustainable performance with empathy' In: P. Cummins, O'Boyle, I, & Murray, D (eds). Leadership in Sport. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2019 'Imagery, Expertise, and Action: A Window into Embodiment'
MacIntyre, T. E, Madan, C. R., Brick, N., Beckmann, J., & Moran, A. (2019) 'Imagery, Expertise, and Action: A Window into Embodiment' In: M.L. Cappuccio (eds). Handbook of Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Details]
2019 'Attentional focus and cognitive strategies during endurance activity'
Brick, N.E., MacIntyre, T. E. & Schucker, L. (2019) 'Attentional focus and cognitive strategies during endurance activity' In: C. Meijen (eds). Endurance Performance in Sport: Psychological Theory and Interventions. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2021 'Self-regulation and emotion regulation in endurance performance'
Brick, N.E., Venhorst, A., Robinson, D.T. & MacIntyre, T. E. (2021) 'Self-regulation and emotion regulation in endurance performance' In: M. C. Ruiz & C. Robazza (eds). Feelings in sport: Theory, research, and practical implications for performance and well-being. New York: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2017 DSEP 2017.
Tadhg MacIntyre (2017) DSEP 2017. [Keynote Address], British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Annual Conference, Glasgow, Scotland [Details]
2021 VNATA.
Tadhg MacIntyre (2021) VNATA. [Keynote Address], National Association of Athletic Trainers Annual Conference USA, Orlando, FL, USA [Details]
2022 FEPSAC 2022.
Tadhg MacIntyre (2022) FEPSAC 2022. [Keynote Address], 16th European Congress of Psychology, Padova, Italy [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2020 Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for Players and Athletes COVID-RECOVER.
Tadhg MacIntyre, Noel Brick, Clodagh Butler, Aisling Doherty, Andrew M Lane, Robert Morris, Cassandra Murphy, Eddie Murphy, Martin Rogan (2020) Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for Players and Athletes COVID-RECOVER. University of Stirling, Online. [DOI] [Details]
2008 Validation of a Doping Attitudes and Behaviour Scale: Final Report to World Anti-Doping Agency.
Moran, A., Guerin, S., Kirby, K., & Mac Intyre, T. (2008) Validation of a Doping Attitudes and Behaviour Scale: Final Report to World Anti-Doping Agency. World Anti-Doping Agency, Lausanne, Switzerland. [Details]
2020 Woodlands for Health Evaluation Report 2020: Nature Based Interventions for Mental Health and Well-Being A Preliminary Study.
MacIntyre, T.E. (2020) Woodlands for Health Evaluation Report 2020: Nature Based Interventions for Mental Health and Well-Being A Preliminary Study. Mental Health Ireland, Dublin. [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2020 Editorial: Human-Nature Interactions: Perspectives on Conceptual and Methodological Issues.
MacIntyre TE;Beckmann J;Calogiuri G;Donnell AA;Jones MV;Madan CR;Rogerson M;Brick NE;Nieuwenhuijsen M;Gidlow CJ; (2020) Editorial: Human-Nature Interactions: Perspectives on Conceptual and Methodological Issues. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
2017 Editorial: Mental Health Challenges in Elite Sport: Balancing Risk with Reward.
MacIntyre TE;Jones M;Brewer BW;Van Raalte J;O'Shea D;McCarthy PJ; (2017) Editorial: Mental Health Challenges in Elite Sport: Balancing Risk with Reward. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 Invited Keynote Speaker BPS Division of Sport of Exercise Psychology Annual Conference British Psychological Society DSEP
2022 Invited Keynote Speaker FEPSAC European Congress of Sport & Ex. Psychology European Federation of Sport Psychology

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Health Care Professional Council UK (Reg.) Registered Practitioner (Sport & Exercise Psychology) 31-JUL-12 /
British Psychological Society (afBPS; CPsychol) Chartered Psychologist/Associate Fellow 31-JUL-12 /
Psychological Society of Ireland (AfPSI CPsychol) Chartered Psychologist/Associate Fellow 31-JUL-12 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University 01-JAN-21 /