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Dr Oliver Runswick

Research interests

Ollie's interests focus on applying cognitive and vision science to enhance understanding of learning and performance in a variety of domains (e.g. sport, military, dance, education, and lifeguarding). He currently works with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) to conduct research on sport-specific classification in football for athletes with vision impairment.

Ollie currently supervises PhD students working on: 

  • The interaction between physical and cognitive performance in the military.  
  • Motivation and cognitive load in learning complex motor skills. 
  • Definition, measurement, and training of efficient movement in dance. 

Other primary research interests and areas for supervision include: 

  • Vision in sport. 
  • Cognitive training and performance. 
  • Paralympic classification.

 

Biographical details

Ollie joined King’s College London in January 2020 to develop modules in performance psychology and expertise for the BSc Psychology and BSc Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences courses. 

Prior to joining King’s Ollie worked as a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology and Programme Co-ordinator at The University of Chichester and as an Evening Lecturer in ‘The Brain: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience’ at Imperial College London. He has received a first-class BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from Swansea University, MSc in Human Movement Science from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, PGCHE from St Mary’s University, and PhD from Liverpool Hope University where he studied perceptual-motor skills based with St Mary’s University’s Expertise and Skill Acquisition Research Group.  

Ollie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of the Expertise and Skill Acquisition Network’s conference committee. 

Editorial activity

Journal of Sports Sciences (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Editorial board member)

Aug 2021 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

European Journal of Sports Science (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

28 Jul 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Participation in conference

Expertise and Skill Acquisition Network

Oliver Runswick (Chair)

11 May 2021

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

VISTA Conference - International Paralympic Committee

Oliver Runswick (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Expertise and SKill Acquisition Network

Oliver Runswick (Keynote/plenary speaker)

May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

UK Paralympic Performance Conference

Oliver Runswick (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Mar 2019

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Expertise and Skill Acquisition Network

Oliver Runswick (Member of programme committee)

2019 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Occupational Physiology Researcher Development Day

Oliver Runswick (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Jul 2018

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Identifying and Developing High Performance Athletes

Oliver Runswick (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Jun 2018

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North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)

Oliver Runswick (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Jun 2018

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CogSciSci

Oliver Runswick (Keynote/plenary speaker)

May 2018

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North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)

Oliver Runswick (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Jun 2017

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Expertise and SKill Acquisition Network

Oliver Runswick (Keynote/plenary speaker)

2017

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North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)

Oliver Runswick (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Jun 2016

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Expertise and SKill Acquisition Network

Oliver Runswick (Keynote/plenary speaker)

2015

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European College of Sports Science

Oliver Runswick (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Jul 2014

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Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Editor of The Review

Oliver Runswick (Organiser)

15 May 2021 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Publication peer-review

Research Quarterly For Exercise and Sport (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

17 May 2022

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Sports Medicine (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

16 May 2022

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MEMORY AND COGNITION (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

1 Oct 2021

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PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT AND EXERCISE (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

17 May 2021

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PLoS One (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

20 Apr 2021

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Perceptual and Motor Skills (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

Dec 2020

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European Journal of Sports Science (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

Dec 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

European Journal of Sports Science (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

20 Nov 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

MEMORY AND COGNITION (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

Sep 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Perceptual and Motor Skills (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

17 Jul 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT AND EXERCISE (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

Jun 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of Sports Sciences (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

15 May 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Perceptual and Motor Skills (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

15 May 2020

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International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

15 May 2020

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Scientific Reports (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

22 Apr 2020

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Perceptual and Motor Skills (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

4 Apr 2020

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Optometry and Vision Science (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

2 Apr 2020

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JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

31 Mar 2020

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PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT AND EXERCISE (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

21 Mar 2020

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Journal of Sports Sciences (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

3 Mar 2020

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Psychophysiology (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

7 Feb 2020

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Journal of Sports Sciences (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

4 Feb 2020

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Journal of Sports Sciences (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

21 Jan 2020

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Acta Psychologica (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

10 Jan 2020

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Perceptual and Motor Skills (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

30 Oct 2019

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Perceptual and Motor Skills (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

19 Sep 2019

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European Journal of Sports Science (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

11 Sep 2019

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Journal of Sports Sciences (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

10 Sep 2019

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Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

16 Aug 2019

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Journal of Sports Sciences (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

23 Jul 2019

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Frontiers in Psychology (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

22 Apr 2019

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HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

26 Feb 2019

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European Journal of Sports Science (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

8 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of Sports Sciences (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

11 Dec 2018

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Sports Medicine (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

19 Sep 2018

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Frontiers in Psychology (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

13 Aug 2018

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Acta Psychologica (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

21 Jun 2018

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Applied Cognitive Psychology (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

8 Jun 2018

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HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

27 Apr 2018

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PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT AND EXERCISE (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

26 Mar 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of Sports Sciences (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

15 Mar 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of Sports Sciences (Journal)

Oliver Runswick (Peer reviewer)

9 Jan 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

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