Matthew Welsh

PhD Researcher, Associate Lecturer

Matthew Welsh

About

Having completed both his undergraduate and master’s degrees at Chichester, Matt decided he wanted to continue his education and is now completing his PhD entitled ‘Investigating the use of heart rate variability as an indicator of self-regulation in esports’.

Alongside this, Matt is currently an Associate Lecturer in the Institute of Sport Nursing and Allied Health, with a focus on Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Professional

PhD – Sport and Exercise Psychology – University of Chichester (2022 – Current)

MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology – University of Chichester (2019 – 2021)

BA Hons Outdoor and Adventure Education – University of Chichester (2015-2019)

Publications

Sharpe, B., Besombes, N., Welsh, M., & Birch, P. (2022). Indexing Esport Performance. Journal of Electronic Gaming and Esports, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1123/jege.2022-0017

Research

Matts primary research interests are within performance psychology and specifically psychophysiological indicators of performance. He is currently involved with research encompassing heart rate variability and eye tracking in esports but shares the same interest with adventure sports.

His latest publication ‘Indexing Esport Performance’ hopes to generate conversation around what constitutes performance within esports and raises recommendations for the semantics of future research.

PhD

Matt is currently working towards his PhD titled the use of heart rate variability as an indicator of self-regulation in esports. His research primarily focuses on exploring esports via psychophysiological methods including heart rate variability and eye tracking.

Research Output

Article

Sharpe, B. T., Besombes, N., Welsh, M. and Birch, P. D. J. (2022) Indexing Esport Performance. Journal of Electronic Gaming and Esports. pp. 1-13. (In Press) 10.1123/jege.2022-0017

Other department members

Adrian Penrose
Coach Development Officer (Women & Girl's)
Amber Chafe
Lecturer in Sports Therapy
Benjamin Sharpe
Benjamin T. Sharpe
Lecturer in Psychology, Programme Coordinator for the BSc Criminology and Forensic Psychology

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