Current Research

PUBLICATIONS

Cumming, S.P., Brown, D., Mitchell, S.B., et al., (2017).  Premier League Academy Soccer Players’ Experiences of Competing in a Tournament Bio-banded for Biological Maturation. Journal of Sports Sciences.

Mitchell, S. B., Haase, A. M., Malina, R. M., & Cumming, S. P. (2016). The role of puberty in the making and breaking of young ballet dancers: Perspectives of dance teachers. Journal of Adolescence, 47, 81-89.

Mitchell, S. (2016). Book Review: Ballet body narratives: pain, pleasure and perfection in embodied identity. Research in Dance Education, 17, (1), 60-61.

Mitchell, S. B., Haase, A. M., Malina, R. M., & Cumming, S. P. (Under Review, 2017). Understanding growth and maturation in the context of ballet: A biocultural approach. Research in Dance Education.

Mitchell, S.B. (In press, 2017). The impact of maturity timing upon development and well-being in young dancers: implications for training and the potential benefits of bio-banding: Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Dance Conference: Dance Teaching for the 21st Century: Practice and Innovation. Sydney, Australia.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • Mitchell, S.B., Haase, A.M., & Cumming, S.P. (2017, October). The early maturing dancer: Challenges and advantages in UK vocational training. Paper to be presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 27th Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, US
  • Mitchell, S.B., Haase, A. M., & Cumming, S. P. (2017, July). Maturing and developing in the context of vocational dance training: Exploring lived experiences through Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Poster session presented at the British Psychological Society Qualitative Methods in Psychology Conference, Aberystwyth, UK.
  • Mitchell, S.B. (2017, July). Lived experiences of puberty in adolescent dancers: Narratives of early and late maturation. Paper presented at the Qualitative Methods in Psychology PhD and early-career researchers workshop, Aberystwyth, UK.
  • Mitchell, S.B. (2017, June). Health and wellbeing in elite dancers: Implications of maturity timing. Paper presented at Dance Medicine and Science Research Workshop, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK
  • Mitchell, S.B. (2017, May). Invited Speaker: Training the adolescent dancer: Physiological and Psychological perspectives. Paper presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Regional Meeting, Ipswich, UK.
  • Mitchell, S.B. (2016, December). The impact of maturity timing upon development and wellbeing in young dancers: implications for training and the potential benefits of bio-banding. Paper presented at the Royal Academy of Dance Conference ‘Dance Teaching for the 21st Century: Practice and Innovation’, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mitchell, S.B. (2016, December). Health and wellbeing in elite dancers: Implications of maturity timing. Paper presented at a Dance Research Collaborative Seminar, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mitchell, S.B. (2016, December). Health and wellbeing in elite dancers: Implications of maturity timing. Paper presented at a Dance Health Seminar, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mitchell, S.B., Cumming, S.P. (2016, November). Experiences of Collaboration. Workshop presented at the South West Doctoral Training Centre Student Conference ‘Building Bridges in Research’, University of Exeter, UK.
  • Mitchell, S.B. (2016, June). Research in Dance Science. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Dance Science student and graduate Networking and Careers Day, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK.
  • Mitchell, S. B., Haase, A. M., & Cumming, S. P. (2016, May). An investigation of the association between learning experiences, maturation timing and health outcomes in elite dancers. Poster session presented at the 13th Congress of Dance Medicine, Dresden, Germany.
  • Mitchell, S. B., Haase, A. M., & Cumming, S. P. (2015, October). The role of puberty in the making and breaking of young ballet dancers: The dance teacher’s perspective. Poster session presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 25th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, USA.
  • Mitchell, S.B., Challis, J. (2013, October). Suitable methods of body composition measurement for dancers. Poster session presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 23rd Annual Conference, Seattle, USA.

 

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